Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2009

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KVL Insider
January 15, 2009
The Kaw Valley League basketball race is beginning to develop some clarity. Chris Wristen and Benton Smith try to sort through it all.
Commuter forecast, January 15, 2008
January 15, 2009
Temperatures are cold this morning, but there aren’t any issues traveling from Lawrence to Topeka or Kansas City. Currently, everything is on time at MCI in Kansas City.
Perry takes down BSHS boys
January 15, 2009
In its second game in as many days Bonner Springs fell to a more experienced Perry-Lecompton, 61-43, on Tuesday evening in Perry.
A child’s character follows into future
January 15, 2009
It is well over a decade ago that a middle school youngster sat in my office and talked haltingly about his cheating at school. He was there because he had had a bout of guilt that would not leave him; not until he had admitted what he had done.
Protect our young drivers
January 15, 2009
The past three years several organizations interested in reducing crashes involving young drivers, including AAA, have advocated strengthening the Kansas graduated driver licensing (GDL) system before the Kansas Legislature.
Smoking bans need state-wide standardization
January 15, 2009
The number of Kansas communities that have passed or are considering smoking bans fuels discussion of legislation that would impose such a ban statewide.
Title defense at stake for BLHS at Bobcat Invitational tourney
January 15, 2009
In addition to the Kaw Valley League championships, the Basehor-Linwood boys and girls basketball teams swept some additional titles last year.
Bobcat powerlifters strongest at tourney
January 15, 2009
Basehor-Linwood’s gymnasium was transformed from a basketball court into a weight room on Saturday, with powerlifters from throughout northeast Kansas participating in the Bobcat Invitational competition.
Generations of groove
Family members find the beat
January 15, 2009
Groove can be defined as the musical element that puts the beat in your feet.
Bonner Springs swimmers look to get healthy, improve
January 15, 2009
This time of year you always hear the same thing about people being sick: “Oh, it’s really going around right now.”
New Year’s resolutions put to psychology test
January 15, 2009
Another new year brings another list of resolutions for many people. Too often, those lists include habits for some sort of ‘change’ and are abandoned by the end of the next week. Too often, we try to make dramatic changes without making the most important change first…changing our minds.
Pine disease prevents species from thriving in Kansas
January 15, 2009
Today we start a two-part series about one of the most popular trees in Kansas, the pine tree, and some of the disease problems pines face.
Chamber to honor People of the Year
January 15, 2009
It will be a night of recognitions as the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new crop of officers and awards its annual Community People of the Year.
Rewiring likely to bring about unforeseen consequences
January 15, 2009
In much the same way that the erection of a national electrical grid a century ago wrought wholesale changes in society, so are nascent changes in the Internet likely to wreak big changes in the future.
Service notes
January 15, 2009
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Stephen L. Cook was part of a 29th Infantry Division task force that participated in training near Tokyo with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.
Former teacher sentenced in case of child molestation
January 15, 2009
Friday morning marked the end of a three-year scandal surrounding a former Basehor Elementary fifth-grade teacher accused of inappropriately touching his students.
Advisory Council schedules meeting
January 15, 2009
The Wyandotte/Leavenworth Areawide Advisory Council with the Agency on Aging, will have its next meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 28, at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.
Safe removal of children a must in war
January 15, 2009
There are times when I’m not able to focus on the news, particularly when war situations are being shown. The sight of tiny children, wounded and outright killed, or traumatized by the death of their parents and siblings is an overwhelming picture of the real damages of war.
City Council approves revitalization revisions
January 15, 2009
Two revisions to Bonner Springs’ neighborhood revitalization property tax rebate plans will do much to benefit the city now and in the years to come, Mayor Clausie Smith said.
Meth lab discovered in Bonner residence
January 15, 2009
A methamphetamine lab was discovered in Bonner Springs, thanks to an anonymous complaint.
Braves thrive at Mat Classic
Seaton, McCleary nab titles at home tournament
January 15, 2009
The host team’s coach was proud of his squad’s accomplishments in the 43rd annual Dick Burns Mat Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Divided memory causes headaches
January 15, 2009
If you ask me if I know who was the commanding general of the Union army at the first battle of Bull Run or who killed President Garfield, the answer is yes. If you further query me about when Bonner Springs or Edwardsville was incorporated or what the starting lineup of the Bonner Springs High School basketball team was in the 1984 state championship game, again I can perform flawlessly.
Collage class offered by Parks and Rec
January 15, 2009
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a canvas collage class Thursday, Jan. 22. Students will work with canvases ranging in size from 4 by 4-inches to 11 by 13-inches.
First-year teachers receive accolades
January 15, 2009
Kris Munsch has owned two liquor stores, a few nightclubs, a laundry mat and a construction company to name just a few of his former businesses.
Council questions new officer
January 15, 2009
Although it was included in the 2009 budget, some concern remained Monday night as the Edwardsville City Council decided whether or not to add a patrol officer to the police department.
Residents to experience historic inauguration
January 15, 2009
When the trip of a lifetime presented itself, Bailey Nairn didn’t hesitate to accept.
BSHS falls three times in tough week
January 15, 2009
In its second game in as many days Bonner Springs fell to a more experienced Perry-Lecompton, 61-43, on Tuesday evening in Perry.
On the Record
January 15, 2009
The following are calls from the Bonner Springs police, Bonner Springs fire and Edwardsville fire departments.
City, area to celebrate holiday
Events planned to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 15, 2009
Forty-six years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and 41 years after the assassination of the man behind that dream, people are still celebrating his message.