Opinion

Face to Face: Basehor Community Library’s Diana Weaver
March 14, 2014
Diana Weaver, the director of the Basehor Community Library, is living her dream job.
Basehor police calls for Mar. 3-9
March 13, 2014
A look at Basehor’s police calls from Mar. 3-9.
Basehor-Linwood teachers to get new laptops after schools OK technology buy
March 12, 2014
The USD 458 School Board approved several technology purchases Monday night, including new Apple laptop computers for the district’s teachers.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Michaelangelo and Murf
March 12, 2014
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week, available for adoption at Bonner Animal Rescue.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.
Fundraiser set for Basehor twins in need of brain surgery
March 10, 2014
There will be another fundraiser for Basehor’s Blake and Lance Tranckino, twin baby brothers who require reconstructive brain surgery, this Saturday in Tonganoxie.
Basehor-Linwood senior crowned Miss Leavenworth County
March 10, 2014
Basehor-Linwood High School senior Makayla Weiser was recently named Miss Leavenworth County, and she hopes to use the title to spread a positive message around the county and state.
A plan to reap the benefits of a ‘lucky’ number
March 10, 2014
On Sunday, March 9, I celebrated my 77th birthday and, according to a friend, this will be a very good year for me.
Lawrence teen finds passion and artistry in marble making
March 7, 2014
Zachary Batterman never played with marbles growing up in Lawrence and never considered them a form of art until he saw his older brother make one. It was two years ago that his brother Jimmy Batterman, 21, made a marble for Zachary and hooked Zachary into the art. Now, at the age of 17, Zachary is the youngest marble artist at Mable Crazy at Moon Marble Co.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Column: All-day kindergarten funding is a necessity
March 6, 2014
The first edition of our new monthly featured column by USD 458 Superintendent David Howard.
Parents as Teachers: Monitoring speech development in toddlers
March 6, 2014
Learning to talk is a huge milestone for every child and an exciting time for parents and guardians. It can also be a source of frustration for children and parents when a child does not progress with language and speech.
Basehor police calls for Feb. 24- Mar. 2
March 6, 2014
A look at last week’s 911 calls in Basehor.
Basehor council targets land for new city campus
March 5, 2014
The Basehor city council is offering to buy a plot of land to build a new city campus between the city park and the community library, potentially resulting in a trail system that could connect all three. The council has written a letter of intent to buy the land near the corner of 158th Street and Parallel Road for $325,000 from David Jenkins of Basehor Prairie Farms. The city has been saving money for capital improvements and has $1.5 million earmarked for the city campus project, which would include a new city hall, community center, police station and potentially an EMS station.