A look at news from the Basehor area

Kansas Turnpike has record summer traffic count
September 10, 2015
The Kansas Turnpike Authority today announced that summer travel was up more than 6 percent on the Kansas Turnpike in 2015, making it the most traveled summer season in turnpike history.
Home and Garden Tour tickets now available
September 10, 2015
The USD 204 Education Foundation and Bonner Springs Tourism once again are organizing a Fall Home and Garden Tour of area homes Sept. 26.
Basehor police to enforce seat belt laws next week
September 10, 2015
Beginning next week, the Basehor Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies in being extra vigilant when patrolling around schools.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs High secretary Cindy Stephens
September 10, 2015
Cindy Stephens of Bonner Springs High School is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Hot-air balloon festival relocates to Ag Hall grounds
September 10, 2015
Already the home of the Renaissance Festival, concerts at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater and events at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs can add one more attraction to its list.
Remember When for Sept. 10, 2015
September 7, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Visitors flock to see sunflower sensation south of Tonganoxie
September 6, 2015
A row of cars is parked in a grassy strip near green soybeans at Grinter Farms. Ted Grinter planted the grassy area for a makeshift parking lot of sorts. Some 25 cars are parked on the grass Friday afternoon. Many bear Kansas license plates, but there are others. One vehicle is from Texas. Another has Oklahoma tags. California even has representation, as does Virginia.
Showcase of sunflowers at Grinter Farms near Tonganoxie should be in peak bloom in coming days
September 3, 2015
A local landmark that fills the countryside with a sea of yellow for a short spell each year soon should be buzzing again. Grinter Farms again has planted its crop — roughly 1 million sunflower seeds — and the radiant colors of thousands of sunflowers soon will be on display.
Face to Face: Linwood library director Mike Washburn
September 2, 2015
Mike Washburn, new director of the Linwood Community Library, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Retired teacher humbled, honored to receive Marion Vaughn award
September 2, 2015
Judy Miksch has always had a special place in her heart for children — she says a child in need will draw her in like a magnet.
Bonner boutique combines shopping with day at the salon
September 2, 2015
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is known for its high-end stores, and a new salon and boutique in Bonner Springs is looking to put the “ro-dee-oh” in “ro-day-oh.”
Remember When for Sept. 3, 2015
September 1, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Leavenworth County liquor store allegedly sells to undercover 19-year-old
Tonganoxie, Basehor stores refuse sale in countywide operation
August 31, 2015
A Leavenworth County liquor store allegedly sold liquor to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Beverage Control. Between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Sheriff’s Office and ABC sent a 19-year-old into nine liquor stores in the county with the intent to purchase liquor.
Thrills and chills: Organizers expecting bigger, busier Tiblow Days
Concert main act, zip line likely to draw crowds
August 26, 2015
Festival attendees are used to spinning through the air on the Tiblow Days carnival rides at Second and Elm, but this year, they can also zip through the air in Centennial Park.