Local news

Kaw Valley Relay For Life alters format, seeks participants
May 20, 2015
The Relay For Life of Kaw Valley will have a format much different to that of its first 13 years.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Val Barth
May 20, 2015
We visited with Val Barth, owner of DeeDee’s Jewelry and Vintage Decor, for this week’s Face to Face.
Remember When for May 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Edwardsville paramedic Christy Johnson
May 13, 2015
Leading up to National EMS Week, we chat with Christy Johnson, paramedic with the Edwardsville EMS Department.
Ray Cox remembered as truly dedicated to his community
May 13, 2015
Not even cancer could keep Ray Cox from fulfilling his service to the community. Even in the last few months, when his fight against the disease became the hardest, Cox attended every USD 204 Board of Education meeting possible.
Edwardsville councilman accused of making racist statements
May 12, 2015
A newly elected Edwardsville City Council member is being investigated after a teen says he made threats and called her racial slurs in a May 3 incident in Bonner Springs.
Parent thanks USD 204 staff for education of her special-needs son
May 12, 2015
Steven’s diagnosis came on Oct. 5, 1998: High Functioning Autism.
Bonner Police to mark Police Memorial Week with ceremony
May 12, 2015
In honor of National Police Memorial Week this week, the Bonner Springs Police Department will hold its annual police memorial ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly Murphy Memorial Park, 129 Elm St., Bonner Springs.
Remember When for May 14, 2015
May 11, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner garden club awarded at state convention
May 8, 2015
The Bonner Springs Garden Club attended the Kansas Associated Garden Clubs’ 2015 convention Friday and Saturday in Lawrence, earning several awards.
WyCo mental health services agency encourages conversation to remove mental illness stigma
May 7, 2015
As a member of a board charged with spreading awareness of mental health services in Wyandotte County, Rita Hoag knows it’s not just awareness that keeps people from getting help.
Face to Face: USD 204 administrative assistant Stormi Vitt
May 6, 2015
USD 204’s Stormi Vitt, who recently earned an Honoring Excellence award from the Education Foundation, shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face.
Remember When for May 7, 2015
May 4, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
Bonner Springs again hosts State Unified Soccer Tourney
April 30, 2015
Bonner Springs will host the State Unified Soccer Tournament Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at David Jaynes Stadium.

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