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THS, BLHS softball postponed
April 3, 2014
The Tonganoxie High softball team’s home doubleheader against Basehor-Linwood, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until 4 p.m. Tuesday because of poor field conditions. The Chieftains are currently 2-0 and the Bobcats are 4-0. Both teams are 2-0 in Kaw Valley League play.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Rachel and Phoebe
April 3, 2014
Rachel and Phoebe are sleek and sweet sisters from Tonganoxie. The Leavenworth County Humane Society took them in as kittens in 2012.
Fulkerson signs with Baker cross country
April 2, 2014
Less than a year after helping Basehor-Linwood to its most successful cross country season in program history, senior Johnny Fulkerson is running to the collegiate ranks.
Kansas Republicans continue to reject Medicaid expansion
April 2, 2014
Kansas continues to reject expansion of Medicaid.
Hopper to wrestle at William Penn
April 2, 2014
In his final high school season, Basehor-Linwood senior John Hopper elevated his performance on wrestling mat to new heights. Hopper’s career in a Bobcat singlet came to an end at the state tournament in March, but his time as a wrestler is far from over.
Kansas Senate OKs bill voiding local gun rights
April 2, 2014
A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances is on track to clear the state Legislature quickly after the Senate approved it Wednesday.
Bobcats, Braves split league DH
April 2, 2014
When Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs squared off on the baseball diamond Tuesday, few comparisons could be made from the first game to the second. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that the Kaw Valley League rivalry ended in a split.
Kansas Turnpike fatal crash truck driver asleep at wheel, manager says
April 2, 2014
The 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who died when his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike toll plaza early Saturday morning appeared to be asleep in photos taken just before the crash, his manager said Tuesday from California.
Face to Face: Basehor City Council member Vernon Fields
April 2, 2014
This week’s Face to Face features Basehor City Council member Vernon Fields who has a passion for gardening and community service.
Basehor-Linwood officials fight for virtual school funding
April 2, 2014
While state lawmakers mull several bills aimed at meeting the Kansas Supreme Court mandate on equalization, Basehor-Linwood school officials traveled to Topeka to fight for funding for the district’s and the state’s virtual schools.
Kansas winter wheat crop needs more moisture, report says
April 1, 2014
The latest government snapshot says the Kansas winter wheat crop is in need of moisture in most of the state.
Kansas economy lagging in several areas of growth
April 1, 2014
A report by Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors shows that Kansas is lagging the region and nation in numerous economic categories.
THS baseball vs. Basehor-Linwood moved to Friday
April 1, 2014
The Tonganoxie High baseball team’s doubleheader against Basehor-Linwood, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been split into two single games.
Kansas: Man pleads not guilty in voodoo beheading
April 1, 2014
A former Topeka man suspected of killing a man by severing his head with a guitar string in 2011 pleaded innocent to murder.
Basehor council changes property and liability insurance plan
April 1, 2014
The Basehor CIty Council on Monday night approved to change property and liability insurance plans to avoid a 19 percent increase in premiums.
Basehor Community Garden hopes third year brings more growth
April 1, 2014
The members of Basehor PRIDE hope this spring brings similar success to last year when it comes to the Basehor Community Garden.
Spring sports fans cheer on through drastic weather changes
April 1, 2014
Spring sports fans are a very hardy group. They sit, huddled in blankets, to cheer for a son, daughter or grandchild on a day with the thermometer hovering in the lower 40s and facing a brisk wind.
Bobcat softball sweeps Turner in coach’s absence
April 1, 2014
When the Basehor-Linwood softball team opened its season Monday, it did so without its head coach. As it turns out, though, Susan Mayberry’s absence from the dugout gave the Bobcats a little extra incentive to get the job done on the diamond.
Kansas historic site hosts Bleeding Kansas play
March 31, 2014
The Kansas Historical Society says an acting troupe of history re-enactors plans to present the play “Bleeding Kansas Characters.”
Remember When for April 3, 2014
March 31, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.