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Do you think Leavenworth County needs to do more for animal control?

Response Percent
Yes, there needs to be another animal shelter so that stray animals can be removed from rural areas.
 
50%
No, I think the problem is adequately handled by the Sheriff’s Office and local nonprofits.
 
27%
I think the issue is a concern, but there are bigger concerns that tax dollars should support.
 
22%
Total 22
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Humane society hoping to build animal shelter to serve Leavenworth County
January 6, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc., says it is creating a solution for animal control needs in the county, but some county officials have their doubts.
Basehor-Linwood school board discusses $16 million bond issue
January 6, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education held a planning meeting on Jan. 5 to discuss the upcoming $16 million bond issue that is being prepared to appear on the April 7 election ballot.
Kansas judges criticize reliance on LOB funds
January 5, 2015
A Kansas judicial panel has slammed the state’s increasing reliance on the use of local money to supplement state funding of public schools.
Basketball a popular, though slower, sport 100 years ago
January 5, 2015
While watching a college game on television, I got to thinking how much the sport has changed.
Remember When for Jan. 8, 2015
January 5, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Statewide storm damage totals dropped in 2014
January 5, 2015
The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.
3 Bonner residents noted on Washburn honor roll
January 5, 2015
Washburn University recently announced students named to the fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll, including three Bonner Springs residents.
Inspectors find food safety violations at state prisons
January 5, 2015
The Kansas Department of Corrections acknowledges that its inspectors consistently found dirty kitchens and other food safety violations at several state prisons.
Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans
January 4, 2015
A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders.
23-year-old man shot, killed by Wichita police
January 4, 2015
Authorities are investigating after Wichita police fatally shot a 23-year-old man who is accused of threatening to kill people.
Kansas City Connection: Resolving to have a happy new year
January 4, 2015
A positively framed list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you gain in fun, healthy and culturally enriching experiences
Basehor-Linwood’s Phippen named outstanding wrestler at Emporia Winter Classic
January 4, 2015
Cody Phippen earned outstanding wrestling honors and joined teammates Corbin Nirschl and Jon Trowbridge as individual champions for Basehor-Linwood at the Emporia Winter Classic on Dec. 20.
Bonner parks and rec to offer babysitting course
January 2, 2015
On Jan. 31, the Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department is offering a babysitting class for youths 11 to 14 years old from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bonner Springs Community Center
USD 458 board schedules workshop to discuss bond election
January 2, 2015
The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Board of Education meeting room for the purpose of discussing a bond proposal and projects to be included.
Critics of Kansas science standards appeal ruling
December 31, 2014
A nonprofit group that contends science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism has appealed a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit against the guidelines.
Kansas deputies seize about 7 pounds of meth
December 31, 2014
The McPherson County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop led to the seizure of about 7 pounds of methamphetamine.
39,000 Kansans sign up for federal insurance
December 31, 2014
Federal health officials say 39,023 Kansans signed up for health care coverage through the federally run exchange in the first month of open enrollment.
Top Stories of 2015: The Year in Review for Basehor, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville
December 31, 2014
The past year saw some major changes for the communities covered by The Chieftain.
Response to Kansas Medicaid suit alleges extortion
December 30, 2014
A firm managing part of the Medicaid program in Kansas and its parent company alleged Monday in court documents that a former executive tried to “extort” $3 million from them by threatening to forward “spurious” information about them to state officials after being fired.
Kansas GOP chairman to seek another 2-year term
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is seeking a second two-year term after the GOP swept all statewide and congressional races in the November election.