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Basehor-Linwood sixth-graders getting iPads in fall

Great news. I believe the KCK school district has been providing Macbooks to their students for some time now. Fort Leavenworth's school district started using iPads this past school year.

May 15, 2012 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New church awe-inspiring

"A 50-foot hand-carved crucifix from Germany hangs in the sanctuary." I think that might be a typo -- I believe the crucifix is actually 5 ft. Might want to check.

January 13, 2012 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor mayor responds to recall allegations in letter to voters

Well, this is Basehor, after all, so my caveat may not be possible, let alone legal...

November 23, 2011 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor mayor responds to recall allegations in letter to voters

Oust them all and start new - with the caveat that no new council member can be related to another or to the Mayor -- by blood or marriage.

November 23, 2011 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mertz, Dysart deny recall group's accusations

Talisman -- "Probably" is right up there with "it appears"....Both really don't mean that much. Besides, didn't your parents teach you that 2 wrongs don't make a right?

I believe Mr. Merz has stated he has documentation that was the deciding factor in terminating Mark Loughry. If you're really concerned about that, I suggest you speak to him.

In the meanwhile, I'll be patiently waiting for someone from the Recall Petition to provide any proof that any Kansas Statute was violated . My guess is that this will be a long wait.

November 4, 2011 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mertz, Dysart deny recall group's accusations

I commented on the other article, "Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members", that this statement:
'“It appears that there had been prior discussions, outside of the meeting,” [Trudy] Stonacek said. “That's the entire basis of this recall.”

Is a bit troubling. The "entire basis" of the recall petition is based on the "appearance" of prior discussions? Where's the proof?

November 4, 2011 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members

Read this sentence:

' “It appears that there had been prior discussions, outside of the meeting,” Stonacek said. “That's the entire basis of this recall.” '

Now ask yourself -- does "appearance" = actual proof? Should the "entire basis" of any charge be based solely upon "appearance"?

If you've answered "yes" to these questions, I'd suggest you check out the "introduction to Law" (PRLG0121) class at KCKCC.

I've lived in Basehor for 6 years and until now, I couldn't pick the City Council members (or Mark Loughry, for that matter) out of a lineup. Is that a good thing? Probably not...And a lot of what's going on certainly appears (there's that word again) to be "good ole boy" politics.
With that said, I fail to see how the petitioners have in ANY way proven that ANY Kansas Statute has been violated. Petitioners -- I understand your frustration with the council members, but until you can provide proof that laws were broken, no one should sign this petition.

November 4, 2011 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members

I read the petition. The petitioners provide no proof that anyone violated Kansas Statute 75-4318. Simply stated, calling for a vote without discussion is not proof that discussion took place outside of a meeting.

The petition also states that Kansas Statute 75-4317 subsection (a) was violated. This Statute reads;
"In recognition of the fact that a representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate, it is declared to be the policy of this state that meetings for the conduct of governmental affairs and the transaction of governmental business be open to the public."

From what I've read, I don't believe this particular statute was broken (perhaps the petitioners reference the wrong one?). I am open to correction, however, so feel free to correct away.

November 2, 2011 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor to offer annexation, lower fees to sewer district

I'd rather have a sidewalk from the high school down Parallel to 167th street than a walking trail. A sidewalk down 158th to the library would be a good idea, too.

October 31, 2011 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )