Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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The price of loyalty: Setting wages a balancing act for area cities
September 12, 2012
This year, the average police officer in Shawnee takes home an hourly wage of about $23.59, a rate equal to about $49,000 per year, not including overtime.
Montemayor: Don’t tweet your way out of a scholarship
04:05 p.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
At any given time of the day, Twitter and Facebook can be a party — only the blinds are wide open, and the whole neighborhood (and well, well beyond) can see inside. Nowhere is this more evident, and potentially problematic, than among high school student athletes and student bodies at large.
New reporter joins Basehor Sentinel
September 12, 2012
Ann Marget Montemayor has signed on as the new reporter for the Basehor Sentinel.
USD 458 School Board discusses long-range goals
September 12, 2012
The Basehor-Linwood school board discussed its ideas for long-range projects and upgrades to district facilities at its meeting Monday night.
Piano classes offered this fall at KCKCC
September 12, 2012
A series of 10 beginning and intermediate piano classes will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Babysitting class covers care basics, CPR
September 12, 2012
A course in Babysitter Training will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Defensive driving class could lower insurance
September 12, 2012
A four-hour Defensive Driving class will be offered Saturday, Sept. 22, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Annual bike show to benefit local family
September 12, 2012
A serious motorcycle accident this spring forced Jason Lucas to have his leg amputated, and his family has struggled to get by in the face of mounting medical bills.
BLHS grad earns degree from Missouri college
September 12, 2012
A Basehor-Linwood High School graduate graduated in May from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., the college announced this summer.
Mustard seeds’ of faith foster change
September 12, 2012
When I was a youngster, one of my older sisters gave me a small pendant that contained a tiny yellow seed. The seed was, she said, a mustard seed; that if I had the faith of a mustard seed, I could move mountains.
BLHS graduate receives scholarship at Pitt State
September 12, 2012
A Basehor-Linwood High School graduate has received a scholarship for 2012-13 at Pittsburg State University.
Remember When for Sept. 13, 2012
September 12, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Farewell, Autumnfest
September 12, 2012
As most of you know, the Edwardsville Autumnfest won’t be held this fall. Instead it is being moved to the spring and will be re-branded.
Learning trail opens at KCKCC
September 12, 2012
A celebration of the first Kansas City, Kan., Born Learning Trail is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College.
New school lunches get B+ in USD 204
September 12, 2012
Seventh-grader Jacob Merino didn’t mince words when he described what school lunches were like in past years.
#BasehorSports and #BonnerSports This Week: 9/13-9/19
September 12, 2012
Latest results posted on and Use #BasehorSports and #BonnerSports on Twitter to both find and share scores, opinion, photos and videos from sporting events in the area.
Rebuilding BSHS volleyball team shows flashes of promise
02:10 p.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
In her first year at Bonner Springs, Madlock has to create success on her own. Over the course of this season, the 5-10 Braves are finding their way while showing flashes of what could be. They can serve, block and volley, but not consistently.
Bonner Springs girls tennis gives coach “pleasant surprise” with nice start
September 12, 2012
Entering what coach Bill Scott called the Braves’ “toughest tournament of the year” at Baldwin, the Bonner Springs girls tennis team has weathered the loss of the bulk of last season’s experienced athletes.
Braves boys soccer remains winless after 8-0 loss at Mill Valley
08:14 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Despite an all-world effort by junior Austin Schuler and steady play by senior Jason Van Maren, the Braves surrendered seven second-half goals en route to an 8-0 defeat.
Food: Area farm’s hydroponic lettuce growing in popularity
September 12, 2012
Two Sisters Farm is the only commercial farm in the area specializing in hydroponics, or soilless growing, and their lettuce has been catching on around Lawrence and Johnson County since their first harvest this spring.
Food: Complex barbecue flavors, easy recipe
September 12, 2012
A few years ago I created a recipe for a killer barbecue sauce. It was exactly the way I like it — thick, rich, a lot savory, a little sweet and bursting with cumin, smoked paprika and so many other delicious seasonings.