Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Festival this weekend
June 5, 2008
The 3rd Annual Basehor Dairy Days Festival will be Saturday, June 7, on the Basehor-Linwood High School grounds.
Ode to a good friend, Bill Powell
June 5, 2008
This week I lost a good friend. A friendship that lasted over 70 years, and I would like to tell you about some of my own memories of Bill Powell.
County Commission 3rd District field gets fifth candidate
June 5, 2008
Francis L. Hurla, a rural Tonganoxie Republican, has joined the list of candidates seeking the 3rd District Leavenworth County Commissioner’s seat.
Bikers gear up for VFW fundraiser
June 5, 2008
The 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride for Veterans will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Bob Wiley Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2806 N. 155th St.
4 BLHS softball players on All-League squads
June 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Basehor-Linwood High School softball team’s season may have ended in regional play, but the Lady Bobcats put an exclamation point on it with the announcement of four players receiving All-Kaw Valley League honors.
Bobcats seek progress during summer season
June 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Fresh off a season where a youthful Basehor-Linwood High School baseball team made a four-win improvement over last year, the Bobcats wasted no time diving into a challenging summer season of American Legion baseball.
Smith, O’Bryan lead list of soccer honorees
June 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Basehor-Linwood High School girls soccer team had five players tabbed for All-Kaw Valley League teams.
Reasons to stick close to home
June 5, 2008
It would appear that this is going to be a tough summer when it comes to travel. With gasoline prices hovering close to $4 per gallon, I believe that people will think twice before taking a trip. What all this comes down to is the $1 billion-plus tourism industry is going to take a hit.
Smoking ban bill to be back in 2009
June 5, 2008
Senate Bill 660, a statewide indoor smoking ban bill, was approved in the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee on March 24. Although it did not get debated or voted upon again in the Legislature this session due to time constraints, a new version will again be introduced on the first day of the 2009 session.
Quest to learn endures
June 5, 2008
Our breath was so cold that early morning, I thought the tiny filaments of moisture would crack and drop silently to the frozen ground beneath our feet.
May he rest in peace
June 5, 2008
You might have missed the story this week out of Cincinnati about the final wishes of Fredric J. Baur.
Bible school to begin
June 5, 2008
Maywood Community Church will have vacation Bible school for children 4 years old through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, June 23-27 at the church, 11201 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Obama picks up support
June 5, 2008
Kansas’ 3rd District U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has announced his endorsement of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
Chaotic Stability: Boomerang back at home
June 5, 2008
I hate to admit it, but I’m a boomerang kid. I’m one of the estimated 80 million young adults of my generation who has earned that nickname because of their tendency to move back in with their parents sometime after graduating from college.
Historical dramas superior to ‘reality’ TV
June 5, 2008
Unfortunately, some of the best television drama series seem to exist on cable. I’m not saying this because I own stock in them, but because it seems to be true.
Leavenworth County radio upgrade to cost $12.4 million
June 5, 2008
Leavenworth County commissioners have placed a final figure on the cost of a planned countywide communications upgrade: $12.405 million.
News conjures good, bad of 1960s
June 5, 2008
For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the 1960s. What started this fixation with a decade that’s been in the past now for almost 40 years, I think, was a report back in May that authorities in California were conducting tests to see if bodies would be found at the Barker Ranch, the Death Valley hideout where Charles Manson and his followers were arrested after the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969.
Agriculture Hall salutes local cows
June 5, 2008
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will sponsor an event “Celebrate Your Local Cow” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at the Hall of Fame Center.
4 ‘Cats lauded by KVL coaches
June 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two of the Bobcats’ underclassmen who will be part of the 2009 roster earned first- and second-team honors. In addition, two of the team’s seniors earned honorable-mention status.
BLSA hands out first scholarships
June 5, 2008
Four Basehor-Linwood High School seniors were recipients of the first scholarships given away by the Basehor-Linwood Soccer Association.
Sure sign of summer’s approach: copperhead sighting
June 5, 2008
Snake specialists are warning area residents to watch where they reach, step - and even sit - as venomous-snake season is in full swing.
Remember when
June 5, 2008
A look back at history in Bonner Springs and Basehor.