Archive for Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Accident near Leavenworth County line on Interstate-70 causing traffic backup
August 5, 2010
An injury accident caused a traffic backup on eastbound I-70 at mile post 205 just east of Lawrence Thursday afternoon.
Services Monday for former Kansas chief justice
11:59 a.m., August 5, 2010 Updated 10:00 p.m.
Former Kansas Chief Justice Robert E. Davis, who announced his retirement Tuesday from the state Supreme Court , died late Wednesday at his home in Leavenworth.
Day trip possibility? Vintage baseball game at Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
August 5, 2010
The Abilene IronCutters once again will face the Cowtown 9, donning uniforms from the 1860s and playing vintage baseball, this time at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, on the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum grounds in Abilene.
Commuter forecast for August 5, 2010
August 5, 2010
The morning drive will be in some comfortable weather with temperatures hanging in the low 70s. Skies should be partly cloudy to mostly sunny with no weather-related traffic delays to slow you down.
Former KU standout teaches football skills to youths at clinic
August 5, 2010
It’d been about eight months since most Kansas University fans last saw Jake Sharp on the football field, but the former Jayhawk running back resurfaced to lead a youth clinic Saturday at David Jaynes Stadium.
Remember When
August 5, 2010
Area memories from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago
Republicans pledge party unity at ‘Victory Breakfast’
August 5, 2010
Republican Party members and their newly annointed candidates pledged Wednesday morning to make a “clean sweep” of Kansas races in the November general election.
Psych Night 10K trail run set for WyCo Lake Park
August 5, 2010
The Kansas City Trail Nerds and Mud Babes present the fifth annual Psych Night 10K trail run 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Late registrations accepted for Race for the Cure
August 5, 2010
Late registrations are being accepted for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., and raises money for breast cancer research.
New BLHS football complex nears completion
August 5, 2010
Steve Hopkins no longer has to paint the football field at Basehor-Linwood High School.
New-look Kaw Valley League includes football coaching change at MVHS
August 5, 2010
The Kaw Valley League will have a new look Aug. 16 when football season begins and the league debuts its eight-team format with the departure of Santa Fe Trail and Perry-Lecompton.
Five questions: Heat cropping
August 5, 2010
With the continued mixture of heat and rain, conditions have been good for the growing season. Douglas County Extension Agents Bill Wood (crops) and Jennifer Smith (horticulture) shared their thoughts on the season.
Reading program fills need
August 5, 2010
Lorna Carter-Sims believes the gateway to life is through reading.
Health assessment results required before enrollment
August 5, 2010
The Basehor Unified School district is advising any student under 9 years old who has not been enrolled in a Kansas school will need to have the results of their health assessment available before enrollment.
BLHS closes out another strong summer of conditioning
August 5, 2010
Perhaps no teacher looks forward to the summer like Basehor-Linwood High School strength and conditioning coach Ross Schwisow.
Enrollment begins Aug. 11
August 5, 2010
District enrollment day for the Basehor Unified School district begins at noon on Aug. 11.
Work to begin n U.S. 24
August 5, 2010
A pavement repair project will begin Monday, Aug. 9, on U.S. Highway 24 from the Kansas Highway 16/U.S. 24 junction in Tonganoxie east to the Leavenworth/Wyandotte County line.
Democratic Party to have grand opening for new digs
August 5, 2010
A grand opening for the new Democratic Party office in Leavenworth County will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 402 South Fifth Street in Leavenworth.
Fall sports set to start at BLMS
August 5, 2010
Fall sports begin Aug. 16 at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, and athletics director Tom Cooper wants parents and students to be aware of medical requirements and location changes.
Neighbors: Sue Adams
August 5, 2010
Sue Adams is a small business owner.
Truth truck’ exposes dangers of smoking
August 5, 2010
As one performing band member shouted to a crowd of fans, “Evidently punk rock is alive and well in Kansas!”
LCDC on its way to achieving goals
August 5, 2010
Half way through the year and Steve Jack said the Leavenworth County Development Corporation is on its way to meeting its goals.
No ‘boys only’ in sports
August 5, 2010
If there is one thing that has grown tremendously in the past decade, it is youth sports. What started out as a little recreational activity for young people is now a full-fledged business. While some of the growth has been good, I have reservations.
Fair time in Tongie
August 5, 2010
It’s that time of year again. School soon will be starting and summer vacation will give way to all those school year activities and, eventually, cooler weather.
Leavenworth County Fair 4-H projects keep sisters busy
August 5, 2010
For Destiny Mestagh and Mable Mestagh, it just made sense to be involved in 4-H and, subsequently, the Leavenworth County Fair.
County to reconsider; may ask for study of K-5 corridor
August 5, 2010
The ink was barely dry on a Leavenworth County Commission request to have the Mid-American Regional Council do a study of the Kansas Highway 7 corridor before one commissioner asked it be swapped for a study of improvements to Kansas Highway 5.
Voters speak; Moran defeats Tiahrt
August 5, 2010
Primary ballots across Kansas are all counted, and voters gave a congressman from the state’s Big 1st District a big first boost toward becoming the state’s next U.S. senator.
Parking on 141st becomes one-sided debate
August 5, 2010
If you like parking on 141st Street you may not like what the Basehor City Council is poised to decide during its next regular meeting.
Papa Bob’s TV debut to air
August 5, 2010
Another area business being featured on network television — Papa Bob’s BBQ — will see the premiere of its most recent claim to fame.
Mini-series gets mixed reviews from racing cast
August 5, 2010
On any given Friday night, spectators at Lakeside Speedway are in for a show.
6News to bring ‘Main Street Live’ to City Park
August 5, 2010
If you ever wanted to meet some of the personalities from Sunflower Broadband Channel 6News and see what a newscast looks like behind the scenes, well here’s your chance.
Cursive, printing or texting
August 5, 2010
The younger generation has learned how to print or use a computer rather than learn cursive, to be creative.