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What fall activities are essential to you?

Response Percent
Raking leaves and photographing fall foliage
Visiting a pumpkin patch
Ingesting as much pumpkin as possible, particularly drinking pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beer
Going to haunted houses, like Bonner’s 3rd Street Asylum
Total 23
Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county’s water supply
November 29, 2015
Only 1,200 people live in Kansas’ smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
Icy road conditions claim 4 more lives in Kansas
November 29, 2015
Authorities in Kansas are blaming four more traffic deaths in the Wichita area on the icy conditions gripping the state and other parts of the nation’s midsection.
Kansas man charged with abuse after human remains found
November 29, 2015
A Kansas City, Kan., man was charged Friday with child abuse after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property.
Kansas City Connection: Pick up a unique gift at an upcoming arts and crafts fair
November 29, 2015
Next weekend in Kansas City, several independent holiday arts and crafts fairs will give shoppers and arts fans a chance to check out a wide variety of items for purchase.
Face to Face: Basehor veterinarian Nikki Green
November 27, 2015
Nikki Green of the Wolf Creek Veterinary Clinic is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Bonner Springs girls focused on defense
November 25, 2015
The Bonner Springs girls basketball team is focused on defense as it prepares to begin the 2015-16 season.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Annual Breakfast with Santa event set Dec. 5
November 25, 2015
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa event 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E. Third St.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Edwardsville reviews sewer line options
Council members still uncomfortable with option running through KCK
November 25, 2015
An hour-long Edwardsville City Council work session Monday was extended to two hours as council members debated the installation of sewer lines on the city’s north end.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Bonner Rotary club gears up for return of Vaughn-Trent auction
Social services organization in need to maintain operating expenses
November 24, 2015
At the Bonner Springs Rotary Club’s Annual Holiday Banquet, an auction event benefitting Vaughn-Trent Community Services, bidders have been known to bid several hundred dollars on a rather tacky Christmas tie.
Bonner approves April sales tax mail ballot
November 24, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs will ask voters to consider maintaining its current sales tax rate in a mail ballot election in April.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs city employee Christina Brake
November 24, 2015
Christina Brake, deputy city clerk in Bonner Springs, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Hollywood Casino pushes back against requests of Woodlands owner
Group presented its case to USD 240 school board, seeks support in WyCo
November 24, 2015
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is proactively opposing a movement to reopen The Woodlands with the help of reduced taxes and incentives.
Remember When for Nov. 26, 2015
November 23, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Thanksgiving holiday’s history varied, but meaning holds true
November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It combines almost everything I enjoy including family gatherings, good food and great sporting events on television. It is a holiday with a long and interesting history that has changed over the years.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.