Opinion

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.
Basehor police department works to find homes for stray dogs
July 29, 2014
The Basehor police department, with the help of an animal loving officer, has begun a program this year that allows them to more easily find homes for stray dogs and cats found in the city.
Former Basehor police chief Vincent Weston leaves long legacy with city
July 28, 2014
Basehor City Hall employees and city officials from 1989 to 2004 remember a stern, structured police chief, but one who often cracked a smile often and dedicated his life to public service.
Basehor purchases land for future city campus
July 28, 2014
The City of Basehor finalized the purchase of a 44-acre plot of land this month for the future site of a city campus that would include a new city hall, police station, community center and potentially an Emergency Management Services center.
100 years ago: The final day of the ‘old world’
July 28, 2014
I have to wonder if anyone in the three communities realized that July 31, 1914, was the final day of the old world. You see, on Aug. 1, 1914, hostilities in Europe would erupt into World War I.
Basehor Go Dog Go event Sept. 13 to benefit LCHS
July 25, 2014
Basehor Community Library and Wagg’n Tails Day Spa are joining forces again to host Go Dog Go, a benefit for the Leavenworth County Humane Society.
Blood drive is Tuesday at KCK’s Sporting Park
July 25, 2014
Sporting Kansas City, the Victory Project and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive Tuesday at Sporting Park.
Leavenworth County Fair next week in Tonganoxie
July 24, 2014
The Leavenworth County Fairgrounds will be bustling next week. Opening ceremonies for this year’s Leavenworth County Fair will be Tuesday at the fairgrounds.
Basehor’s Holy-Field Winery celebrates 20 years
July 23, 2014
When the Meyers were building Holy-Field Winery 20-years ago, many passerby’s thought that a steak house was going in on the corner of State Avenue and 158th Street. Michelle Meyer remembers those days, telling people that, no, they were actually building a winery, one of the first in the Kansas City area. But Michelle and her father Les weren’t starting just any midwest winery, they wanted to start something special. And they have, receiving multiple awards for their wines, including three gold medals, five silver and three bronze this month at the Mid-American Wine Competition.
Basehor council denies zoning change for large housing development
July 23, 2014
The City Council listened to about a dozen residents of Honey Creek Farms and was presented with a petition signed by 150 of the 152 residents of Honey Creek Farms against a proposed zoning change and housing development. After hearing the residents, as well presentations from the developers, the board voted 5-0 to deny the zoning change request from commercial to planned residential.
Linwood Lions Club to host BBQ
July 22, 2014
The smell of hickory smoke will be fill the air in Linwood this Saturday as the Linwood Lions Club prepares their annual BBQ.
Basehor police calls for July 14-20
July 22, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls.
Leavenworth County Humane Society helping cats and Leavenworth penitentiary inmates
July 22, 2014
Inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth are benefitting from a friendly relationship between the feral cats at the prison and the Leavenworth County Humane Society in Basehor.
Pizza popular, but relatively new to America
July 21, 2014
Probably most Americans believe that the hamburger or hot dog is the most popular fast food. That may be true, but in my opinion the Italian import – pizza – is gaining ground.
Face to Face: USD 458 Communications Coordinator Ashley Razak
July 17, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature.

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