Local Area

Kansas Aviation Museum reduces hours, lays off 2 employees
December 17, 2015
The Kansas Aviation Museum has terminated two staff members and announced it will be reducing visitor hours next year.
Kansas issues $400 million in highway construction bonds
December 16, 2015
The Kansas Department of Transportation has issued a state record of $400 million in highway construction bonds to take advantage of the suspension of a state law limiting the agency’s debt burden.
Newman University gets $2 million from Fugate Enterprises
December 16, 2015
Newman University in Kansas has received a $2 million gift from Fugate Enterprises.
Kansas regents to consider revised guns-on-campus policy
December 16, 2015
A Kansas Board of Regents panel has advanced a plan governing how to allow concealed weapons on the state’s college campuses by mid-2017.
Sewer line debate continues, even as potential development officially filed
December 16, 2015
Even as a potential development files official paperwork with the city, Edwardsville council members have not reached an agreement about installation of sewer lines for the city’s northern area.
Society explains lack of action with Basehor’s 1905 library
December 16, 2015
What was once two years of work by the Basehor Historical Museum Society to relocate the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library has stretched into a third year.
Professor finds rare audio of basketball inventor Naismith
December 15, 2015
A Kansas University researcher has discovered what is believed to be the only audio recording of basketball inventor James Naismith, during which he describes the first game he organized 124 years ago this month as a bit of a disaster.
Kansas schools get federal grant to replace diesel buses
December 15, 2015
Three Kansas school districts are getting a total of $220,000 in federal funds to replace or rework older diesel school buses.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs teacher Sarah Kassen
December 15, 2015
Sarah Kassen is the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month for December.
Kansas officials protesting possible Guantanamo closing
December 15, 2015
Kansas officials have sent President Barack Obama a letter protesting the possible move of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.
Kansas sees more tornadoes than normal, but most weak
December 14, 2015
Meteorologists say Kansas saw more tornadoes than normal this year, but all but a few were weak and short-lived.
Remember When for Dec. 17, 2015
December 14, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Review of Wichita State athletics considers football
December 14, 2015
The complete review of the Wichita State University athletics department is underway and one of the many subjects is whether to resume a football program, president John Bardo said.
Kansas Sampler Festival to end after 2017
December 13, 2015
Despite its continued popularity, the Kansas Sampler Festival will end its nearly three decades of operation after the 2017 event in Winfield to allow organizers to plan new ways to promote things to see and do in Kansas.