Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Icy conditions lead to school cancellations
10:00 p.m., December 18, 2008 Updated 06:40 a.m.
Icy conditions forced the Basehor-Linwood school district to cancel Friday classes. A building and grounds supervisor said Thursday night that district leaders elected to cancel all Friday classes at Basehor-Linwood schools due to the conditions of the roads in the area.
Training explained by Army generals
December 18, 2008
A new manual released this week outlines how the Army will train soldiers to switch from combat to civil stability operations — or do them at the same time.
Stueckemann helps AF Prep to bowl victory
December 18, 2008
Basehor-Linwood High School graduate and Air Force Academy Prep School football player Andrew Stueckemann recovered from an MCL tear to see limited playing time in the Patriot Bowl on Dec. 6 in Pearland, Texas.
A blowout, big win and a nail-biter
Bonner Springs experiences it all at Metro Prep Classic
December 18, 2008
It’s fair to call the Metro Prep Classic basketball tournament a rollercoaster experience for the Bonner Springs Braves.
Struggles help make us real
December 18, 2008
My care team consists of known and unknown members: oncologist, breast surgeon, radiologist, nurses, and pharmacists, to name a few.

Off-key singing won’t stop carols
December 18, 2008
There is so much to enjoy at Christmas! I enjoy everything about the holiday, well, that is, except for fruit cake and battling crowds at shopping areas. One of my favorites is the wonderful music of Christmas.
Giving back
December 18, 2008
Stranger Creek Limbhangers, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, made a $500 donation to Vaughn-Trent Community Service.
Casino revenues no longer a sure bet
State, municipal units should be cautious about gambling funds
December 18, 2008
State and local officials are wise to continue their push to find an operator for a destination casino in Wyandotte County, but they’d also be wise to dial down any plans for spending revenues generated by state-run gambling houses.
Sentiments of Christmas season appropriate for whole year
December 18, 2008
Every Christmas, I buy myself a Christmas present early in the season. It’s selfish of me, I know, but how else will I get just what I want to listen to during Advent? I add to my growing collection of CDs.
Bravettes seek first victory after going 0-3 at tourney
December 18, 2008
The Bonner Springs Bravettes played in the fifth annual Metro Prep Classic and were unable to get a victory.
Council addresses creek erosion issue
December 18, 2008
The city got one step closer Monday night to solving the erosion on the bank of Springs Creek in Lion’s Park.
On the Record
December 18, 2008
Call lists from the Bonner Springs police, Bonner Springs fire and Edwardsville fire departments.
Bonner Springs encourages fans to think pink
December 18, 2008
Bonner Springs High School will play host to the first “Coming Together for the Cure” when it plays a basketball doubleheader against Turner at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Bonner Springs YMCA.
Council approves public hearing date
December 18, 2008
In a special meeting Wednesday night, the Bonner Springs City Council unanimously voted to set the public hearing date for the Bonner Springs Pointe TIF Project Plan for Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.
Basehor boys 2nd at tourney
December 18, 2008
St. James Academy started the second half of Saturday’s game against Basehor-Linwood on an 11-0 run and took control of the basketball game.
Fatal accident occurs on 24/40 in construction zone
December 18, 2008
The wife of Leavenworth County Commissioner-elect John Flower died Thursday night in a construction zone traffic accident on U.S. Highway 24-40, east of Basehor.
Chiefs took fans’ loyalty for granted
December 18, 2008
Maybe this is the price of loyalty.
Remember when
December 18, 2008
10 Years Ago on Dec. 17, 1998, the Bonner Beautiful Commission started a program to plant memorial trees in Kelly Murphy Park. Betty Rehm, chairperson, was shown with city staff members Ray Vargas and Marvin Hackathorn planting one of the first trees.
Kiwanis has Christmas party
December 18, 2008
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club had its annual Christmas party last week at Tall Oaks Camp.
Toys for Tots still collecting items
December 18, 2008
Greenwood Terrace retirement community in Lenexa will serve as a collection site for Toys for Tots until Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Coalition plans Baby Boomer county survey
December 18, 2008
A coalition of nine local organizations is conducting a community survey of people ages 45 and older to learn how they plan to live and work in the next stage of their lives. The Wyandotte County Boomer Survey is part of The Next Chapter Initiative for Wyandotte County, funded by the Jewish Heritage Foundation and the George H. Nettleton Foundation.
Wiley appointed district judge
December 18, 2008
An attorney long involved in the Leavenworth community is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ pick to be the newest 1st Judicial District judge.
Which type of ice remover works best?
December 18, 2008
We’ve already had a few brushes with winter weather here in northeast Kansas, and there are chances of more ice and snow on the horizon. Because this is only the middle of December, there will most likely (but hopefully not) be many more instances this winter where de-icers are necessary, so I thought this would be a good time to familiarize you with the common ice-melters on the market.
A box of holiday cheer
Vaughn-Trent distributes 250 Christmas baskets in area
December 18, 2008
The Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church was packed full Friday as 250 boxes piled high with food items filled the floor.
Mayor files for re-election
December 18, 2008
The race is on as the first Bonner Springs mayoral candidate files for the April 2009 election.
Family remembers longtime resident with fond stories
December 18, 2008
A lifetime Bonner Springs resident has died, and with him goes a legacy as a business leader, a friend and a big kid at heart.
High school baseball showcase coming
December 18, 2008
The fifth annual Blaine Brown Winter Baseball Camp/Showcase will take place Jan. 3-4 in Osawatomie.
Horse owner starts mediation process
December 18, 2008
There may be a peaceful resolution in sight for an ongoing dispute between the City of Edwardsville and one of its residents.