Opinion

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.
Up to 10 inches of snow possible in Basehor, winter storm warning though Monday
March 1, 2014
Eastern Kansas is bracing for another round of frigid temperatures and snow accumulation as the National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings from Saturday evening to Monday morning.
Basehor Country Place Living to hold Pancake Day Race
February 28, 2014
Country Place Senior Living of Basehor is holding its first International Pancake Day Race on Mar. 4 and is competing with other Country Place Senior Living residences across Kansas and Texas.
Basehor police calls for Feb. 17-23
February 28, 2014
A look at last week’s police calls in Basehor.
Basehor-Linwood sophomore finds passion for photography
February 27, 2014
It’s difficult for Cassie Batesel to point to the exact moment she realized her passion for photography. It may have been joining the photo imaging class at Basehor-Linwood High School at the start of the year or it may have been simply snapping pictures of her own family. Either way, her photos were trying to tell her something and now, as just a freshman at BLHS, she is turning her new-foudn passion into a small business.
Basehor’s newest restaurant: Jalapeños Mexican Grill
February 25, 2014
In about a three weeks’ time, Basehor will be home to another location of Jalapeños Mexican Grill.
Basehor-Linwood Mixed Chorus travels to Wichita for state convention
February 25, 2014
Some are calling it a “do-over,” a “second chance, redemption,” but most of all the members of the Basehor-Linwood High School Mixed Chorus are calling it an honor. The 32 members of the chorus were selected, for the second year in a row, by the Kansas Music Educators Association to perform at their annual convention on March 27. They are the only 4A school selected to perform, joining a list of 5A and 6A choir programs.
Fast food: oft criticized, always patronized
February 25, 2014
Even though they face a lot of criticism, people world-wide like and patronize fast-food restaurants. My guess is that it would be fairly difficult to find a person who hasn’t patronized a fast food restaurant in the last couple of months.
Basehor Mayor David Breuer gives state of the city address
February 24, 2014
Mayor David Breuer spoke to a large group of Basehor business owners, city staff, educators and citizens last week about Basehor’s huge growth in 2013 and hinted that the city’s continued expansion could result in several new national businesses such as McDonald’s and possibly a grocery store coming to the city.
Pet of the Week
February 20, 2014
This week’s Pet of the Week comes from Leavenworth County Humane Society in Basehor.
Basehor-Linwood High School debuts winter play
February 20, 2014
Holder Posey, The Felonious Photographer” is the tale of a traveling photographer and his attempt to rob the Golden Spittoon Saloon, and the winter play production is turning the Basehor-Linwood auditorium into a roaring western saloon.