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Do you think Leavenworth County needs to do more for animal control?

Response Percent
Yes, there needs to be another animal shelter so that stray animals can be removed from rural areas.
 
50%
No, I think the problem is adequately handled by the Sheriff’s Office and local nonprofits.
 
27%
I think the issue is a concern, but there are bigger concerns that tax dollars should support.
 
22%
Total 22
Videos
Kansas City Connection: Start your drooling for Restaurant Week
January 11, 2015
A bit of advice: Don’t look at the website for Kansas City Restaurant Week on an empty stomach.
Basehor-Linwood girls take control in second half against Bishop Ward
January 11, 2015
The third quarter has caused all kinds of trouble for the Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team this season. But the Lady Bobcats (2-5 overall, 2-3 Kaw Valley League) flipped the script Friday night against Bishop Ward, outscoring the host Cyclones 15-3 in the third quarter before cruising to a 52-38 victory.
Basehor-Linwood boys beat Bishop Ward 65-33
January 11, 2015
Senior Pat Muldoon scored a game-high 17 points and keyed the decisive late third-quarter run that propelled the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team to a 65-33 victory Friday on the road against Bishop Ward.
First-degree murder charges filed in robbery attempt at She’s A Pistol
January 9, 2015
The robbery of a gun store Friday afternoon in downtown Shawnee turned into a firefight resulting in the death of one of the store’s owners.
Farm bill meetings set across Kansas as decisions loom
January 8, 2015
Kansas State University is hosting 15 educational meetings across the state as farmers face major decisions by the end of March under the new farm bill.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.
Bill would raise Kansas’ minimum wage $3 by 2017
January 8, 2015
A Wichita Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise Kansas’ minimum wage by $3 over the next three years, and although it’s unlikely to pass in the Republican-dominated Legislature, it could help focus attention on the issue.
11 Kansas hospitals penalized for rates of infections
January 8, 2015
Eleven Kansas hospitals are among more than 700 nationwide that have been penalized for having high rates of infections or patient injuries, leading to a 1 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements since the current fiscal year began in October.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Jack Wiley
January 8, 2015
Jack Wiley, a volunteer for Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Latest technology, conservation highlight farm conference
January 7, 2015
A meeting that aims to increase crop production in northwest Kansas and the central High Plains is planned for later this month in Kansas.
Basehor ready to buy property
January 7, 2015
The city of Basehor is taking another step as it plans for a new City Campus on 158th Street.
Efficiency commission to recommend annual school audits
January 7, 2015
A state panel has recommended that school districts submit to annual financial audits, but it stopped short of endorsing a proposal to limit required teacher negotiation rights.
Bobcat boys defeat Mill Valley
January 7, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team kept Mill Valley at arm’s length for most of the night but could never put the Jaguars away until the end of Tuesday’s 59-47 victory at home.
Basehor-Linwood girls fade after fast start against Mill Valley
January 7, 2015
The first four minutes of Tuesday’s game against Mill Valley couldn’t have started any better for the Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team. The next 28 minutes couldn’t have gone much worse.
Privacy law reduces student participation in drug survey
January 7, 2015
New Kansas privacy laws have reduced the number of students participating in an annual survey that measures substance abuse.
Sparse filings for April local elections in Basehor, Bonner area
Several incumbents say they plan to file for re-election
January 7, 2015
Positions for several local governing bodies will be up for election in April, and so far, only a smattering of candidates have filed.
Arctic blast likely to cause some winterkill damage to wheat
January 6, 2015
Arctic air pushing into the Midwest is expected to cause winterkill damage to wheat in some areas but will mostly spare Kansas.
Wind chills of 20 below zero expected Wednesday in northeast Kansas
January 6, 2015
Northeast Kansas is in for a cold couple of days. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a wind chill of 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Wednesday morning and continuing until late in the day on Wednesday. Wind chills of minus 15 to 20 are expected again on Thursday morning.
Pledge to save more animals hurts Humane Society finances
January 6, 2015
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has saved more severely sick or abused animals since it became the official veterinarian of the Kansas City, Kansas, police department’s animal control division, but the effort is hurting the organization’s financial health.