Local Area

Someone passing fake $100 bills in Great Bend
July 31, 2014
Counterfeit $100 bills have turned up at a central Kansas fast-food restaurant on the same weekend at least four fake $100 bills were passed at a convenience store 80 miles up the road.
Edwardsville’s Jackson’s Service Center going strong after 60 years
July 31, 2014
Things have changed a lot in both automotive repair and gas stations since Gil Jackson started Jackson Service Center 60 years ago.
Edwardsville to study unfunded 2015 budget items
July 31, 2014
The Edwardsville City Council Monday reviewed a 2015 budget that maintains its current mill levy, but it may not stay that way.
3-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting
July 30, 2014
A 3-year-old Wichita boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest with a gun he found while his mom and her boyfriend were taking a nap.
Former Kansas city clerk admits stealing from city
July 30, 2014
A former northeast Kansas city clerk has pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge on the same day her former employer filed a separate civil suit.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Jason Cruse
July 30, 2014
Jason Cruse, co-owner of Go!Lizards, chats with us for this week’s Face to Face column.
Brownback’s GOP challenger has bankruptcy in past
July 30, 2014
A Wichita businesswoman who is challenging Gov. Sam Brownback in the Republican primary has filed for bankruptcy protection in the past, while her running mate has done so twice.
Edwardsville launches new website
July 30, 2014
A new website for the city of Edwardsville was launched last week at the usual address, edwardsvilleks.org.
Edwardsville sales tax turnout questionable
July 30, 2014
Former Edwardsville Mayor Heinz Rogers admits he didn’t like the idea of a special sales tax to fund city projects at all.
Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo
July 29, 2014
An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
Mild weather greets Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 29, 2014
Fairgoers — both humans and animals — likely are going to like this week’s forecast. Mother Nature by all accounts has ordered up ideal fair week weather. Highs generally are expected to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s throughout the week, according to weather forecasts.
Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain
July 29, 2014
A suburban Kansas City teenager who died last week while climbing one of Colorado’s most popular peaks was a 2014 high school graduate who excelled in engineering.
Bonner youths win big at county fair
July 29, 2014
Kamren Brown says it’s not as hard to raise chickens and rabbits as he thought it might be.
Kansas school district justifies conference cost
July 29, 2014
School officials in southwest Kansas say a recent conference trip to Florida that cost taxpayers more than $100,000 was necessary to become a model school district.
Lawmaker sees need for Kansas death penalty fixes
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman says he’ll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.