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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
Kansas ranks low in providing summer meals to children
November 9, 2015
Advocates of providing summer meals to children in low-income areas say Kansas must find ways to provide more meals during the summer.
Kansas battles pay-related turnover among prison staff
November 9, 2015
Employee turnover at Kansas prisons has increased over the past five years, and the state’s corrections secretary and legislators agree that officers’ pay must rise if the state hopes to end a problem that’s now seen as a threat to public safety.
Property taxes on the rise around Kansas
November 8, 2015
Patrons of most Kansas school districts will see property taxes rise this year amid an ongoing legal battle over whether public schools are underfunded, preliminary state data shows.
Kansas City Connection: Farm-fresh flavor; Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’
November 8, 2015
One of my favorite places in Kansas City for a nice lunch, dinner or cocktail is The Farmhouse, a farm-to-table, “tip-to-tail” restaurant that offers a delicious variety of entrees and sandwiches using fresh meats and vegetables from regional providers.
BLHS takes down Louisburg in playoff thriller
November 7, 2015
Basehor-Linwood captured a 41-34 playoff victory over Louisburg on Friday evening.
Kansas official seeks to save funds to treat drug offenders
November 4, 2015
With potential budget problems looming in Kansas, a state official urged legislators Tuesday to protect funding for substance-abuse treatment that keeps hundreds of drug offenders out of prison.
Basehor 3rd graders conduct mock city council meeting
November 4, 2015
The students visited City Hall Monday and Wednesday for City Government Day, learning about the police department in addition to putting on a mock city council meeting
Kansas raises rents on agencies in state office buildings
November 4, 2015
Kansas has recently raised the rent by more than 25 percent for agencies housed in state office buildings.
USD 458 students accepted into honor choirs
November 4, 2015
Twelve Basehor-Linwood middle and high school students were accepted into honor choirs for the American Choral Director’s Association Southwest Division Conference.
4 living ex-presidents join Eisenhower Memorial Commission
November 4, 2015
The four, living ex-U.S. presidents are all now on a committee working to commemorate President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Kansas prisons full; official outlines $27M expansion option
November 3, 2015
Kansas’ top corrections official Monday outlined a proposal for a $27 million expansion of the state’s maximum-security prison outside El Dorado to deal with the state’s increasing inmate population.
Remember When for Nov. 5, 2015
November 3, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
World Champion Royals’ ‘never give up’ attitude inspirational
November 3, 2015
Like all Kansas City area residents, I am bursting with pride that our Royals are World Champions.
Kansas Supreme Court adopts new child support guidelines
November 3, 2015
Child support payments for separated or divorced parents in Kansas are expected to increase up to 3.5 percent next year under new guidelines adopted by the state Supreme Court.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs chiropractor Martha Aitkens
November 3, 2015
Martha Aitkens, longtime Bonner Springs chiropractor, is the focus of this week’s Face to Face.
Mott would be Kansas’ first transgender House member
November 2, 2015
If she’s selected by a group of Topeka Democrats to replace a retiring member of the state House of Representatives, Stephanie Mott would be the first transgender member of the Kansas Legislature.
Basehor, Bonner schools to close for Royals parade
November 2, 2015
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 announced at noon that it would join several other metropolitan school districts in canceling school tomorrow in light of the Kansas City Royals’ victory in the World Series.
Survey gives yet another sign of Midwest economic slowdown
November 2, 2015
Figures have plunged in a third straight monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, providing more evidence of a slowdown in the region’s economy.
Lawmakers to again consider policy on police body cameras
November 2, 2015
Kansas lawmakers will again take up the question of whether to require all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras after a similar proposal failed to gain traction last session.
Public hearing airs disagreements about Wichita State chapel
November 1, 2015
A committee overseeing the Wichita State University chapel might consider more changes after previous renovations drew criticism that the alterations were made to accommodate Muslims over Christians, a university official said.