Archive for Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Basehor Chamber of Commerce offering tuition for Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development class
August 11, 2011
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is seeking students to fill its 2011-12 class, and the Basehor Chamber of Commerce is offering to pay one participant’s fees.
Basehor City Council meeting agenda: Aug. 15
August 11, 2011
The Basehor City Council has a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Basehor City Hall.
BLHS graduate completes Air Force training
August 11, 2011
A 2010 Basehor-Linwood High School graduate has completed U.S. Air Force basic training and technical school.
Match time changes for Sporting KC game against D.C. United
August 11, 2011
The match time for Sporting Kansas City’s home meeting with D.C. United has changed.
Party scores with youngsters battling cancer
August 11, 2011
Despite meeting five Sporting Kansas City soccer players Tuesday, 10-year-old Wilson Bledsoe, Tonganoxie, says he’s only “a little bit” considering a future career as a professional soccer player.
First Kanrocksas won’t be last, organizers say
August 11, 2011
With an estimated 60,000 concertgoers, the inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival didn’t draw as many attendees as promoters had hoped for.
Basehor residents’ recycling totals 100 tons in first six months of curbside service
August 11, 2011
Six months after Basehor began to receive curbside recycling service for the first time, residents’ participation is tipping the scales.
Basehor-Linwood school board approves budget with half-mill increase
August 11, 2011
The Basehor-Linwood school district’s 2011-12 budget, approved Monday night, will result in a half-mill increase in the mill levy for district residents.
Basehor-Linwood administrators propose procedures for dealing with tragedies
August 11, 2011
After two nearby school districts faced student deaths this summer, Basehor-Linwood school administrators want to organize some plans and guidelines in case tragedy strikes.
Farm Aid is Saturday
August 11, 2011
Farm Aid 2011, led by the legendary Willie Nelson, kicks off a day of music and grassroots support for the American farmer Saturday at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Band off to bigger stages after Tiblow Days gig
August 11, 2011
Rock band Montia may be billed as a local act for its performance at this year’s Tiblow Days festival, but it isn’t likely that status will last much longer for the homegrown band.
Basehor’s Torkelson helps Braves win 9-and-under World Series title
August 11, 2011
Chase Torkelson, an incoming fourth-grader at the Glenwood Ridge Elementary School in Basehor, helped the Shawnee Braves capture the USSSA 9-and-under World Series championship last week in St. Louis, Mo.
Neighbors: Bill Turley
August 11, 2011
Bill Turley is the director of bands for USD 204
Remember When
August 11, 2011
Area memories from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago
Child support resource fair offers fresh start, amnesty
August 11, 2011
Wyandotte County residents with unpaid child support, missed court dates or other child support problems can get a fresh start at the Child Support Amnesty and Resource Fair.
Basehor, Bonner Springs girls unite for summer hoops success
August 11, 2011
Having players from rival schools come together on the same team isn’t a simple task, but that’s exactly what girls from the Kaw Valley League accomplished this summer.
Casino sets career fair for dealers this weekend
August 11, 2011
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will have an informational career fair this weekend for individuals interested in learning about upcoming dealer training and dealer positions available at the casino when it opens in February 2012.
Wristen: Awareness of cancer bolstered by sports, run
August 11, 2011
It’s a strange feeling to be sitting in a hospital waiting room while typing this column.
Letter: Forget airport, Leavenworth County
August 11, 2011
To the editor: I found it refreshing to see that the Leavenworth County Commission has done everything possible to help hold down the mill levy increase for 2012 by eliminating what it calls things too expensive to pay for.
Basehor girls find success during first year of wrestling
August 11, 2011
Alexis Parkinson saw a flier that her brother brought home regarding wrestling and figured it would be fun.
Bonner Parks and Rec offers youth programs
August 11, 2011
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department will offer youth soccer, girls volleyball and adult volleyball programs this fall, and registration for all programs currently is being accepted.
Smith: Thank goodness for AC
August 11, 2011
Certainly we have been suffering through a heat wave this summer, making life difficult for most and dangerous for some. I enjoy hot weather, but there is a limit.
Friends of Library offer chance to meet new artist
August 11, 2011
The Friends of the Library will play host to a meet the artist reception for Lauren Rhodus, who portrays Fern the Faerie at the annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Participation numbers skyrocket in Bonner Springs Youth Football as program quadruples in size
Support from BSHS contributes greatly to surge in numbers, league organizers say
August 11, 2011
After only recruiting 30 players to play youth football last season, the Bonner Springs Youth Football program has grown exponentially, with 120 kids signed up — enough to field seven teams — for the fall.
Ag Hall selected as partner charity for WineFest
August 11, 2011
The Village West WineFest has selected The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame as a partner charity for its premier event on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Salvation Army in KC extends addiction support
August 11, 2011
The Salvation Army in Kansas City, Kan., has launched a program to help those in the area struggling with addiction.
Basehor district achieves AYP; Bonner falls short
August 11, 2011
A report this week from Topeka about Kansas schools achieving academic barometers brought mostly good news for area educators.