state news

New Bonner library director hopes to add programming for adults, Hispanics
December 18, 2014
Jack Granath says libraries face many challenges with the onset of technology, and libraries have had various means of responding to those challenges.
KCC approves rate increase for Black Hills Energy
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy.
Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena
December 17, 2014
Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena.
K-7 and I-70 ramp opens, bridge to be removed
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation today opened the new ramp from Kansas Highway 7 to eastbound Interstate 70, which is accessed at Speaker Road south of I-70.
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.
Action on Heartland Park plans delayed until 2015
December 17, 2014
The future of Heartland Park Topeka will be in limbo until at least early next year.
Basehor-Linwood boys rally, hold off Piper
December 17, 2014
Seniors Patrick Muldoon and Carson Fliger combined for 41 points as the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start and defeated Piper 68-63 Tuesday at Piper.
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.
Kansas woman charged in 10-year-old son’s death
December 16, 2014
Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom.
Sheriff’s Office: 1st-grader brought gun to school
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn’t display it or make any threats.
Basehor historical society aims to reach shoe drive goal by Christmas
December 16, 2014
Ken Massingill said it seems like the moment volunteers clean out one massive pile of donated shoes, it is replaced by another at the Basehor Historical Museum.
Kansas-based Bitcoin equipment seller to reopen
December 16, 2014
A Kansas bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the federal government will be allowed to reopen.
Face to Face: Basehor history lover Anna Jean Breuer
December 16, 2014
Basehor Historical Museum volunteer Anna Jean Breuer shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Remember When for Dec. 18, 2014
December 15, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor, Bonner Jayhawks graduate
December 15, 2014
A number of Basehor- and Bonner Springs-area residents are among the nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall.

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