Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Family-owned business ready to change oil in Edwardsville
November 20, 2008
There’s a new family business in Edwardsville. Brothers Jasen and John Currie, with the help of their father, John Sr., opened JC’s Speedy Lube on Monday, and as of midday Tuesday, the shop, at 9701 Kaw Drive, had performed 22 oil changes.
Resident awarded for persistence
November 20, 2008
Some call it stubbornness, but to the people who recently gave Bonner Springs resident Megan Bond an award, it’s known as persistence.
Optimistic about Vick’s prison rehabilitation
November 20, 2008
Shortly after Michael Vick was indicted on federal dogfighting charges, he attended an empathy class at PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Va. He learned a lot from the class that his friends had never taught him, including that dogs have feelings and deserve better than being treated like fighting machines.
Enjoy it while price of gasoline stays low
November 20, 2008
The malaise gripping the global economy has, for now, had one welcome side effect: gasoline prices that are less than half of what they were four months ago.
Museum plans Small Mall fundraiser
November 20, 2008
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum will have its Small Mall fundraiser 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the museum, 320 S. Esplanade, Leavenworth.
Customer service a hollow phrase
November 20, 2008
One factor in the success of a business’ operation is how its personnel treat customers. Sometimes, I think that the old saw “the customer is always right” has been buried along with many other common courtesies.
Bravettes’ Barnes receives All-Kaw Valley League nod
November 20, 2008
The All-Kaw Valley League volleyball team was announced Monday morning, and the sole player from Bonner Springs High School is Amber Barnes.
On the Record
November 20, 2008
The Bonner Springs Police Department, Bonner Springs Fire Department and Edwardsville Fire Department report weekly calls.
On the agenda: Bonner Springs City Council
November 20, 2008
The next Bonner Springs City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at City Hall.
Election season begins anew in Edwardsville
November 20, 2008
The 2008 national elections have ended, but in Edwardsville, the outlines of the 2009 mayoral race are already emerging.
Thanksgiving Day 5K, stroll scheduled
November 20, 2008
The annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Family Stroll will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, on the Sprint Campus in Overland Park.
BLMS girls continue strong season
November 20, 2008
On Nov. 11, the BLMS eighth-grade A team defeated Gardner-based Pioneer Ridge, 33-25, behind an 11-point effort from Jamie Johnson. The balanced attack also featured a 10-point performance by Samantha Rutherford and an 8-point effort from Kara Stephens. Desiree Ridder added 3 points and Mallorie Belk chipped in 1.
Bonner organizes Christmas parade
November 20, 2008
The public is invited to attend the ceremony the first annual Candy Cane Promenade Christmas event at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Centennial Park, Second and Cedar streets.
Holiday changes Chieftain schedule
November 20, 2008
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Chieftain will have early advertising deadlines.
Bonner Springs Wrestling Club
November 20, 2008
The Bonner Springs Wrestling Club will play host to a parents meeting and sign-up from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Bonner Springs High School cafeteria.
Hornbeck, Hilton a good combo at BSHS
November 20, 2008
When the Bonner Springs school district hired Joe Hornbeck as vice principal at Bonner Springs High School they made an excellent choice because they got Joe’s expertise not only as an administrator but also as a former high school football coach with nine years of experience.
Vacation coincided with Berlin Wall’s fall
November 20, 2008
The 19th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall quietly passed by without much notice. My desktop calendar, given to me for a Christmas present a few years ago by our youngest daughter, Heidi, contained a reminder of the event on the page for Nov. 9.
Churches prepare annual turkey dinner
November 20, 2008
Turkeys are flying off the shelves of local stores as Thanksgiving Day nears. Five of those turkeys will be headed toward the 15th annual Bonner Springs Community Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the First Christian Church, 148 N. Nettleton Ave.
Kansas’ oldest building receives facelift
November 20, 2008
It’s Kansas’ oldest residence and the myths, legends, ghost stories and speculations that surround it are just a few elements that make Fort Leavenworth’s Rookery special.
Family line resembles N.Y. pretzel
November 20, 2008
My family has a long lineage and the shape of a New York pretzel. We try to untangle it for anyone who will listen.
Thankful and optimistic, too
November 20, 2008
We are just entering the holiday season and it seems to me that there are a couple of gifts that we all could use. In fact, there is tremendous shortage of both in our modern world. Now, I’m not talking about something that you buy at the store, but something that comes within.
PTO gives thanks
November 20, 2008
Bonner Springs Elementary and the BSE PTO would like to thank the local businesses that have helped with activities over the fall including Back-to-School night and Family Night.
Exercise the Wii way
Senior citizens’ therapy utilizes game system
November 20, 2008
Sandra Neff is a champion bowler. Many years ago it was bowling alleys, heavy balls, and goofy shoes. These days, all she needs is a small controller, her Nintendo game system and a television.