Local news

Good signs: New city manager has positive first week
November 4, 2015
Sean Pederson takes it as a good sign that the first day he stepped into his role as Bonner Springs city manager, the Royals won Game 1 of the World Series.
Edwardsville launches Facebook page
November 4, 2015
The city of Edwardsville has launched its new Facebook page for city government updates and news and other community developments.
Remember When for Nov. 5, 2015
November 3, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs chiropractor Martha Aitkens
November 3, 2015
Martha Aitkens, longtime Bonner Springs chiropractor, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face.
Bonner police take part in ‘no-shave’ movement
October 30, 2015
The Bonner Springs Police Department will be participating in No-Shave November to bring awareness to cancer.
Bonner High alum honored by chiropractor group
October 29, 2015
Kendall Payne, a 1995 Bonner Springs High School graduate, was recently named the 2015 Doctor of the Year by members of the Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) at their fall convention Oct. 9-11.
New Edwardsville city official looks to make an impact
October 29, 2015
Among Zack Daniel’s first orders of business at Edwardsville City Hall Monday was formulating a plan to improve the city’s communication with residents and the community at large.
Bonner Springs to conduct sewer smoke tests next week
October 29, 2015
The Bonner Springs Utilities Department will conduct smoke testing on the sanitary sewers on Tuesday and Wednesday in the area east of N. Nettleton, west of K-7, and north of Spring Avenue, including the area north of Morse Avenue and south of Metropolitan.
Township firefighters add EMS equipment
October 28, 2015
The Reno and Sherman township fire departments in Leavenworth County have implemented a new medical program in their response areas.
Annual Community Choice Challenge underway
October 28, 2015
Union Bank & Trust is once again offering a competition to benefit nonprofit organizations and the services they provide to Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and the surrounding communities through its Community Choice Challenge.
Bonner VFW part of countywide Veterans Day event
October 28, 2015
Bonner Springs VFW Post 6401 is a commemorative partner in a countywide Veterans Day Commemoration 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Helin honored at last council meeting
October 28, 2015
Bonner Springs City Manager John “Jack” Helin insisted that the city not throw a big blowout to honor his retirement, but the Bonner Springs City Council did the best it could at its meeting Monday.
Remember When for Oct. 29, 2015
October 27, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Once a relatively minor holiday, Halloween has had a major marketing boost
October 27, 2015
Probably one of the best marketing programs in history turned Halloween from a relatively minor celebration to a major event.