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Piper ends stalemate, eliminates BLHS girls from sub-state play
10:51 p.m., February 27, 2013 Updated 01:12 p.m.
With a slow start from both sides, the game was there for the taking and it was Piper who took it, defeating the Basehor-Linwood girls, 50-32, in the first round of sub-state play Wednesday.
BSHS girls down Perry-Lecompton, 66-35, to reach Friday’s sub-state semis
February 27, 2013
Bonner Springs senior Anna Deegan scored 11 points in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 20 points, helping the Braves advance to the sub-state semifinals after Wednesday’s 66-35 victory against Perry-Lecompton.
BLHS boys cruise to sub-state semis after 91-58 win against Atchison
10:34 p.m., February 27, 2013 Updated 12:07 a.m.
By the time Basehor-Linwood senior Matt Ogilvie put down a one-handed dunk — his second of the night — in the second half against Atchison on Wednesday, the Bobcats’ bench erupted, its sub-state semifinal berth not in doubt.
BSHS boys’ season ends with sub-state loss at Tonganoxie
February 27, 2013
The Bonner Springs boys shrunk a 16-point deficit to four in the second half, but couldn’t quite cap off the comeback in a 65-56 loss Wednesday in sub-state first-round action at Tonganoxie.
Wyandotte County officials pin hopes on additional single-family homes
February 27, 2013
New apartment complexes may be popping up quickly in the next year, but the Unified Government is hoping housing across the county begins to grow at the same rate.
Area’s retail development spurs construction of apartment complexes
February 27, 2013
Guy Tiner, a Wyandotte County residential developer, is preparing to build a 248-unit, gated apartment complex sometime in the next year — one of several apartment developments in the works in western Wyandotte County.
Recreational opportunities abound in Wyandotte County
February 27, 2013
The water boils — and, in winter, little icebergs crash — at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers at Kaw Point Park.
Improvements planned for highways, bus routes throughout county
February 27, 2013
Improving transportation for drivers and transit riders has been a priority for Wyandotte County over the last year. With a new bus route and work about to begin at Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Interstate 70, transportation officials are hoping residents find it easier to get where they’re going.
Fans flock to KCK for soccer, baseball
February 27, 2013
Empty seats were a rarity at Sporting Kansas City games in 2012.
Shopping opportunities now include Sam’s Club
February 27, 2013
The fate of the Legend Outlets shopping area is still unknown in 2013, but 2012 was still a year of new stores and restaurants for the popular destination.
KCKCC, Providence among those offering healthcare opportunities
February 27, 2013
Training and job opportunities in the healthcare field abound in and around Wyandotte County.
Kansas Speedway unveils road course, adds Grand-Am to schedule
Track will debut under lights in August
February 27, 2013
Since first opening its gates in 2001, Kansas Speedway has established itself as one of the premier venues in all of stock car racing. Beginning this summer, it will have the opportunity to make its mark “inside” the oval.
Google Fiber attracting startups, creating nationwide buzz
February 27, 2013
If you want to know why Google Fiber is such a big deal, talk to Matthew Marcus.
Cerner’s move will impact all facets of business in Legends/West Village
February 27, 2013
Cerner Corporation has already changed the skyline of western Wyandotte County with the first of the twin nine-story towers rushing toward completion on its State Avenue campus. But area business leaders say the project has the potential to make greater changes to the county’s landscape and economy.
Casino revenues dip, but officials plan for growth
February 27, 2013
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway may have gotten a slow start, but casino officials say they are right where they want to be.
Snow won’t stop 13th annual Marble Crazy, say organizers
February 27, 2013
The snow won’t stop Marble Crazy. Moon Marble Co. will have its 13th annual Marble Crazy Friday and Saturday this weekend.
MLS All-Star Game coming to Sporting Park
February 27, 2013
Kansas City sports fans got a taste of the national spotlight when the Major League Baseball All-Star Game made its way to Kauffman Stadium last July. As it turns out, the city won’t have to wait long to once again play host to some of the country’s top athletes.
Remember When for Feb. 28, 2013
February 27, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain from this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Keeping score: Bonner resident donates time as roller derby referee
February 27, 2013
As a pack of girls crash and bash while skating their way around the track, rolling right next to them in black and white stripes is rule-keeper MT Threat – otherwise known as Bonner Springs’ Matt Gurley.
Leavenworth County officers to focus on seat belt use in school zones
February 27, 2013
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office deputies will be focusing on seat belt violations in and around school zones in the coming weeks.
Food: Coffee like a secret weapon for richly flavored roasted pork
February 27, 2013
Coffee provides deep, rich flavors with just a hint of acid. It’s a combination that works wonders for roasted meat.