A look at news from the Basehor area

Art festival, patriotic celebration to take over Downtown Bonner June 27
June 16, 2015
June 27 will be a day full of entertainment in Downtown Bonner Springs.
Remember When for June 18, 2015
June 15, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Edwardsville set to turn 100 next month
June 15, 2015
Edwardsville reaches a major milestone next month. Edwardsville became a city of the third class in late July, 1915, making the community 100 years old!
Royals legend helps Gold Glove Week thrive
June 12, 2015
Frank White is no stranger to gold. He did, after all, win eight Gold Gloves during his days as the starting second baseman for the Kansas City Royals. But that color took on a completely different meaning on Friday afternoon at Edwardsville City Park, where White he donated his time to a charity autograph signing.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Relay For Life participant turned cancer survivor encourages participation
June 10, 2015
George Cox has been supporting the Kaw Valley Relay For Life in Bonner Springs since its inception in 2003.
Edwardsville residents question legality of ‘halfway house’
June 9, 2015
The city of Edwardsville is working to determine if a reported “halfway house” for criminal offenders is in violation of any laws after locating in a family-friendly neighborhood.
Remember When for June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Linwood business owner Kim Miller-Tallman
June 8, 2015
Miller Sign Shoppe owner Kim Miller-Tallman shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face.
Tonganoxie youth remembered for ‘lighting up a room’
12:43 p.m., June 8, 2015 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Sierra Sommer was known for lighting up a room. She, also, as others noted, was a bit of a chameleon at Tonganoxie High School in that she had the knack for fitting into various circles. She had a diverse group of friends.
Bonner business, nonprofit offer free dental services
June 5, 2015
Victory Ford of Bonner Springs has partnered with the Reola Grant Center to provide Free Dental Days, dentistry services provided by the PDS Serve Foundation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at Victory Ford, 715 S. 130th St.
Edwardsville Parks and Rec’s Gold Glove Week to raise funds for Children’s Mercy
Royals’ Frank White to sign autographs June 12
June 5, 2015
The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a special fundraising event next week, aimed at assisting local youth through Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City.
Body of missing Bonner Springs man found in Leavenworth County
June 5, 2015
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s reports it located the body of a man reported missing from Bonner Springs yesterday.
Edwardsville councilman releases statement after KBI closes investigation
Stites denies using racial slurs in exchange with teenager
June 4, 2015
An Edwardsville City Councilman is sharing his side of the story after the KBI reported it has wrapped up an investigation into allegations that he used racial slurs and threats.