Archive for Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Online voters needed to decide top 2010 stories

December 22, 2010

There’s still time to help determine the top stories of 2010.

The Sentinel is asking its readers to select the top five stories of the year in Basehor. Readers can go to basehorinfo.com and vote for their top five, choosing from the list of 10 nominees below, compiled by the Sentinel staff.

The online poll closes at noon Wednesday. The results will be announced the next day in the Sentinel’s Thursday, Dec. 30 edition.

Here are readers' choices for the biggest Basehor stories of 2010:

• Basehor-Linwood School District celebrates new buildings.

• Basehor Chamber founder and president retires. Susan Guy, president and founder of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, retired in January after 25 years of service to the organization. Aladdin Ashkar became the new president.

• City Council tension over clerk position.

• Kansas Sampler Festival comes to Leavenworth. About 8,500 people attended the first countywide festival sponsored by the cities of Leavenworth, Lansing, Basehor and Tonganoxie.

• School district battles budget shortfalls.

• Traffic signal coming to 158th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40.

• City passes bow-hunting ordinance.

• Wolf Creek Marketplace closes. After just seven months in business, Basehor’s long-awaited grocery store shut its doors in February.

• Two former BLHS teachers involved in student sex case.

• Sewer District 3 controversy. Residents of Sewer District 3 south of Basehor bristled at the cost of connecting to the city's sewer lines after the decommissioning of their lagoons.

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