Archive for Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Project envisions transit system of future for western Wyandotte County
Automated vehicles would lessen need for parking spaces
June 26, 2008
A theoretical exercise that envisions a futuristic transit system for Western Wyandotte County kicked off Thursday.
Ready for a bang? City lists fireworks rules
June 26, 2008
The city of Lansing will allow the discharging of fireworks within city limits from June 30 through July 5.
City sets fireworks show
June 26, 2008
he skies over Lansing will be filled with fireworks the night of Friday, July 4, when the city of Lansing presents the 8th Annual Fourth of July Celebration.
Rockhurst lists Leavenworth County graduates
June 26, 2008
Several Leavenworth County residents were among the more than 750 students eligible to receive degrees from Rockhurst University at its 88th annual commencement May 17 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
Connie O’Brien candidate questionnaire responses
June 26, 2008
Connie O’Brien is running for 42nd District Kansas State Representative
Casino hopefuls put up millions in ‘privilege fees’
June 26, 2008
All five developers seeking to become lottery gaming facility managers in Wyandotte County have paid their $25 million “privilege fees” to the state to keep their applications in the running.
Moms club forms
June 26, 2008
The Lansing/Leavenworth chapter of MOMS Club International is now established.
Woodlands schedule announced
June 26, 2008
The Fall Festival of Horse Racing returns to The Woodlands on Saturday, Sept. 20, and will run through Saturday, Oct. 25. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races will take place Saturday through Wednesday with a starting post time of 12:30 p.m.
Lady ‘Cats lend a hand at TLC benefit event
Lombardino, Jeannin play in charity game
June 26, 2008
Two Basehor-Linwood High School seniors put their athletic talents on display for a higher cause Saturday in the TLC Hoops for Kids Benefit Game at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe.
Two die in plane crash
Engine failure during training apparent cause
June 26, 2008
Federal aviation officials continued work Wednesday in a southern Leavenworth County field, trying to determine the cause of a small-plane crash that killed two people Tuesday morning.
Basehor July 4th event a full day of fun
June 26, 2008
Basehor’s patriotism will be on full display in the town’s annual Independence Day celebration on July 4.
Jock, Johnson help Kansas defense dominate
June 26, 2008
In the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game last year, the Kansas All-Stars ended four long years of frustrating losses to their Missouri counterparts by capturing a 6-3 win.
Bank celebrates building’s opening
June 26, 2008
Although it has been open since mid-May, the newest branch of First State Bank and Trust celebrated its grand opening last week.
Senior program hurts for volunteers
June 26, 2008
Meals on Wheels is a labor of love.
Convicted killer in Robin Bell case to be sentenced
June 26, 2008
The sentencing hearing for the first of three suspects charged in the November 2005 murder of Tonganoxie resident Robin Bell is scheduled for Friday, June 27.
Chief’s corner
June 26, 2008
The Fourth of July holiday is just around the corner and I thought this would be an opportune time to remind everyone of the city of Basehor fireworks ordinance (Basehor Codes, Chapter VII, Article 3) as it pertains to the discharge of fireworks.
Basehor police earn certification on new handguns
June 26, 2008
It’s an annual event, but Basehor Police Department officers were introduced to a few new twists during range qualifying this year.
Memorial motorcycle rally recheduled
June 26, 2008
A poker run will be held July 19, in honor of Tonganoxie resident Robin Bell, who was murdered in November 2005. Funds raised will be donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital in her name.
Cleanup success
June 26, 2008
The 2008 Edwardsville Summer Solstice Clean-Up Day was a huge success this past weekend. The event drew a steady stream of residents with loads of trash and treasures they no longer wanted.
City library appreciated
June 26, 2008
With all the recent rain, my family has made more trips to our Bonner Springs City Library. We appreciate any coverage of the library events, collections and even the progress on our upcoming new library in the paper.
New minister to arrive in Bonner
June 26, 2008
Brad Wheeler, Bonner Springs, is a newly commissioned minister in The United Methodist Church.
Harassing rides
June 26, 2008
In response to Cheryl Reischman’s recent letter about unruly dogs, the dogs do not have more rights than you do. Their owners don’t have more rights than you do, either.
Police thanks
June 26, 2008
Words cannot express the gratitude that we received from local merchants during the Police Officer’s Memorial Week. We would like to take a minute to acknowledge them and thank them for the food, drink and flowers.
Reminiscing with old friends
June 26, 2008
Last week I visited with two old friends, Keith and Betty, whom I worked with about 61 years ago.
Basehor mayor to host forum
June 26, 2008
Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia invites residents to share comments, concerns and questions at the Mayor Citizen Forum for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at the Basehor City Hall meeting room.
Local restaurant to host concert
June 26, 2008
There will be live music by the band Emily Rose from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight at Los Portales Mexican Restaurant, 15306 Briar Road.
Driver’s Ed classes approaching
June 26, 2008
The second session of Driver’s Education will begin June 30 and run through July 23. Interested students must be 14 years old to participate and can sign up on the first day of class in the Basehor-Linwood High School library, 2108 N. 155th St. The cost is $185.
Library offers summer activities
June 26, 2008
Learn all about insects from anatomy, metamorphosis and classifications to survival techniques and the importance of insects to human survival through “Incredible Insects” from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Basehor Community Library.
NAACP scholarship awarded
June 26, 2008
Bonner Springs High School graduate James Carter III was named the recipient of the 2008 NAACP Bonner Springs Branch scholarship of $500 for graduating seniors at a celebration May 31 at Sisters Restaurant.
Chaotic Stability: Moving often a rite of passage for young
June 26, 2008
I’m never moving again. Of course that’s what I said last year, and the year before that, and the year before that.
TV plan has plenty of positives
June 26, 2008
Attention high school football and basketball fans: Your favorite sports’ state championships might be coming to prime time beginning this fall. As for those who play or watch other sports, your time may be coming soon.
New management, players make Royals worth listening to
June 26, 2008
This summer I decided to get a little more involved in listening to the Kansas City Royals baseball games, and at times they have been exciting.
White Sands something to marvel
June 26, 2008
Recently while touring in New Mexico, we stopped at the Sunspot National Solar Observatory, which is a unique and worthwhile experience. What is different is that tourists are allowed to roam around the area and actually see scientists at work. You can get a live look at the flames of the sun, which is truly an awesome view.
Morning walk paints a picture
June 26, 2008
It was one of those mornings when the world wakens glad to be itself. The morning air was cool and welcome after a night of humidity and high temperatures that lingered long into the night. High in the top of the evergreen tree, a cardinal belted out a territorial ‘what cheer, what cheer” chirping while his mate below stuffed twigs into a nest tucked in a lower limb.
Operation Wildlife birds at library
June 26, 2008
At 11 a.m. Saturday Bonner Springs City Library will play host to Operation Wildlife’s “Dayshift,” featuring five live hawks and falcons, and a question-and-answer period.
Smoking ban a boon for public health
June 26, 2008
When I recently read about the ban on smoking in most of Kansas City, Mo.’s bars and restaurants, I silently cheered. I hope it’s just a matter of time the casinos and the rest of the metropolitan area not under the ban on smoking in public places join the general ban.
Kaos rout Junction City for season-opening win
June 26, 2008
The Kansas Kaos semi-pro football team won its season opener on Saturday by a convincing 30-3 score over the Junction City Spartans.
BSHS honors student honored in Topeka
June 26, 2008
Michael Cooper, Bonner Springs, was selected to attend the 25th annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program on May 4, in Topeka.
remember when
June 26, 2008
A look back in history at Bonner Springs and Basehor.
Dolphin swimmers race to 3-0 record
June 26, 2008
Three swim meets. Three championships.
Another big day, another victory for Lake Forest
June 26, 2008
The Lake Forest swim team piled up 310 points to outdistance Lake Quivira’s 246 in a dual meet on Wednesday, June 18.
Resident gets award for riding a horse
June 26, 2008
Joanna Verbenec, Bonner Springs, earned an award this month from the American Quarter Horse Association’s Horseback Riding Program for spending 250 hours riding a quarter horse.