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Emergency crews remove bottle of blue liquid from Eudora mailbox
02:49 p.m., June 4, 2009 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a possible hazardous materials call in Eudora.
Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 8-12
June 4, 2009
Here is the Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of June 8:
Kansas schools awarded an additional $301 million from stimulus program
June 4, 2009
Topeka — The U.S. Department of Education announced it has released $301 million for Kansas schools under the federal economic stimulus program.
Swine flu confirmed in Leavenworth County child
June 4, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday morning that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in a Leavenworth County child.
Legislative leaders consider review of Statehouse renovation project
June 4, 2009
Topeka — Legislative leaders are considering a review of the Kansas Statehouse renovation project in light of sky-rocketing costs.
Commuter Forecast for June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
Expect 5-15 minute delays heading from Lawrence to Topeka this morning.
BLHS sophomore savors state experience
Prioleau relishes chance to compete at state, eager for return trip
June 4, 2009
Daniel Prioleau led through the first 10 meters of his 100-meter heat on Saturday at the Class 4A Track and Field State Championships.
Miles for Meals 5K race to take place Saturday
June 4, 2009
The second annual Feed the Need Miles for Meals 5K run/walk will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Shawnee Mission Park.
BLHS teacher suspended for relations with student
June 4, 2009
A Basehor-Linwood High School teacher has been suspended as a result of allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Optimist Club seeks sponsors for golf tournment
June 4, 2009
The Bonner Springs Optimist Club is seeking sponsors for its annual Optimist Golf Tournament.
Bonner Springs driver killed in I-70 accident
June 4, 2009
David L. Laffere, 48, of Bonner Springs was killed Tuesday morning in a three-car crash along Interstate 70, just past 110th Street.
Vandalism cost city time, money
June 4, 2009
The weather is great, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and as Alice Cooper would sing, “School’s out for summer.” What a wonderful time of the year this should be.
80 legends to perform at Old Shawnee Days
June 4, 2009
No matter what the temperature Saturday, Shawnee may be the hottest place to be in Kansas City, thanks to one of the biggest bands ever to appear at Old Shawnee Days.
5 questions: One session down
Tom Holland discusses first year in Senate
June 4, 2009
Sen. Tom Holland, top right, of Baldwin City, has completed his first session as a Kansas state senator.
Senator warns Gunatanamo Bay still a threat to Fort Leavenworth
June 4, 2009
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has been voicing his strong opinion against bringing the detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth, and during a trip here this week, he continued making his voice heard.
Tornado chaser talks myths throughout ‘Tornado Alley’
June 4, 2009
Tornadoes do strange things, says storm chaser Jay Antle. Antle on Thursday night came to the Basehor Community Library to talk about his experiences on the hunt for storms and to set the tornado story straight.
Museum exhibit shows women’s war dedication
June 4, 2009
Though women were unable to participate directly in the Civil War, they played an interesting and important role in both the Confederate and Union causes.
Charitable contributions, veterans to be recognized
June 4, 2009
The fourth annual Cornerstone Family Worship Bike Show and Recognition Rally will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Family Worship Church, 128 E. Sixth St. in Tonganoxie.
Shrine Rodeo a success with 300 competitors
June 4, 2009
Last year, there was only one way to describe the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo: Muddy. This year, the only way to describe the rodeo arena was dusty. But that didn’t stop more than 7,500 people and more than 300 competitors from coming out to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for three days of rodeo fun.
Neighbors: Mark Mathies
June 4, 2009
Mark Mathies is the Edwardsville Chief of Police
Ladies enjoy night out for charity
June 4, 2009
Women in the Basehor community were eager to get to the winery’s Ladies Night May 28, which featured wine tasting, dinner, music, a silent auction and local vendors selling their treasures.
Longtime Bonner Springs dentist, community leader dies
June 4, 2009
Marie Kelly can still hear the deep, happy laugh of her late father that she said could light up a room.
Letters: Let the coaches coach
June 4, 2009
As a former student athlete of Basehor-Linwood High School, it saddens, yet does not surprise me, to hear word of the school board’s upcoming vote on Dr. Robert Alber’s recommendation to not renew another coach’s contract at BLHS.
Making the right choice
June 4, 2009
Everyone has a point in their lives when critical decisions need to be made. It is a time when making the right choice will change lives forever.
Wyandotte County ranking no surprise to health officials
June 4, 2009
A first-ever study of health rankings didn’t bode well for the health of Wyandotte County, which finished 105th out of 105 Kansas counties.
Alliance to sponsor ‘Save the Innocence’ poker run
June 4, 2009
The Alliance Against Family Violence will sponsor the Fourth Annual “Save the Innocence” Poker Bike Run. The event will start with registration at 9 a.m., with departure at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cyclones, 610 Cherokee St., in Leavenworth.
Local students graduate from Pittsburg State
June 4, 2009
Ross Duncan Turney, of Bonner Springs, and Andrew Joseph Hoffman, Lindsay Denise Parsons and Adam Jay Smith, all of Basehor, graduated May 15 and 16 from Pittsburg State University.
USM to play host to summer basketball camps
June 4, 2009
The University of St. Mary in Leavenworth will play host to a series of youth basketball camps this summer.
BLHS assistant coach Harvey to coach hoops at Louisburg
June 4, 2009
A trend of top assistant coaches from championship teams getting head coaching jobs trickled down to the high school level last month.
New baseball behaviors offer up a renewed interest
June 4, 2009
I had the rare opportunity these last weeks to be able to tune into a few baseball games, namely the Royals. It has given me the opportunity to observe a new set of behaviors and puzzle over them a bit.
Bobcats ‘played above and beyond’ expectations in 2009
June 4, 2009
Susan Mayberry has never liked the term “rebuilding” since taking over the softball program at Basehor-Linwood High School.
KCK neighbors turn wine hobby into new business
June 4, 2009
When it comes to wine, it’s a bit of a family thing, says Kansas City, Kan., resident Sal Coco.
Kansas Kaos ready to wreak havoc in new football league
June 4, 2009
Many things have changed for the Kansas Kaos since the end of last season. Sure, the menacing black helmets are the same and many of the core players are back, but the Kaos have changed leagues, head coaches and have lost some of the big-name talent from last year’s squad.
Commission talks development
June 4, 2009
The Leavenworth County Commission is looking for ways to increase the county tax base and lessen the burden on property owners.
GOD TV owners purchase mansion near Linwood
June 4, 2009
Linwood is not Hollywood, but the small Leavenworth County town of about 400 people is now home to a pair of international TV personalities.
Carpenter bees must be stopped to reduce damage to home exterior
June 4, 2009
I think we are all used to watching out for bumble bees, and letting them have their space, but there is another bee that is fooling us into treating it like a bumble bee.
Church introduces new adventure camp for kids
June 4, 2009
Basehor United Methodist Church invites all children ages 3-12 to go to the edge this summer for Vacation Bible School.
4-H camp educates students in engineering, technology
June 4, 2009
The 2009 4-H Tech Zone day camp will offer youth entering fifth- through seventh-grades an opportunity to design and build models of ways to provide the power needed to “survive” on a seemingly deserted island.
On the agenda: Basehor-Linwood School Board
June 4, 2009
The Basehor-Linwood School Board will have its regular meeting Monday, June 8.
On the agenda: Basehor City Council
June 4, 2009
The Basehor City Council will have a work session Monday, June 8.
Linwood Elementary Honor Roll
June 4, 2009
Linwood Elementary School has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll.
Basehor Police Department Calls
June 4, 2009
Calls for the Basehor Police Department
City administrator to receive severance
June 4, 2009
The Basehor City Council unanimously approved City Administrator Carl Slaugh’s resignation at Monday night’s meeting and agreed to pay him severance.
Basketball then and now
June 4, 2009
Our grandsons played more games this weekend than my team would play in a whole season.
Basehor-Linwood baseball coach pleased with program’s progress
June 4, 2009
Basehor-Linwood coach Dave Svoboda has spoken repeatedly this season about taking the program to the next level.
Humane society to have first meeting June 6
June 4, 2009
The Leavenworth County Humane Society will have its debut meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terrace in Lansing.
Safe cooking important during grilling season
June 4, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen start your grill!