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Go Dog Go a doggone success!

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We raised almost $4000 for the Leavenworth County Humane Society and everyone and every hound had a bunch of fun. A big thanks to our sponsors, participants and volunteers! Here’s a link to see photos of this year’s run and walk. See you next year!

Basehor’s Own Version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

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You’ve probably been heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser for ALS that is sweeping the nation (No?? click here to learn more). USD #458 has started it’s own Ice Bucket Challenge for 5th grader Hayden Hand, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Watch the video and donate to Hayden’s Heroes by delivering your check to Basehor Intermediate School or First State Bank & Trust of Basehor. Follow all the… Read more »

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On $4 A Day

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  “Good and Cheap” is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget. The cookbook itself is licensed under creative commons so it is free to use online or to download. The author  Leanne Brown says, “These recipes are designed for the budget of people on SNAP (the US program that used to be called Food Stamps). The meals are generally healthy and use ingredients… Read more »

Ask Smithsonian: How Did King Tut Die?

The Smithsonian magazine doesn’t know the answer, but there are some intriguing theories. Check out their video here. The Smithsonian website has lots of interesting information. It’s worth a look!

POETRY CONTEST 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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“We received poems from men, women, and teens and from as far away as Florida,” says Jenne Laytham, BCL’s Assistant Director and member of the Basehor’s Writers Group. “It was so hard to pick the winners.”  The winners of the Poetry Contest 2014: 1st – Teresa Mustain, Basehor, KS ($75) 2nd – Josiah Hoskins, K.C., MO ($50) Tie for 3rd place: 3rd – Lynn Paul, Tonganoxie, KS ($25) 3rd –… Read more »

National Library Week – April 13-19

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Basehor Community Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19! We would like to invite everyone in our community to stop by the library anytime during the week to explore all that the library has to offer and take part in some special fun; help complete a community jigsaw puzzle, view pictures through the years, try your luck at our “prize walk numbers game”, and just for the kids –… Read more »

Images from the Olympics in Sochi

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The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia start with the opening ceremony on Feb. 7 . For the next 16 days of competition, the website Mashable will be curating photos and tweets from the Olympians and journalists. For a different look at the Olympics, try Mashable.

Learn More About Kansas Through Kansas Memory

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The Kansas State Historical has preserved the rich heritage of our state through pictures, letters, advertisements, etc. – all scanned and available online at Kansas Memory. See actual letters from John Brown, pictures of what a downtown looked like in the early 1900’s, and much, much more.  

A Safe Place to Learn and Play

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Kids.gov is a website that’s full of fun for kids. February’s resources activities for African American History Month, American Heart Month, and National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Pushing the Limits: Science in Our Lives Discussion Series for Adults, continues in April

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Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world.  We want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, and we create stories to bring those dreams to life. But many of those stories are no longer just stories; and with great new advances in science and technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push… Read more »