Local news

Face to Face: Basehor City Council member Vernon Fields
April 2, 2014
This week’s Face to Face features Basehor City Council member Vernon Fields who has a passion for gardening and community service.
Basehor-Linwood officials fight for virtual school funding
April 2, 2014
While state lawmakers mull several bills aimed at meeting the Kansas Supreme Court mandate on equalization, Basehor-Linwood school officials traveled to Topeka to fight for funding for the district’s and the state’s virtual schools.
Basehor Community Garden hopes third year brings more growth
April 1, 2014
The members of Basehor PRIDE hope this spring brings similar success to last year when it comes to the Basehor Community Garden.
Remember When for April 3, 2014
March 31, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor’s Bohannon’s Wine and Spirits Liquors finds success in first month of business
March 31, 2014
One of Basehor’s newest businesses is off to a great start as revenues have doubled initial expectations for the owner.
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.