Local Area

Remember When for May 7, 2015
May 4, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas
April 30, 2015
The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.
Kansas State awards $500K in grants for global food research
April 30, 2015
Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 in grants to faculty members who are researching way to boost food production as the world population grows.
Bonner Springs again hosts State Unified Soccer Tourney
April 30, 2015
Bonner Springs will host the State Unified Soccer Tournament Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at David Jaynes Stadium.
Kansas officials awaiting word on tax collections in April
April 30, 2015
Kansas legislators and other officials are waiting to learn whether the state’s tax collections in April met expectations.
Toddler hospitalized after being struck by lawn mower
April 30, 2015
A 15-month-old has been flown to a hospital after being struck by a lawn mower in Leavenworth County.
Senior Center volunteers tutor Bonner second graders in reading
April 30, 2015
Nancy McGowan is one of about a dozen members of the Bonner Springs Senior Center who have been spending an hour with Bonner Springs Elementary second grade students each Tuesday morning for the past two and a half months.
Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy
April 29, 2015
A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir.
Budget, taxes head up crowded agenda for Kansas Legislature
April 29, 2015
Kansas legislators are returning Wednesday from spring break to tackle a crowded agenda topped by a mandate to balance the next state budget and questions about which taxes they will increase to achieve that.
Bonner’s 9th annual Marble Day debuts mascot
April 29, 2015
Marble Day is nearly 10 years old, but for the first time this year, it will have an official mascot.
School finance summit at Wichita State postponed
April 29, 2015
A school finance summit was postponed a day after leaders of a conservative think tank said they were concerned it would be a one-sided event because they were not invited.
KanCare providers lose millions for 2nd straight year
April 29, 2015
The three companies that provide coverage to Kansas’ Medicaid system lost a total of $52 million doing so last year, marking a second straight year of losses, according to records reviewed by a legislative committee.
Downtown Bonner building owner seeks grant for improvements
April 29, 2015
One of Downtown Bonner Springs’ biggest buildings — and possibly, its parking lot — could receive a much-needed upgrade later this year.
Kansas auditor to release report on sexual predator program
April 28, 2015
The state’s auditing agency is set to present a report on the cost and effectiveness of Kansas’ program to involuntarily commit sexual predators to treatment.

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