Jesse Truesdale Reporter/Copy editor

Jesse Truesdale, a reporter and copy editor for The Chieftain, received his master's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from San Francisco State University. He graduated from Garden City High School.

Recent stories

Churches take active role helping with food bills
December 3, 2008
The Angel Food Ministries program offers boxes of assorted food items that are intended to provide enough for a family of four to eat for a week, for $30.
Council creates tax bond district
November 25, 2008
The improvement of land for a retail development at the northeast corner of Kansas Avenue and Kansas Highway 7 will be partly funded by a tax-increment-finance bond.
Murder sentencing hearing continued
Judge orders competency evaluation for Haberlein
November 24, 2008
The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of a November 2005 murder in Bonner Springs was continued a fourth time Thursday in Wyandotte County Courthouse.
Family-owned business ready to change oil in Edwardsville
November 20, 2008
There’s a new family business in Edwardsville. Brothers Jasen and John Currie, with the help of their father, John Sr., opened JC’s Speedy Lube on Monday, and as of midday Tuesday, the shop, at 9701 Kaw Drive, had performed 22 oil changes.
Election season begins anew in Edwardsville
November 20, 2008
The 2008 national elections have ended, but in Edwardsville, the outlines of the 2009 mayoral race are already emerging.
1st published novel a new page in career of Bonner writer
November 19, 2008
Many residents may not know it, but Bonner Springs is home to a published novelist.
Counselor-at-large to keep her county job
Counselor-at-large to keep her county job
November 19, 2008
The former counselor-at-large for Leavenworth County is back.
Track’s stands to go smoke-free
November 13, 2008
Preceding a possible Kansas City, Kan., smoking ban, the Kansas Speedway announced Monday a no-smoking policy in its grandstands and enclosed areas beginning in 2010.
High school welcomes audience with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ musical
November 13, 2008
Bonner Springs-area residents will have the opportunity to go back in time tonight, Friday and Saturday.
Police training facility eyes Bonner location
November 13, 2008
Bonner Springs is being considered as the site for a planned $5 million-$6 million law enforcement training facility, the City Council learned Monday.

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Recent photos

After being presented as graduates, members of the Class of 2011 congratulate each other.

JC's Speedy Lube has opened in Edwardsville.

Tyler Walker, center, a Bonner Springs High School sophomore, sings in his role as Conrad Birdie in a dress rehearsal Monday for the school’s fall musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” The show will open tonight at 7:30, with another 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, and a 1 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.

Bonner Springs' 110th anniversary of incorporation was celebrated at Monday's City Council meeting.

Peter Gomez, at home in Bonner Springs, fought in what he describes as “the forgotten war," Korea.

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