Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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2012 Kaw Valley Relay For Life

How do you think modern communications advances — such as smartphones, the internet and social media — are affecting our lives?

Response Percent
It’s a little of both. (Tell us more in the comments.)
They’re hurting.
They’re helping.
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School board selects concrete contractor in special meeting
June 13, 2012
The USD 204 Board of Education had a special meeting Friday to award a bid for the construction of concrete bases to support the new bleachers at the Bonner Springs High School football stadium and track.
Local man arrested after turning gun on police officer
June 13, 2012
A Bonner Springs man was arrested Monday after pulling a gun on a police officer over a noisy television.
USD 204’s summer lunch program open to all children
June 13, 2012
To help children continue to eat healthy while school is out, Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 again is providing free meals to children during the summer.
Pertussis cases on the rise for 2012
June 13, 2012
State officials have reported an increase in the number of pertussis cases, with the number of confirmed cases in the first five months of 2012 already outnumbering the total number of cases in 2011.
NAACP’s Juneteenth set for Saturday
June 13, 2012
The Bonner Springs Branch NAACP will have its annual “Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom 2012,” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Lions Park, 300 W. Morse Ave.
Downtown preparing for Bonner Blast fireworks show
June 13, 2012
This year’s Bonner Blast Fireworks Celebration is set for Thursday, June 28.
Community invited to former judge’s birthday celebration
June 13, 2012
The children of Marlin Kerby will have a celebration of his 90th birthday from 12 to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at the Bonner Springs Community Center
Relay participant walks for research, support of current cancer patients
June 13, 2012
It was her third year walking the track for the annual Kaw Valley Relay For Life, but last Friday Angie Jones had a new purpose.
Exhibition has Midwest feel
June 13, 2012
The Lois Dodd exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is like the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” — a must-do, must-see experience.
Remember When for June 14, 2012
June 13, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Council supports renewal of sales tax
June 13, 2012
The Bonner Springs City Council Monday decided it would like to try to renew a quarter-cent sales tax next year — possibly pending renewal of the safety services sales tax in November.
Neighbor: Dean Dunbar
June 13, 2012
Dean Dunbar shares a little bit about himself in this week’s Neighbor column.
Business aims to promote health
June 13, 2012
A new downtown business aims to improve the health of the residents of Bonner Springs.
Chamber presents annual commercial business awards
June 13, 2012
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday presented its Business Appreciation Luncheon at the Edwardsville Community Center.
BLHS alumna graduates from Iowa college
June 13, 2012
A Basehor-Linwood graduate received a bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, this spring.
Redmond, as all-star, glimpses future
June 13, 2012
SHAWNEE — Because the three games were so close, most of the fun was sapped from the MO-KAN all-star softball series Monday night. Basehor-Linwood pitcher Brooke Redmond’s night had a blend of competitive heat and lighthearted smiles, some of which she had to keep in check during Missouri’s 1-4, 3-1, 3-2, series victory against Kansas.
BSHS grads Jones, Pichardo gearing up for the next level
June 13, 2012
Two Bonner Springs graduates are looking for opportunities to move on to the next level of their baseball careers.
Registration deadline nears for Bonner Springs YMCA programs
June 13, 2012
Registration deadlines for several Bonner Springs YMCA programs are approaching. The Bonner Springs Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for the following programs.
Free all ages wrestling clinic coming to BLHS on Monday
03:15 p.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 10:19 p.m.
The 2012 Bobcat Wrestling Clinic will be hosted at Basehor-Linwood High School next week and will be free for all students in grades K-12.
Area angler joins the elites
03:14 p.m., June 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
LONE STAR — The fish play hard to get at first on this windswept late spring day, one of at least 200 that Casey Scanlon will spend on a lake this year. Today it’s Lone Star Lake in southwest Douglas County where the 28-year-old Lenexa resident and Kansas University alum will fish to tune up for June’s three Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments — the first of which was fished over the weekend at Toledo Bend in Many, La.
USD 464 board looking at bond issue for $30 million elementary school
June 13, 2012
A roughly $30 million bond issue could be on the ballot for local voters in November.
Table holds memories
June 13, 2012
Without a doubt it is the oldest piece of furniture we own, and it may have been the one item that has had the most use by our family. Over the decades, divans, TV sets, washers, dryers, mattresses and chairs have come and gone, but after more than four decades, we are still using the same kitchen table.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012 in print edition on A11
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
They do not compute
Not all view Web, other tech tools as advances
June 13, 2012
In 1812, a group of English textile workers known as Luddites destroyed new laborsaving equipment threatening their livelihoods. Two hundred years later, the term “Luddite” survives, with a broader definition as one opposed to technological changes — such as the Internet.