Opinion

Basehor ZIP code to extend south of State Avenue, effective July 1
April 16, 2014
Homes and businesses from 150th Street to 174th Street south of U.S. Highway 24/40 to Interstate 70 will have Basehor, 66007, mailing addresses instead of Bonner Springs, 66012.
Easter Egg memory teaches valuable lesson
April 14, 2014
One community event that I miss is the Easter Egg Hunt that was sponsored by the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce for many years.
Parents as Teachers: Blocks still relevant, important toys
April 8, 2014
On March 29, the Bonner Springs City Library and Parents as Teachers hosted Books, Blocks and Bubbles Young Child Fair. Over 300 people attended and participated in many activities.
Kansas City’s first opening day brought excitement for all
April 7, 2014
Before the season started, everyone was an A’s fan. But sadly it wasn’t long before the truth set in: The A’s weren’t winners.
Spring sports fans cheer on through drastic weather changes
April 1, 2014
Spring sports fans are a very hardy group. They sit, huddled in blankets, to cheer for a son, daughter or grandchild on a day with the thermometer hovering in the lower 40s and facing a brisk wind.
Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter is not only digging up history, they’re making it
March 26, 2014
The Ephraim Basehor Chapter of the DAR, consisting of 25 members from Basehor, Bonner Springs and Tonganoxie, is starting its second year full year as a chapter. In 2013, 3,906 women joined DAR chapters across the country, making it the biggest year for new membership in the 123-year history of the organization. Kansas now has 60 of its own chapters.
Problems of 100 years ago mirror those of today
March 24, 2014
Recently I completed reading “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Schools’ Spring Breaks a recent invention
March 18, 2014
During the next couple of weeks colleges and virtually every other school will be observing spring break.
The Chieftain’s Pet of the Week: Nellie
March 18, 2014
Nellie enjoys social time, LOVES her toys, knows some tricks, too.
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week: Michaelangelo and Murf
March 12, 2014
The Chieftain’s Pets of the Week, available for adoption at Bonner Animal Rescue.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.
A plan to reap the benefits of a ‘lucky’ number
March 10, 2014
On Sunday, March 9, I celebrated my 77th birthday and, according to a friend, this will be a very good year for me.
Lawrence teen finds passion and artistry in marble making
March 7, 2014
Zachary Batterman never played with marbles growing up in Lawrence and never considered them a form of art until he saw his older brother make one. It was two years ago that his brother Jimmy Batterman, 21, made a marble for Zachary and hooked Zachary into the art. Now, at the age of 17, Zachary is the youngest marble artist at Mable Crazy at Moon Marble Co.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Parents as Teachers: Monitoring speech development in toddlers
March 6, 2014
Learning to talk is a huge milestone for every child and an exciting time for parents and guardians. It can also be a source of frustration for children and parents when a child does not progress with language and speech.

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