Local news

Empowering youth: NAACP Leadership Summit encourages teens to get involved
October 7, 2015
Olliea Jarrett hopes that some youth in Bonner Springs are ready to “break free as leaders.”
Remember When for Oct. 8, 2015
October 5, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner utilities employee receives state award
October 1, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs recently announced that Ron Wyatt, superintendent of utilities operations, was selected to receive the 2015 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Meritorious Operator Award for the State of Kansas.
Bonner haunted house opens this weekend
October 1, 2015
The 3rd Street Asylum haunted house is set to open this weekend for the 2015 season, increasing evening traffic in the downtown area this month.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Susan Berry
September 30, 2015
Susan Berry, former teacher and current Friends of the Library president, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face.
Bonner library kicks off month with Royals-themed event
September 30, 2015
The Bonner Springs City Library is gearing up for a busy month, beginning this weekend with an event that will tie right in to the Major League Baseball Playoffs.
Remember When for Oct. 1, 2015
September 29, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Church honors Bonner ‘Champions of Change’
September 24, 2015
A Bonner Springs church will host an event this weekend honoring Bonner Springs High School senior Blake McMahan and School Resource Officer Anthony Davis.
Face to Face: Clark Middle School’s Ellen Kalousek
September 24, 2015
Ellen Kalousek has been the office manager and bookkeeper for Clark Middle School for 27 years.
Work underway to secure new Thriftway tenant
City has already received inquiries on downtown building
September 23, 2015
The Thriftway in Downtown Bonner Springs is closing, but work is well underway behind the scenes to secure a new tenant and owner.
Alumni Open renamed for late BSHS grad
September 23, 2015
Starting this year, the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation’s Alumni Open will honor a late alumni who was a model of community support.
Champions of Change: Bonner Springs High student, school resource officer visit White House
10:41 a.m., September 21, 2015 Updated 03:49 p.m.
Blake McMahan can remember the exact moment he decided he wanted to be a police officer.
Remember When for Sept. 24, 2015
September 21, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner Springs NAACP offers Youth Summit
September 17, 2015
The Bonner Springs NAACP will have a Youth Empowerment Summit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave.
Trail dedication featured in 100 Year Celebration
September 16, 2015
An important part of Edwardsville’s 100 Year Celebration Saturday at Edwardsville City Park will be the celebration of the completion of its walking trail, which will be dedicated to the late Phyllis Freeman, former city clerk.