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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 clergy says refugee order violates religious liberty
December 3, 2015
A coalition of Kansas clergy has submitted a petition to Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration asking the governor to rescind an executive order attempting to halt the relocation of Syrian refugees in the state.
Former Kansas man pleads guilty in unlawful-voting case
December 3, 2015
A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Arkansas while moving has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
Man, child injured in single-engine Kansas plane crash
December 3, 2015
Two people have been injured in a single-engine plane crash in Barber County.
Kansas lawmaker to take job with National Rifle Association
December 3, 2015
A Kansas lawmaker who helped pass a law that allows people to carry concealed weapons without a permit has taken a lobby job with the National Rifle Association.
Kansas lawmaker calls for audit of child welfare agency
December 2, 2015
A Kansas lawmaker plans to ask for an audit to determine whether the Kansas Department for Children and Families discriminates against same-sex couples in foster care and adoption cases.
Kansas museum restores Stearman Model 4D plane
December 2, 2015
The Kansas Aviation Museum now houses the world’s newest restored Stearman Model 4D airplane.
Antler broker flourishes in his Delphos business
December 1, 2015
As he embarked on adulthood, Heath Merry hopped on a typical path, but what happened in the process sent him on a nonconventional and lucrative adventure that continues to grow. Pulling from an outdoors passion, collecting deer antlers has evolved into a full-time gig that features travel and a six-figure salary.
Inmate punished for role in Iowa prison scandal
December 1, 2015
The inmate at the center of a cellphone smuggling investigation at an Iowa prison was punished with confinement and a return to his home state of Kansas.
Kansas has nearly $8M surplus in tax collections in November
December 1, 2015
Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $8 million more in taxes than anticipated in November, with both income and sales taxes exceeding expectations.
Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices
December 1, 2015
The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
The Business of Growing: Basehor farm’s herb production continues to expand
December 1, 2015
At Cal-Ann Farms, living herbs are produced for local grocers year-round. Every plant is handled by hand, using only all-natural pest repellents, and every one is inspected before it is packaged at the Basehor farm.
Ag Hall adds 5K to Santa Express events
Annual fundraising run will support historic building maintenance
December 1, 2015
There may not be snow, but locals will be dashing through Bonner Springs with Santa at the Dec. 5 Santa Express 5K in support of historic structures at the Ag Hall.
Basehor winery receives awards for eight wines
December 1, 2015
Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery has just been awarded its 7th Jefferson Cup Competition Wine Award for its Valvin Muscat wine
Attorney compares Kansas sperm donor’s plight, gay marriage
November 30, 2015
A Kansas sperm donor’s battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple’s child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man’s attorney argued in court filings.
Bonner Good Samaritans return lost ring after discovering owner online
November 30, 2015
Thanks to some Good Samaritans, and the power of social media, a Bonner Springs business owner has her wedding ring back.
New data shows syphilis, HIV cases grow locally
November 30, 2015
New data reports growing numbers in sexually transmitted diseases in Kansas.
USGS records 4.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Oklahoma
November 30, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas.
Remember When for Dec. 3, 2015
November 30, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Sports highs, lows a highlight of fall season
November 30, 2015
Sports kept us very busy this fall, and to use the opening lines from the once popular television show “Wide World of Sports,” we experienced the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.”
Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county’s water supply
November 29, 2015
Only 1,200 people live in Kansas’ smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.