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A look at news from the Basehor area


Creating a family: Agency seeks more foster families; greatest need in Wyandotte County
July 1, 2015
Wyandotte County has a higher-than-average need for certified foster families.
2 dead after shooting in Overland Park
July 1, 2015
Police in Overland Park say two people have died in a shooting.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Randy Beemon
July 1, 2015
Randy Beemon, pastor of First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Summer may be half over, but there are still events to be enjoyed
June 30, 2015
It hardly seems possible that it is July! That means 2015 is half over and wasn’t it yesterday we were celebrating the New Year?
Bonner Springs begins city manager search
June 30, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs is officially searching for a new city manager.
Remember When for July 2, 2015
June 29, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
City budget suggestions cause conflict on Shawnee council
June 29, 2015
New City Council Member Eric Jenkins has proposed some changes to the city’s department structure and budget as the city wraps up its 2016 budget session, which caused some backlash from other members of the council.
Free teen driving program offered this weekend at Bonner Springs amphiteater
June 26, 2015
The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience is visiting the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater this weekend to help combat the ongoing problem of motor vehicle crashes among teens.
Bonner police investigate aggravated robbery
June 24, 2015
Bonner Springs police are investigating an armed robbery of a vehicle Tuesday in the 600 block of Silverheel Drive.
Face to Face: Don Wheeler, Bonner Springs City Band Commission
June 24, 2015
Don Wheeler, long-time leader of the Bonner Springs City Band Commission, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
24-hour workout facility opens in Bonner Springs
June 24, 2015
For the first time, residents of Bonner Springs have a 24-hour workout facility in their own town — and it’s even got some “extras” not found at similar facilities.
Remember When for June 25, 2015
June 23, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Off-duty Shawnee firefighter administers CPR to 4-year-old at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 22, 2015
An off-duty firefighter provided CPR to a near-drowning 4-year-old Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie Water Park. The child’s mother told police that she took another child to the park’s slide while family members watched her 4-year-old girl. She said she later noticed the child floating face down in the pool and pulled her out.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Aventure Walk/Run is Saturday
June 18, 2015
A unique 5K walk that pays homage to a not-so-ordinary namesake is back for its second year Saturday and organizers are hoping several teams sign up in the coming days. The Kirby McRill Adventure Walk and 5K run will start with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in the downtown Tonganoxie area.