Matt Erickson Staff Writer

Matt Erickson is a staff writer for the Basehor Sentinel.

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Volunteers flock to Holy-Field Winery in Basehor to help harvest
September 8, 2011
Early on a cool, sunny September morning, a crowd of about 150 people gathers on the edge of the 16-acre Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery grounds in Basehor. They’re here to provide free labor.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour, coming in October, turns farms into museums
August 23, 2011
When Shannan Seely first heard about the concept of the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, she didn’t quite understand.
Lawmakers learn about Fort Leavenworth’s impact during visit
May 23, 2011
After Lt. Col. Russell Rhoads demonstrated how gaming software could be used to allow soldiers, first responders and others to retrace their steps and see what they could have done better, State Sen. Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, had a question.
Kansas feted at festival’s Leavenworth swan song
May 10, 2011
Since they’ve been retired, Ruth and Charlie Kirby of Bonner Springs have loved to set out on day trips to visit destinations throughout Kansas.
Filmmakers pose the question: ‘What’s the matter with KS?’
February 24, 2011
Joe Winston and Laura Cohen came to Kansas to film a documentary based on a book of political commentary.
NASCAR-backed Victory Junction camp coming to KCK
Camp holds activities for disabled and chronically ill children
November 12, 2010
With the whimsical charm of Disney World and the medical sophistication of a hospital, the Victory Junction children’s camp in North Carolina is one-of-a-kind, camp spokesman Kyle Brenner said Thursday.

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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.

Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dan Stueckemann of Basehor says he doesn’t dwell too much on the fact that he happened to be working from home on Sept. 11, 2001, when a terrorist attack struck the Pentagon, where he was stationed at the time. Just a few days before, he had visited the Navy Command Center, where 29 of 30 people working died on 9/11.

Volunteer grape pickers head out into the vines.

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