Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2011

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WyCo loses BBQ festival, but organizers say ‘window still open’
May 26, 2011
Now that May is coming to a close, Wyandotte County barbecue lovers may be feeling like something is missing.
Tea room in Bonner closing
May 26, 2011
Area residents only have a couple more weeks to get their fix of Madame Hatter’s Tea Room’s tea, chicken salads, quiches and coconut cake.
The first men’s softball all-star game
May 26, 2011
A few weeks ago I ran into Ray Jackson in a grocery store and we had a great time talking about the good old days, especially July 26, 1959.
5K run returning to Basehor Dairy Days, thanks to area runner
May 26, 2011
Elizabeth Novo-Gradac couldn’t sleep the night before the Basehor Dairy Days 5K run five years ago.
Basehor VFW Post seeking help to keep building
May 26, 2011
When Basehor community groups need a place to meet, the Basehor VFW Post 11499 building is the go-to spot, longtime resident and volunteer Chuck Wilderson says.
BSKNEA president works to build relationships
Communication top priority for Ryan Hull
May 26, 2011
After only a little more than one semester serving as president of the Bonner Springs Kansas National Education Association, Ryan Hull can already see the position calls for a lot of work on his part.
Letters: Grateful to postal employees
May 26, 2011
A very big thank you to all who contributed to the postal employees’ effort to collect nonperishable food items to help the needy in our communities.
Giving thanks to …
May 26, 2011
It seems to me that May is a month for remembering those who have gone before us and to pause a moment and think about those who have touched our lives in a positive way.
Bonner residents volunteer efforts recognized
May 26, 2011
Marcia Nicely says dedication to her role as a CASA volunteer comes from her desire to help children.
FYI: KCKCC pares president field
May 26, 2011
Nine candidates remain in the running for the presidency of Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Look out Kansas: Here comes the zoom!
Sprinters have Basehor-Linwood dreaming big entering Class 4A state meet
May 26, 2011
The Basehor-Linwood High School track team hopes to turn some heads Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at the Class 4A track and field state championships in Wichita — and the Bobcats hope those heads turn quickly.
Bonner, Basehor residents graduate from ESU
May 26, 2011
About 640 undergraduate degree candidates were honored during commencement ceremonies May 14 at Emporia State University.
Bonner resident’s 1,000-mile mission staying close to home
May 26, 2011
Tom Clarke describes himself as a man on a mission. The leukemia survivor plans to walk a total of 1,000 miles through the streets of Bonner Springs this summer by Sept. 23.
Neighbors: Elizabeth Novo-Gradac
May 26, 2011
Elizabeth Novo-Gradac is co-owner of Metro Pawn in Kansas City, Kan.
Tonganoxie golfers represent KVL, finish 2nd at state championships
May 26, 2011
Golf might very well be a game in which the greatest individual garners the glory and accolades, but on Monday at the Class 4A state tournament in Hutchinson, Tonganoxie High learned just how valuable each member of its team could be.
Bonner resident graduates from Harding University
May 26, 2011
Malissa Taber, Bonner Springs, was one of about 700 graduates who received diplomas May 14 at Harding University’s commencement exercises.
Vlasic closes out BLHS career at Class 4A state tournament
May 26, 2011
Gabe Vlasic, who describes himself as a self-made golfer after spending a summer working on the golf course to prepare for his senior season, realized a goal on Monday.
McDanield Early Childhood Center honors former aide with balloon launch
May 26, 2011
Friday morning at McDanield Early Childhood Center, children gathered eagerly, holding tight to their balloons until it was time to release them, allowing them to carry goodbye messages for their former teacher and helper, Miss Kim, up to heaven.
KCK receives state grant
May 26, 2011
The Kansas Historical Society announced that Kansas City, Kan., is one of five cities receiving Historic Preservation Fund grants this year.
Bonner Springs earns respect despite loss to St. James in Class 4-1A regional finals
Braves hang tough with Thunder before suffering season-ending loss
May 26, 2011
The Bonner Springs girls soccer team’s season ended in a 5-0 loss to St. James Academy in the Class 4-1A regional finals Thursday at David Jaynes Stadium, but it wasn’t a bittersweet finale for the Braves.
Locals named to honor roll
May 26, 2011
Washburn University recently announced that five area students were named to the spring semester Dean’s Honor Roll.
After ousting Bishop Ward, Basehor-Linwood baseball confident heading to state
May 26, 2011
A week ago, few expected the Basehor-Linwood baseball team to be playing in the Class 4A state tournament.
Feldmans celebrates 40th
May 26, 2011
Feldmans Farm & Home, a family-owned retail store with locations in three cities, will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a company from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 3, at its Bonner Springs location, 430 N. 130th St.
Miller’s Pharmacy is sold to KCK-based operation
May 26, 2011
Roger Miller and Larry Courtney, owners of Miller Pharmacy in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, have announced they have sold their business after more than 45 years.
Bonner Springs swimming standout Stock beats the odds, places 16th at state meet
BSHS junior surpasses expectations, advances to Saturday’s finals
May 26, 2011
On paper, Toni Stock wasn’t supposed to advance past the 100-yard butterfly preliminaries at the Class 5-1A swimming state championships.
Leavenworth resident pleads guilty to child pornography
May 26, 2011
A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Preview night gives residents a taste of Toastmasters
May 26, 2011
Before Rhonda Green joined Toastmasters a number of years ago, giving a speech or presentation in front of a group of people was a source of anxiety.
Area family turns dreams into blueberry farm
May 26, 2011
Tonya Wiley once heard there are only about five acres of blueberries growing in Kansas.
Young Bobcats hope to make more history at state
May 26, 2011
Nine first-year varsity players on this year’s Basehor-Linwood softball team will make their state tournament debuts this week.
Fort Leavenworth plans Memorial Day events
May 26, 2011
Fort Leavenworth will play host to its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11:40 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth.
Speedway to raise funds for storm victims
May 26, 2011
Kansas Speedway is lending access to its track to assist disaster relief efforts in tornado-ravaged Reading, Kan., and Joplin, Mo.
Be prepared in event of tornadoes, officials urge
May 26, 2011
State disaster officials are urging Kansans to have a plan for dealing with the possibility of coming face to face with a tornado.
Small-business owners talk economy at Basehor Chamber panel
May 26, 2011
Basehor Chamber of Commerce members got a look at the varied faces of Basehor small-business ownership Thursday at the chamber’s monthly meeting.