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A look at news from the Basehor area


Douglas County Fair returns July 24 with new theme, kiddie derby
July 14, 2015
The Douglas County Fair may just be one of the summer’s biggest attractions — in recent years, it’s drawn upwards of 25,000 people to the Lawrence fairgrounds — but back in the early 1950s, the fair was just a fledgling operation hosted at Haskell University. Back then, before the fairgrounds were built, 4-H animals were all housed underneath the school’s football stadium. Or, at least, that’s what Margaret Kalb’s mother told her growing up.
Remember When for July 16, 2015
July 13, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Wyandotte County fair adds go kart racing to events
July 13, 2015
As the Wyandotte County Fair continues to rebuild and familiarize attendees with its “new” fairgrounds, it is adding a new feature that it hopes will serve to do both.
Police officer lauded for how he handled shoplifting case
July 12, 2015
A suburban Kansas City police officer said he is amazed by the public response to actions he took this week while responding to a routine shoplifting call at a local retail store.
KU spring honor rolls include Basehor, Bonner area students
July 8, 2015
Several area students were among those named to the honor rolls at Kansas University for the 2015 spring semester.
Motorcycle ride to benefit BSHS grad
July 8, 2015
An upcoming motorcycle ride will benefit a life-long area resident battling a serious disease.
Tractor Daze event expected to be bigger, better
July 8, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame set out to make its events a little bigger and better this year in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, and if the list of activities for Saturday’s Tractor Daze is any indication, it succeeded.
Remember When for July 9, 2015
July 7, 2015
Event reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Flash flood watch issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties
July 6, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties from 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening.
Ag Hall’s Tractor Daze to include hall of fame inductions
July 2, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, will conduct its annual “Tractor Daze and Touch a Truck” event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 11.
Creating a family: Agency seeks more foster families; greatest need in Wyandotte County
July 1, 2015
Wyandotte County has a higher-than-average need for certified foster families.
2 dead after shooting in Overland Park
July 1, 2015
Police in Overland Park say two people have died in a shooting.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Randy Beemon
July 1, 2015
Randy Beemon, pastor of First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Summer may be half over, but there are still events to be enjoyed
June 30, 2015
It hardly seems possible that it is July! That means 2015 is half over and wasn’t it yesterday we were celebrating the New Year?