Archive for Thursday, August 13, 2009

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New city administrator receives community welcome
August 13, 2009
Basehor community members gathered at the VFW Hall Thursday night to say hello to the city’s newest staff member.
School back in session
August 13, 2009
It’s back to school time in the Basehor-Linwood School District.
Leavenworth County Fair: Day 3
August 13, 2009
Here is the schedule for day 3 of the Leavenworth County Fair.
Commuter forecast for August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009
Expect minor traffic delays on the morning commute today. The sun should be shining so be sure to grab your sunglasses as well.
Beastly Bobcats celebrate gains
BLHS student-athletes close out summer with Beast Feast
August 13, 2009
The picture tells the story. High school boys and girls wear grey shirts. Some squat against benches. Others lean against weight racks.
KVL baseball players tapped as All-Metro
August 13, 2009
Two local high school athletes have been named to The Kansas City Star’s All-Metro baseball team for the 2009 season.
Veteran Basehor-Linwood football squad hopes to build on state playoff experience
August 13, 2009
Basehor-Linwood football coach Steve Hopkins and his team are eager for the season to start on Monday.
Basehor resident Karrick notches 4th-place finish
August 13, 2009
Local race car driver Tim Karrick, a Basehor resident, turned in a fourth-place finish in the Modifieds feature race on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central Missouri Speedway.
YMCA accepting sign-ups for youth sports programs
August 13, 2009
The Providence and Bonner Springs Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for the fall youth soccer, basketball and flag football leagues, as well as its bitty programs of soccer and flag football.
First City Festival introduces 5K race
August 13, 2009
A celebration of Leavenworth’s historic firsts wouldn’t be complete without a first of it’s own: a 5K race. The First City Festival will include such an event for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 12, with the 5K Run to the River.
Amelia Earhart history performer visits Basehor museum
August 13, 2009
Amelia Earhart flew into Basehor Aug. 6 to talk to some community members at the Basehor Historical Museum.
Five questions: Back to school
August 13, 2009
Polly Vader, a counselor at Mill Creek Middle School in Shawnee, gives tips to ease the transition from summer vacation back to school.
Cash for Clunkers boosts car sales, creates dealership troubles
August 13, 2009
Cash for Clunkers, signed into law July 1, has accounted for half the July sales at Bonner Springs Ford, but general manager Steve Cook said the program wasn’t without its downsides.
Gold PRIDE welcomes new teachers to community
August 13, 2009
For more than 10 years, Gold PRIDE has invited new teachers and administrators to lunch in order to welcome them to the community.
Senior spaghetti dinner feeds large, hungry crowd
August 13, 2009
Ever year Nancy Johnson experiences the same anxiety.
Storm shelter funds granted
August 13, 2009
Basehor-Linwood school district has received a government grant to build a 1,200-person capacity storm shelter in its health and wellness facility.
Tiblow Days to mark 30th anniversary under chamber sponsorship this year
August 13, 2009
For the past 30 years under the sponsorship of the Bonner Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Tiblow Days festival has been entertaining the residents of Bonner Springs.
Changes come as school begins
August 13, 2009
Today it’s back to school for students in grades kindergarten through ninth in the Basehor-Linwood School District. Basehor-Linwood High School sophomores, juniors and seniors are enjoying their last day of summer today, as they begin school Friday.
Called to Greatness to host baseball experience
August 13, 2009
Called to Greatness, a faith-based athletics program launched by former Kansas University basketball standout Wayne Simien, will conduct the Called to Greatness Fall Baseball Experience.
Dub’s Dread announces annual golf tourney
August 13, 2009
The second annual Gold Dust Two-Ball Championship will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, at Dub’s Dread Golf Club.
Residents left to clean up path left by off-roading driver
August 13, 2009
A Bonner Springs resident took what one neighbor described as a “Dukes of Hazzard” ride through backyards owned by Bonner Springs city officials Wednesday morning, Aug. 5.
Brownback addresses issues at town hall meeting
August 13, 2009
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., visited the Leavenworth County Fair Tuesday in Tonganoxie for a town hall meeting.
Parks and Rec offers after-school program
August 13, 2009
With school just around the corner, Bonner Springs Elementary students have something going on everyday after school to look forward to.
Basehor-Linwood School District increases levy by 6.39 mills
August 13, 2009
Taxes for public education will increase this year for property owners in the Basehor-Linwood School District.
MAYB spreads basketball options for youths
August 13, 2009
You may have seen these letters on T-shirts, signs, etc and wondered what they meant.
Remember When: Aug. 13, 2009
August 13, 2009
Events from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago, as chronicled in The Chieftain.
Hays assistant accepts offer to become Basehor city administrator
August 13, 2009
Hays Assistant City Manager Mark Loughry accepted an offer from the city for a base salary of $88,000. Loughry signed his contract Wednesday and is scheduled to start Aug. 17.
Local talent makes FSCC intriguing
August 13, 2009
College football is finally here.