Archive for Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Tea party rally draws thousands in support of lowering taxes
April 15, 2010
Thousands of people attended a tea party rally Thursday, April 15, to show their frustrations with the financial situation of the federal government and their support for lowering taxes.
General Motors Plant to be site of 11th Annual Pinewood Derby Race
April 15, 2010
Homemade cars will be put to the test at the local area Cub Scouts 11th Annual Pinewood Derby Race, going on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the General Motors Plant in Fairfax, 3201 Fairfax Trafficway.
Bonner police calls April 14
April 15, 2010
Bonner Springs Police Department calls for Wednesday, April 14
Tax abatement to create 10-15 jobs
April 15, 2010
Incentives were approved Monday during the Edwardsville City Council meeting, ensuring the city’s newest business would be moving in.
Build Green event to highlight energy efficiency, sustainability
April 15, 2010
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will play host to its fifth annual Build Green Conference on Thursday, April 29, in Kansas City, Kan.
Quilters present quilt show with proceeds for charity
April 15, 2010
A quilt show will feature quilts by the Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24-25, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Building, 1930 Harper St., in Lawrence.
VFW honors students, members at banquet
April 15, 2010
The Olsen-McGraw-Thompson-Goins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6401 and Ladies Auxiliary met Saturday, April 10, for their annual supper and awards banquet.
Congressional candidate to speak at meeting
April 15, 2010
The April Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, April 17, at Granny’s Chicken Ranch, 1340 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
District sets pre-enrollment dates for kindergarten
April 15, 2010
Pre-enrollment nights for preschool and kindergarten are coming up in USD 204.
Information session offered for pre-college program
April 15, 2010
The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science at Fort Hays State University will play host to an information session for students in ninth grade or younger and their families at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave.
Wyandotte County History Museum presents ghostly event
April 15, 2010
The Wyandotte County Historical Museum will present the program Ghostly History of Wyandotte County from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22.
Interested barbecue judges invited to enroll in class
April 15, 2010
A class to become a certified barbecue judge has been planned for the area. This is the only local class taking place prior to the Great American Barbecue Festival on May 21-22.
USD 204 changes date of next board meeting
April 15, 2010
The next USD 204 Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled from its original date of Monday, April 19, to Monday, April 26.
Students see fruits of their labor in quilt-form
April 15, 2010
Yells of “thank you!” echoed through the halls of the Bonner Springs Head Start building Thursday as the students got to see their artwork turned into masterpieces.
Callahan cruises at Bobcat Relays
April 15, 2010
Jeremy Walker’s 100-meter dash Bobcat Relays meet record of 10.3 seconds seemed untouchable when it was set in 2008.
Bonner Garden Club celebrates 50 years of growth, friendship
April 15, 2010
April showers bring May flowers. At least that’s what members of the Bonner Springs Garden Club hopes for as they enter an anniversary year.
Safe driving at helm of campaign
April 15, 2010
Every year, more than 5,000 teens and young adults, ages 16 to 20, are killed in car accidents, and five highway safety departments in the Midwest have decided to do something about that.
Voters support KCK sales tax
April 15, 2010
Unofficial results for the Kansas City, Kan., sales tax election, asking voters to approve a 3/8-cent sales tax increase, are in.
KCK lawyer named to state gaming post
April 15, 2010
A Kansas City, Kan., lawyer who has served as an adviser to state gaming officials is Gov. Mark Parkinson’s selection to be the interim executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
On the record
April 15, 2010
Calls for the Bonner Springs Fire Department
BPU slates sessions on rates
April 15, 2010
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities has scheduled three community forums to share information with customers, stakeholders and the community on potential rate adjustments, billing process modifications and necessary capital improvement projects.
Neighbor: David Howard
April 15, 2010
David Howard is the Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent.
Newspaper history
April 15, 2010
This week, the Chieftain will begin its 112th year of service to the residents of Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and the lower Kaw Valley.
Letters: Eyesore worries
April 15, 2010
In the April 8 issue (of the Basehor Sentinel) there was an article about the Dollar General coming to Basehor.
Simulated firing range added to Fort Leavenworth arsenal
April 15, 2010
In the past, Fort Leavenworth hasn’t had enough spacious land available to train its personnel in target practice.
Perry beats Bonner Springs, but softball coach sees progress
April 15, 2010
Perry-Lecompton has been known for its superior pitching during recent seasons, and the Kaws used that strength on Tuesday as they earned a 7-1 victory against Bonner Springs.
New commanding general takes over Fort
April 15, 2010
Through electronic warfare, military officials have been able to thwart improvised explosive devices.
Online registration open for Sunflower State Games
April 15, 2010
Online registration is now open for the 21st annual Sunflower State Games sports festival.
Registration opens now for indoor triathlon
April 15, 2010
The Bonner Springs Family YMCA will conduct an indoor triathlon on Saturday, May 1.
BLSA announces schedule of summer soccer camps
April 15, 2010
The Basehor-Linwood Soccer Association will play host to its annual summer soccer camps June 14-18 at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Developer, WWII veteran J.R. Evans dies at age 82
April 15, 2010
A Bonner Springs resident who built hundreds of homes in the area has died.
Herre’s school-record performance highlights Bonner Springs Invitational
April 15, 2010
Bonner Springs swimmers played host to the Bonner Springs Invitational April 8 at the District PE Center and did not disappoint the home crowd.
Ag Hall to recruit helpers
April 15, 2010
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will play host to a volunteer recruitment open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the center, 630 N. 126th St.
Annual Citywide Cleanup event to be next week
April 15, 2010
The Annual Citywide Spring Cleanup, sponsored by the Bonner Beautiful Commission, will be Saturday, April 24.
Trailblazers topple BLHS soccer, 4-1
April 15, 2010
The Gardner-Edgerton girls soccer team stayed on the attack Monday against Basehor-Linwood en route to a 4-1 victory at GEHS.
Water Work
New features to be added to wastewater plant
April 15, 2010
It’s replacing existing equipment that is 30 years old and has basically met its life expectancy … It’s new equipment.
State smoking ban has some business owners wary
April 15, 2010
Gov. Mark Parkinson’s signing into law a statewide smoking ban has been stirring some controversy among business owners throughout the area.
Remember When
April 15, 2010
A look back through the years.
Depth creates daily competition for BSHS tennis squad
April 15, 2010
At any given practice day for the Bonner Springs tennis team, there are a couple of things that will catch your eye.
Commuter forecast for April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
It should be dry out there on the morning commute but chances for rain look more likely as the day wears on. There are no major traffic delays slowing you down. Drive safely.
Mills Trophies brings a whole lot more to the table
12:00 a.m., April 15, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Running their business from home has worked out just fine for Wes and Beverly Mills.
City council not singing praises of Outlook 2040
April 15, 2010
An update of the Mid-America Regional Council’s Transportation Outlook 2040 plan left members of the Bonner Springs City Council dissatisfied with the outlook presented.
Braves battle back, beat Kaws
April 15, 2010
Bonner Springs used a come-from-behind rally to squeak past Perry 4-3 in baseball action Monday night.
Puppy’s sudden death leaves witnesses in disbelief
April 15, 2010
It was as cruel and inhumane of any act that I never saw.
Rock band members fulfilling lifelong dreams
April 15, 2010
A local band has been making noise, in more ways than one.
Club hears from BSHS coach
April 15, 2010
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club heard about the track program at Bonner Springs High School during its meeting last week at Sister’s Restaurant. Jim Mitchell, BSHS head track coach, discussed the prospects for this year’s team and changes in the sport over the years.