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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 man who fled U.S. captured after he returns
October 23, 2015
The U.S. Marshals Service says a Kansas City, Kansas, man who fled the U.S. two years ago was arrested when he flew back to the country from Africa.
Computer issue delaying processing of Kansas vets’ claims
October 22, 2015
A Kansas agency says its workers have been blocked from using a Veterans Affairs computer program, leading to delays in processing veterans’ claims.
Kansas court speeds handling of lawsuit over abortion law
October 22, 2015
The Kansas Court of Appeals is taking the rare step of having all of its judges hear a legal challenge to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure to help speed up the court’s review.
County commissioner shuns bilingual Spanish TV reporter
October 22, 2015
A Kansas television station is accusing a county commissioner of defaming one of its reporters when he refused to be interviewed by her and called her an advocate for people living in the country illegally.
Kansas officials question value of data on buildings, energy
October 21, 2015
Some Kansas officials question the value of data collected in annual reports meant to identify state buildings using excessive amounts of energy.
Group says Kansas program benefits certain companies
October 21, 2015
A watchdog group says larger businesses have been the primary beneficiaries of a Kansas economic incentive program.
Body found on I-70 in Kansas City
October 21, 2015
Police in Kansas City are investigating the discovery of a body on highway.
Given development potential, Basehor studies incentives
October 21, 2015
The city of Basehor expects more economic development in the near future, and Mayor David Breuer wants to take some steps in preparation.
New Kansas Statehouse power plant more costly than expected
October 20, 2015
State officials say a new power plant for the Kansas Statehouse and nearby office buildings will cost $3.3 million more than previously expected.
Groups says it’ll seek Sedgwick County commissioner recall
October 20, 2015
WICHITA — An advocacy group has announced plans to try to recall a Sedgwick County commissioner who wants to prohibit people in the U.S. illegally from participating in a federal nutrition program in Kansas.
Great Midwest Balloon Fest looks for great weather this weekend
October 20, 2015
Robbie Small has one message she wants to spread: The weather this weekend should be just about perfect for a festival dedicated to hot air balloons.
Kansas budget director accessed state email
October 20, 2015
Records show that Kansas’ budget director used his state email during a holiday break last year, raising questions about his claim that he used a personal account to email lobbyists during that time because he didn’t have access to his official state account, a newspaper reported.
Man injured after his handgun goes off in Kansas theater
October 19, 2015
A Salina theater was evacuated after a man apparently shot himself in the leg with his concealed handgun.
Remember When for Oct. 22, 2015
October 19, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Incurable optimist’ has high hopes for future
October 19, 2015
There is little doubt that this opinion puts me at odds with many people – the ones who are ringing their hands when it comes to the future of the United States.
Police: 11 injured in Great Bend crash involving spider
October 19, 2015
Authorities say 11 people were sent to the hospital after a collision in Great Bend was caused by a 17-year-old girl who tried to kill a spider.
Kansas test results expected soon
October 19, 2015
Results from Kansas state assessment tests administered last spring are expected to be released to parents in the next few weeks.
Kansas City Connection: Bonner Springs balloon fest puts the helium in Halloween
October 19, 2015
After the Royals extended their playoff run last week, I thought about writing a column listing the best bars in the area to watch the MLB playoffs. But the truth is, as long as the postseason wins keep coming, you can pop your head in any pretty much any watering hole in town and expect to have a good time.
Basehor-Linwood tops Piper in district opener
October 17, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood High School football team captured a convincing 55-21 victory over Piper on Friday evening, improving to 4-3 this season in the process.
Kansas State Fair 2015 attendance highest since 1995
October 16, 2015
Thanks to good weather and popular concerts, the Kansas State Fair this year had its highest attendance since 1995.