Archive for Thursday, September 4, 2008

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Kansas Volleyball Association Preseason Rankings
September 4, 2008
The Kansas Volleyball Association on Aug. 27 announced its 2008 Preseason Volleyball Rankings sponsored by prepvolleyball.com.
Chief’s Corner
September 4, 2008
There seems to be some confusion about who to call when residents have a police issue that is not an emergency. Our Police Department is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BLHS boys cross country packed with juniors; girls seek to reload
September 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
A cluster of juniors leads the Basehor-Linwood boys cross country team this week as the first meet of the season inches closer.
BLHS hopes cross country meet is gem
September 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
Spend enough time around Basehor-Linwood High School athletics and it becomes clear the school takes pride in the sporting events it hosts.
Threatening note prompts building sweep at BLHS
September 4, 2008
Basehor-Linwood School District officials contacted the Basehor Police Department Tuesday afternoon after discovering a threatening message written on a restroom wall at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Friends gala to support library
September 4, 2008
The Basehor Community Library fundraiser gala hosted by the Friends of the Library is back this year.
Blockbuster offers new home movie transfer service
September 4, 2008 in print edition on B10
Now that DVDs have become the main medium for movie- watching, those old nostalgic home movies on film and tape may just be sitting in the attic collecting dust.
VFW to host motorcycle ride
September 4, 2008
The Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars will stage a 100-mile motorcycle ride Saturday, Sept. 13. Riders are asked to check in prior to 10 a.m. at the Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post, 2806 N. 155th St.
On the agenda: Basehor City Council
September 4, 2008
The Basehor City Council will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 at City Hall.
7th Street between Kansas, I-70 to close
September 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
Part of U.S. Highway 169 will close Friday night.
Friends of Library sponsor art contest
September 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Friends of the Bonner Springs Library is sponsoring a contest for the design of a stained glass window for the new library.
Book series coming to library
September 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
Bonner Springs City Library will play host to a three-part book series featuring Native American mysteries.
Motorcyclist hit twice, dies while in surgery
September 4, 2008
Two accidents in quick succession Tuesday near mile marker 222 on I-70 west of Bonner Springs resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man.
Extension agent finally finds time for long-awated sabbatical
September 4, 2008
According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, a sabbatical is defined as “a rest from work, or a hiatus.” Many universities and other institutional employers offer a sabbatical leave as an employee benefit.
Remember when
September 4, 2008
10 years ago on Sept. 3, 1998, Greg Weber was the winner of the Marion Vaughn Community Service Award during the Tiblow Days celebration. The Bonner Beautiful Commission won the centennial trophy for having the best historic entry in the parade and the Bonner Springs Senior Citizens won the mayor’s trophy.
Soldiers at risk for many reasons
September 4, 2008
I did not support the war, but I have never failed to support those who fight there. I did not support the war for a number of reasons: the intervention seemed impulsive, a knee-jerk reaction to horrific events and an intervention that should have been discussed more thoroughly by Congress, not the decision of one or two men; it is a war that would wreck havoc in the lives of not only soldiers but their families as well.
Iraq sieve needs to be plugged
September 4, 2008
With today’s jam-packed news and analysis offerings about international affairs and American involvement overseas, a number of important items slip through the cracks and fail to get nearly the attention they deserve.
There’s lots of football ahead of us
September 4, 2008
This is the weekend I’ve been waiting for - football season officially starts. Yes, I know the colleges opened last weekend, however, what I am talking about is the real game, high school and recreation football.
Eyes, stomachs filled on cruise
September 4, 2008
There’s no excuse for going hungry on a cruise ship. The cruise lines have figured out that the way to the traveler’s heart is through his stomach.
Prejudiced articles? Probably
September 4, 2008
Through the years, I’d covered high school sports for the Chieftain, so when Clausie Smith took over as publisher, he asked me to cover girls sports. Since I had a granddaughter that would be playing, I told him I would be happy to take over girls sports, which didn’t get started until 1976.
Former B-L teacher ready for some football
September 4, 2008
September 21, 1970, is a day that forever changed professional football. It was the NFL’s first “Monday Night Football” game and for Chris Anderson, the hook had been set.
Cows don’t have a Labor Day
September 4, 2008
When I was a youngster, I always wondered why we didn’t get mail on Labor Day. Of course, as people who lived on a farm, there was always work to be done regardless of holidays or anything else - animals to be fed, cows to be milked, eggs to be gathered and always the fields beckoned the harvester, the plow, the cultivator, the planter.
Principal Tim Newton
September 4, 2008
Ada and I first met Tim Newton when he joined the Kiwanis Club a few years back.
Dash for Diabetes comes to SM Park
September 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
The second annual Dash for Diabetes 5K Run/walk will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Shawnee Mission Park.
Economy, education touted as key issues in State Senate race
September 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
The candidates running for the Kansas Senate District 5 have a couple of issues in common they’re running on: education and economic development for the region.
Church celebrates addition
September 4, 2008 in print edition on A10
Members of First Baptist Church of Basehor have marked a milestone.