Basehor Living

Kansas City Connection: Plenty of culture to keep you out of the cold
February 2, 2014
Anyone in doubt about whether Kansas City offers world-class arts, music and theater entertainment should take a look at this week’s cultural calendar, which features premier soloists, cutting-edge theater and unique art openings. These events also have the added benefit of taking place in well-insulated theaters, where it should be possible to forget about the cold weather for an hour or two.
Kansas City Connection: Pack your appetite for Restaurant Week
January 19, 2014
This week is the fifth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week. From now through Jan. 26, over 125 different restaurants and cafes have prepared special lunch and dinner menus to give people a chance to taste why so many have hailed Kansas City as one of the nation’s top emerging culinary destinations.
KanCare, insurance struggles raise questions for Basehor family
January 12, 2014
Blake and Lance Tranckino keep their parents, Karla Holton and Vic Tranckino, quite busy. Blake and Lance are identical twins.
Kansas City Connection: From the library to a classic delicatessen
January 12, 2014
In addition to its extensive collection of books and reading materials, the central branch of the Kansas City, Mo., library system serves as an exhibit space, event center, movie theater and a home for frequent author talks and visits.
Kansas: Advocates raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders
January 11, 2014
Cami Kennedy believed her newborn baby was deformed and schizophrenic. Delusional and hallucinatory, she thought it was a normal way for a first-time mother to feel.
Kansas City Connection: The hidden gems of Westside
January 5, 2014
Happy New Year, dear readers. For this first column of 2014, I’d like to continue our exploration of some of Kansas City’s most interesting neighborhoods, businesses and events.
5 questions: Christmas clutter
December 24, 2013
With Christmas gifts can come post-holiday clutter. offers some tips for yuletide organization.
Five Questions: Flavors of Thanksgiving
November 26, 2013
As you sit down with friends and family this week over a big Thanksgiving dinner, you may believe you’re honoring a 400-year-old tradition. That’s not exactly true. According to the historians at Plimoth Plantation, who answered this week’s Five Questions, there was no pumpkin pie, certainly no Black Friday and maybe not even turkey.
Kansas insurance commissioner worried about changes to health care law
November 15, 2013
Kansas’ insurance commissioner said Thursday the Obama administration’s decision to delay by a year the cancellation of health care policies that no longer meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act could have unintended consequences.
Olathe couple come ‘home’ again with equine ministry
October 23, 2013
Joycelyn Yates says that sometimes to gain clarity, you need to change your surroundings, which is why a horse farm is the perfect place to connect with your faith.
Volunteer work with children’s organization changes career path for Bonner woman
October 16, 2013
Nicole Gerken left behind her advertising agency career path three years ago, inspired to take a new path — and a smaller salary — to dedicate her time to a local charitable organization for children.
Five Questions: Making sense of the Affordable Care Act in Kansas
October 15, 2013
The Affordable Care Act, frequently referred to as “Obamacare,” was passed into law on March 23, 2010. The law contains provisions to reform the health insurance industry, with the biggest changes occurring by Jan. 1, 2014.
Affordable Care Act: Will young, healthy people purchase insurance?
September 16, 2013
The 2010 law, often known as Obamacare, has a goal of near-universal coverage in the U.S., but for that to happen many young, healthy Americans will have to buy insurance.
Local ranch hopes to help those with special needs
August 8, 2013
Just before Caroline Miller mounts the horse, she falls silent and serious.