Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2008

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Primafuel sets sights on more biofuel infrastructure
July 31, 2008
Primafuel, a Signal Hill, Calif.-based company working to improve the efficiency of the biofuels industry created a subsidiary, Primafuel Solutions, in Basehor to reach the Midwest market.
Voters prepare primary election decisions
July 31, 2008
Leavenworth County residents don’t have to wait until Aug. 5 to cast their vote in upcoming primary elections, but undoubtedly many will.
Ogilvie set standard of excellence at BLHS
Multi-talented senior ‘willing to do the dirty work’ to help team win
July 31, 2008
Team player. Solo superstar. Classroom champion. All are accurate descriptions of Scott Ogilvie throughout his four years at Basehor-Linwood High School.
History overgrown in cemeteries
July 31, 2008
In a remote cemetery several miles west of Leavenworth city limits, a small crew of workers spent several days earlier this month cutting limbs, pulling brush and knocking down knee-high tufts of grass and weeds to uncover long-since neglected headstones dating to the mid-19th century.
Summer program pumps up Bobcat athletes
July 31, 2008
Many of the Basehor-Linwood High School athletic programs became forces to be reckoned with both in the Kaw Valley League and on the state level during the past two years.
80 years of living
July 31, 2008
On Saturday, July 26, I celebrated my 80th birthday. What a fascinating 80 years it has been.
Event starts school with right tools
July 31, 2008
The first day of school is in two weeks and the back-to-school aisles are buzzing in area stores. But students in the Basehor area may have a chance to skip the busy stores and take some supplies home for free next weekend.
Final park concert set for Friday
July 31, 2008
The Stranger Creek String Band will be wrapping up the Basehor Community Library’s Summer Concert Series in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Basehor City Park.
Basehor Police Department calls July 22 - July 26
July 31, 2008
These are the Basehor Police Department calls from July 22 through July 26.
T-Bones to host reunion for KC A’s
July 31, 2008
The Kansas City Athletics baseball team - the city’s professional franchise prior to the Royals - will reunite for Team Appreciation and Reunion Day at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Aug. 16.
Choir appreciated
July 31, 2008
I appreciated the story “Magazine features Bonner choir director’s achievements” on the front page of the July 24, issue of the Chieftain.
Autistic outsiders
July 31, 2008
One in every 144 children finds themselves in the autism spectrum. Not only do these children find themselves in a world that they can’t understand, but usually they find themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them either.
Bonner Parks to offer girls volleyball
July 31, 2008
Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation this fall will offer a girls volleyball camp and a girls volleyball league for grades third through sixth.
Judge has 3 weeks to respond to sexual misconduct claims
July 31, 2008
Leavenworth County District Judge Frederick N. Stewart now has until Aug. 22 to file a written response to allegations of sexual misconduct against a former administrative assistant.
BSHS grad makes good in USMC
July 31, 2008
Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Winston G. Jimenez, son of Nedys and Marcial Jimenez of Edwardsville, and fellow Marines from 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, recently returned from a deployment to Latin America where they participated in Partnership for Americas 2008.
Sebelius appoints new WyCo judge
July 31, 2008
A former prosecutor is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ choice as the next Wyandotte County District Court judge.
Area singles learn history
July 31, 2008
Roger Miller spoke of the “Mystery of History,” at the July 5 meeting of the Bonner-Edwardsville Area Singles. He and his wife, Sheila, were guests for the BEAS monthly potluck dinner as he told about the search for Henry Tiblow’s gravesite.
Remember When
July 31, 2008
A look back at this week in history in Bonner Springs and Basehor.
Chaotic Stability: Jack Russell terrier learning but still ornery
July 31, 2008
I walked into the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City that January day, two and a half years ago, on a whim. And, after all the formalities, a few days later I walked out carrying a wiggly, stumpy-tailed, brown-and-white ball of hyper. My life with a Jack Russell terrier had begun.
Wristen: Shrine Bowl keeps focus on the kids
July 31, 2008
Chills settled in on Emporia State University’s Welch Stadium and the crowd stood paralyzed, frozen in the moment.
Lombardino chosen for KBCA game
July 31, 2008
Recent Basehor-Linwood High School graduate Cassie Lombardino has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Former players give back to BSHS volleyball
July 31, 2008
The second protege of volleyball coach Shirley Vaughn’s 1984 state championship team at Bonner Springs High School most likely will be Kerri Jennings Palmberg, to be the head coach of BSHS this fall.
Rain cuts game short, but Kaos still rout Panthers
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Penn makes dazzling catches in debut performance
July 31, 2008
So far no football teams have been able to stop the Kansas Kaos. On Saturday Mother Nature came the closest to accomplishing that feat.
Bonner student makes dean’s list
July 31, 2008
Stephanie Hern, Bonner Springs, was named to the dean’s list at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., for the spring semester.
Wine event to fund military scholarships
July 31, 2008
There will be a wine and spirits tasting and gift-basket auction to benefit the Fort Leavenworth Military Family Member Scholarship Fund 4-7 p.m., Sept. 12 in the Frontier Conference Center in the Ballroom at Fort Leavenworth.
Accident kills electrical worker
July 31, 2008
A Perry man died last week after he was injured in a work-related accident northwest of Basehor.
Tiblow Trot set for Aug. 23
July 31, 2008
The annual Tiblow Trot five-mile run and two-mile walk, a part of the Tiblow Days festival, is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.
Commission approves $55,155 purchase of equipment for tracking offenders
July 31, 2008
Area law enforcement may be better able to track serious offenders following the approval Monday by the Leavenworth County Commission of a $55,155 expenditure for Livescan fingerprinting equipment.
How to tell if you’re over the hill
July 31, 2008
If this were an advertising piece, it would start out with “back by popular demand.” Well, to be honest, maybe it should be “somewhat popular demand.” In response and suggestions, here are a few more ways to tell if you are “over the hill” or just edging toward the summit of life.
Lottery board sets hearings
July 31, 2008
The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will conduct public hearings on endorsed destination casino proposals Aug. 13-15 at Kansas City Kansas Community College Theatre, 7250 State Ave.
Youths prepare for JoCo Fair
July 31, 2008
Garrett Stous of Shawnee will celebrate his 11th birthday Sunday, the day before this year’s Johnson County Fair opens. Garrett, who will be in sixth grade at Mill Creek Middle School, is busy this week completing his 4-H fair projects so he can have some time Sunday to have fun with his friends and attend a T-Bones game.
Schedule changes are on tap at Leavenworth County Fair
July 31, 2008
The 82nd annual Leavenworth County Fair will have some significant changes in scheduling for this year’s installment, slated for Aug. 12-16 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Wyandotte County Fair under way at the Woodlands
July 31, 2008
The Wyandotte County Fair that got under way this week at the Woodlands Race Park will offer a weekend of activities for the whole family.
Spider mites feast on ornamentals in Kansas
July 31, 2008
A common year-to-year problem with ornamentals in Kansas is spider mites.
Fairy tale classics can present issues with youngsters
July 31, 2008
Almost everybody agrees that reading to young children is important, but not everybody agrees on what should be read or should not be read to children. As our country continues to grow in diversity of ethnicity, religion and political views, the literature available for children shows an ever-increasing diversity.
Lindsborg a welcoming small town
July 31, 2008
Lindsborg is a small, Swedish town in Kansas, located 40 miles south of Salina. It is in the heart of the Flint Hills and bordered on the west by a small rise named Coronado Heights.
4-H shooters place in national meet
July 31, 2008
The Wyandotte County 4-H Shooting Sports took ninth place in BB Gun Team competition at the International BB Gun Championship Match July 5-6 in Bowling Green, Ky.