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Emergency crews remove bottle of blue liquid from Eudora mailbox
02:49 p.m., June 4, 2009 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a possible hazardous materials call in Eudora.
Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 8-12
June 4, 2009
Here is the Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of June 8:
Kansas schools awarded an additional $301 million from stimulus program
June 4, 2009
Topeka — The U.S. Department of Education announced it has released $301 million for Kansas schools under the federal economic stimulus program.
Swine flu confirmed in Leavenworth County child
June 4, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday morning that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in a Leavenworth County child.
Legislative leaders consider review of Statehouse renovation project
June 4, 2009
Topeka — Legislative leaders are considering a review of the Kansas Statehouse renovation project in light of sky-rocketing costs.
Commuter Forecast for June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
Expect 5-15 minute delays heading from Lawrence to Topeka this morning.
Braves sweep hurdles, but relay mishap hurts team in standings
June 4, 2009
An exchange zone violation eliminated the Bonner Springs boys from contention to defend their state title at the Class 5A track state championships on Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium, but the Braves returned home knowing one thing for certain: There were no better 110-meter hurdlers in the state than Jonathan and Jeremy Walker.
Kiwanis hears about band
June 4, 2009
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club got a preview of the summer band program in Bonner Springs during its meeting last week at Sister’s Restaurant.
Miles for Meals 5K race to take place Saturday
June 4, 2009
The second annual Feed the Need Miles for Meals 5K run/walk will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Shawnee Mission Park.
BLHS teacher suspended for relations with student
June 4, 2009
A Basehor-Linwood High School teacher has been suspended as a result of allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Optimist Club seeks sponsors for golf tournment
June 4, 2009
The Bonner Springs Optimist Club is seeking sponsors for its annual Optimist Golf Tournament.
Bonner Springs driver killed in I-70 accident
June 4, 2009
David L. Laffere, 48, of Bonner Springs was killed Tuesday morning in a three-car crash along Interstate 70, just past 110th Street.
80 legends to perform at Old Shawnee Days
June 4, 2009
No matter what the temperature Saturday, Shawnee may be the hottest place to be in Kansas City, thanks to one of the biggest bands ever to appear at Old Shawnee Days.
On-foot event to provide funding for food banks
June 4, 2009
The Johnson County Treasurer’s Office and Division of Motor Vehicles are sponsoring the second annual “Feed the Need – Miles for Meals 5K Walk/Run” on Saturday, June 6, at Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa.
Senator warns Gunatanamo Bay still a threat to Fort Leavenworth
June 4, 2009
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has been voicing his strong opinion against bringing the detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth, and during a trip here this week, he continued making his voice heard.
Shrine Rodeo a success with 300 competitors
June 4, 2009
Last year, there was only one way to describe the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo: Muddy. This year, the only way to describe the rodeo arena was dusty. But that didn’t stop more than 7,500 people and more than 300 competitors from coming out to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for three days of rodeo fun.
Neighbors: Mark Mathies
June 4, 2009
Mark Mathies is the Edwardsville Chief of Police
Singer packs houses at age 92
Talent takes former Bonner Springs resident on an amazing life journey
June 4, 2009
In the dimly-lit, intimate setting of Jardine’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, there is at least one monthly act that always fills the tables.
Five questions: Capitol Challenges
June 4, 2009
Sen. Kelly Kultala talks about her freshman year on the senate.
Letters: Let the coaches coach
June 4, 2009
As a former student athlete of Basehor-Linwood High School, it saddens, yet does not surprise me, to hear word of the school board’s upcoming vote on Dr. Robert Alber’s recommendation to not renew another coach’s contract at BLHS.
Making the right choice
June 4, 2009
Everyone has a point in their lives when critical decisions need to be made. It is a time when making the right choice will change lives forever.
Wyandotte County ranking no surprise to health officials
June 4, 2009
A first-ever study of health rankings didn’t bode well for the health of Wyandotte County, which finished 105th out of 105 Kansas counties.
BSE fifth-graders receive awards
June 4, 2009
Fifth-graders of Bonner Springs Elementary were recognized May 15 for the completion of elementary school and their advancement to middle school.
BSHS band director appointed to Bonner Springs City Band
June 4, 2009
Bill Turley was appointed the new associate conductor of the Bonner Springs City Band.
Remember When
June 4, 2009
A look at memories from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago
Alliance to sponsor ‘Save the Innocence’ poker run
June 4, 2009
The Alliance Against Family Violence will sponsor the Fourth Annual “Save the Innocence” Poker Bike Run. The event will start with registration at 9 a.m., with departure at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cyclones, 610 Cherokee St., in Leavenworth.
Elementary principals deliver year-end reports
June 4, 2009
A year of accomplishment is how Delaware Ridge Elementary principal Cindy Lockyear described the school’s second year of existence.
Bonner Springs’ Bradley nabs sixth-place medal in discus
June 4, 2009
During her freshman year, Bridgett Bradley attended the Kansas Track and Field State Championships as a timid newcomer who was a bit overwhelmed by the atmosphere.
Local students graduate from Pittsburg State
June 4, 2009
Ross Duncan Turney, of Bonner Springs, and Andrew Joseph Hoffman, Lindsay Denise Parsons and Adam Jay Smith, all of Basehor, graduated May 15 and 16 from Pittsburg State University.
USM to play host to summer basketball camps
June 4, 2009
The University of St. Mary in Leavenworth will play host to a series of youth basketball camps this summer.
BLHS assistant coach Harvey to coach hoops at Louisburg
June 4, 2009
A trend of top assistant coaches from championship teams getting head coaching jobs trickled down to the high school level last month.
New baseball behaviors offer up a renewed interest
June 4, 2009
I had the rare opportunity these last weeks to be able to tune into a few baseball games, namely the Royals. It has given me the opportunity to observe a new set of behaviors and puzzle over them a bit.
Bobcats ‘played above and beyond’ expectations in 2009
June 4, 2009
Susan Mayberry has never liked the term “rebuilding” since taking over the softball program at Basehor-Linwood High School.
KCK neighbors turn wine hobby into new business
June 4, 2009
When it comes to wine, it’s a bit of a family thing, says Kansas City, Kan., resident Sal Coco.
Kansas Kaos ready to wreak havoc in new football league
June 4, 2009
Many things have changed for the Kansas Kaos since the end of last season. Sure, the menacing black helmets are the same and many of the core players are back, but the Kaos have changed leagues, head coaches and have lost some of the big-name talent from last year’s squad.
On the record: Edwardsville Fire Department Calls
June 4, 2009
Edwardsville Fire Department calls for the dates of
On the record: Bonner Springs Police Department calls
June 4, 2009
Bonner Springs Police Department calls for the dates of Sunday, May 24, to Sunday, May 31
GOD TV owners purchase mansion near Linwood
June 4, 2009
Linwood is not Hollywood, but the small Leavenworth County town of about 400 people is now home to a pair of international TV personalities.
Edwardsville Council searches for ways to boost budget
June 4, 2009
With a $175,000 shortfall in the current year’s budget due to property tax adjustments, Edwardsville officials have been searching for ways to prop up the city’s coffers.
Carpenter bees must be stopped to reduce damage to home exterior
June 4, 2009
I think we are all used to watching out for bumble bees, and letting them have their space, but there is another bee that is fooling us into treating it like a bumble bee.
Church introduces new adventure camp for kids
June 4, 2009
Basehor United Methodist Church invites all children ages 3-12 to go to the edge this summer for Vacation Bible School.
4-H camp educates students in engineering, technology
June 4, 2009
The 2009 4-H Tech Zone day camp will offer youth entering fifth- through seventh-grades an opportunity to design and build models of ways to provide the power needed to “survive” on a seemingly deserted island.
Tornado chaser talks myths throughout ‘Tornado Alley’
June 4, 2009
Tornadoes do strange things, says storm chaser Jay Antle. Antle on Thursday night came to the Basehor Community Library to talk about his experiences on the hunt for storms and to set the tornado story straight.
On the agenda: Bonner Springs City Council
June 4, 2009
Bonner Springs City Council agenda for Monday, June 8
Museum exhibit shows women’s war dedication
June 4, 2009
Though women were unable to participate directly in the Civil War, they played an interesting and important role in both the Confederate and Union causes.
Charitable contributions, veterans to be recognized
June 4, 2009
The fourth annual Cornerstone Family Worship Bike Show and Recognition Rally will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Family Worship Church, 128 E. Sixth St. in Tonganoxie.
On the record: Bonner Springs Fire Department calls
June 4, 2009
Bonner Springs Fire Department calls for the dates of Tuesday, May 26, to Saturday, My 30
Longtime Bonner Springs dentist, community leader dies
June 4, 2009
Marie Kelly can still hear the deep, happy laugh of her late father that she said could light up a room.
Safe cooking important during grilling season
June 4, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen start your grill!