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Remember When for May 28, 2015
May 25, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher
May 24, 2015
A small bird that’s typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.
Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers
May 24, 2015
Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.
Salina Airport Authority Board approves lease for business
May 21, 2015
The Salina Airport Authority Board has approved a lease for airport space for a soil erosion business that could bring 13 full-time jobs to the area by June.
Kansas Senate to consider tax increases to close budget gap
May 21, 2015
The Republican-dominated Kansas Senate is considering a plan to raise taxes to close a projected budget shortfall, with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback saying he isn’t drawing “very clear lines” for lawmakers who are split over reversing one of his major economic initiatives.
House approves bill upping secretary of state’s power
10:00 a.m., May 21, 2015 Updated 12:15 p.m.
The House has approved a bill that would give Kansas’ secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud.
Kansas House panel working on plan to raise various taxes
May 20, 2015
A Kansas House committee is working on a plan to raise the state’s sales tax and boost income taxes for some business owners to help balance the state budget.
Kansas House to consider stiffening scrap theft penalties
May 20, 2015
Scrap thieves who do more than $5,000 worth of damage when stealing valuable metals would face jail time under a bill before the Kansas House.
Kaw Valley Relay For Life alters format, seeks participants
May 20, 2015
The Relay For Life of Kaw Valley will have a format much different to that of its first 13 years.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Val Barth
May 20, 2015
We visited with Val Barth, owner of DeeDee’s Jewelry and Vintage Decor, for this week’s Face to Face.
State Fair to have designated smoking areas starting in 2016
May 20, 2015
Smokers who attend the Kansas State Fair will be required to use designated smoking areas, beginning in 2016.
End of an era: BLHS teacher says goodbye after 35 years
May 20, 2015
Susan Mayberry remembers Mary Myer as one of her favorite teachers when she was a student at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Man who escaped from Kansas police custody found in Missouri
May 19, 2015
A man who escaped from custody in Kansas City, Kansas, last week has been found.
Kansas attorney general appoints new civil litigation chief
May 19, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has picked a former state Bar Association president to lead the division in Schmidt’s office that handles civil lawsuits.
Remember When for May 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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