Latest news

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Tiblow Days 2014 Bonner Springs 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony Marble Day 2014 Edwardsville Days 2014 Unified Soccer Championships 4th Annual Books, Blocks & Bubbles Marble Crazy 2014 featured artist Sled dog program at the Shawnee branch of the Johnson County Library

Which Bonner Springs thrift shop do you prefer?

Response Percent
I try Hidden Treasures (Vaughn-Trent) before going anywhere else to support our local nonprofit
Salvation Army
I don’t usually go to thrift shops.
I prefer stores in other communities (Savers in Shawnee, etc.)
I go to all equally.
Total 75
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Juvenile lockup boosts portion size, fruit intake
September 22, 2014
Shawnee County has started feeding its juvenile inmates more after finding that behavior improves when portion sizes increase.
Basehor mentor program part of KU football game
September 22, 2014
Some members of Basehor-Linwood USD 458 were recognized during the Kansas University football game Saturday.
2 arrested in kidnapping of 8-year-old Topeka girl
September 22, 2014
Two people have been arrested in the weekend kidnapping of an 8-year-old Topeka girl.
Basehor, Tonganoxie VFWs plan benefit for local man
September 22, 2014
A Bingo and Brunch Fundraiser in planned this weekend to help a local man with a traumatic brain injury.
The joys and challenges of being a college parent
September 22, 2014
While I enjoyed being a parent, there was one era that doesn’t conjure up pleasant memories. For a number of reasons, I really never enjoyed the “college years” of our daughters.
Remember When for Sept. 25, 2014
September 22, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
MCA girls cross country makes state history
September 22, 2014
Saturday morning was one for the record books as Bonner Springs High held the inaugural high school girls 5k in Kansas’s history.
Sheriff: Stranded Kansas driver steals police car
September 22, 2014
A Kansas sheriff says a deputy pulled over to help a stranded motorist, who stole the officer’s vehicle and led officers on a chase.
Johnson County looking for man who fired at deputy
September 22, 2014
Dozens of law enforcement authorities are searching for a man who reportedly fired at a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy before fleeing.
Santa Fe United won’t pursue innovative district
September 22, 2014
A rural Osage County school district is dropping its efforts to become part of the state’s new innovative district program.
Getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly Shawnee robbery
September 21, 2014
A getaway driver in a deadly Shawnee Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Wichita State unveils high-tech trading center
September 21, 2014
Wichita State University students are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the financial, commodities and energy trading markets through a new high-tech center on campus.
Deer-archery season underway in Kansas
September 21, 2014
Bow-hunting for deer appears to be growing in popularity in Kansas, and one expert thinks Hollywood may have something to do with it. The deer archery season opened Sept. 15 and lasts until Dec. 31, making it the longest of Kansas’ many deer seasons.
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Braves roll Bobcats in rivalry clash
11:31 p.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 11:51 p.m.
Connor Byers threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in Bonner Springs’ 53-14 win against rival Basehor-Linwood on Friday at David Jaynes Stadium.
The Chieftain’s Pet of the Week: Dottie
September 19, 2014
Dottie is available for adoption at Bonner Animal Rescue.
Edwardsville website business thinks outside the WordPress box
September 19, 2014
Paul Adams is a self-proclaimed geek — even in his spare time, he is constantly reading to learn about the latest in technology.
Hike, bike trail to open on KCK levee
September 18, 2014
A new hiking and biking trail is opening on a Kansas River levee in Kansas City, Kansas.
WyCo Democrats to welcome Schodorf
September 18, 2014
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet this Saturday in the Eisenhower Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave.
Staff members at Kansas universities get pay raise
September 18, 2014
Staff at five of six Kansas universities who voted to leave the civil service have received their first raises in several years.