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Live from opening night at LSP: Sporting KC vs. Chicago Fire
07:06 p.m., June 9, 2011 Updated 11:07 p.m.
Good evening from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, the brand spankin’ new home of Major League Soccer in Kansas City.
Basehor was candidate for Victory Junction camp, development official says
June 9, 2011
Before choosing Wyandotte County as the site of the new Victory Junction Midwest camp for chronically ill children, NASCAR’s Petty family also considered several sites in southeast Leavenworth County.
Fewer than 200 tickets remain for Sporting KC home-opener
June 9, 2011
Sporting Kansas City will play the first game at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park at 9 p.m. today against the Chicago Fire, and fewer than 200 tickets remain for the game.
City of Leavenworth anticipates flooding in coming days, protecting structures with sandbags
June 9, 2011
Leavenworth officials are taking steps to protect its buildings along the Missouri River as more rain is expected this weekend that would add to near record-breaking flood levels that are being predicted.
Wristen: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park ready for opening night
June 9, 2011
Hard hats on our heads and cameras in hand, about a half-dozen other journalists and I left a trailer, walked across the street and into a construction zone.
Bonner Springs re-established girls track tradition in 2011
June 9, 2011
Not long ago, the Bonner Springs High School girls track program was barely treading water.
Bobcats first believed, then came speed
June 9, 2011
A year ago, the Basehor-Linwood boys 400-meter relay team was used to bringing up the rear at track meets.
Red Tailed Angels
June 9, 2011
Last Sunday we attended a postal worker retiree luncheon in Kansas City, Kan. Since Ada is a retiree, I was allowed to tag along, and it was most interesting. Carriers were honored for their years of service and the length of time they had been retired. Some of them were in their 90s and still going strong.
2011 Basehor Dairy Days goes down as ‘biggest and best’
June 9, 2011
It’s been just a few days since the sixth annual Basehor Dairy Days festival went into the books as the “biggest and best one yet,” organizer Lila White says.
BLHS student wins prestigious writing award with lobster-alien story
June 9, 2011
Jimmy Goss knew he was in the running for some sort of writing award, but he didn’t understand the significance of the honor until his creative writing teacher pulled him out of a test this May and told him exactly where the ceremony would be.
Basehor mulling ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ from KDOT grant
June 9, 2011
The state’s $1 million offer to help pay for a new Basehor road just north of U.S. Highway 24-40 is a gift the city can’t afford to pass up, Mayor Terry Hill said Monday.
Smith: So long, ‘Music Man’
June 9, 2011
When the phone rang on Saturday, I glanced at the caller ID, saw “Berg” and thought my friend Larry was calling to talk about the upcoming band concert season.
Sara Lee plant opens in KCK
June 9, 2011
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Joe Reardon, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., welcomed Sara Lee to Kansas City during a grand opening event Friday at Sara Lee’s new state-of-the-art sliced meats facility, 4612 Speaker Road.
9th annual Relay For Life reaches $1 million goal
June 9, 2011
The ninth annual Kaw Valley Relay For Life is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bonner Springs High School track, but it already has met an amazing goal.
Ag hall to highlight horses, power through 2 events
June 9, 2011
Horse power will be the focus of two events Saturday at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
General to speak at Fort Leavenworth graduation
June 9, 2011
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chief of staff of the Army, will speak to more than 1,000 students graduating from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Intermediate Level Education course on Friday at Fort Leavenworth.
Lack of local jobs challenges teen job seekers
June 9, 2011
For a lot of young people, the beginning of summer means that search for a summer job. But according to some teens living in the area, summer jobs locally, like in Bonner Springs or Basehor, are rather scarce these days.
State announces interchange funding
June 9, 2011
With the state’s announcement that funding has been set aside for the first three phases of work on a new Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7 interchange, Bonner Springs city officials are hopeful it will aid in future development.
Free Medicare presentation offered at senior center
June 9, 2011
The Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging will visit the Bonner Spring Senior Center, 200 E. Third St., June 16 to share information about Medicare.
Change of plans, successful tryout land Braves’ Smith at Fort Scott
June 9, 2011
Erica Smith thought she had her college plans sorted out a long time ago.
Bonner Nazarene church celebrates 50 years
June 9, 2011
The Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the church, 742 Nettleton Ave.
Remember When for June 9, 2011
June 9, 2011
News published in The Chieftain in the second week of June 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Summer programs open for registration at YMCA
June 9, 2011
The Bonner Springs Family YMCA currently is accepting registrations for numerous youth programs.
Youth football league to conduct sign-ups
June 9, 2011
Bonner Springs/ Edwardsville Youth Football will conduct an information meeting and sign-up from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Bonner Springs High School. The league is open to players in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Agency to assist seniors during hot summer
June 9, 2011
Wyandotte/Leavenworth County Area Agency on Aging is prepared to assist seniors during intense heat waves this spring and summer.
YMCA of Greater Kansas City to offer LIVESTRONG program
June 9, 2011
LIVESTRONG announced Tuesday a $1.75 million program to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Kansas City, and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is among the three local organizations receiving these resources.
Wristen: After missing on Pujols, Starling is Royals’ second chance
June 9, 2011
Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, the Kansas City Royals selected hometown legend Bubba Starling of Gardner-Edgerton High School with the No. 5 pick in the Major League Baseball Draft.
State championship ‘so exciting’ for BLHS star Edmonds
June 9, 2011
An unshakable smile graced Dakkota Edmonds’ face as she watched the Basehor-Linwood boys 400-meter relay team ascend to the top of the awards stand and accept its gold medals as state champions.