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How do you prefer to give back during the holidays?

Response Percent
I prefer to give to locally-based organizations.
I volunteer my time with local organizations rather than focusing on monetary donations.
I support national organizations.
Total 24
Topeka teens’ music making rounds on Internet
December 31, 2015
Two girls who met in 2008 at a Topeka summer camp became best friends, and now they are becoming something of an Internet sensation, representing a clothing line and collaborating on musical endeavors they hope will inspire youths to have positive views of themselves.
Leavenworth County offers training in identifying signs of child abuse
December 31, 2015
Leavenworth County Child Abuse Prevention Council will present free training on Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Maltreatment 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7 in Berchmans Lecture Hall, University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.
Arizona must pay fines, reimburse Kansas customers
December 31, 2015
An Arizona company that told customers it was selling products to help a charitable organization has been ordered to pay $10,000 and reimburse customers.
Newspaper served as vital link for area residents
December 31, 2015
This is a requiem for a newspaper, column and an important part of local life.
Chieftain ending publication with current edition
December 31, 2015
The World Company is ceasing publication of two of its weekly newspapers, including The Chieftain of Bonner Springs and Basehor.
Manhattan staging New Year’s Eve ball drop
December 30, 2015
Up to 10,000 New Year’s Eve revelers are expected to turn out in the Kansas town known as the Little Apple for a ball-drop event modeled after the one in New York’s Times Square.
Kansas mulling stiffer penalties for water violations
December 30, 2015
Kansas state officials are considering stiffer penalties for water violations.
Planning commissioner files for Leavenworth County commission
December 30, 2015
Though the election is more than 10 months away, one candidate already has filed for Leavenworth County Commissioner.
City managers review 2016 plans
December 30, 2015
With 2015 in the books, area city officials now are preparing for the projects that will take up much of their focus in 2016.
Window firm takes over downtown Bonner space
December 30, 2015
A new downtown Bonner Springs business is looking to expand, having recently become affiliated with a national window remodeling company.
2015 in review: Top stories of the year
December 30, 2015
The top 10 stories reported by The Chieftain in 2015.
Derby police to give school officers body cameras
December 29, 2015
The police chief in the Wichita suburb of Derby says his department will outfit its four school resource officers with body cameras as part of a pilot project.
Remember When for Dec. 31, 2015
December 29, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas’ governor defends state’s new guns-on-campus law
December 29, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s not second-guessing a new state law that would require college campuses to allow concealed weapons, calling it a constitutional right.
Budget shortfall, World Series among Kansas’ top 2015 news
December 29, 2015
A budget shortfall that forced lawmakers to increase sales and cigarette taxes and a long-awaited World Series title were among the top stories in Kansas in 2015. Here’s a look at those and the rest of the year’s Top 10 stories.
Topeka offers $500K push to revive shopping centers
December 28, 2015
An effort to improve large, blighted shopping centers in Topeka is getting a $500,000 boost.
Kansas Turnpike Authority approves two-year bridge projects
December 28, 2015
The Kansas Turnpike Authority has approved contracts for two-year bridge projects in Wichita and between Topeka and Emporia.
Kansas lawmaker seeks end of privatized foster care system
December 27, 2015
A Republican Kansas lawmaker is calling for an end to the state’s first-in-the-nation privatized foster care system, as it nears its 20th anniversary with increasing scrutiny and a record number of children in foster homes.
Army to resume cleanup at former Sunflower ammunition plant
December 27, 2015
Five years after federal funding dried for up environmental cleanup at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Johnson County, Kansas, the U.S. Army has announced it will resume removing pollutants so the land can be redeveloped.
Kansas City Connection: 36 Months in Kansas City
December 27, 2015
For my final column, I’d like to present this updated, family-friendly guide to all things KC.