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Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

Sorry but I don't get your point. I don't support clubs and social groups in which I do not belong. I am sure there are organizations and charities in which I support you may not financially contribute.

I make no moral judgements on your choice of charities, right or wrong. I am sorry you do not have the same respect for others.

You write as if everyone has an obligation to additionally financially support this club. I hope you don't mean to sound that way. However, in fact everyone does support this club, they receive a donation of Basehor citizens tax dollars each year. So in fact everyone already does involuntarily contribute.

March 31, 2013 at 7:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

This is all much ado about nothing.

First of all, this is a personnel matter and personnel matters are between an employee and employer. In fact personnel matters are protected discussions for executive session of council meetings and members are forbidden by law to discuss what is said in executive session.

Secondly, disciplinary action for any infraction is covered by the personnel policies in place at the time. Those policies are in place for a reason, to protect the city and the employee. These policies are in place for the protection of every citizen of the city. If someone disagrees with the policies then it should be dealt with at a council session by council members.

If policies were not followed then that is wrong.

If reactive actions are taken that could violate city employment policies as some suggest in these comments that could be setting the city up for another legal mess like the screw up dealing with former city administrator Loughry. Of course a lot of people have all the cut and dried answers but accept none of the accountability.

March 31, 2013 at 6:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

I donate regularly to various charities. The VFW is not one of them. If the VFW is such a valuable organization then the members of this club should be the ones supporting it financially. They should stop counting on everyone else to fill their budget and pay for their building.

March 31, 2013 at 6:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

If you believe that nepotism laws have been violated you should go see the county attorney. Maybe that hasn't been done because nepotism laws have not been violated and this is simply a red herring when there is nothing else to hang your hat on in this election.

The facts are Fred Box has been the VFW organization leader and this organization has persistently in financial trouble under his leadership. Fred Box was a council member that resigned in the middle of his term, how was he representing his constituents by resigning in the middle of his term? Now you want those issues ignored or not brought up

If you have credible accusations of malfeasance by the current council or mayor then bring them forth to the county attorney and stop throwing up smoke screens that are irrelevant to the real issues.

March 29, 2013 at 9:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

Armystrong: The facts are the facts, there is no debate especially when it comes directly from his own mouth. In addition he is a quitter. He resigned mid term during his last elected position. Is this really the type of management and behavior you want to reward with a vote?

Maybe what is going on with the current city government is not to your and others liking but couldn't a better leader and accomplished manager be recruited to run for this position?

I myself feel it is fair to take into consideration what a person has done lately and accomplished before standing behind them for a position this important. I am not ashamed or apologetic for asking that question.

March 29, 2013 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

So the commander of a VFW hall cannot seem to manage the budget of a non-profit organization. By his own admission it is now at the point that it is losing ground every month and is in danger of losing its building unless the city and public bails them out.

This is the same person that wants to be mayor of the city and to bring those same management skills to Basehor City government.

I think NOT.

March 28, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayoral forum gets heated

Here we go again........SSDD

February 13, 2013 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bonner to ask state for changes in K-7 plan

Dear Bonner Springs City Council,

I am not a resident of the city of Bonner Springs however I do hold a Bonner Springs mailing address. Just to let you know, I spend several thousands of dollars in your city each year, from groceries, hardware and garden supplies, restaurants, fuel and etc.

Your callousness towards the safety of your citizens and visitors is astonishing. I don't have the facts and figures but from knowing the area very well I cannot think of a more dangerous intersection in your city. I personally have observed the aftermath of many accidents at K-7 and Kansas Ave. I once even observed one horrific accident happen.

Your attitude to dismiss creating a safer intersection by providing an overpass on a busy highway is pure nonsense. Personally I do try to avoid that intersection when I can due to the danger. What I have seen is that you don't have to be the one that is a poor or inattentive driver to be injured there. The current design of the intersection is fatally flawed.

Your willingness to compromise the safety of your citizens for a loss of sale tax money is shameful. In fact there is no way you can even prove you would lose sales tax money but you cite that reason as fact, unless you have some mystical power to see the future that none of the rest of us possess.

Tell me this, if you could see the future and you saw your loved one bleeding and dying in that intersection would you be voting the same way?

We know from history, there will be someone's loved one lying there bleeding and dying in the future will you be willing to personally explain your vote to them that you were afraid of losing the money from a 10% sales tax rate in that area?

October 25, 2012 at 10:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five questions: Red Ribbon Week

It is important that parents talk to their kids about drugs. Studies have been done and the results show that parents would rather talk to their kids about sex than drugs. Parents don't know what to say. If you need help talking to your kids about drugs go to The Partnership at Drugfree.org website they have tools and answers for parents to begin this important talk. You can download a free parent toolkit to help. http://www.drugfree.org/prevent

If you have a problem and need someone to talk to about your teen call the toll free Parent Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE

Ron Grover
Parent Ambassador
The Partnership at Drugfree.org

October 17, 2012 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New reporter joins Basehor Sentinel

YOU GOT A BYLINE!!!!! Hooray!

September 12, 2012 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )