Matt Erickson Staff Writer

Matt Erickson is a staff writer for the Basehor Sentinel.

Recent stories

Former Westar chief, wife give rural Lawrence farmstead to Salina-based Land Institute
July 30, 2013
65-acre farmstead is just northwest of Lawrence
Kansas: Mammoths may hold clues to early humans, researchers say
July 29, 2013
The bones of a mammoth that died more than 15,000 years ago in what’s now west-central Kansas could hold revolutionary clues for a group of Kansas University researchers.
KU offering new science master’s program in Overland Park
July 23, 2013
Program is to prepare students for scientific jobs in the business world
KU Med to share in $10 million gift from late dean, husband
July 19, 2013
Stata Norton Ringle never stopped learning, and she never stopped giving back to Kansas University, either.
T. rex was a predator, KU researchers conclude
July 16, 2013
You might not guess it if you’ve watched “Jurassic Park,” but for about 100 years, some paleontologists have argued that the famed dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex was actually a scavenger that fed on carcasses, not the fearsome predator many imagine.
KU officials assessing effects of Legislature’s budget cuts
June 4, 2013
After the Kansas Legislature approved higher education budget cuts that one Kansas University official called “devastating,” KU leaders are working to figure out just where those cuts are going to fall.
The cost of employee stability
September 12, 2012
Small cities like Baldwin City in the metro area face wage and benefits pressure
School districts take different approach to social media
August 22, 2012
Baldwin district looks to model appropriate online behavior
State representative looking to jump to upper house in Topeka
August 2, 2012
This year’s redistricting jumble did play a role in state Rep. Anthony Brown’s decision to run for a state Senate seat
Who’s in charge here?’: Managers clash with councils in area cities
June 20, 2012
Carl Slaugh thought that when he retired from the Air Force, he’d be done moving somewhere new every three years.

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Recent photos

After 25 years in the food industry, Bryan Smith opened his first restaurant of his own, 24-40 Roadside Café, in Basehor last month.

Basehor-Linwood High School freshmen Ally Nahrebeski, Raeney Seaton and Abbey Mellies eat lunch May 17 in the school’s small cafeteria.

Cleaning chemicals are among the materials that can present poison risks for children. This week is National Poison Prevention Week.

Personal trainer Earnest Jackson reminds Basehor resident Dawn Slavens to keep her arms pointing straight up during a squat exercise in the new group training room at Snap Fitness 24-7 in Basehor on Monday. The new room is part of a 1,000-square-foot expansion completed earlier this year at the gym.

World War II veterans, at the reviewing stand at the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, stand after saluting a color guard in the parade in downtown Leavenworth on Friday, Nov. 11. Pictured are, from left, retired Army Lt. Col. Harry Davis of Leavenworth; retired Army Col. B.B. Albert Jr. of Parkville, Mo. (who served in the Navy during WWII); and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Adams of rural Leavenworth. Many parade participants stopped in front of the stand to thank the veterans there for their service.

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