Opinion

Garage sales serve many purposes
September 15, 2014
No matter where you go you’ll find neighborhoods hosting a legion of garage sales. Certainly they are extremely popular with most people.
The power of literacy supports a better society
September 8, 2014
According to a number of statistical sources, there are 32.9 million Americans, or 14 percent of our population, who are illiterate.
Old age requires hearing aids, other ‘spare parts’
September 1, 2014
When you reach my age you find that you need a “spare parts kit.” A couple of weeks ago, I officially became an old guy when I added a hearing aid to my “tool kit.”
Jim Finley: A true Bonner Springs citizen
August 25, 2014
Last week, Bonner Springs lost one of our outstanding citizens and a local icon when Jim Finley passed away.
Pigskin prep: high school football’s evolution since 1908
August 18, 2014
It’s a sure sign that fall is creeping up on us when the first day of school has arrived. And, yes, it is a time of year filled with anticipation for me because football season is about here.
Kansas so much more than Dorothy’s home
August 11, 2014
While on vacation in Canada, a woman commented that this was the 75th anniversary of the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”
Face to Face: First State Bank’s Blake Waters
August 11, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature. This week, we talk with First State Bank and Trust’s Blake Waters.
Basehor Awards and Trophies celebrates 10 years in business
August 6, 2014
Basehor Awards and Trophies is celebrating their 10th year in business, and owners James and Laura Smith are ready for the next 10.
Basehor adopts 2015 budget
August 5, 2014
The City of Basehor adopted its 2015 budget following a public hearing on Monday evening. The budget, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2015, includes a $350,000 budget to be used for pavement management and about $73,000 for parks and recreation.
Face to Face: Basehor Country Place Senior Living’s Ginny Cross
August 5, 2014
Get to know Ginny Cross, Director of Assisted Living at Country Place Senior Living of Basehor, in this week’s Face to Face feature.
Basehor Community Library holding film contest and festival
August 4, 2014
Aspiring Stephen Spielbergs and Martin Scorseses of Basehor have a chance to showcase their filmmaking skills in the Basehor Community Library film contest this month.
Leavenworth County Fair welcomes local horse owners and riders
August 4, 2014
Earl may be past his prime, but Abby Zule found something special in her 15-year-old horse last year and was able to put it on display at this year’s Leavenworth County Fair.
Learning about our neighbor to the north
August 4, 2014
We recently returned from a bus tour through western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. Both of us were impressed with the beauty of scenery, which might be the most spectacular I’ve ever seen.
Basehor police calls for July 21-27
July 31, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.
Basehor, Linwood and Tonganoxie groups give back through Prison Garden Project
July 30, 2014
One day per week in Linwood, Tonganoxie and Basehor, residents have the pick of free farm produce at a not-so-typical farmers market.

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