Local Area

Kansas deputy says vest protected her during stop
September 30, 2014
A Harper County sheriff’s deputy says her bulletproof vest likely saved her life after she was pinned between two trucks during a traffic stop.
Kansas farmers harvesting crops, seeding wheat
September 30, 2014
Kansas farmers are taking advantage of the mild weather to harvest fall crops, put up feed for cattle and seed wheat.
Bonner arts alliance planning fall festival
September 30, 2014
It doesn’t seem that long since the first-ever Bonner Springs Arts Festival in June, but the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance is already hard at work preparing another event, the Autumn Arts Fest.
Dog rescued from Arkansas City drainage system
September 29, 2014
Authorities have rescued a dog that was trapped for at least 30 hours in a southern Kansas canal.
Wichita zoo officials detail elephant exhibit
September 29, 2014
Sedgwick County Zoo officials say they will house the third largest elephant exhibit in the country once a recently funded renovation is completed.
Senator brings in Jeb Bush to campaign in Kansas
September 29, 2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing in another Republican heavy-hitter to help bolster his troubled campaign for re-election.
State: Private school tuition program about ready
September 29, 2014
A Kansas education official says a new tax-credit system to fund private school tuition for low-income students is on track to start in January.
Kansas schools report teacher retirements on rise
September 29, 2014
Kansas school districts report a higher pace of teachers retiring while the number of newly licensed teachers remains flat.
Remember When for Oct. 2, 2014
September 29, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Wolf Creek seeks more time to fix faulty sensor
September 28, 2014
Wolf Creek nuclear power plant is asking federal regulators for more time to replace a faulty sensor unit that provides an early warning of reactor coolant leaks.
Airport repairs runway damaged by wayward plane
September 28, 2014
A massive cargo plane that mistakenly landed at Jabara Airport in Wichita last year damaged the runway, and airport officials are now have projects in the works to repair it while making other improvements.
Edwardsville reviews policy for sales tax revenues, updates unsafe properties
September 26, 2014
The Edwardsville City Council Monday reviewed a basic policy for use of revenues from its recently-passed specialty sales tax, which will take effect next year.
Manhattan discovery center gets 2 new exhibits
September 25, 2014
Two temporary exhibits are scheduled to open at a Manhattan heritage and science center. Visitors to the Flint Hills Discovery Center can access the new attractions starting on Friday.
6 to be inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame
September 25, 2014
The Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame says it will induct six people into the hall this year.
Bonner library director appointed leader of Northeast Kansas Library System
September 25, 2014
Kimberly Beets, longtime director of the Bonner Springs City Library, will be leaving the library to take on a new roll.