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What do you think Bonner Springs should request KDOT to alter in the K-7 construction plans?

Response Percent
Only do Kansas Avenue first if other streets (Nettleton extension, Tulip extension, 134th and other streets on the west side) have been improved as alternate traffic routes.
 
44%
Leave it as is — get the Kansas Avenue interchange completed as soon as possible.
 
33%
Do the interchange at 130th Street first.
 
11%
Not sure.
 
11%
Total 18
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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#BonnerSports Schedule: Sept. 2-6
September 2, 2014
This week’s upcoming sports schedule around Bonner Springs
Face to Face: USD 204 communications coordinator Kaela Williams
September 2, 2014
Kaela Williams, USD 204’s new communications coordinator, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Patrol says armed suspect dies in confrontation
September 1, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.
Remember When for Sept. 4, 2014
September 1, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Old age requires hearing aids, other ‘spare parts’
September 1, 2014
When you reach my age you find that you need a “spare parts kit.” A couple of weeks ago, I officially became an old guy when I added a hearing aid to my “tool kit.”
Online ride-sharing service comes to Wichita
September 1, 2014
A smartphone-based ride-sharing service has arrived in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita is one of 22 U.S. cities where San Francisco-based Uber took to the streets Thursday.
Former fire chief faces charge of stealing more than $14,000
September 1, 2014
A former fire department chief is to appear next month in Leavenworth County District Court on a charge he took more than $14,000 from his township.
Event examines trail’s effect on Hispanics
September 1, 2014
An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails’ effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures.
Kansas City Connection: Music, Shakespeare, festivals and food
August 31, 2014
With so many great events scheduled for the start of September, here is a list of 15 reasons to visit Kansas City this weekend. You want Shakespeare? We got it. Chalk art? Check. A Spinach Festival? I’m afraid so. Without any further fanfare, here are 15 standout events, in no particular order.
Research could make solar energy more attractive
August 31, 2014
University researchers and utilities are conducting solar panel research that could make the energy source more attractive to Kansas users.
New plan emerges for southeast Kansas casino
August 31, 2014
Efforts to develop a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas are getting off the ground with a plan that includes a partnership with a nearby casino in Oklahoma.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog, krisgrinter.blogspot.com.
Kobach reappoints Johnson County’s election chief
August 28, 2014
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state’s most populous county to another four-year term.
Family resource fair set at Edwardsville Elementary
August 28, 2014
The Western Wyandotte Family Resource Fair is set 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6 Edwardsville Elementary School, 1700 S. 104th St., Edwardsville.
Report: Student loan education efforts lacking
August 28, 2014
A new report finds that most universities aren’t offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans.
Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name
August 28, 2014
The well-known Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name to reflect that it has no ties to Oklahoma.
Bonner council lines up K-7 construction requests
August 28, 2014
Though Mayor Jeff Harrington said he was opposed to the idea, Bonner Springs City Council members Monday decided not to delay the construction of an interchange at Kansas Avenue and Kansas Highway 7 any longer than needed.
Women for Kansas rally to open convention
August 27, 2014
A grassroots group called Women for Kansas is planning a public rally to open its “Taking Back Kansas” convention.
Creative critters in Leavenworth County?
Animals create ‘art’ for local Humane Society
August 27, 2014
One person’s art is an animal’s chance to traipse across some tarp.
Kansas town to begin rebuilding its downtown
August 27, 2014
A south-central Kansas community that lost a downtown block to a fire five years ago is preparing to start rebuilding.

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