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Basehor residents turn out in droves to recall mayor, 2 council members

In great numbers and by a wide margin, Basehor residents on Tuesday decided to clean house at City Hall.

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Recall election for Basehor City Council members set for Feb. 28; mayor's election hinges on judge's decision

Basehor residents will vote in February on whether to remove up to half of the city's elected officials from office.

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Mertz, Dysart deny recall group's accusations

In public statements released Tuesday and Wednesday, Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart have denied that they violated state open-meetings laws as was alleged in a recall petition created by Basehor residents last week.

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Effort under way to recall Basehor City Council members

Petitioners accuse Mertz, Dysart of open-meetings violations in Loughry firing

A group of Basehor residents is seeking the recall of Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart, accusing them of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act in connection with their surprise Sept. 19 vote to fire former city administrator Mark Loughry.

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Allegations, health insurance benefit questions preceded Loughry's firing

At least seven weeks before making a motion last week to fire Basehor City Administrator Mark Loughry, Basehor City Council President Dennis Mertz contacted law enforcement offices regarding an alleged crime committed by Loughry, according to correspondence obtained by the Sentinel.

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