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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
Kansas regents to consider revised guns-on-campus policy
December 16, 2015
A Kansas Board of Regents panel has advanced a plan governing how to allow concealed weapons on the state’s college campuses by mid-2017.
Society explains lack of action with Basehor’s 1905 library
December 16, 2015
What was once two years of work by the Basehor Historical Museum Society to relocate the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library has stretched into a third year.
Professor finds rare audio of basketball inventor Naismith
December 15, 2015
A Kansas University researcher has discovered what is believed to be the only audio recording of basketball inventor James Naismith, during which he describes the first game he organized 124 years ago this month as a bit of a disaster.
BLHS boys beat Piper; Lady Bobcats struggle
December 15, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys started Monday’s game against Kaw Valley League rival Piper by playing some great basketball. And then the Bobcats got scorching hot from outside, leaving Piper burned in an 81-26 victory.
Kansas schools get federal grant to replace diesel buses
December 15, 2015
Three Kansas school districts are getting a total of $220,000 in federal funds to replace or rework older diesel school buses.
USD 458 reviews plans for BLHS technical center, other construction
December 15, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood High School tech center is beginning to take shape — at least on paper.
Kansas officials protesting possible Guantanamo closing
December 15, 2015
Kansas officials have sent President Barack Obama a letter protesting the possible move of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office warns of peak time for deer accidents
December 15, 2015
It’s heavy traffic season, what with big crowds heading to shopping centers for holiday shopping. While drivers should be mindful of the increased traffic, they also should be on the lookout for more deer potentially joining vehicles on the roads.
Kansas sees more tornadoes than normal, but most weak
December 14, 2015
Meteorologists say Kansas saw more tornadoes than normal this year, but all but a few were weak and short-lived.
Chatting with Santa always a treat
December 14, 2015
It has been a long time since I interviewed Santa Claus, however I had a chance to renew our friendship last week at the Ag Hall of Fame.
Remember When for Dec. 17, 2015
December 14, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Review of Wichita State athletics considers football
December 14, 2015
The complete review of the Wichita State University athletics department is underway and one of the many subjects is whether to resume a football program, president John Bardo said.
Kansas Sampler Festival to end after 2017
December 13, 2015
Despite its continued popularity, the Kansas Sampler Festival will end its nearly three decades of operation after the 2017 event in Winfield to allow organizers to plan new ways to promote things to see and do in Kansas.
Kansas governor wants no tax debate, expects no budget drama
December 13, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas legislators shouldn’t tinker further with tax laws next year and argues that the state budget is in “good shape” despite a projected shortfall because his economic policies are working.
Kansas City Connection: The debut of KC Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ and other family activities
December 13, 2015
Audiences in Kansas City got their first peek at the Kansas City Ballet’s bold new production of “The Nutcracker” last week, and the opening performance was met by spontaneous applause and cheers of delight. The massive redesign, led by artistic director Devon Carney, brings a visually stunning overhaul to the classic ballet, with new choreography, costumes and set designs.
BLHS boys crush Hayden; girls struggle in loss
December 12, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys continued their regular season excellence Friday night by methodically marching past Topeka Hayden 64-36 at home.
Stepmother of missing 7-year-old boy arrested in Kansas
December 10, 2015
The wife of a Kansas bail bondsman who is charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son was arrested early Thursday, authorities said.
Kansas deputies confront nude Oregon man taking pictures
December 10, 2015
Kansas authorities say an Oregon man was urged to head home after he was spotted taking pictures of a wheat field wearing nothing “but a hat and a smile.”
Study: Medicaid expansion would be budget neutral
December 9, 2015
A study shows that Medicaid expansion could potentially turn into a moneymaker for Kansas.
Kansas Court of Appeals mulls state protections for abortion
December 9, 2015
A lawsuit against a Kansas ban on a common second-trimester procedure has forced the state Court of Appeals to consider how much the state constitution protects abortion rights.