A look at news from the Basehor area

Tonganoxie moves forward with tearing down police station
March 18, 2014
Tonganoxie will move ahead with demolishing the former Tonganoxie police station.
Remember When for March 20, 2014
March 17, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Tonganoxie man cited for painting traditional green stripe down Fourth Street
March 17, 2014
A green stripe has been painted down Fourth Street all but one year of the St. Patrick’s Parade through downtown Tonganoxie.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Michaelangelo and Murf
March 12, 2014
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week, available for adoption at Bonner Animal Rescue.
Fundraiser set for Basehor twins in need of brain surgery
March 10, 2014
There will be another fundraiser for Basehor’s Blake and Lance Tranckino, twin baby brothers who require reconstructive brain surgery, this Saturday in Tonganoxie.
Remember When for March 13, 2014
March 10, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Lansing city offices closed Monday for longtime mayor’s funeral
March 7, 2014
Lansing city offices will be closed Monday morning in observance of the funeral Mass for former Mayor Ken Bernard. The city’s mayor for 29 years, Bernard died Tuesday at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. He was 76.
Absolutely ‘marbleous’: Glass art enthusiasts get Marble Crazy sneak peek
March 6, 2014
A handful of glass artists and glass art enthusiasts crowded around the workbench at Moon Marble Co. Thursday, watching Cathy Richardson and her son, Colin Richardson, create their unique glass pieces.
Art in memoriam: Edwardsville ceramics artist specializes in urns
March 6, 2014
When ceramics artist Trent Freeman creates a custom piece, you might expect there is extra pressure to please his client.
Bonner’s New Century Club looks to step into 21st century
March 5, 2014
A service organization unique to Bonner Springs and more than 100 years old is making an effort to remind the community that it is still here and ready to help.
Local student awarded ‘Golden Gorilla’ at PSU
March 4, 2014
Nicole Bishop, a graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, has earned the Golden Gorilla Award at Pittsburg State University.
Basehor, Bonner area students named on KU honor rolls
March 4, 2014
Kansas University recently announced students who earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester.
Vaughn-Trent’s 25 years quite a feat
March 4, 2014
For 25 years Vaughn-Trent Community Services has been serving the needs of those less fortunate in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district. What I believe to be the most vital factor is that it is operated with part-time employees and volunteers.