Archive for Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Polls

What should the Basehor City Council do with the city's sewer rates?

Response Percent
Raise the rate by 40 percent for 2011 and solve the debt problem immediately.
 
61%
Take it slow, raising the rate by 7 percent for 2011 and hoping for a housing turnaround.
 
28%
Take the middle of the road and raise it by 15 percent each of the next three years.
 
10%
Total 119

When do you typically finish your Christmas shopping?

Response Percent
The last minute.
 
52%
Two weeks before Christmas.
 
30%
Before Thanksgiving.
 
8%
I do it all on Black Friday.
 
8%
Total 23

All stories

LCHS spay/neuter transport Thursday, Friday in Lansing
December 9, 2010
Leavenworth County Humane Society will offer its next low-cost pet spay/neuter transport Thursday and Friday from the 4-H Building, 101 4-H Road in Lansing.
Schlageck: Preparing for winter
December 9, 2010
If you’re even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season’s first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
Linwood man sentenced to life in prison for molesting child
12:21 p.m., December 9, 2010 Updated 01:02 p.m.
A 35-year-old Linwood man has been sentenced to life in prison for molesting a relative.
Eating your curds and whey
December 9, 2010
Last week I happened to be browsing in a health and vitamin store when I noticed shelf after shelf of a product named Whey in the body building aisle.
Filing deadline in January for four school board seats
December 9, 2010
Four Basehor-Linwood Board of Education seats will be up for election in the spring, and the filing deadline is Jan. 25, 2011.
Teachers awarded grants for educational programs
December 9, 2010
The Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation awarded 13 teaching grants for a total of more than $5,000 to teachers in the Basehor-Linwood School District last month.
Remember When
December 9, 2010
Area memories from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago
Letter to the editor: Give thanks for Muriel Jared
December 9, 2010
Thank you for the Chieftain article on longtime former Bonner Springs High School algebra teacher and Vaughn-Trent volunteer Muriel Jared (Nov. 11 Chieftain).
Bonner Springs wrestlers 4th, BLHS 6th at KVL Dual Tourney
December 9, 2010
Bonner Springs experienced wrestling’s equivalent of a photo finish multiple times at the Kaw Valley League Dual Tournament Saturday at Lansing.
Bonner Springs boys swimmers hope to replicate
December 9, 2010
The Bonner Springs girls swimming team had a breakthrough season last spring when it qualified multiple athletes for the state championships for the first time.
Basehor-Linwood boys brace for tough tests in Emporia
December 9, 2010
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team made quick work of Tonganoxie during the season-opener Friday, but after the game the Bobcats quickly turned their attention to preparing for the Emporia Invitational.
Council debates sewer rate hikes
December 9, 2010
Big bumps in sewer rates during the next several years loom for Basehor residents, and the City Council on Monday juggled numbers as members debated how to structure future rate increases.
Santa’s Express all aboard to offer country Christmas
December 9, 2010
Area residents dreaming of an old-fashioned country Christmas this year won’t have far to go to experience one.
KDOT planning traffic signal for 158th Street
December 9, 2010
A traffic signal is coming to U.S. Highway 24-40 at 158th Street on the edge of Basehor, after years’ worth of efforts by the city and other groups to improve safety at the intersection.
Winter Art Fair raises $500 for Hollis Renewal Center
December 9, 2010
Twelve artists and 200-300 people amounts to what Dave Mareske says was a successful first event worth trying again at the Hollis Renewal Center.
Discoveries determine ‘missing piece’ often wasn’t lost
December 9, 2010
That great weaver of the fabric of which we are all threads has been busy of late — pulling at strings, tugging at threads, sorting through areas that need patching, mending this and that. It happens this time of year.
Voices of History
Vets tell of sacrifices on Pearl Harbor anniversary
December 9, 2010
High school students still know the significance of the day, 69 years later. “Does everybody know what day it is, besides Tuesday?” Fred Box asked students in the gym at Basehor-Linwood High School on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Basehor-Linwood’s Ryan Murphy a finalist for Otis Taylor Award
December 9, 2010
Regardless of the sport, Ryan Murphy always has taken individual accolades in stride.
Tonganoxie trainer prepares nearly sightless mustang for show
December 9, 2010
As Jay Miller walked Friday into his stable just south of Tonganoxie, a slight red mare slowly approached the edge of her stall to greet him.
Red Cross enlisting volunteers
December 9, 2010
The Wyandotte County chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help out during the organization’s Santa and Me fundraiser, going on this month.