Local news

Bonner Springs girl devoted to pageant competition
November 26, 2014
At just age 7, Leanna Larson can give a very succinct explanation of what she wants to be when she grows up.
Bonner native offers Black Friday booksigning
November 25, 2014
Bonner Springs native and author John Horvat II will visit Books-A-Million, 1859 West Village Parkway in the Legends Outlets of Kansas City, from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Bonner USM student recognized for biochemistry research
November 25, 2014
Christina Ward, a Bonner Springs senior at the University of Saint Mary, again has earned an honor for her work.
Basehor, Bonner singers soloists at USM concert
November 24, 2014
The University of Saint Mary Department of Fine Arts will present its annual Christmas Vespers Concert in mid-December, featuring soloists from Basehor and Bonner Springs.
Remember When for Nov. 27, 2014
November 24, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Muncipal Christmas Tree tradition spans 100 years
November 24, 2014
Local residents will have an opportunity to kick off the holiday season and help good causes next week.
bonner teachers aren’t chosen for top state prize
November 24, 2014
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 teachers earned both of the state finalist spots for District 3, which covers all school districts in Wyandotte and Johnson counties and some in western Douglas County, but neither nabbed the top honors in the Kansas Teacher of the Year competition.
Bonner Police report woman’s cause of death as gunshot wound
November 21, 2014
Bonner Springs Police have announced that the cause of death for a woman found dead in a Bonner home was a gunshot wound, according to the autopsy.
Bonner teacher of the year finalist inspires students, teachers with creative energy
November 20, 2014
It’s easy to see the passion Kim Nelson has for teaching. She said that while she will enjoy expanding her knowledge of the profession through conferences and school visits as one of eight state finalists for Kansas Teacher of the Year, she will hate having to leave her students.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs Elementary registrar Starla Newberry
November 20, 2014
Starla Newberry, Bonner Springs Elementary School’s registrar, shares some things about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Bonner’s Vaughn-Trent welcomes new director
Shawnee native hopes to help organization get more grants
November 18, 2014
Just as Rachael Nickerson began considering coming back to work after taking some time off to be with her daughter, she got a suggestion from an old college friend.
Bonner prepares for Candy Cane Christmas event
November 17, 2014
The annual Candy Cane Christmas in downtown Bonner Springs is Dec. 1, and this year, activities at the Bonner Springs Community Center will move upstairs to the gymnasium.
Bonner reminds residents snow shoveling ‘strictly enforced’
November 17, 2014
The city of Bonner Springs wants to ensure that all residential and business property owners are aware of their responsibility to remove snow and ice on public sidewalks adjacent to their property and the consequences for noncompliance.
Bonner parks and rec offers annual Breakfast with Santa
November 17, 2014
Santa Claus will return to the Bonner Springs Community Center 9-10 a.m. Dec. 6.