Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Tonganoxie man remembered as good friend, master of anything with wheels
August 18, 2011
It seems that if something had wheels, Nick Owens could drive it — sometimes without some of those wheels touching the ground.
Wristen: These days, it’s easier being green at Basehor-Linwood
August 18, 2011
Kermit the Frog endeared himself to children thanks to his catchy tune, “It’s not easy being green.”
Something to smile about
August 18, 2011
Can you believe there have been scientific studies to find out about happy people and what makes them that way? Scientists say people are happier when they can communicate and interact with other people. In other words if you are a “people person” you will be happier.
Holy-Field wines victorious at Indiana event
August 18, 2011
Basehor’s Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery was among four local wineries to win awards at the Indy International Wine Competition, which took place earlier this month in West Lafayette, Ind.
LCDC golf tournament set for Sept. 16
August 18, 2011
The Leavenworth County Development Corporation will have its annual golf tournament fundraiser next month in Basehor.
Basehor Historical Museum having mother-daughter tea
August 18, 2011
The Basehor Historical Museum Society will have a mother-daughter-grandmother tea event next month.
Basehor Boy Scouts help out in Joplin
August 18, 2011
A group of Boy Scouts from Basehor Troop 169 traveled to Joplin, Mo., earlier this month to clear tornado debris at school buildings and help prepare temporary classrooms for the school year.
BLHS students participate in KU Dole Institute event
August 18, 2011
Two Basehor-Linwood High School students were among about 60 soon-to-be seniors from high schools across the state who participated in the 2011 Youth Civic Leadership Institute at Kansas University last month.
Basehor City Council narrowly approves raises, benefit cuts
August 18, 2011
The Basehor City Council ended weeks’ worth of wrangling over city employees’ wages and benefits Monday, passing a 3 percent salary increase for non-police employees and cuts to health and retirement benefits that nearly offset each other.
Basehor-Linwood’s first SRO knows kids — he has 5
August 18, 2011
Brent Ogborn has a simple goal: He wants kids to want to come to school.
Neighbors: Bill Brown
August 18, 2011
Get to know Basehor resident Bill Brown.
Chowning ready ‘to make an impact’ in home town as new softball coach at Bonner Springs High School
August 18, 2011
Denise Chowning finally decided that it was best to play closer to home.
Old, new friends highlight 1st day back at school
August 18, 2011
Forget schoolwork.
Letters: USD 204 bus fees too high
August 18, 2011
I understand there is a new policy in place this year for the school district. If you live within 2.5 miles from the school you attend, there is an extra $100 fee just to ride the bus.
Ansley, Reid nab Wyandotte County Open titles by 1 stroke
August 18, 2011
The 2011 Wyandotte County Open golf championships had almost identical finishes Sunday — neither Brad Ansley nor Donna Reid knew they had won until after the final putt.
Basehor native Phippen follows in dad’s footsteps with wrestling success
August 18, 2011
Travis Phippen boasts an athletics resume that includes high school state championships and college All-American honors in wrestling.
Bill Dixon Wilderness Running Camp inspires BLHS cross country squad
August 18, 2011
Basehor-Linwood High School cross country runners took preseason preparation to another level this summer.
Nelson shares Ag Hall honor with Farm Aid partners
August 18, 2011
Joe Steineger didn’t know legendary singer Willie Nelson personally until Saturday, when Nelson was inducted into the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Job fair slated for Sept. 8
August 18, 2011
The Opportunities 2011 Job Fair is slated for Sept. 8 at the Jack Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Union Station family event, rally to feature choppers
August 18, 2011
The Station Rally, a family event that will include music by area bands, food and beverages and the opportunity to experience Art of the Chopper, will be from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Union Station.
After study, dream of airport a little bit closer to reality
August 18, 2011
A spot just east of Lansing is the recommended site for a possible future Leavenworth County airport after a consulting firm released the results of a nearly yearlong study.
TV coverage of Chiefs game affected by signal woes
August 18, 2011
A signal transmission problem is causing headaches for a Kansas City television station as Friday’s preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens approaches.
Shawnee funeral home fills pet cremation niche
August 18, 2011
In a Kansas City, Kan., home that has been filled with dogs and cats through the years, Alexander had the most stories, the Wings figure.
Remember When
August 18, 2011
A look back at this week in history in Bonner Springs, Basehor, Linwood, Edwardsville and the Kaw Valley.
Simple goodness missing for more than a blue moon
August 18, 2011
Once in a blue moon, there is moment of quietude in the daily occupation. It is a moment when time seems to stand still, and pressures of the day fall away. It seems to come, when it does, in the early-morning hours, when there are no cars and no walkers yet out.
No Child Left Behind has opposite effect
August 18, 2011
It seems hardly possible, but it is back to school time. I know in the old days, school never started until after Labor Day, however, as far as education is concerned, things are far more complex than when we of the “older generation” were in school.
Farm Aid’s message reaches 18,000 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
August 18, 2011
Farm Aid 2011 officials are singing the praises of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park after its debut as a concert venue this past weekend.