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Do you think local elections should be moved to November and made partisan, as suggested in Kansas's Senate Bill 171?

Response Percent
No, I don’t think any change is needed.
Yes, I support both proposed changes.
I support the election date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan.
I agree local elections should be partisan, but they should remain in April.
Total 62
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Basehor lottery player wins second chance Chiefs prize
February 6, 2015
A Basehor resident was the winner of a Kansas Lottery $5 Kansas City Chiefs second-chance drawing.
Senate committee considers bill to remove teacher protection
February 5, 2015
Opponents of legislation that would allow Kansas teachers to be criminally charged for exposing children to harmful material say the proposal is overly broad and could land educators in hot water merely for discussing such literature as “Huckleberry Finn.”
Natural gas company must pay $7.3M to Kansas landowners
February 5, 2015
A federal judge agreed Wednesday with a court-appointed panel’s recommendation that a natural gas company should pay $7.3 million for storage rights and natural gas under nearly 9,200 acres of land spanning three southern Kansas counties, far below the more than $100 million that the property owners wanted.
Kansas governor announces cuts to public schools, higher ed
February 5, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.
Hayden’s Heroes fundraiser planned this weekend
February 5, 2015
A Hayden’s Heroes fundraiser, benefiting a Basehor student diagnosed with brain cancer, is planned for Sunday.
Poorman: New sports job a perfect opportunity
February 5, 2015
Change can be intimidating. I’ve been reminded of that over the past several weeks as I packed up my studio apartment in Houston, said goodbye to coworkers and friends and set out on a trail back to the Midwest.
Bobcat Wrestling Club plans fundraiser
February 5, 2015
The Bobcat Wrestling Club is planning a Mouse Racing and Taco Dinner fundraiser March 6.
Humane society to hold annual meeting Sunday
February 5, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. will hold its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terr., Lansing.
Senior housing development proposed in Basehor
February 4, 2015
Another senior living development could be on its way to Basehor.
Kansas Senate to confirm Board of Regents appointees
February 4, 2015
The Kansas Senate is expected to confirm appointees for several state posts, including the three members of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Proposed indoor skydiving center in Kansas draws skepticism
February 4, 2015
A proposal to bring indoor skydiving to a Kansas City suburb hit an obstacle when city council members questioned the wisdom of placing an oddly shaped building in a prominent place in the city, particularly if the business closes in the future.
Kansas House approves measure to close budget gap
February 4, 2015
A stop-gap plan for closing Kansas’ current budget deficit and ensuring bills are paid on time won state House approval Wednesday, despite bipartisan criticism of the measure.
Bonner Springs’s pickleball games slowly growing
February 4, 2015
A group of friends playing an oddly-named game are taking over the Bonner Springs Community Center gym twice a week.
Braves, Bobcats remain ranked in 4A wrestling
February 4, 2015
Both the Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs team stayed in the top 10 in this week’s Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association rankings.
Face to Face: Basehor veterinarian Kelly Vader Lightfoot
February 4, 2015
Kelly Vader Lighfoot of the Basehor Veterinary Clinic shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Goal surpassed: Basehor museum society gathers 8,010 pairs of shoes in fundraiser
February 4, 2015
It was the end of two years of worrying that something might happen to the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library before it could be preserved for future generations.
Kansas abortion bill could have broad impact, advocates say
February 3, 2015
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that calls for banning a specific abortion procedure could end up establishing broader restrictions, abortion rights activists said Monday.
Remember When for Feb. 5, 2015
February 3, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
1920s basketball tournament offers peek into Bonner’s past
February 3, 2015
Recently Willard Reimer shared a “program and souvenir” from the second annual “Bonner Springs Basketball Tournament,” which was held on March 3-4, 1922.