Local news

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.
Community lauds Basehor PRIDE leader
August 26, 2015
When incoming Basehor PRIDE President Lew Lewis took the reins of the local group in January of this year, he knew he had big shoes to fill.
Remember When for Aug. 27, 2015
August 25, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs YMCA’s Heather Imhoff
August 25, 2015
“It’s very rewarding when you can see that final spark turn and you know that you’re not only teaching them to swim, but you’re teaching them to save their life,” she said.
Planning underway for 4th annual Go Dog Go walk
August 20, 2015
Basehor Community Library and Wagg’n Tails Day Spa are joining forces once again to host the 4th Annual Go Dog Go, a dog walk fundraiser for the Leavenworth County Humane Society, at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Basehor City Park.
Bridge work to reduce I-70 lanes outside of Lawrence
August 20, 2015
Work is set to begin Monday on a multi-layer polymer concrete overlay on the eastbound Interstate 70 lanes of the Kansas River Bridge near Lawrence.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Rene Castillero
August 20, 2015
“I always had a desire for intellectualizing truth,” he said. “I was always fascinated with asking what is out there and why is it there. And that’s what got me interested in theology.”
County seeks Fairmount Township trustee
August 20, 2015
The Board of County Commissioners of Leavenworth County is accepting applications to fill the vacancy of the unexpired term of Trustee for the Fairmount Township Board.
Basehor business owner combines love of billiards, country
August 19, 2015
If any business has cause to give itself a patriotic name, it’s Stars and Stripes Billiards in Basehor.
Remember When for Aug. 20, 2015
August 17, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development seeking applicants for 2015-16
August 12, 2015
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development organization is seeking applicants for 2015-16. The group, which celebrated 25 years earlier this year, is taking applications through Sept. 2. Class members range from high school seniors to retired residents. Students learn about personality and leadership traits, as well as local and state government, communication, teambuilding and other skills during the nine-month class that meets monthly.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Amy Lippoldt
August 12, 2015
Rev. Amy Lippoldt, new pastor at Basehor United Methodist Church, shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face.
Basehor-based Rodeo Mexican Restaurant focuses on service, fresh food
August 11, 2015
Carlos Garcia and Maria Guerrero haven’t been in the Kansas City area for long, but thanks to customers at their Basehor restaurant, they are starting to feel at home.