Elections

Basehor mayor denies request for special council meeting before recalls take effect
11:40 a.m., March 2, 2012 Updated 04:10 p.m.
Shortly after Basehor residents voted to remove them from office, Basehor City Council members Iris Dysart and Dennis Mertz joined with member Fred Box this week to call for a special council meeting in order to appoint a new council president, the Sentinel has learned.
Basehor residents turn out in droves to recall mayor, 2 council members
10:17 a.m., February 28, 2012 Updated 11:57 p.m.
In great numbers and by a wide margin, Basehor residents on Tuesday decided to clean house at City Hall.
Letter: Mertz addresses recall charges
February 23, 2012
Editor’s note: This letter, addressed to Basehor residents, was submitted to the Sentinel by Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz.
Questions and answers on Feb. 28 Basehor recall election
February 22, 2012
Basehor residents will vote Tuesday, Feb. 28, on whether to recall Basehor Mayor Terry Hill and Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart. In this feature, the Sentinel answers questions voters may have about the recall vote.
Basehor Recall Election Central
February 22, 2012
Use this page as your guide as you prepare to vote in the Feb. 28 Basehor recall election.
Basehor council members deny recall accusations at town-hall meeting
05:58 p.m., February 20, 2012 Updated 10:17 a.m.
At a town-hall meeting Sunday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart again said they never broke open-meetings laws before they voted to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry last September.
Letter: Basehor mayor addresses recall charges
February 15, 2012
Editor’s note: This letter, addressed to Basehor residents, was submitted to the Sentinel by Basehor Mayor Terry Hill.
Mayor cries foul over ‘wasteful spending’ accusations
February 15, 2012
At the top is a title: “Wasteful spending by the Mayor.” At the bottom-right is a total: more than $10,000. But in between, the story is complicated.
Basehor mayor will be part of Feb. 28 recall election
February 10, 2012
Basehor Mayor Terry Hill will appear on the Feb. 28 recall ballot in Basehor after the Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday denied his request to put his election on hold.
Judge denies Basehor mayor’s request to put recall election on hold
Lengthy appeal process could await
January 26, 2012
A judge Thursday denied Basehor Mayor Terry Hill’s request to put his recall election on hold until an appeal is heard.
Judge to rule soon on recall election for Basehor mayor
January 11, 2012
The fate of a possible election to recall Basehor Mayor Terry Hill remained in the air after a hearing Wednesday morning in Leavenworth County District Court, but a judge’s decision on the matter could arrive by the end of the week.
Biggest Basehor stories of 2011: Loughry firing, recalls top readers’ list
December 28, 2011
On Sept. 19, 2011, a Basehor bombshell dropped.
Recall election for Basehor City Council members set for Feb. 28; mayor’s election hinges on judge’s decision
06:22 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Basehor residents will vote in February on whether to remove up to half of the city’s elected officials from office.
Donohoe announces bid for reelection
11:22 a.m., November 28, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas Rep. Owen Donohoe (R-Shawnee) announced he has filed for reelection to the Kansas House of Representatives, 39th District.