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Lawmakers clash over sex-offender program
March 26, 2008
Kansas’ controversial program that indefinitely holds sexual offenders past their prison sentence continues to produce friction among lawmakers.
Hall uses pizza as educational tool
March 26, 2008
On Tuesday at the Ag Hall nearly 600 schoolchildren learned where their food comes from, using as their example a perennially favorite meal of children: pizza.
Linwood restaurant returns after winter hibernation
March 26, 2008
On Easter morning, Jack Dunlap and his wife Kathy, along with their son Jake, were looking for a place to get breakfast.
Mayor’s special delivery: Meals to seniors
March 26, 2008
Basehor resident Marion McBrien went to answer his door Wednesday morning to receive his daily Meals on Wheels delivery and found Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia on his doorstep.
8th-grader putting together museum display
March 26, 2008
Basehor Historical Society Museum visitors will literally be able to peer through a window into the past with the construction of a unique display planned for next month.
Girl Scouts honored for helping shelter
March 26, 2008
wo local high school girls spent their winter break painting, organizing and cleaning.
Familiar faces to lead ‘Cats
Basehor-Linwood returns eight baseball players with experience playing on varsity this year
March 26, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood baseball team showed potential last year. Although they struggled to a 5-14 finish, the team only said goodbye to one senior starter, Cody McCoy, and weathered the mistakes associated with an inexperienced roster. The dividends of the growing pains could show this year.
Bobcats want to defend KVL title
Mustain, Douglas lead returning players for team that has aspirations of playing in state
March 26, 2008
After winning the Kaw Valley League title last year, the Basehor-Linwood boy’s golf team is ready for an encore. With four players returning from the team, Sam Mustain, Chris Douglas, Ryan Fritz and Bobby Courtney, the team should again compete for the crown. “Those four are the key to our success,” coach Chad Harvey said. “They have worked hard during the summer and look very strong from the start of the season. Sam is bringing the experience of a senior that has been on varsity since his freshman year.”
Basehor soccer team looks for new defense
March 26, 2008
To improve upon the best season in the program’s history, the Basehor-Linwood girl’s soccer team will have to completely remake its defense. Luckily, the Bobcats return plenty of offensive firepower.
Bonner Springs girls swim team seeks to improve during each meet this year
March 26, 2008
The goals posted on the wall inside the humid YMCA swimming pool next door to Bonner Springs High School show times and individual’s names. The names stay the same, but the times shrink every week as the girls improve. The Bonner Springs swim team has focused on these goals since the first practice on Feb. 25 and begin competition this week. Tierney Thompson coaches the BSHS girls swim team. Thompson, who swam for New Mexico State in college, is in her first year at the school. “(The goals) are mainly endurance sets that focus on the fundamentals of swimming,” Thompson said. “I have no idea of what to expect.” Thompson’s policy in swimming is that every girl swims every event. She admits this is a different approach. “The girls will be doing things they are not used to,” she said.
Basehor seeks return to state tourney
March 26, 2008
Last year’s Basehor-Linwood softball team took home the first Kaw Valley League championship in school history. The Bobcats finished the season 16-4. A long postseason run appeared within reach as the team hosted regionals and was the No. 2 seed. But BLHS’s stellar season ended when they were upset by No. 6 Piper. This year, coach Susan Mayberry said the team will take a game-by-game approach and fans can expect “an aggressive, experienced team that will play hard every game.
Downy characters
Book makes bird-watching more accessible to Kansans
March 26, 2008
Pete Janzen is irritated that Kansans don’t spend more time outdoors in their own state.
Carrot’s reputation undeserved
March 26, 2008
One vegetable that can be directly seeded into the garden this time of year is the carrot.
School schedules information nights
March 26, 2008
Delaware Ridge Elementary will play host to a kindergarten Information Night at 7 p.m. April 22 and a Preschool Information Night at 7 p.m. April 24 in the media center.
BPU sponsors energy workshop
March 26, 2008
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities will sponsor the third annual Build Green Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10 at the Jack Reardon Convention Center. 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Basehor company files for protection
March 26, 2008
Ethanex Energy Inc., a 2-year-old ethanol company, said it is planning to file for bankruptcy after being unable to gain interim financing.
Coal bill vetoed; override work begins
Governor says legislation would harm environment, jeopardize Kansans’ health, lead to higher elctric rates
March 26, 2008
After Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed legislation Friday that would authorize the construction of two coal-fired power plants, legislative leaders vowed to try to push for votes to override the veto.
Erin Olivia Anderson
March 26, 2008
Jessica and Bret Anderson, Platte City, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Olivia Anderson.
Coffee’s aroma better than its taste
March 26, 2008
There are two schools of coffee drinkers - those who like it straight and those who prefer it diluted with milk products and sweeteners.
Remember When March 27, 2008
March 26, 2008
10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago in the Bonner Springs area
Whacked-out television draws moth to flame
March 26, 2008
I was riding up on the handlebars, and my foot got caught in the wheel.
New Linwood Cafe back in business
March 26, 2008
On Easter morning Jack Dunlap and his wife Kathy, along with their son Jake, were looking for a place to get breakfast.
Amanda’s Law’ advances further in state legislature
March 26, 2008 in print edition on A10
Amanda’s Law” is one step closer to potentially becoming a state law.
Cencus: County sees growth
March 26, 2008
Slowdown in growth hasn’t struck all area counties, as Leavenworth County is experiencing some progress.
THS, Lansing to battle on Quest
March 26, 2008
Lansing High School and Tonganoxie High School will compete in a televised Quest competition on public broadcast stations KTWU and KPTS.
Alternative spring break
Students break for worthy causes
March 26, 2008
For some students, spring break is no easy, breezy day at the beach.