Local Area

Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Annual Breakfast with Santa event set Dec. 5
November 25, 2015
The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa event 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E. Third St.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Edwardsville reviews sewer line options
Council members still uncomfortable with option running through KCK
November 25, 2015
An hour-long Edwardsville City Council work session Monday was extended to two hours as council members debated the installation of sewer lines on the city’s north end.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Bonner Rotary club gears up for return of Vaughn-Trent auction
Social services organization in need to maintain operating expenses
November 24, 2015
At the Bonner Springs Rotary Club’s Annual Holiday Banquet, an auction event benefitting Vaughn-Trent Community Services, bidders have been known to bid several hundred dollars on a rather tacky Christmas tie.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs city employee Christina Brake
November 24, 2015
Christina Brake, deputy city clerk in Bonner Springs, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Remember When for Nov. 26, 2015
November 23, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.
Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas
November 22, 2015
A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but that they remain lower than the national rate.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Edwardsville council to meet in special workshop
November 20, 2015
Prior to its regular meeting Monday, the Edwardsville City Council will have a work session to discuss details regarding a potential sewer project that would serve the northern portion of the city.
New building planned in southwest Bonner Springs
November 20, 2015
The dilapidated former River Road Inn in southwest Bonner Springs is no more, making way for a potential new building that will help a neighboring business expand.