Archive for Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Kansas Lottery approves extensions of casino contracts
June 25, 2009
The Kansas Lottery Commission meet in a special teleconference meeting today with the intentions of approving contracts with developers vying for the opportunity to run a state-owned casino in Wyandotte County.
Commuter Forecast for June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009
North Topeka and Highway 24 might be slow, so taking 40 to the south of Topeka might be advisable.
Bonner Springs duo provides rare spark for Kansas in MO-KAN loss
June 25, 2009
As all-star games go, playing time is limited thanks to a roster full of players who are used to being game-changers.
Basehor-Linwood grad finds redemption on track at KU
After injury-plagued high school career, Tyner earns opportunity to run in college
June 25, 2009
Ask Bruce Tyner who his role models are and he mentions former track star Michael Johnson.
Competency evaluation sought in sex case
June 25, 2009
Defense attorney Christopher Joseph requested a competency evaluation Tuesday for his client, a 66-year-old Basehor resident accused of soliciting sex acts from elementary school children.
Five Questions: Summer scorcher
June 25, 2009
Five Questions with Leavenworth County Health Department public information officer Karen Savage.
Community runs to benefit family
June 25, 2009
A crowd of Basehor community members stood in the parking lot of Glenwood Ridge Elementary School early Saturday morning, ready to run for a cause.
City ordinance restricts July 4 firework use
June 25, 2009
Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley discusses a city firework ordinance.
Carnegie Arts Center keeps visitors entertained
June 25, 2009
The Carnegie Arts Center of Leavenworth has a number of activities to keep its patrons’ schedules full.
Bonner Springs graduates named to dean’s lists
June 25, 2009
Bonner Springs High School gradate Chelsea Simmons, who graduated from BSHS in 2008, was named to the Coe College Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester.
Pittsburg State announces spring 20009 honor roll
June 25, 2009
Area students were among students named to the Pittsburg State University spring 2009 honor roll.
Letters: Friday’s for the dogs
June 25, 2009
This Friday, June 26, is annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, sponsored by Pet Sitters International.
U.S. Senate candidate pans Obama’s plans in area campaign stops
June 25, 2009
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran would like to see the federal government get rid of its ownership in private companies within the next year.
Holiday conjures fond memories of father
June 25, 2009
He never met a stranger. He was a natural-born storyteller with a broad, seemingly inexhaustible repertoire of tales, some of which may even have been true.
Remember When
June 25, 2009
A look back at this week in history in Bonner Springs, Basehor, Linwood and Edwardsville.
More than fireworks
June 25, 2009
For many, the mid-point of summer will arrive with the celebration of the Fourth of July.
Leavenworth County seeks tax incentive to lure businesses
June 25, 2009
Officials with Leavenworth County are looking for the right tax incentive policy to lure business to the county.
Commissioners set sights on conservation district as area to make up $2 million revenue shortfall
June 25, 2009
Facing more than $2 million in revenue shortfall this year, the Leavenworth County Commissioners have been looking to tighten their belts before preparing the 2010 budget.
No absences for senator
June 25, 2009
State Sen. Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City, has been recognized for achieving perfect attendance and voting records during the 2009 legislative session.
Providence schedules open house
June 25, 2009
Providence Medical Center will play host to a community open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, to celebrate the opening of new state-of-the-art facilities.
NAACP celebrates with annual Juneteenth event
June 25, 2009
Quindaro Park in Kansas City, Kan., named after and located in the area of a town that no longer exists, has much historical significance.
Church plans family day
June 25, 2009
The New Beginnings Church is sponsoring a Community Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in the Basehor City Park.
Summer Sizzler 5K set for Saturday
June 25, 2009
The annual Summer Sizzler 5K road race will take place at 9 p.m. Saturday at Johnson County Community College.
Simien to play host to hoops camp in July
June 25, 2009
Former Kansas University men’s basketball standout and Leavenworth native Wayne Simien will play host to his Called to Greatness Basketball Camp in July at Free State High School in Lawrence.
KCKCC to offer karate camp
June 25, 2009
A karate camp for youths in kindergarten through second grade will be offered at Kansas City Kansas Community College, beginning Monday, June 29.
Psychopathic 5K Trail Run to take place Sunday
June 25, 2009
The annual Psychopathic 5K Trail Run will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday at Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Soccer association, team schedule youth sessions
June 25, 2009
The Basehor-Linwood Soccer Association, in collaboration with the Olathe Rush soccer team, will conduct the third annual Rush Summer Skills Camp July 6-10 at Basehor-Linwood High School.
4-H’ers taking care of business
June 25, 2009
The monthly meeting of the Basehor Rustlers 4-H Club was June 15 at the Basehor VFW. Treasurer Jake Phillips reported a balance of $791.63.
Amid chaos, Kansas Kaos squeak past Wildcats, 10-9
June 25, 2009
There was little about Saturday night that went well for the Kansas Kaos, with exception to the end result—a 10-9 victory over the Arkansas Wildcats.
McBride enjoys attention basketball program has earned
June 25, 2009
Entering the 2008-09 season, Basehor-Linwood boys basketball coach Mike McBride wasn’t completely sure what to expect of his team.
Recruitment heats up for BLHS ace Henley
June 25, 2009
Tyler Henley and his father, Steve Henley, have an early-morning drive ahead of them.
My wonderful Sony 707 camera
June 25, 2009
A little over seven years ago, we got our first expensive digital camera, the Sony 707.
Library program takes patrons fishing
June 25, 2009
Basehor Community Library patrons braved the steamy weather Monday to go fishing.
Lansing to open new park in mayor’s name
June 25, 2009
Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park in Lansing officially will be opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 2.
USD 458 leader says goodbye after 27 years in education
June 25, 2009
Monday night’s Basehor-Linwood Board of Education meeting was short and sweet, but it was the end of a few long careers in the district.
Vintage cars sold at local, world-renowned business
June 25, 2009
If an automobile heaven exists, where decades-old cars go to be shined, spruced up and proudly displayed in the manner in which they were intended to be seen, it might be located inside of Wagner’s Auto Body and Sales, Inc., 741 E. Front St.
New business moving in to downtown Bonner
June 25, 2009
A new business coming to Bonner Springs was born of a love for hanging out with girlfriends in small, niche shops and a layoff.
Leavenworth hospital to present talk on balance
June 25, 2009
“Steady on Your Feet” will be the topic of a presentation next month at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.
Edwardsville Council discusses possible special election
June 25, 2009
Following a suggestion from Edwardsville City Council member Mark Bishop, city staff reported Monday that a special election to increase the local sales tax could cost the city between $7,000-$9,000.