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What fall activities are essential to you?

Response Percent
Raking leaves and photographing fall foliage
Ingesting as much pumpkin as possible, particularly drinking pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beer
Visiting a pumpkin patch
Going to haunted houses, like Bonner’s 3rd Street Asylum
Total 11
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Basehor-Linwood girls win at Pleasant Ridge
October 9, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood High School girls cross country team captured a first-place finish at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational on Thursday evening, beating out Tonganoxie by one point to claim the title.
Report: Kansas population increases by .3 percent to 2.9 million
October 8, 2015
New health statistics show that the Kansas’ population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.
Woman, child killed in highway crash in Kansas
October 8, 2015
A woman and a 6-year-old child have been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Johnson County.
More than 300 teaching vacancies in Kansas
October 8, 2015
Kansas had more than 300 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of this school year, but state officials say some of those vacancies may be filled in the coming months.
Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics
October 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state’s politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
Brownback spokeswoman blasts Medicaid expansion
October 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has indicated that the administration will not expand Medicaid and bring coverage to 150,000 uninsured Kansans, calling the plan “morally reprehensible.”
2 USD 204 board members would be unable to serve under proposed law
October 7, 2015
A proposed state law that would increase limitations on who could serve on boards of education likely would have a big impact on local school boards.
Water conference to focus on Kansas water vision plan
October 7, 2015
The Governor’s Water Conference next month aims to focus on implementation of the Kansas water vision plan.
Face to Face: Basehor teacher Barb Forbes
October 7, 2015
Barb Forbes, second grade teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face column.
Bonner schools to make second request for additional funds
October 7, 2015
With an even larger-than-expected enrollment increase, Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 is going to try one more time to get some Extraordinary Need funding under the new block grant.
Basehor VFW raffles Speedway tickets
October 7, 2015
The Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 is sponsoring a fundraising raffle of Nascar Sprint Cup race tickets.
Fire departments to hold open houses this weekend
October 7, 2015
Local fire departments will open their doors to visitors this weekend.
Kansas set to outsource vehicle dealer title services
October 6, 2015
Kansas is set to outsource vehicle title work for automobile dealers next year to save about $200,000.
Evidence of bedbugs found at Topeka library
October 6, 2015
A pesticide company has found evidence of bedbugs at a Topeka library.
Kansas cropland values down this year amid low grain prices
October 6, 2015
Low grain prices are driving down Kansas cropland values this year, while high prices for cattle are pushing up the value of pastures.
Kansas GOP leader demands Davis exit from voter rules suit
October 6, 2015
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is demanding that Democrats’ last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration policies.
Cornerstone senior housing moves forward; final approval later this month
October 6, 2015
Some updated details regarding the proposed Cornerstone senior apartment facility were discussed Monday at the Basehor City Council work session meeting.
Goddard high school wins ecology award
October 5, 2015
A south-central Kansas school has been honored for its efforts to help the environment.
Alarm clocks ‘hated’ but necessary since ancient Greece
October 5, 2015
In my opinion the most hated appliance in most homes is the alarm clock. It starts screaming at an early hour, drives you from a pleasant night’s rest and forces you into the real world of morning.
Remember When for Oct. 8, 2015
October 5, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.