A look at news from the Basehor area

Face to Face: Bonner Springs city employee Justine Smith
July 15, 2015
As July is National Parks and Recreation Month, Justine Smith of Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation is featured in this week’s Face to Face.
New attractions to greet Leavenworth County fairgoers
July 15, 2015
The Leavenworth County Fair will be swinging into Tonganoxie later this month with some new attractions, including the bull bash on Aug. 1.
Leavenworth County Fair schedule
July 15, 2015
Here’s a look at the 2015 Leavenworth County Fair schedule:
Tonganoxie man arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 14, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl has been booked into Leavenworth County Jail.
BSHS grad with renal failure thankful for community support
Benefit event set for July 25
July 14, 2015
Jason Harrington said while he knew he had a chronic kidney disease, he didn’t know how serious it could get.
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.