News about the military and veterans

Photos and video: Middle-schoolers read essays on patriotism for Basehor veterans
January 30, 2012
A group of Basehor-Linwood Middle School students on Thursday gathered at the Basehor VFW Post 11499 to speak about patriotism in front of veterans, school officials and their families.
Sunday gas leak blamed for unpleasant odor on Fort Leavenworth, surrounding area
January 9, 2012
Fort Leavenworth experienced a small leakage of mercaptan Sunday, which caused an unpleasant odor on Fort Leavenworth and in the surrounding community.
Basehor-Linwood graduate earns KU Navy scholarship
January 5, 2012
A Basehor-Linwood High School graduate attending Kansas University has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Navy League of Greater Kansas City.
Ladies Auxiliary biscuit and gravy breakfast Sunday
December 27, 2011
The Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 Ladies Auxiliary’s annual New Year’s Day biscuit and gravy breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday at the post, 1009 E. First St., Tonganoxie.
Help pick the five biggest Basehor-area stories of 2011
December 19, 2011
During the last week of 2011, the Sentinel will take a look back through a Basehor-area lens with recaps of the five biggest Basehor news stories of the year. And who better to decide which five stories best sum up Basehor-area life in 2011 than you, our readers?
Soldier father surprises 6-year-old daughter in Basehor-Linwood kindergarten class with return
December 15, 2011
The kindergartners chattered loudly, shouting over each other to say words that start with “ch”: “Chicken!” “Chocolate!”
Basehor fifth-grader with deep military lineage gives back through Wreaths Across America
December 14, 2011
When Connor McEnerney was in second grade, he heard that his school was raising money to lay wreaths on veterans’ graves for the holidays.
Photos: Basehor faces at weekend holiday events
December 12, 2011
Basehor residents marked the holiday season this past Saturday at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Leavenworth National Cemetery, as well as the Christmas Open House at the Basehor Historical Museum, which featured a visit from Santa Claus.
Middle-school ‘Patriot’ reaches state level of VFW essay competition
December 7, 2011
Pieces of paper, filled with passages that had been scratched out and rewritten, were spread across the Foster family’s dinner table as Alyssa Foster worked on her VFW Patriot’s Pen essay earlier this fall, her mother Linda remembers.
Wreaths Across America to honor veterans in Leavenworth
December 5, 2011
The public is invited to a Wreaths Across America ceremony this weekend at Leavenworth National Cemetery, where more than 800 wreaths will be placed on the headstones of service members.
Basehor VFW announces essay contest winners
December 2, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 this week announced the local winners of its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth competitions for 2011-2012.
Jenkins nominates BLHS senior for Air Force Academy
November 28, 2011
A Basehor-Linwood High School senior is among 33 students nominated by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins for admission to U.S. military academies.
Photos: Seniors meet, eat at Basehor VFW Post Thanksgiving dinner
November 19, 2011
Basehor VFW Post members estimated about 200 senior citizens came through the post building’s doors for its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens Saturday, Nov. 19.
Basehor VFW inviting senior citizens for Thanksgiving meal Saturday
November 16, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 will offer its annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens at 2 p.m. Saturday at the post building, 2805 N. 155th St.