Opinion

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.
U.S. District Court dismisses wrongful termination case against city of Basehor
July 16, 2014
A lawsuit filed by former Basehor police officer Jason Cory against the City of Basehor two years ago has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court after a judge found no justification for claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violations of his First Amendment and due process rights.
Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation announces new scholarship
July 16, 2014
The Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation and the Hickory Villa Board of Directors have established the AK and Bessie Mussett Scholarship Fund for district students.
Basehor-Linwood School Board elect board leaders, look ahead to 2015
July 15, 2014
The Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education elected the board’s official’s Monday night during their monthly meeting.
Basehor-area student to compete in motocross national championships
July 15, 2014
Just a few days before a trip to both the National Motorsport Association Grand National Championships race in Oklahoma and the Amateur National Motocross Championship, 6-year-old Brody Cook is only focused on fun.
Basehor’s County Place Senior Living to host “Country Place Race”
July 14, 2014
Basehor’s Country Place Senior Living Center is sponsoring the Country Place Race: Battle of the Healthcare Professionals on Saturday, July 26.
Basehor city outlines completed projects in 2014, projects still to be done
July 14, 2014
Basehor City Administrator Lloyd Martley presented the city council earlier this month with a list of completed city projects in 2014 along with projects yet to be completed and a list of projects for 2015.
Musical memories strong thanks to jukebox
July 14, 2014
It seems that the once popular jukebox has joined the ranks of dinosaurs and dodo birds.