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How do you prefer to give back during the holidays?

Response Percent
I prefer to give to locally-based organizations.
 
79%
I volunteer my time with local organizations rather than focusing on monetary donations.
 
12%
I support national organizations.
 
8%
Total 24
Videos
Kansas City Connection: The debut of KC Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ and other family activities
December 13, 2015
Audiences in Kansas City got their first peek at the Kansas City Ballet’s bold new production of “The Nutcracker” last week, and the opening performance was met by spontaneous applause and cheers of delight. The massive redesign, led by artistic director Devon Carney, brings a visually stunning overhaul to the classic ballet, with new choreography, costumes and set designs.
Stepmother of missing 7-year-old boy arrested in Kansas
December 10, 2015
The wife of a Kansas bail bondsman who is charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son was arrested early Thursday, authorities said.
Edwardsville council plans special session on solid waste program
December 10, 2015
The Edwardsville City Council will have a work session to discuss a new trash program at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Kansas deputies confront nude Oregon man taking pictures
December 10, 2015
Kansas authorities say an Oregon man was urged to head home after he was spotted taking pictures of a wheat field wearing nothing “but a hat and a smile.”
Study: Medicaid expansion would be budget neutral
December 9, 2015
A study shows that Medicaid expansion could potentially turn into a moneymaker for Kansas.
Kansas Court of Appeals mulls state protections for abortion
December 9, 2015
A lawsuit against a Kansas ban on a common second-trimester procedure has forced the state Court of Appeals to consider how much the state constitution protects abortion rights.
Firm recommends steps for Kansas to save, generate money
December 9, 2015
Consultants have made several recommendations to Kansas lawmakers to save and generate cash, including centralizing the leasing of state office space and having the state transportation department sell off rarely used equipment.
Bonner Springs advances to championship game
December 9, 2015
The Bonner Springs boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Eudora Invitational on Tuesday with a 52-45 victory over Eudora.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Jason Schram
December 9, 2015
Jason Schram, PTO volunteer, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Mini Maestro: Edwardsville student’s composition tops in competition
Song will be arranged by Kansas City Symphony professional
December 9, 2015
Jaycee Millison has been taking piano lessons since she was 7 — almost four years total — and said she has even written a few of her own songs.
Kansas economist says state farm income has declined
December 8, 2015
A farm economist with the Kansas Farm Management Association says gross income for farms is down by at least 20 percent in the state.
Judge throws out Kansas man’s murder conviction
December 8, 2015
A Kansas man who served more than 15 years of a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of his sister-in-law was freed Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction when new evidence implicated the man’s brother as the likely killer.
Remember When for Dec. 10, 2015
December 8, 2015
Events reported this week in the Bonner Springs Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Once popular Christmas tree fundraisers were hard, cold work
December 8, 2015
While I’m sure they are still around, it has been awhile since I’ve seen a Christmas tree sales lot operated by a service club or benevolent organization.
Legends theater to become AMC
December 8, 2015
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., announced today that Legacy Development plans to purchase the 14-screen movie theater at the Legends Outlets Kansas City.
Collapsing buildings become health concern in Kansas
December 8, 2015
The demolition of three deteriorating buildings in south-central Kansas has become more urgent after a portion of one of the structures collapsed.
Bonner resident continues efforts to establish community choir
December 8, 2015
For Tresa McAlhaney, music has always been a big part of her life.
Brownback’s new commerce secretary has unique past
December 7, 2015
Kansas’ new commerce secretary has played professional soccer in Italy, written a romance novel and filmed a commercial with Danny DeVito.
US Supreme Court denies appeal from district’s parents
December 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from parents from the Shawnee Mission School District.
Basehor-Linwood tops Bonner Springs in opener
December 7, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team kicked off the 2015-16 season in impressive fashion on Friday evening, defeating Kaw Valley League rival Bonner Springs 74-45 at home.