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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
White falcon lost in Kansas
October 29, 2015
A man attending a national falcon gathering in Kansas is searching for his white falcon that escaped.
Kansas university finds creative way to test drones outside
October 28, 2015
Researchers at Kansas State University’s Salina campus have found a unique solution to testing drones in a real-world environment while maintaining safety: They built a very big cage.
Township firefighters add EMS equipment
October 28, 2015
The Reno and Sherman township fire departments in Leavenworth County have implemented a new medical program in their response areas.
Basehor-Linwood High students organize blood drive
October 28, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium, organized by the Health Science Pathway students.
Kansas education’s new vision focuses on nonacademic skills
October 28, 2015
Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday unveiled a new vision for schools that would create individualized education plans for each student, placing equal focus on academic and nonacademic skills to help graduates be successful in the workforce.
Kansas behind most states in not streaming Statehouse events
October 28, 2015
Kansas is among relatively few states in which legislators don’t provide live video or audio of at least some of their meetings to the public
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Mature Living: Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education
October 28, 2015
Parents and grandparents will do the darndest things to make their children and grandchildren happy, even if it means putting their own retirement security in jeopardy to help pay for college.
Mature Living: Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year
October 28, 2015
Older Americans got a double dose of bad news recently: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.
Suit filed by ex-Kansas attorney general lands in Oklahoma
October 27, 2015
A federal judge in Oklahoma will handle the lawsuit filed by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline over the indefinite suspension of his law license related to his investigation of abortion clinics.
Remember When for Oct. 29, 2015
October 27, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Once a relatively minor holiday, Halloween has had a major marketing boost
October 27, 2015
Probably one of the best marketing programs in history turned Halloween from a relatively minor celebration to a major event.
Face to Face: Basehor craft show leader Pam Maughmer
October 27, 2015
Basehor resident and craft show organizer Pam Maughmer is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Final Harvest: Bush Farm prepares for last day
October 27, 2015
Rose Jean Oliver believes she has been picking greens at Bush Farm in Edwardsville for a good 40 years.
Justice Department sues KCK Housing Authority, former worker
October 27, 2015
The Justice Department sued the Kansas City, Kansas, Housing Authority and a former hearing officer Monday over sexual harassment claims.
HHS says cost of ‘silver’ health plans to rise in Kansas
October 27, 2015
The federal government says rates will increase by 16.1 percent for Kansas residents who buy middle-of-the-road “silver” health coverage plans through its online marketplace.
Clay Center Zoo raising funds to stay open
October 26, 2015
The Clay Center Zoo is trying to raise $500,000 in order to keep the zoo open.
Lower oil, gas prices hit some Kansas county budgets hard
October 25, 2015
Lower energy prices benefiting consumers at gasoline pumps have hit oil- and natural gas-producing counties in western Kansas hard, forcing them to cut spending or increase property tax levies just as the state is ending an aid program meant to insulate them from industry downturns.
Basehor-Linwood falls to undefeated Atchison
October 25, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood High School football team lost to Atchison 25-20 at home on Friday evening in a Class 4A-I District 1 matchup.
College course on voter registration proposed in Kansas
October 25, 2015
The League of Women Voters and some college professors are proposing a course to teach Kansas students how to register to vote.