Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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BLHS remains undefeated
Bobcats pick up pair of victories over Kaw Valley League schools, improve to 8-0
January 9, 2008
Basehor-Linwood dominated defensively in the first half, allowing only two points in each of the first and second quarters, as they defeated Perry-Lecompton 50-22 on Friday. The Lady Bobcats led 23-4 at halftime. “We played amazing defense in the first half,” coach Noah Simpson said. “We really got after it defensively.” The Bobcats’ offense was also able to push the tempo.
Bratkovic: Burns built great program, family
January 9, 2008
Dick and Dan Burns made a familiar journey to the front of the wrestling mats on Saturday. They made the journey with Dan pushing his father in a wheelchair.
Wrestling’s winning cousins
Seatons capture titles at Classic
January 9, 2008
Cousins Caleb Seaton of Bonner Springs High School and Symon Seaton of Basehor-Linwood High School won back-to-back championships at 103 and 112 pounds Saturday afternoon. The hometown boys enjoyed their trips to victory at the Dick Burns Classic, a 12-team wrestling tournament hosted by Bonner Springs High School. Basehor is the neighbor to Bonner Springs and Seaton fans were out in full force Saturday to witness the action of the Seaton boys.
Sports reporter glad he decided to attend KU’s Bowl game
January 9, 2008
I almost didn’t go. This was the predominant thought in my mind as I sat in the Atlanta airport on a layover the day after the Orange Bowl. And to think of everything I would have missed-the best football game I have ever watched in person, the biggest win in Kansas football history, and the romanticism of following your team across the country to root them on in a BCS game, to name a few-was enough to make me want to scream with content. I had decided at the end of the semester at the University of Kansas, where I am a student and sports writer for the newspaper, not to attend. The plane ticket/game ticket combination figured to decimate my bank account, to say nothing of hotel accommodations, meals and other ancillary costs. But it wasn’t even that. I just didn’t think the Jayhawks could win. I had watched every game they had played over the last four years, and I just didn’t think they had the talent to hang with Virginia Tech. I was asked on a sports talk radio show in Lawrence in December to handicap the game - I said Virginia Tech 24-13. I said the Hokies had too much speed. I said we wouldn’t be able to run the ball and would be forced to throw into an interception-happy defense. I gave supreme credence to my own opinion because I had gone 12-0 picking KU football games over the season for the University Daily Kansan and had been crowned the champion of the “Kick the Kansan” college football prognostication contest. In short, I didn’t want to travel from my hometown in northern Minnesota to southern Miami to watch my team get beat.
Basehor-Linwood coaches prepare to host Bobcat Classic tourney
January 9, 2008
Basehor-Linwood athletic director Joe Keeler will not wrestle a match on Friday or Saturday. He won’t coach either, but his fingerprints will be on everything at the Bobcat Classic, which begins at 1 p.m. Friday at Basehor-Linwood High School. The tournament is Keeler’s pet project.
Johnson picked for Shrine Bowl
January 9, 2008
Swede Johnson hasn’t played his last high school football game. The Basehor-Linwood senior was selected by writers, and a committee to play in the Shrine Bowl next summer. Players were selected to participant in the 2008 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game by a process involving high school coach’s nominations, media balloting, and additional selections by the 2008 Shrine Bowl Coaches. Coaches are determined by their finish in the high school football play-offs.
Basehor-Linwood prepares to host tourneys
January 9, 2008
An estimated 1,500 people will visit the Basehor-Linwood High School gymnasium next week for basketball games that begin on Monday and continue through Saturday. The tournaments will feature a boys and girls field of competition. Locally, Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood High Schools are both entered in the tournament. The other teams in the boys tournament are Ottawa, St. Joseph Central, Platte County, St. Joseph Benton, Pembrooke Hill and Holton.
Photos donated by daughter of prolific shutterbug
Images of early Bonner Springs capture everyday life of ordinary people
January 9, 2008
Residents of Bonner Springs now have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what their town looked like when it was young. For the rest of this month, 42 photographs by Urbin Rudell, some taken more than 90 years ago, are on display in the hall outside the city library.
Graduation: both a journey and a destination
January 9, 2008
The end of one journey and the beginning of another.
Bonner seniors: the class of the city
January 9, 2008
Bonner Springs’ senior citizens are a vital community asset.
Basehor-LInwood School Board agenda for Jan. 14
January 9, 2008
Here’s the school board agenda for Monday, Jan. 14.
Basehor City Council Work Session Agenda for Jan. 14
January 9, 2008
Here’s the agenda for the council’s Jan. 14 work session
A fee or a tax?
January 9, 2008
If the city’s proposed stom-water fee is really a tax, residents should get to vote on it.
Basehor City Council agenda for Jan. 10
January 9, 2008
Here’s the agenda for the Basehor City Council’s Jan. 10 meeting
Comfort foods reign in cold weather
January 9, 2008
When the weather is cool, my appetite gravitates toward comfort food, which tends to be tasty, filling, fattening and unglamorous. And so it was that I decided a couple of weeks ago to indulge a craving for homemade macaroni and cheese.
Fashions become fundraiser for center
BLHS students plan ‘Winter Royalty’ show
January 9, 2008
Basehor-Linwood district teachers and students will be strutting down the catwalk with a purpose later this month.
Agenda for Jan. 14 Bonner Council meeting
January 9, 2008
Bonner Springs City Council Monday, Jan. 14, 2008
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration coming
January 9, 2008
The First Christian Church, 148 N. Nettleton Ave., will celebrate the 20th Martin Luther King celebration at 1 p.m., Jan. 21
Remember When
Jan. 10, 2008
January 9, 2008
Here’s what happened 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago this week in the Bonner Springs area.
Wind beats a familiar tattoo
January 9, 2008
I heard the whining of the wind through the windows this morning and it carried me back to my childhood in western Kansas.
Initial interviews impress county commissioner
Commission trying to pare field of administrator candidates
January 9, 2008
County commissioners began interviews for the newly created position in a series of closed executive sessions Thursday, Jan. 3. Additional interviews are scheduled this Thursday, Jan. 10.
Watershed protection subject of meeting
January 9, 2008
The Lower Kansas River Basin Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) will be the focus of a meeting scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the 4-H building at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
Washburn grads announced for fall
January 9, 2008
Several area students participated in Washburn University’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14.
County seeks temporary parking for vehicle fleet
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
As a planned expansion of the Leavenworth County Justice Center is set to commence, county commissioners discussed where to store county vehicles that will no longer fit on site