Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

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First construction phase for Schlitterbahn water-park resort could begin next month
UG commissioners approve preliminary plan review for 300-plus acre park
June 5, 2008
The Unified Government Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary plan review for the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village at 94th Street and Interstate 435 at its meeting Thursday night.
Former chief killed in accident
June 5, 2008
Edwardsville lost a long-serving, former police chief and well-liked neighbor on Sunday.
Youth’s birthday supports food pantry
June 5, 2008
When it came time for Brennan Garnett to celebrate his 11th birthday, his gift requests gifts weren’t for the usual video games or toys.
Skate park activities concern school staff
June 5, 2008
A bit of dark news clouded the year-end report for Bonner Springs Elementary school during a presentation at Monday night’s school board meeting.
String of robberies may end with arrest of two suspects
June 5, 2008
The plague of business burglaries along Kaw Drive in Edwardsville and Bonner Springs in the last six months may be over. At least that’s what local business owners are hoping.
On the Record
June 5, 2008
The following is a list of calls made to the Bonner Springs Police Department, Bonner Springs Fire Department and the Edwardsville Fire Department.
Lightning shock sends woman to hospital
June 5, 2008
A Basehor woman is recuperating after receiving a shock from a nearby lightning strike Monday morning.
On the agenda
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, at City Hall, 205 E. Second St.
Puppet show jump-starts library’s summer program
June 5, 2008
Doo-wopping frogs helped jump-start the Bonner Springs Library’s summer reading programs Saturday morning.
Club celebrates garden week
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs and Santa Fe Trail Garden Clubs held a Near Club Standard Flower Show at the Community Center on May 20.
Kelly, Porchia represent Bravettes on KVL squad
In league loaded with pitchers, senior stood out
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs High School softball team played well at times on its way to a five-win season, and much of the Bravettes’ success came when senior pitcher Sadie Kelly was on the mound.
2 Braves lauded by KVL coaches
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs High School baseball team had an improved season this year, and other coaches around the league recognized that in naming two Braves to the All-Kaw Valley League teams.
More than puppy love, Martin hooked on winning at Woodlands
June 5, 2008
Back while he was pursuing a diploma from Bonner Springs High School and then a degree in secondary education at Pittsburg State University, raising and training greyhounds was hardly paramount in the mind of Jim Martin.
Sports Briefs: Summer Sports camps
June 5, 2008
Basehor-Linwood girls basketball coach Noah Simpson is conducting a youth summer camp. The camp for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grades will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 9-12.
Give Braves some depth and they’ll be state champs
June 5, 2008
I am still savoring the Bonner Springs High School five-man track team that recently placed second in the state in Class 5A. I would like to have seen them get more recognition because their performance had to be one of the best of the day.
Reasons to stick close to home
June 5, 2008
It would appear that this is going to be a tough summer when it comes to travel. With gasoline prices hovering close to $4 per gallon, I believe that people will think twice before taking a trip. What all this comes down to is the $1 billion-plus tourism industry is going to take a hit.
Lobbying effort backs little bluestem
Delaware Ridge students launch plan to designate official state grass
June 5, 2008
Delaware Ridge Elementary School students recently had the opportunity to lobby a state senator.
Smoking ban bill to be back in 2009
June 5, 2008
Senate Bill 660, a statewide indoor smoking ban bill, was approved in the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee on March 24. Although it did not get debated or voted upon again in the Legislature this session due to time constraints, a new version will again be introduced on the first day of the 2009 session.
Quest to learn endures
June 5, 2008
Our breath was so cold that early morning, I thought the tiny filaments of moisture would crack and drop silently to the frozen ground beneath our feet.
May he rest in peace
June 5, 2008
You might have missed the story this week out of Cincinnati about the final wishes of Fredric J. Baur.
Chamber lucheon to honor businesses
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce will put on a Kansas Business Appreciation Recognition luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 12, at the Edwardsville Community Center, 696 S. Third St.
Cooldown raises cold cash for YMCA
Proceeds from benefit auction to help purchase memberships
June 5, 2008
If your idea of culture is art, wine and live music you didn’t have to leave Bonner Springs to get a taste of it Thursday night.
Movie in the Park scheduled Saturday
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department will put on a Movie in the Park at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in Lions Park Field 1.
Kiwanis program focuses on WWII
June 5, 2008
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club had it annual election and heard a program about World War II at its meeting last week at Sister’s Restaurant.
City Band announces summer concert series
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs City Band has announced its schedule of concerts for the summer season. As in past years, the concerts will start at 8:30 p.m. and be in Kelly Murphy Park.
Cyclists take to road for cancer research
June 5, 2008
The fourth annual Bonner Springs Fire Department Ride for Life event will fire up its engines Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Bible school to begin
June 5, 2008
Maywood Community Church will have vacation Bible school for children 4 years old through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, June 23-27 at the church, 11201 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Obama picks up support
June 5, 2008
Kansas’ 3rd District U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has announced his endorsement of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
Leavenworth County radio upgrade to cost $12.4 million
June 5, 2008
Leavenworth County commissioners have placed a final figure on the cost of a planned countywide communications upgrade: $12.405 million.
News conjures good, bad of 1960s
June 5, 2008
For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the 1960s. What started this fixation with a decade that’s been in the past now for almost 40 years, I think, was a report back in May that authorities in California were conducting tests to see if bodies would be found at the Barker Ranch, the Death Valley hideout where Charles Manson and his followers were arrested after the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969.
BSHS reunion brings back 211 alumni
June 5, 2008
On May 24, 212 alumni from Bonner Springs High school graduating classes of 1957 and earlier attended the school’s reunion.
Chaotic Stability: Boomerang back at home
June 5, 2008
I hate to admit it, but I’m a boomerang kid. I’m one of the estimated 80 million young adults of my generation who has earned that nickname because of their tendency to move back in with their parents sometime after graduating from college.
Historical dramas superior to ‘reality’ TV
June 5, 2008
Unfortunately, some of the best television drama series seem to exist on cable. I’m not saying this because I own stock in them, but because it seems to be true.
Edwardsville begins work on classification change
June 5, 2008
The city of Edwardsville will soon be moving up a notch on the totem pole of Kansas classification designations for cities.
3 BSHS soccer players honored
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs High School girls soccer program still is in its infant stages, and the team’s two victories this season are an indication of that.
Parks Department starts flag contest
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Capture the Flag scavenger hunt.
Agriculture Hall salutes local cows
June 5, 2008
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will sponsor an event “Celebrate Your Local Cow” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at the Hall of Fame Center.
BLSA hands out first scholarships
June 5, 2008
Four Basehor-Linwood High School seniors were recipients of the first scholarships given away by the Basehor-Linwood Soccer Association.
Belly dancing: ‘It’s not about being perfect’
June 5, 2008
The jingling of coins, the shaking of hips and the flowing of brightly colored fabric veils filled the Bonner Springs Community Center on Thursday for the first day of belly dancing classes.
Superintendent wants to move on new bus barn
Rising costs among reasons cited to act quickly on land purchase
June 5, 2008
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District has begun to feel the effects of the economic downturn.
Sure sign of summer’s approach: copperhead sighting
June 5, 2008
Snake specialists are warning area residents to watch where they reach, step - and even sit - as venomous-snake season is in full swing.
Remember when
June 5, 2008
A look back at history in Bonner Springs and Basehor.