Archive for Thursday, July 29, 2010

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County Commission schedules meeting to discuss benefit district
July 29, 2010
Discussion will be on chip and seal of streets in Lo-Mar and Stoner subdivisions.
District-wide enrollment to be next week
July 29, 2010
The USD 204 second annual district-wide enrollment event will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.
Tonganoxie man sent to hospital following semitrailer accident
11:53 a.m., July 29, 2010 Updated 11:49 p.m.
A semi trailer landed in a ditch after a tire blew out Thursday east of Linwood.
Kilimanjaro calling: Journey to the roof of Africa offers lesson in humility
July 29, 2010
Sports Editor Chris Wristen spent June 6-12 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The following is an excerpt from his travel journal.
Three vie to be Democrats’ nominee in 2nd District race
July 29, 2010
Two relative unknown candidates and one who created a stir in the political world two years ago are running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2nd U.S. House District.
2nd District GOP incumbent faces stern test
July 29, 2010
The Republican Party primary for the 2nd Congressional District features the classic split in the GOP.
Skill players show promise during summer football
July 29, 2010
Most high school football coaches will tell you that the work put in during the summer months is as important, if not more, than what happens during the first few weeks of the season.
Auto racing is a way of life for Bonner Springs brothers
July 29, 2010
Does a hot night under the lights on a dirt track sound like an ordinary Saturday night?
Changes being discussed to improve safety on K-32
July 29, 2010
A revamped version of an old intersection three miles south of a new Kansas Turnpike interchange is in line for some potential changes intended to improve safety.
Stay inside to beat heat
July 29, 2010
As miserable as the summertime heat may be at times, it can also be dangerous, says Betty Amos, program coordinator with Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., Emergency Management.
Owner downsizes downtown business
July 29, 2010
After six years, Provence on the Prairie has closed its doors. But owner Mary Miller said she would still be open for business, just not at the same location.
Council proposes property tax increase
July 29, 2010
As 2011 budget talks continued Monday night at the Edwardsville City Council meeting, so did discussion about whether to fund a new assistant chief position for the Fire and Police departments.
Remember When
July 29, 2010
A look back at this week in history in Bonner Springs, Basehor, Linwood, Edwardsville and the Kaw Valley.
Edwardsville Kiwanis Club accepts MNT initiative
July 29, 2010
Ian Sanders, Edwardsville Kiwanis Club secretary, gave a presentation regarding an international program the club has accepted.
Truck driving competition to feature Bonner resident
July 29, 2010
Jay Miller, of Bonner Springs, will be one of more than 450 truck drivers from all 50 states competing in the 2010 National Truck Driving Championships, also known as “the Super Bowl of Safety,” on Aug. 3-7 in Columbus, Ohio.
Bonner resident becomes Tastefully Simple consultant
July 29, 2010
Becky Korgol, of Bonner Springs, has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
County resident lambasts new codes court
Dairy farmer calls funding the court a ‘doggy, kitty tax’
July 29, 2010
When it comes to budgeting for a new codes court in Leavenworth County, at least one resident is saying thanks, but no thanks.
Alternative medicine proves to be effective
July 29, 2010
You don’t expect to go to lunch with a colleague and get hauled off to her Chinese chiropractor, but it can happen.
We’re coming back’
Mayor makes return after suffering stroke
July 29, 2010
Mayor Clausie Smith made good on his promise that he would be back when he presided over Monday night’s Bonner Springs City Council meeting for the first time since suffering a small stroke in May.
Push is on for participation in primary
July 29, 2010
With local, state and national offices up for consideration, candidates and election officials are hoping voters participate in this year’s primary election, either by advance voting or by visiting the polls on Election Day.
Up against a stump’
July 29, 2010
My late father-in-law had a favorite saying whenever he faced a problem. He would smile, scratch his head and point out that “I guess I’m up against a stump.”