Archive for Tuesday, August 4, 1998


August 4, 1998


The second annual Basehor-Linwood car show will be Sept. 27 at Basehor-Linwood High School.

There will be 25 classes of antique, stock and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, with a special class for high school students. Entrants must register between 8 a.m. and noon the day of the event. The fee is $10.

Basehor-Linwood High School is six miles west of Interstate 435 just north of State Avenue at 2008 N. 155th St. in Basehor. For additional information, contact Bob Purtee, 913-724-1108, or Cathi Hahner at 913-721-1075 or 913-724-1328.

Police investigating

grocery store robbery

Lawrence police on Monday night were investigating the robbery of a North Lawrence grocery store.

Police said a man about 8:20 p.m. entered Chris's Market, formerly known as Roger's IGA, 608 N. Second, and demanded cash.

The clerk complied and the man left the store on foot.

No weapon was displayed and there were no injuries, police said.

The man was described as about 6 feet tall, weighing 170 pounds and 25 to 30 years old.

He was wearing a black T-shirt with no sleeves and the number 21 on the back, police said.

Anyone with information about the man or Monday night's incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).

Board approves

school budget

DeSoto -- The DeSoto school board on Monday night approved a budget of about $13.5 million for the 1998-99 school year.

Taxpayers in the district will see their mill levy decrease from 79.58 mills to 69.52 mills under the new budget, said Carol Farmer, community relations coordinator for the district.

A mill is $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 in assessed valuation.

Farmer said the drop occurred because of a drop in the state-mandated school mill levy and because of population growth in the district.

In other business, the board approved a groundbreaking for the new high school at noon Aug. 15.

The district also will have an open house of all of its buildings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on that date, Farmer said.

Enrollment in the district will be held Wednesday and Thursday. Classes begin Aug. 19.

Police investigate

rape report

Lawrence police are investigating an incident in which a 29-year-old Berryton woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance.

The incident reportedly occurred between 10:30 p.m. July 25 and 8 a.m. July 26 in an apartment in the 1500 block of Kentucky.

The report was made public by police on Monday.

No arrests have been made.

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