A look at news from the Basehor area

The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Josie and Basil
June 30, 2014
Bonner Animal Rescue shares two of their adoptable cats.
Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson counties under tornado watch
June 30, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for area counties, including Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.
Remember When for July 3, 2014
June 30, 2014
Event reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Ag Hall gears up for Tractor Daze, Touch-A-Truck
June 30, 2014
A chance to experience life on the farm will return July 12 with the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s Tractor Daze & Touch-A-Truck event.
Basehor-Linwood graduate honored with Medal of Courage by Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
June 26, 2014
Kyle Speichinger was working his night shift in October 2013 when he responded to what he thought was a typical suspicious activity call when it turned into something much more serious.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society to have picnic Saturday
June 25, 2014
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is inviting the community to its annual picnic, which is Saturday at the historic site.
New downtown Bonner shop joins vintage decor trend
June 24, 2014
Kathy McBride says she is excited to join the growing number of vintage renovation businesses in the downtown area of Bonner Springs.
Local agencies participating in National HIV Testing Day
June 23, 2014
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging Kansans to get tested Friday on National HIV Testing Day.
Remember When for June 26, 2014
June 23, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor-Linwood hosts Sen. Hensley discussion on education funding, economy
June 21, 2014
Teachers, school administrators and other members of the Basehor education community sat down with Democratic Sen. Anthony Hensley on Wednesday to discuss the recent school finance decisions and the economic state of Kansas.
Bonner Relay For Life looking to rebound
June 19, 2014
In the opening hours of the 12th annual Kaw Valley Relay For Life, those familiar with the event might have noticed a slightly smaller crowd than usual.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Plumm and Ivan
June 18, 2014
The following pets are available for adoption through Bonner Animal Rescue. To meet either pet, contact BAR at 913-449-7328.
Art festival set to take over downtown Bonner
June 17, 2014
The inaugural Festival of the Arts in downtown Bonner Springs seeks to be much more than your typical art festival.
Basehor-Linwood graduate receives magna cum laude honors from William Jewell College
June 16, 2014
Emily Knapp of Bonner Springs and 2011 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School graduated magna cum laude in May from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.