Elections

It’s over: Box’s resignation ends council standoff, leaves Basehor with 2 elected officials
March 5, 2012
When it came down to it, Fred Box said, it wasn’t worth losing any friends.
Basehor mayor denies request for special council meeting before recalls take effect
11:40 a.m., March 2, 2012 Updated 04:10 p.m.
Shortly after Basehor residents voted to remove them from office, Basehor City Council members Iris Dysart and Dennis Mertz joined with member Fred Box this week to call for a special council meeting in order to appoint a new council president, the Sentinel has learned.
Basehor residents turn out in droves to recall mayor, 2 council members
10:17 a.m., February 28, 2012 Updated 11:57 p.m.
In great numbers and by a wide margin, Basehor residents on Tuesday decided to clean house at City Hall.
Basehor council members deny recall accusations at town-hall meeting
05:58 p.m., February 20, 2012 Updated 10:17 a.m.
At a town-hall meeting Sunday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart again said they never broke open-meetings laws before they voted to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry last September.
Basehor mayor will be part of Feb. 28 recall election
February 10, 2012
Basehor Mayor Terry Hill will appear on the Feb. 28 recall ballot in Basehor after the Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday denied his request to put his election on hold.
Sen. Holland stopping at Tonganoxie Public Library
January 31, 2012
State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, will have town hall meetings Saturday in Basehor, Tonganoxie and Eudora.
Judge to rule soon on recall election for Basehor mayor
January 11, 2012
The fate of a possible election to recall Basehor Mayor Terry Hill remained in the air after a hearing Wednesday morning in Leavenworth County District Court, but a judge’s decision on the matter could arrive by the end of the week.
Recall election for Basehor City Council members set for Feb. 28; mayor’s election hinges on judge’s decision
06:22 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Basehor residents will vote in February on whether to remove up to half of the city’s elected officials from office.
County Commission agenda
October 11, 2011
The remainder of this week’s Leavenworth County Commission agenda has items scheduled for Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut in Leavenworth:
Kultala files for second term in state senate
October 11, 2011
Senator Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City, today filed for a second term to the Kansas Senate’s 5th District, covering Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Kultala was first elected in 2008.
Tellefson announces bid for Kansas Senate
Whether former Leavenworth County Commissioner would run in same race as Sen. Tom Holland uncertain because of redistricting
September 21, 2011
Saying he would like to lower the volume of political discourse, former Leavenworth County Commissioner J.C. Tellefson has announced he will run for the 3rd District Kansas Senate seat.
Land annexation bill causes stir on Tonganoxie council
May 25, 2011
As it ended its 2011 session earlier this month, the Kansas Legislature passed legislation making it more difficult for cities to annex large tracts of land.
2011 Candidate Questionnaire: Tonganoxie School Board candidate Kathy Baragary
April 4, 2011
Incumbent Kathy Baragary responds to a questionnaire from The Mirror sent to school board and city council candidates. Baragary is running unopposed for her position.
Meals on Wheels provides more than meals
March 30, 2011
Glenn Sharp of Tonganoxie remembers being part of an unofficial safety net for an elderly couple when he was a youngster in rural Missouri.