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What fall activities are essential to you?

Response Percent
Raking leaves and photographing fall foliage
Visiting a pumpkin patch
Ingesting as much pumpkin as possible, particularly drinking pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beer
Going to haunted houses, like Bonner’s 3rd Street Asylum
Total 23
Basehor VFW dinner a success thanks to volunteers
November 23, 2015
When you plan to cook a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings for 200 people, you can plan on not getting much sleep in the days leading up to the event.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.
Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas
November 22, 2015
A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but that they remain lower than the national rate.
Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears
November 22, 2015
No sooner had last Sunday’s holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Kansas spending $20M to dredge John Redmond Reservoir
November 20, 2015
Kansas is spending about $20 million to remove sediment from the reservoir that serves as the primary water source for a nearby nuclear power plant and several communities.
Santa Express at Ag Hall to include 5K
November 19, 2015
The holidays will get underway at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, with A Santa Express 5K Walk/Run Dec. 5.
Kansas Aviation Museum seeking new director
November 19, 2015
The Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita again needs a new director.
KC to vote on measure to bar tobacco sales to those under 21
November 19, 2015
Kansas City Council members are expected to approve an ordinance prohibiting stores from selling tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
Brownback cites importance of water policy reforms
November 19, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has to make changes to address concerns over the state’s water supply.
Leader of Bonner Community Thanksgiving Dinner ready to hand over reigns
November 19, 2015
After 21 years, LeAnne DeTar Newbert says she is handing the reigns of the Bonner Springs Community Thanksgiving Dinner to the next generation.
Kansas National Guard helping search for stranded motorists
November 18, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has issued a state declaration of emergency for sections of northwest Kansas hit by heavy snow.
Kansas attorney general: Don’t send us Guantanamo detainees
November 18, 2015
Top prosecutors in three states being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees implored the Obama administration on Wednesday not to send the prisoners to their states.
BSHS grad creates website to promote prep athletes
November 18, 2015
A Bonner Springs High School graduate has created a business that he hopes will help high school athletes seeking athletic scholarships for college.
Kansas properties nominated for national historic register
November 17, 2015
Kansas authorities have nominated five Kansas sites for the National Register of Historic Places.
Kansas panel considers whether gays should be foster parents
November 17, 2015
A Kansas legislative committee’s chairman raised questions Tuesday about whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children.
USD 204 receives more than expected ‘extraordinary needs’ funding
Additional funds for Basehor reduced
November 17, 2015
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 now will receive much more than it expected in funding for its increased enrollment.
University of Kansas student leaders outline diversity plan
November 17, 2015
University of Kansas student leaders who are facing an attempt to oust them have outlined proposals for increasing diversity within student government.
Remember When for Nov. 19, 2015
November 16, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Raking leaves an autumn tradition
November 16, 2015
Recently I read a survey that stated the most popular response to the word “fall” was football or leaf raking.