Matt Erickson Staff Writer

Matt Erickson is a staff writer for the Basehor Sentinel.

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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.
Local student activist leads anti-sweatshop charge at KU
08:10 p.m., April 2, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Villa Altagracia, a small village in the Dominican Republic, within weeks will be the source of crimson-and-blue Jayhawk T-shirts coming to the Kansas University campus.
Education focus: Support is available for adults heading back to school
01:42 p.m., January 8, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
You’ve decided you’re heading back to school, and you’ve picked a program that will serve you well. But still, a lot of questions remain.
Wide salary gap found among area cities
11:59 a.m., September 11, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This year, the average police officer in Shawnee takes home an hourly wage of about $23.59, a rate equal to about $49,000 per year, not including overtime.
Social media pool: Some districts dive in, some still treading water
12:16 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.

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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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