Opinion

Basehor-Linwood student to compete in Junior Olympics in Colorado
April 7, 2014
Blake Tucker, a student at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, is traveling to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the Junior Olympics shooting competitions, where he will compete against some of the best young shooters in the country.
Basehor police calls Mar. 24- Mar. 30
April 3, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Rachel and Phoebe
April 3, 2014
Rachel and Phoebe are sleek and sweet sisters from Tonganoxie. The Leavenworth County Humane Society took them in as kittens in 2012.
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 council changes property and liability insurance plan
April 1, 2014
The Basehor CIty Council on Monday night approved to change property and liability insurance plans to avoid a 19 percent increase in premiums.
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.
Spring sports fans cheer on through drastic weather changes
April 1, 2014
Spring sports fans are a very hardy group. They sit, huddled in blankets, to cheer for a son, daughter or grandchild on a day with the thermometer hovering in the lower 40s and facing a brisk wind.
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.
Basehor Library to hold book sale
March 27, 2014
The Basehor Community Library is hosting the Friends of the Library Spring book sale Apr. 4-6.
Basehor police calls Mar. 17-23
March 27, 2014
A look at the last week’s police calls in Basehor.
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.