Opinion

Basehor’s Cutest Pet Contest winners are growing up fast
July 8, 2014
Just a couple weeks ago, Macy and Dudley could be picked up and held by the Colazos of Basehor. That was before they started to really pack on the pounds. Macy and Dudley, winners of this year’s Chieftain Cutest Pet Contest for Leavenworth County as voted by Facebook readers, are 3-month old St. Bernard puppies. Even at that young age, each weighs about 60 pounds.
Basehor Fourth of July a booming success; School official named Citizen of the Year
July 7, 2014
Red, white and blue snow cones held by kids with the stars and stripes painted on their faces gathered at the Basehor-Linwood High School football field anticipating the fireworks show. Families made their way to the field after watching the annual Basehor Fourth of July parade, organized by Basehor PRIDE and themed “Celebrating Leavenworth County’s Youth.”
Soccer’s future bright in America
July 7, 2014
While it will probably be a long time before soccer becomes America’s favorite sport, the World Cup demonstrated its growing popularity.
Basehor Lions Club poker run for fun and funds
July 3, 2014
Organized by the Basehor Lions Club and Doug Bittel, the “Aces and Asphalt” charity poker run included several motorcycles but was led by a pair of convertibles and a Dodge Charger. The group drove from Bonner Springs to Lawrence and back up Highway 24/40 to Shark’s Cove in Basehor.
Linwood’s Operation WildLife aiding animals despite challenges
July 2, 2014
Operation WildLife’s 20 years in operation helping injured and sick animals is often tested by financial struggles and the constant influx on animals, but that’s not stopping the organization’s founder or its volunteers.
Basehor police calls for June 23-29
July 1, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.
July 4 is a significant date in more ways than one
June 30, 2014
The United States will celebrate its 238th birthday on Friday, July 4 — or should we celebrate it on Wednesday, July 2?
Basehor-Linwood band fireworks stations to raise money for program
June 27, 2014
The Basehor-Linwood High School band will be working two fireworks stands this summer to raise money for the band’s events, equipment and travel.
Basehor teacher named as Presidential Award finalist
June 27, 2014
Michelle Kelly was named one of the three math teacher finalists in Kansas for the 2014 Presidential Awards of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kelly is a Basehor Elementary Kindergarten teacher.
Basehor Community Library’s “Great Egg Drop” a smash
June 26, 2014
More than 800 kids have signed up for the Basehor Community Library summer reading program so far. Registration for the summer reading program is open through the end of June.
Basehor police calls for June 16-22
June 24, 2014
A look at the last week’s police calls in Basehor.
Reflecting on the importance of the 1950s
June 23, 2014
I am a child of the 1950s, growing from junior high through high school, college and to adulthood.
Basehor-Linwood hosts Sen. Hensley discussion on education funding, economy
June 21, 2014
Teachers, school administrators and other members of the Basehor education community sat down with Democratic Sen. Anthony Hensley on Wednesday to discuss the recent school finance decisions and the economic state of Kansas.
Basehor police calls for June 9-15
June 20, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.