Local Area

Bonner Springs perfect site for optometrists’ expansion
April 24, 2014
When the Family EyeCare Center in Leavenworth was looking to expand, it didn’t take long to determine Bonner Springs would be the best spot for their new office.
Kansas worker’s pay an issue for lawmakers
April 23, 2014
Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers modest salary increases but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses, and a union official said Tuesday that the combination could lower the pay of many employees.
Kansas school boards cautioned about using new rules to hire, fire teachers
April 23, 2014
The Kansas Association of School Boards is urging local boards of education to use caution before taking advantage of new powers granted to them under a school finance bill that Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Monday.
Bonner resident initiated into collegiate honor society
April 23, 2014
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that LuDina Marney of Bonner Springs was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi.
Bonner Springs site of ‘Bikeway Plan’ public meeting
April 23, 2014
The Mid-America Regional Council is looking for public comments as it develops a Regional Bikeway Plan, with one comment session scheduled in Bonner Springs.
Bonner library participates in World Book Night tonight
April 23, 2014
The Bonner Springs City Library is participating in World Book Night this evening.
Kansas: Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills
April 23, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday signed into law a bill that could put Kansas officials in charge of Medicare and other federally funded health programs in the state.
Missouri mayor resigns after anti-Semitic remarks
April 22, 2014
The mayor of the Missouri community of Marionville has resigned over anti-Semitic remarks he made in support of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas.
KU hopes new medical building will be done in 3 years
April 22, 2014
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hopes a new health education building at the University of Kansas Medical Center can be finished in three years.
Bonner locations available for drug take-back event
April 22, 2014
A Wyandotte County Prescription Drug Take Back event has been organized from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at multiple locations in the county, including two in Bonner Springs.
Bonner native on 2nd place KU team in state math competition
April 22, 2014
University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and second place in the team competition as well as individual awards at the ninth Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, March 29 at Emporia State University, and a Bonner Springs native was a member of the second-place team.
Kansas: Over teachers’ objections, Brownback signs ‘good’ school finance bill
April 22, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed into law a school finance bill that will provide more funds to classrooms in an effort to comply with a court order, but also includes controversial policy changes, including the repeal of tenure for teachers.
The Chieftain’s Pet of the Week: Phoebe
April 22, 2014
Phoebie is a 9-month-old tortoiseshell calico kitten, who loves attention from people and loves to “torment” other kitties.
Edwardsville Days ready to get bigger, better in second year
April 22, 2014
The organizers of the second annual Edwardsville Days festival are hoping to make a much better impression on attendees this year.
Kansas: Fort Riley overhauls sex assault program
April 21, 2014
Fort Riley has revamped its services for sexual assault victims in the military, streamlining the process in a bid to make it easier for victims to report assaults.

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