Local Area

Bonner Police report woman’s cause of death as gunshot wound
November 21, 2014
Bonner Springs Police have announced that the cause of death for a woman found dead in a Bonner home was a gunshot wound, according to the autopsy.
Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yet
November 20, 2014
Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn’t yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver’s licenses.
U.S. attorney’s office collects $11.4M in Kansas
November 20, 2014
The U.S. attorney’s office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.
7 Kansas hunters plead to violating federal law
November 20, 2014
Seven Kansas hunters pleaded guilty and were sentenced for violating federal laws protecting birds.
Bonner teacher of the year finalist inspires students, teachers with creative energy
November 20, 2014
It’s easy to see the passion Kim Nelson has for teaching. She said that while she will enjoy expanding her knowledge of the profession through conferences and school visits as one of eight state finalists for Kansas Teacher of the Year, she will hate having to leave her students.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs Elementary registrar Starla Newberry
November 20, 2014
Starla Newberry, Bonner Springs Elementary School’s registrar, shares some things about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Topeka committee passes on public nudity ban
November 19, 2014
A Topeka city committee has declined to take action on a proposed public nudity ban that is headed to the City Council for consideration.
Inmates workers might return to animal shelter
November 19, 2014
Volunteer prison inmate help might be returning to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter.
State considering opening some lakes to seaplanes
November 19, 2014
The state’s aviation office is considering whether to allow qualified seaplanes to use state lakes that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search
November 18, 2014
When police in Junction City stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
Gay couples wed in Kansas, but not in all counties
November 18, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples wed Monday evening on the steps of a historic courthouse in Wichita, even as officials elsewhere in Kansas refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex partners because the state Supreme Court has not yet signed off.
Report: Kansas winter wheat faring well so far
November 18, 2014
The latest government report shows most of the newly planted Kansas winter wheat crop is faring well so far.
Kansas woman critical after sex assault, set afire
November 18, 2014
A woman who was sexually assaulted and set on fire was in critical condition Monday, and police turn to the public for help in finding her assailant.
Bonner’s Vaughn-Trent welcomes new director
Shawnee native hopes to help organization get more grants
November 18, 2014
Just as Rachael Nickerson began considering coming back to work after taking some time off to be with her daughter, she got a suggestion from an old college friend.

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