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A championship night
Basehor-Linwood teams win home invitational tournament
January 23, 2008
Basehor-Linwood teams win home tournaments.
Moose makes a big impression at Eagle Day
January 23, 2008
You don’t have to be little to be impressed at the sight of a big bird.
BLHS places sixth at Paola Invitational
January 23, 2008
Basehor-Linwood wrestler Symon Seaton placed second in the Paola Invitational. He lost to Sharky Slyter in the 112-pound weight class championship match. In addition to Seaton, the Bobcats had other wrestlers perform well in the tournament.
VFW pancake breakfast planned for Feb. 2
January 23, 2008
The Olden-McGraw-Thompson-Goins VFW Post 6401 is putting on its pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 2, at the Landmark Baptist Church, 12850 Kansas Ave.
Basehor boys defeat Ottawa
January 23, 2008
Tanner Swafford scored 15 points and Chandler Schaake added 12, leading Basehor-Linwood to a 54-44 victory over Ottawa in the semifinals of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational. The Bobcats were able to withstand the 22 points scored by Cyclones big man Brandon Tuner, who fouled out with about two minutes left in the game. Schaake scored 10 of his points in the first quarter, helping BLHS to pull out to a 16-12 lead. The Bobcats went into the break with a 28-25 advantage. Coach Mike McBride said it is a good sign the team has put together a stretch of successful games. “That was bigger than the win itself - trying to get a string together where we play tough every game,” McBride said. “These guys were so physical inside. That is why we got beat out of substate last year, because we didn’t know how to win physical games. So yeah, it was huge.” Schaake said the team pretended it was a substate game to help them prepare for the future.
Bonner student heading to Washington, D.C. in Hearst Foundation program
January 23, 2008
A Bonner Springs High School senior is one of two Kansas students selected to take part in a special educational opportunity in Washington, D.C.
Windbreak makes life more enjoyable
January 23, 2008
The row of tall Eastern Red Cedar trees on Ronnie Kenyon’s farm just north of Basehor not only provides a nice winter sanctuary for the birds, it’s saved him hundreds of dollars in heating bills through the years.
Leavenworth County Conservation District dinner Saturday
January 23, 2008
Leavenworth County Conservation District will be having its 59th annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lansing Community Center.
Bobcats win battle of top 4A girls teams
January 23, 2008
Thursday night’s semifinal game of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational featured a little bit of everything: two top-five teams in the state, bodies hitting the floor, coaches stomping and yelling, and a packed gym that stayed after a maligned trio of referees. When the dust settled, Basehor-Linwood was left standing with a physical 38-32 win over Holton. The Bobcats trailed 16-14 at halftime and struggled mightily to get their imposing offense off the ground. BLHS, however, came out of halftime possessed. They went on a 17-5 run over the duration of the third quarter to take control of the game. “I’m not going to lie: halftime wasn’t pretty,” coach Noah Simpson said. “We got a vocal and a little stern. We pretty much just challenged them to play like they know how to play.” Point guard Brooke Sanders said the team had to start playing like it had practiced.
Conservation practices help protect income
January 23, 2008
If raising seven kids wasn’t hard work enough, try adding three cats, 11 dogs and 104 cows in calving season.
Title night should be relished
January 23, 2008
Cassie Lombardino said after her team won the Central Heights girls basketball tournament that the game didn’t feel like a tournament championship game. The game was played at St. James Academy in the middle of the afternoon. The tournament trophy wasn’t even presented because the weather outside prevented it from being delivered. The Bobcats won that game, but Lombardino and her teammates were looking for more. They found it Saturday night in winning the home championship for the first time in program history. The championship game against Platte County felt like a title tilt.
Son, daughter continue work fatherr satarted
January 23, 2008
What started as a dream of one man’s wish to leave the city for a life on the farm has become a legacy that his two children have continued to value long after his death.
A woman of mystery at breakfast
January 23, 2008
She is the kind of woman of whom my mother would have asked: who is she, where is she from, what is she thinking.
A dinosaur in the electronic age
January 23, 2008
Yes, I know how the dinosaurs felt as the ice age started. Everywhere I looked, I found evidence of just how much of a technical dinosaur I’ve become.
Barley soup made for winter
HEavier, heartier broth fills the bill on those cold nights
January 23, 2008
Lots of people are complaining about the weather, but I don’t mind a few weeks in the dead of winter when the high temperatures never break out of the low 30s. This is turtleneck-sweater, curl-up-by-the-fire weather.
King Day and Kansas Day two sides of the same coin
January 23, 2008
It seems appropriate that Martin Luther King Day and Kansas Day fall during the latter part of the same month.
Remember When, Jan. 24, 2008
January 23, 2008
10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago this week in the Bonner Springs area
Lions pounce on Patton
January 23, 2008
The Lansing High freshman boys basketball team looked awfully comfortable playing in its home gymnasium Monday night.
Officials spring their hopes on rejuvinated housing market
January 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
City officials and developers in southern Leavenworth County are hoping for continued growth as builders prepare for the spring and summer construction season - despite a nationwide slowdown in the housing market.
Bill seeks drug tests for drivers in wrecks
January 23, 2008
The legislation was spurred by a fatal accident on Valentine’s Day 2007 near Basehor.
Tree stand pays dividends for Basehor farmer
Tree stand pays dividends for Basehor farmer
January 23, 2008 in print edition on A8
The row of tall Eastern Red Cedar trees on Ronnie Kenyon’s farm just north of Basehor not only provides a nice winter sanctuary for the birds, it’s saved him hundreds of dollars in heating bills through the years.
Conservation district’s 59th annual meeting slated for Saturday
January 23, 2008 in print edition on A8
Leavenworth County Conservation District will be having its 59th annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lansing Community Center.
Conservation a priority for area farmers
January 23, 2008 in print edition on A9
If raising seven kids wasn’t hard work enough, try adding three cats, 11 dogs and 104 cows in calving season.
Father’s legacy carried through with children
January 23, 2008
What started as a dream of one man’s wish to leave the city for a life on the farm has become a legacy that his two children have continued to value long after his death.
County OKs employee pay packages
County OKs employee pay packages
January 23, 2008
Leavenworth County’s non-elected employees will receive an average 2 percent salary increase based on merit in addition to a 1.5 percent across-the-board cost-of-living adjustment in 2008, but it has yet to be determined how elected officials’ salaries will be affected.
KCKCC to offer belly-dancing class
January 23, 2008
A six-week class in belly dancing for beginners will be offered at Kansas City Kansas Community College starting Monday, Feb. 4.
Area’s first baby of ‘08 an early arrival
January 23, 2008
Alex James McConnaughey was born to Amy and Shawn McConnaughey of Basehor the morning of Jan. 10, a week and a half before his scheduled due date of Jan. 21.