Archive for Thursday, July 21, 2011

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County commission’s proposed 2012 budget would raise mill levy by 2.5
Cuts include animal control service, Basehor EMS vehicle
July 21, 2011
The Leavenworth County Commission on Thursday settled on a 2012 county budget that would maintain basic services while eschewing any new projects, resulting in a mill levy increase of about 2.5 mills.
Video preview: Basehor Scouts give advice on Philmont ranch
July 21, 2011
Spencer Brown, Skylar Ross, Colin Riley and Trevor Hickman, all Basehor-Linwood High School students, were part of a group of Basehor-area Boy Scouts who returned earlier this month from a 12-day, roughly 70-mile trek through Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
LCDC submitted Tonganoxie site for $250 million Mars plant
July 21, 2011
The Leavenworth County Development Corporation got a look last month at what it takes to land a major manufacturer, executive director Steve Jack said last week.
Shawnee woman raising reward money for brother who died after being lit on fire
July 21, 2011
A Shawnee woman is leading the effort to raise reward money for a homicide victim who died after being burned over 97 percent of his body.
Leadership changes coming to Fort Leavenworth
July 21, 2011
Fort Leavenworth is losing its top commander to the peacekeeping mission in Iraq while his replacement is set to arrive from Colorado.
Willie Nelson to be inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame
July 21, 2011
The face of country music legend Willie Nelson will soon grace the wall of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Sporting KC ties Newcastle United in international friendly
July 21, 2011
Sporting Kansas City earned a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United FC on Wednesday night at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
Pain and perseverance keys to Seaton becoming top Brave
July 21, 2011
Bonner Springs High School has had its share of elite athletes through the years, but it’s unlikely many were as resilient as Caleb Seaton.
Basehor City Council, staff reach compromise on benefits
July 21, 2011
Basehor city employees will indeed likely face a cut in benefits in 2012 — but in return, they will receive a bump in salary.
Leavenworth County recasts net for administration
July 21, 2011
About three months after its first attempt to hire a county administrator ended without success, the Leavenworth County Commission will try again.
Don’t expect state bailout, governor tells Ag Hall board
July 21, 2011
On his way to throwing the ceremonial first pitch before Monday’s Royals vs. White Sox game at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback paid a visit to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Thrift Store changes hours, hopes to boost business
July 21, 2011
Jaymme Chilson is hoping to make sure more people remember there is a great place for good deals in downtown Bonner Springs.
Neighbors: Cindy Bartko
July 21, 2011
Cindy Bartko shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Neighbors column.
PRIDE recognizes more Basehor ‘Yards of the Month’
July 21, 2011
Basehor PRIDE has honored additional residents with the Basehor Yard of the Month recognition for July, the first month for which PRIDE has awarded the honor in several years.
Police shooting range misses mark with Basehor City Council
July 21, 2011
The Basehor City Council on Monday rejected a proposed shooting range for the city’s police department after residents at the meeting spoke out against the project.
Community garden — emphasis on ‘community’
Basehor PRIDE proceeding with project at city park
July 21, 2011
Chuck Wilderson remembered this past week what a garden did for a retired farmer named Roy, a man in his 90s who lived at a nursing home in Basehor.
Remember When for July 21, 2011
July 21, 2011
News and events reported in The Chieftain during the third week of July 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Mental health first aid training offered
July 21, 2011
The Wyandot Center and PACES, Wyandotte County’s mental health providers, will offer a mental health first aid training program to equip participants to assist an individual experiencing a mental health crisis.
Updates made to 2011 Leavenworth County Fair catalog
July 21, 2011
The Leavenworth County Fair catalog recently was published in advance of this year’s fair, which will be Aug. 9-13 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Sedgwick: Doctor’s simple answer brings new pathways to life’s journey
July 21, 2011
“To whom much is given, much will be required.”
Ag Hall board elects chair, talks fundraising
July 21, 2011
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame board of governors organized the behind-the-scenes aspects of the center during their annual meeting Monday at the Ag Hall.
BLHS standout Bergstrom to play basketball at Baker
After back-to-back state tourney trips, Bergstrom ready for college level
July 21, 2011
It is an often used philosophy for athletes preparing to go to college and play sports: Pick the school you like and not necessarily the coach who is there.
Retirement party set
July 21, 2011
Ronda Turner, program technician in the Jefferson/Leavenworth/Wyandotte County Farm Service Agency office, will retire on July 29 after 26 years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Baseball veterans lead way as 4 Bobcats named All-KVL, Bonner Springs has 3 lauded
July 21, 2011
Midway through the 2011 season, the Basehor-Linwood baseball team was struggling.
3 Braves, trio of Bobcats earn All-Kaw Valley League postseason soccer honors
Players recognized include mix of youth, veteran performers for BSHS, Basehor
July 21, 2011
Mill Valley dominated girls soccer in the Kaw Valley League this season, and after capturing an undefeated league title the Jaguars were recognized with nine All-Kaw Valley League performers.
BLHS star Johnson tapped for Shrine Bowl
July 21, 2011
Caleb Johnson has one more game to play.
The good old days
July 21, 2011
We hear a lot about recession and having to cut back. Those of us who lived through the “Great Depression” back in the ’30s have lots of memories of having to “make do.”