Archive for Thursday, March 19, 2009

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How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year?

Response Percent
I didn’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Wearing green clothing
Watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade
Drinking green beer
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Topeka man now faces federal charges in sexual exploitation case
March 19, 2009
A 48-year-old Topeka man accused of coercing a 14-year-old Baldwin City girl into sending him nude pictures of herself, now faces federal charges.
Leavenworth girl injured in accident south of Eudora
12:49 p.m., March 19, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m.
An emergency helicopter is transporting a 16-year-old Leavenworth girl to Kansas University Hospital following a one-vehicle accident south of Eudora High School, authorities said at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Commuter forecast, March 19, 2009
March 19, 2009
No adverse conditions to report for this morning’s commute, but there are some road repairs on the south side of Topeka. A few road repairs are expected between Lawrence and Kansas City.
Bobcats are kings of Kansas
Basehor-Linwood wins state championship with victory over Girard
March 19, 2009
The Basehor-Linwood boys entered the Class 4A basketball state tournament as the new kids on the block, having never competed at state personally and making the program’s first appearance since 1995.
For Basehor, the team was the star
March 19, 2009
Pop quiz; two questions.
A curious kid
March 19, 2009
What would a 10-year-old and a man in his 90s have in common?
Eighth-graders learn first hand about child labor
March 19, 2009
Eighth-graders at Clark Middle School got a closer look this month at what it would be like to be their age during the 1800s.
Area Agency on Aging schedules public meeting
March 19, 2009
All interested community member will have the opportunity to provide input on future ongoing programs in Leavenworth County during the annual public hearing with the Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging.
Walkers, riders need to safely share streets
March 19, 2009
Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley gives advice on street safety.
Five Questions: Grand Reopening
K-32 store offers convenient place to fill up
March 19, 2009
Five Questions with Abrar Amjad, employee at the recently opened BP station on K-32 and 158th Street.
Smallest items, places give sense of calmness
March 19, 2009
The coffee table is an oval shaped, pine wood table. Sitting in the middle of the table is a rectangular, glass vase. In the base of the container are a dozen or so smooth rocks of a variety of shapes and colors. Clear water covers the lower third of the rocks.
Area dog groomer stays a cut above the rest
March 19, 2009
With a pair of scissors in one hand, Dan Hoover begins cutting.
Opera teaches children about friendship, music
March 19, 2009
The seeds of one or two budding opera careers may have been planted at the Bonner Springs City Library Monday morning when the Lyric Opera of Kansas City presented a sneak peak of its upcoming musical production “Charlotte’s Web.”
City urged to consider recycling options
March 19, 2009
Recycling residents of Basehor may have some options soon in response to Leavenworth County’s decision to end recycling in the city.
Wyandotte County celebrates 150 years
March 19, 2009
This year Wyandotte County will celebrate 150 years of history that county experts describe as full of diversity and strength.
Author tells story of heroic dog
March 19, 2009
Jeannine Fox took off her oval-shaped glasses and let them hang from her neck by a strand of brightly colored beads. She and her audience at the Basehor Community Library had just been laughing about a tale of her eccentric dog, Baby, but in a moment, her face looked stern and solemn. She held in her left hand a copy of her book “Holy Paws,” and she gently ran her right hand across its shining cover.
Schlitterbahn waterpark gets new team members
March 19, 2009
Construction of the new Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., moves forward toward its summer 2009 opening goal, and with that work comes new team members.
K-7 / I-70 Interchange Web site launched
March 19, 2009
A new Web site launched by the Kansas Department of Transportation,, will keep visitors updated as to developments made to the ongoing K-7 and I-70 interchange project in Bonner Springs.
Chamber sponsors meeting with election candidates
March 19, 2009
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Meet the Candidates” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Bob Wiley Memorial V.F.W. Building, 2806 N. 155th. Candidates for Basehor mayor, city council and school board are invited to attend.
Museum features event about local penitentiary
March 19, 2009
The Basehor Historical Museum, 2812 155th St., will have a presentation on the history of the Lansing Penitentiary at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Laura Phillippi of the Lansing Museum will deliver the presentation and be on-hand to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.
Fire department prepares for annual chili cook off
March 19, 2009
The Fairmount Township Fire Department will have its Second Annual Chili Cook Off on March 21 at the Basehor station, 2624 N. 155th St.
Bonner improv group competes for laughs
March 19, 2009
There is only one thing to know about the Improv Thunderdome: Nine teams will enter, but in the end, only one team will leave.
Basehor-Linwood girls eye state run next year
Youth-laden Bobcat girls amassed 17 victories in 2008-09 season
March 19, 2009
In a year where the term ‘body of work’ has become synonymous with basketball teams, Basehor-Linwood girls basketball players exceeded expectations.
Kiwanis Club hears report about city projects
March 19, 2009
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club heard about activities in the City of Bonner Springs during last week’s meeting at Sister’s Restaurant.
BLMS wins tourney titles
March 19, 2009
The Basehor Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams competed Feb. 26 at their home tournament. Both squads placed first. In the seventh-grade championship, BLMS edged Piper, 48-42.
Remember When
March 19, 2009
The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education heard a request from patrons to add a soccer program at the high school.
Candidate relates to all demographics
March 19, 2009
It was Basehor-Linwood’s welcoming attitude that first drew Leigh Farris to the school board elections. The mother of two Basehor-Linwood Bobcats, Farris is a candidate with a lot of experience in the education arena.
Neighbors: Ed Bush
March 19, 2009
Basehor VFW Vice Commander Ed Bush takes part in the Chieftain’s weekly Neighbors section
Teacher has classroom view in election
March 19, 2009
Retirement isn’t easy, says Basehor-Linwood School Board candidate LeRoy Scharnhorst. Scharnhorst has retired from two professions, teaching and engineering, but he continues to work and play an active role in the Basehor-Linwood School District and the community.
Basehor Police Department Calls
March 19, 2009
Calls for the Basehor Police Department
Candidates for Basehor City Council prepare for April 7 general election
March 19, 2009
The April 7 general election is quickly approaching, and Basehor candidates are gearing up.
Parks and Rec bike club to be offered again
March 19, 2009
Another Bike Club session will be offered by Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation.
Braves will stick with ‘the system’
March 19, 2009
“Next season starts now,” so claims the Bonner Springs boys basketball Web site only a few days after losing a hard-fought game to Washington in the Class 5A sub-state tournament.