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Do you think Leavenworth County needs to do more for animal control?

Response Percent
Yes, there needs to be another animal shelter so that stray animals can be removed from rural areas.
 
50%
No, I think the problem is adequately handled by the Sheriff’s Office and local nonprofits.
 
27%
I think the issue is a concern, but there are bigger concerns that tax dollars should support.
 
22%
Total 22
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Kansas revenues take major hit from plummeting oil prices
January 14, 2015
Kansas lawmakers looking for a bright spot in the state’s financial picture were told on Tuesday that even though falling gas prices are greatly reducing the amount of oil severance taxes the state is collecting, more money is going into the pockets of residents that can be spent on other things.
Kansans buy more lottery tickets, spend less at 2 casinos
January 14, 2015
Kansans spent more than a million dollars more last year to buy lottery tickets than they did the previous year.
Group plans to build housing to revitalize Hutchinson area
January 14, 2015
A Hutchinson group is working on a plan to significantly increase the housing stock in a lower-income area of the city.
Lady Bobcats fall to Lansing
January 14, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team fell behind early and despite battling back several times, couldn’t find a way to take the lead for good, losing 56-51 at home to Lansing on Tuesday.
U.S. farmers bought more tractors, fewer combines in 2014
January 13, 2015
A new report shows U.S. farmers bought more tractors and fewer combines in 2014.
State Fair officials begin work on updating master plan
January 13, 2015
Kansas State Fair officials are considering two companies to write a master plan to address renovations at the aging fairgrounds.
Bonner council gives support to $64 million development
January 13, 2015
A $64 million development could be on its way to Bonner Springs, and though developers warn there are many steps until it comes to fruition, they hope to begin construction this year.
Kansas birth rate in 2013 lowest since recording began
January 13, 2015
An annual report says the Kansas birth rate in 2013 was the lowest since the state began keeping birth records in 1912.
Trout fishing in Kansas? Yes, in the winter
January 12, 2015
Think of trout fishing and you aren’t likely to consider Kansas as a destination. But the state offers trout fishing during the winter at several of its waterways.
Comic strips hit on topics both humorous and serious
January 12, 2015
It is a bit surprising to me that comic strips have continued in this era of almost non-stop entertainment.
Kansas rivers, lakes attract eagles in winter
January 12, 2015
Bus tours and educational programs are among the activities that are planned in Kansas to celebrate National Bald Eagle Month.
Remember When for Jan. 15, 2015
January 12, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner council to consider $64 million development in city’s northeast corner
January 12, 2015
The Bonner Springs City Council tonight is set to review a proposed $64 million development at 118th Street and State Avenue this evening before approving a memorandum of understanding with the developer.
Bobcat Classic starts Friday
January 12, 2015
More than 300 wrestlers will come to Basehor-Linwood high school this week for the annual Bobcat Classic.
BLHS powerlifters open 2015 season in convincing fashion
January 12, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood powerlifting teams continued their dominating ways Saturday when the opened the 2015 season at McLouth.
Basehor-Linwood’s top sports stories of 2014
January 12, 2015
Here are the highlights of an excitement-filled sports scene at Basehor-Linwood High in 2014. The Bobcats experienced plenty of success at the team and individual levels, rewriting the record books along the way.
Kansas will have no women in statewide offices
January 12, 2015
For the first time since 1966, Kansas will have no females in statewide offices, at least until the next election.
Trowbridge’s big weekend gives BLHS wrestling a boost
January 12, 2015
All through winter break, the Basehor-Linwood wrestling team pointed to Friday’s dual meet against two-time defending state champion Holton. Coach Tyler Cordts said he had never seen his team wrestle with as much enthusiasm and spirit as he did Friday against the Wildcats despite coming up short.
Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales
January 11, 2015
Native Kansan David Dillon, the retired CEO and chairman of grocery giant The Kroger Co., has become the leader of the Uncork Kansas coalition, which is seeking legislation to end the longtime Kansas law that limits liquor sales only to licensed liquor stores. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas lawmakers open session amid budget shortfalls
January 11, 2015
Kansas legislators open a critical annual session Monday that will require them to wade through massive budget shortfalls and deal with a court mandate to boost spending on public schools.