Opinion

100 years ago: The final day of the ‘old world’
July 28, 2014
I have to wonder if anyone in the three communities realized that July 31, 1914, was the final day of the old world. You see, on Aug. 1, 1914, hostilities in Europe would erupt into World War I.
Pizza popular, but relatively new to America
July 21, 2014
Probably most Americans believe that the hamburger or hot dog is the most popular fast food. That may be true, but in my opinion the Italian import – pizza – is gaining ground.
Musical memories strong thanks to jukebox
July 14, 2014
It seems that the once popular jukebox has joined the ranks of dinosaurs and dodo birds.
Soccer’s future bright in America
July 7, 2014
While it will probably be a long time before soccer becomes America’s favorite sport, the World Cup demonstrated its growing popularity.
Linwood’s Operation WildLife aiding animals despite challenges
July 2, 2014
Operation WildLife’s 20 years in operation helping injured and sick animals is often tested by financial struggles and the constant influx on animals, but that’s not stopping the organization’s founder or its volunteers.
July 4 is a significant date in more ways than one
June 30, 2014
The United States will celebrate its 238th birthday on Friday, July 4 — or should we celebrate it on Wednesday, July 2?
Reflecting on the importance of the 1950s
June 23, 2014
I am a child of the 1950s, growing from junior high through high school, college and to adulthood.
Basehor-Linwood graduate receives magna cum laude honors from William Jewell College
June 16, 2014
Emily Knapp of Bonner Springs and 2011 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School graduated magna cum laude in May from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Graduation month ‘marathon’ trying, but worth it
June 16, 2014
As far as I’m concerned, I’ve heard the majestic “Pomp and Circumstance” as often as I need to for a couple of years.
Parents as Teachers: Before hitting the road, check children’s safety seats
June 11, 2014
Summer is here and many families are planning trips. Whether your family is going across the country or just to the store for groceries, it is important that your child rides in an approved car seat.
Fatherhood creates sense of pride, teaches life lessons
June 7, 2014
Recently I was asked about my proudest achievement in my life and the answer was simple: I am most proud of my family and of being a husband, father and now a grandfather.
Basehor Dairy Days focusing on local community, history
June 3, 2014
Dairy Days, which honors Basehor’s roots as a dairy farming community, kicks of at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Basehor City Park with the return of the Crazy Cow 5k run and walk.
Basehor Craft Show taking applications for booth registry
June 2, 2014
Artist and crafters wanting to participate in the 31st annual Craft Show on Nov. 1 at Basehor-Linwood High School can now apply for a booth at the popular event.
Bonner City Band concerts mark official start of summer
June 2, 2014
When does summer officially start in Bonner Springs, Edwardsville or Basehor? As far as I’m concerned since the early 1980s, the official opening of summer is the first concert by the Bonner Springs City Band.
Basehor, Bonner VFW posts continue community outreach amid recruiting struggles and tight budgets
May 29, 2014
The Basehor VFW presented the colors, performed a 21-gun salute and remembered the veterans and those who died in military service with the traditional playing of the taps. The tradition is one the VFW, like many others, performs throughout the year. But, also like many other VFWs, the Basehor VFW is always looking for new ways to recruit and fundraise due to an aging population of members and tight budgets.

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