Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Basehor-Linwood tight end Ben Johnson commits to KU football
10:36 p.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ben Johnson, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound junior tight end for Basehor-Linwood High School, became the first Kansas University football commit of the class of 2013 this week.
Wind fuels 3-alarm fire at Shawnee apartment complex
09:13 p.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 11:25 p.m.
High winds quickly fueled a Shawnee apartment fire from a small flame to a blaze that engulfed an entire building and threatened others Thursday evening.
A Look Back: Trash and recycling program
February 23, 2012
A new era called the “Cart Trash and Recycling Program” will begin March 1 in Lansing.
County commission OKs shooting range near Tonganoxie
February 23, 2012
Leavenworth County Commissioners Thursday gave a nod to a proposed Sheriff’s Office shooting range at a rock quarry about a mile west of Tonganoxie.
Brownback favors Leavenworth County being its own Kansas Senate district, chief of staff says
February 23, 2012
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff says the governor is in favor of making Leavenworth County a distinct Kansas Senate district.
Error leaves portions of stories missing from Sentinel print edition
February 23, 2012
A production error has caused three pages in this week’s print edition of the Basehor Sentinel not to be published as planned.
Fake Beard Bandit’ pleads guilty in Shawnee bank robbery
02:59 p.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A3
An Oklahoma man nicknamed the “Fake Beard Bandit” has pleaded guilty to eight bank robberies in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas — including a robbery in Shawnee.
Letter: Mertz addresses recall charges
February 23, 2012
Editor’s note: This letter, addressed to Basehor residents, was submitted to the Sentinel by Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz.
Kanrocksas won’t return until 2013
February 23, 2012
Due to a major construction project at Kansas Speedway during the summer of 2012, organizers of the Kanrocksas Music Festival announced it would not return until 2013.
Class 4A girls and boys sub-state basketball brackets released
February 23, 2012
On Wednesday, the official sub-state brackets were released. Take a look at the draw below and share your predictions for what will be a busy week ahead.
No decision made on airport studies as county waits for cities to agree on site
09:43 a.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 01:30 p.m.
Officials emerged from a study session Wednesday without reaching a decision on how to move forward with studies looking into a possible new public Leavenworth County airport.