Local news

Kansas Turnpike has record summer traffic count
September 10, 2015
The Kansas Turnpike Authority today announced that summer travel was up more than 6 percent on the Kansas Turnpike in 2015, making it the most traveled summer season in turnpike history.
Flu shot clinic offered at Basehor City Hall
September 10, 2015
The city of Basehor is sponsoring a flu shot clinic between noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Basehor City Hall Council Chambers.
Basehor police to enforce seat belt laws next week
September 10, 2015
Beginning next week, the Basehor Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies in being extra vigilant when patrolling around schools.
Remember When for Sept. 10, 2015
September 7, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor sophomore continues experience with Youth Symphony
September 3, 2015
As a fourth grader, Tristan McGehee saw the appeal to learning an instrument like the violin.
Face to Face: Linwood library director Mike Washburn
September 2, 2015
Mike Washburn, new director of the Linwood Community Library, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
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.”