Opinion

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.
Basehor seniors compete in pancake race
March 4, 2014
International Pancake Day is more than just a day to enjoy the fluffy batter and all of its fixings — it’s a day to race. That’s how Basehor’s Coutry Place Living Center celebrated the day, at least, along with the business’ other senior living centers in Kansas and Texas. The International Pancake Day Race was inspired by the annual race between people in Olney, England, and residents of Liberal, Kansas.
Vaughn-Trent’s 25 years quite a feat
March 4, 2014
For 25 years Vaughn-Trent Community Services has been serving the needs of those less fortunate in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district. What I believe to be the most vital factor is that it is operated with part-time employees and volunteers.
Basehor court clerk honored by Kansas Supreme Court
March 4, 2014
Basehor’s Court Clerk Traci Dockery knows that getting a speeding ticket or other citation isn’t a pleasant experience, but she takes pride in making sure that rest of the court process goes as smoothly as possible. She has been working as Basehor Court Clerk since 2000 and was recently selected by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve as one of seven members of the Municipal Court Clerks Education Committee. She was notified of the selection in January by state Chief Justice Lawton Nuss’s office.
Pet of the Week: Reggie
March 3, 2014
This week’s pet of the week from the Leavenworth County Humane Society in Basehor.
Basehor library to host science discussion series
March 3, 2014
A federal grant aimed at increasing scientific discussion in rural parts of the country was awarded to the Basehor Community Library in February and will fund two months of free community events.
USD 458 closed on Monday due to weather
05:42 p.m., March 2, 2014 Updated 05:42 p.m.
The Basehor-Linwood School District announced Sunday afternoon that school would be closed Monday, Mar. 3 due to winter weather.