Local Area

Police: 800-pound wok taken from Kansas restaurant
August 21, 2014
Police are searching for whoever stole an 800-pound wok from an Asian cuisine restaurant in Kansas.
Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers
August 21, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback plans to outline how his administration is fighting a planned federal labor rule that aims to protect domestic service workers.
Overland Park adds personal vaporizers to smoking ban
August 20, 2014
The second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.
$250,000 grant aims to promote Kansas exports
August 20, 2014
The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining forces with Kansas Global Trade Services to increase awareness of the importance of exports to the state’s economy.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Matt Clough
August 20, 2014
Matt Clough, pastor of the new The Fellowship West church in Bonner Springs, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner coffee shop plans Vaughn-Trent fundraiser Saturday
August 20, 2014
EJs Coffee Shoppe & Bakery, 128 Oak St., will offer a fundraiser for Vaughn-Trent Community Services during Tiblow Days.
Cosmosphere hosting astronauts this weekend
August 20, 2014
Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Growing heirlooms: Bonner farm provides produce for families, restaurants
August 20, 2014
Looking out over 19 rows of vegetable crops, each 200 to 250 feet long and 6 feet wide, Jim and Deb Crum reflect on how it all got started.
Kansas crops that missed rain showing stress
August 19, 2014
The latest government snapshot says dryland crops in Kansas that missed the recent rain are showing signs of stress.
Groundbreaking set for Troop F headquarters
August 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback will join several other state and law enforcement officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Kansas Highway Patrol headquarters in south-central Kansas.
State: Accuracy of heavy capacity scales improving
August 19, 2014
State agriculture officials say new leadership, more money and increased scrutiny has improved the accuracy of heavy capacity scales.
Bonner native ready to take Tiblow Days stage
August 19, 2014
Though he has been playing music in different ways for years, Blake Tuttle said the biggest crowd he has ever performed in front of was maybe 50 people.
Governor discusses efforts to fight federal laws
August 18, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback is campaigning on his administration’s efforts to fight against what he calls federal government overreach.
Topeka officer kills pit bull attacking children
August 18, 2014
Topeka police say an officer shot and killed a dog that was trying to attack children who were getting on a school bus.
Remember When for Aug. 21, 2014
August 18, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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