Local news

Basehor-Linwood Superintendent: potential state budget cuts could have “devastating impact”
March 28, 2014
Basehor-Linwood School District Superintendent David Howard is calling school district residents to contact their local law makers over legislation that would reduce the district’s transportation and virtual school funding significantly.
Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter is not only digging up history, they’re making it
March 26, 2014
The Ephraim Basehor Chapter of the DAR, consisting of 25 members from Basehor, Bonner Springs and Tonganoxie, is starting its second year full year as a chapter. In 2013, 3,906 women joined DAR chapters across the country, making it the biggest year for new membership in the 123-year history of the organization. Kansas now has 60 of its own chapters.
Two new businesses open in Basehor
March 25, 2014
Two new businesses, a restaurant and liquor store, opened recently in Basehor.
Basehor’s Jump Start fitness expands programs for Spring
March 24, 2014
Something fortuitous happened when Chad Derowitsch walked into the space he would turn into Jump Start Fitness and Nutrition in the Basehor Town Square.
Basehor police calls for Mar. 10-16
March 21, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.
Basehor library’s QuaranTEEN zone officially celebrates opening
March 20, 2014
After nearly a year of hard work by local youth and library staff, the “QuaranTEEN Zone” at the Basehor Community Library officially opened Tuesday afternoon.
Basehor residents voice questions about future city campus
March 18, 2014
Several Basehor residents approached the city council Monday night with questions about the board’s interest in buying a 44-acre plot of land near 158th Street and Parallel Road.
The Chieftain’s Pet of the Week: Nellie
March 18, 2014
Nellie enjoys social time, LOVES her toys, knows some tricks, too.
Remember When for March 20, 2014
March 17, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor’s Sterling Holland wins Kansas spelling bee for second year
March 17, 2014
Basehor-Linwood Middle School student Sterling Holland will travel to Washington, D.C., in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Face to Face: Basehor Community Library’s Diana Weaver
March 14, 2014
Diana Weaver, the director of the Basehor Community Library, is living her dream job.
Saturday fundraiser to benefit Basehor twins needing reconstructive brain surgery
March 13, 2014
A Saturday fundraiser will benefit Blake and Lance Tranckino, twin baby brothers who require reconstructive brain surgery.
Basehor-Linwood teachers to get new laptops after schools OK technology buy
March 12, 2014
The USD 458 School Board approved several technology purchases Monday night, including new Apple laptop computers for the district’s teachers.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.