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Bonner woman, given 2nd chance to beat cancer, hopes to inspire donors
October 30, 2014
Jodi Shelton-Langley feels as though she was told to find a needle in a haystack for the second time in the last three years.
Lawsuit alleges problems with Medicaid in Kansas
October 29, 2014
A former executive with a private company managing part of the Kansas Medicaid program has alleged in a federal lawsuit that she was wrongly fired for protesting potentially improper cost-saving measures.
Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week
October 29, 2014
A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven’t yet.
Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass
October 29, 2014
Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It’s like being inside a prairie snow globe: You’re surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas is one of just a few places in the country where you can immerse yourself in this serene but vanishing landscape.
Bonner Springs high students named Honor Scholars
October 29, 2014
Fifteen Bonner Springs High School students are among the 171 Wyandotte County high school seniors who will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars.
Bonner high band plans 3rd ‘Marchapalooza’
October 29, 2014
The Bonner Springs High School Band will host its 3rd Annual Marchapalooza Indoor Marching Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the BSHS Gymnasium.
GOP plans network of lawyers watching election
October 29, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems.
Basehor dog boarding business takes over Safe Harbor space
October 29, 2014
It took five years of searching, but Stephanie Stone finally found the perfect location for her business in Basehor.
Warm temperatures spur rapid winter wheat growth
October 28, 2014
Unseasonably warm fall weather is spurring rapid growth of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas.
Whooping cranes to make stop at Quivira
October 28, 2014
Whooping cranes will be passing over central Kansas as they leave their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada to Texas.
Cosmosphere planetarium to be renovated, upgraded
October 28, 2014
The Justice Planetarium at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson will be renovated and upgraded next year, including installation of a new digital project system.
Bonner couple ready to hand out unique Halloween treat for 25th year
October 28, 2014
An old pick-up truck is a key element for the Lewkowsky family every Halloween. Kay and Dale Lewkowsky will load up the truck bed with 500 cans of soda and 200 juice boxes and park it in their driveway to await trick-or-treaters as they come through their Bonner Springs neighborhood.
Bonner student to be featured in USM concert
October 28, 2014
A Bonner Springs student will have a featured part in the University of Saint Mary’s annual Founders’ Day Concert.
State paid more than $34,000 to defend Kobach
October 28, 2014
Records from the Kansas attorney general’s office show taxpayers spent more than $34,000 in legal fees for the secretary of state’s failed effort to force Kansas Democrats to field a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Bonner Animal Rescue shelter in quarantine
October 28, 2014
Volunteer-run animal shelter Bonner Animal Rescue announced last week that it will not be able to accept or adopt out any pets until further notice.

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