Business news

Bonner council gives support to $64 million development
January 13, 2015
A $64 million development could be on its way to Bonner Springs, and though developers warn there are many steps until it comes to fruition, they hope to begin construction this year.
Bonner council to consider $64 million development in city’s northeast corner
January 12, 2015
The Bonner Springs City Council tonight is set to review a proposed $64 million development at 118th Street and State Avenue this evening before approving a memorandum of understanding with the developer.
Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales
January 11, 2015
Native Kansan David Dillon, the retired CEO and chairman of grocery giant The Kroger Co., has become the leader of the Uncork Kansas coalition, which is seeking legislation to end the longtime Kansas law that limits liquor sales only to licensed liquor stores. By Chad Lawhorn
First-degree murder charges filed in robbery attempt at She’s A Pistol
January 9, 2015
The robbery of a gun store Friday afternoon in downtown Shawnee turned into a firefight resulting in the death of one of the store’s owners.
Bill would raise Kansas’ minimum wage $3 by 2017
January 8, 2015
A Wichita Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise Kansas’ minimum wage by $3 over the next three years, and although it’s unlikely to pass in the Republican-dominated Legislature, it could help focus attention on the issue.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Jack Wiley
January 8, 2015
Jack Wiley, a volunteer for Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Program to detail history of Bonner’s Kuhn Cannery
December 17, 2014
The Wyandotte County Extension Office next month will offer a program detailing the history of a Bonner Springs business.
New downtown Bonner antiques store hopes to wow customers
December 17, 2014
After 20 years of collecting, Tamera and Patrick Paine may have just about anything a customer would want, even if it isn’t on public display at their new business, Yowza Antiques.
Sew generous: Trio uses Bonner Springs shop as base for charitable sewing projects
December 10, 2014
Elaine Kramer, Phyllis Greenlee and Carol Stuckwisch meet for about three hours every Wednesday morning to create items at Sunflower Embroidery, which allows them the use of its sewing machines and thread for their projects. They don’t have a name for their group’s efforts; they do all that they do in the name of keeping busy and good will toward others.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs ‘Fun Mom’ Melinda Sells
December 2, 2014
Melinda Sells of Moon Marble Co. shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Report: Midwest economic index dips again
December 1, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dipped again.
Overland Park took brunt of Sprint’s fall layoffs
November 26, 2014
More than half of the fall layoffs at Sprint Corp. occurred at the Overland Park headquarters.
Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S.
November 24, 2014
Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.