Local Area

Remember When for Sept. 3, 2015
September 1, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
USD 204’s Nelson again noted as top educator
September 1, 2015
Kim Nelson, Language Arts teacher at Clark Middle School, has been selected to receive the 2016 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s most prestigious awards.
Kansas State students asked to sign sportsmanship pledge
September 1, 2015
Kansas State students will have to sign a sportsmanship pledge before they can pick up their tickets for sporting events this year.
Man dies after being hit by vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas
September 1, 2015
Kansas City, Kan., police are searching for a vehicle that fled the scene after a pedestrian was fatally injured.
Insurance Department studying continuing education programs
August 31, 2015
The Kansas Insurance Department is considering whether insurance agents need more training.
Tax amnesty for Kansans begins on Tuesday
August 31, 2015
Kansans who owe back taxes to the state should consider paying them in the next few weeks.
Police: Human remains found near Kansas River
August 31, 2015
Police are investigating after skeletal remains were found near the Kansas River in Kansas City, Kan.
Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years
August 31, 2015
Nearly 1,000 people are gathering in Kansas City. Mo., to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an Animal Health Corridor that stretches from Manhattan, Kan., to Columbia, Mo.
Kansas judge ejects white supremacist from court
August 31, 2015
A judge has ejected a white supremacist from a Kansas courtroom after the man objected to jury instructions in his murder trial, saying he doesn’t respect the process.
Leavenworth County liquor store allegedly sells to undercover 19-year-old
Tonganoxie, Basehor stores refuse sale in countywide operation
August 31, 2015
A Leavenworth County liquor store allegedly sold liquor to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Beverage Control. Between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Sheriff’s Office and ABC sent a 19-year-old into nine liquor stores in the county with the intent to purchase liquor.
Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport
August 30, 2015
A Kansas man’s odyssey into terrorism culminated when he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita airport where he worked, an attack prosecutors say was aimed at causing “maximum carnage” during which Terry L. Loewen would die as a martyr.
Kansas headed toward another school finance debate next year
August 30, 2015
Five months after a new law for funding public schools took effect in Kansas, legislators and education officials are talking about drafting another one next year.
Kansas plans state’s first public summit on drones
August 27, 2015
Kansas officials are planning a public summit on drones this fall.
Kansas governor schedules town hall meeting on Guantanamo
August 27, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to hold a town hall meeting next week to discuss concerns about the potential transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.
Slide in Kansas oil industry continues to stress producers
August 27, 2015
The Kansas oil industry continues to face pressure because of falling prices, which are approaching producers’ costs for pumping the oil out of wells, industry experts said.

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