Jesse Truesdale Reporter/Copy editor

Jesse Truesdale, a reporter and copy editor for The Chieftain, received his master's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from San Francisco State University. He graduated from Garden City High School.

Recent stories

County rehires counselor-at-large on contract
Commissioners full of questions over contract with Kansas Sampler Festival Committee
November 20, 2008
The former counselor-at-large for Leavenworth County is back.
1st published novel a new page in career of Bonner writer
November 19, 2008
Many residents may not know it, but Bonner Springs is home to a published novelist.
Counselor-at-large to keep her county job
Counselor-at-large to keep her county job
November 19, 2008
The former counselor-at-large for Leavenworth County is back.
Track’s stands to go smoke-free
November 13, 2008
Preceding a possible Kansas City, Kan., smoking ban, the Kansas Speedway announced Monday a no-smoking policy in its grandstands and enclosed areas beginning in 2010.
Veteran survived ‘the forgotten war’
November 11, 2008
Pete Gomez was 19 when he fought in what he describes with no apparent bitterness as “the forgotten war.” That was the Korean conflict, so-called because the United States Congress made no formal declaration of war.
Elected officials discuss smoking ban
UG, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville meet together
November 5, 2008
The question of whether Wyandotte County should institute an ordinance restricting smoking in public places may be on the ballot next April.
Kultala makes history with win
November 5, 2008
Tuesday night was a first for the nation and for the 5th Kansas Senate District.
Festival touts successful season
October 23, 2008
In light of recent economic headlines, the 2008 ticket sales for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival seem almost as anachronistic as its performers’ get-ups.
Power, justice and freedom of voting emphasized
Bonner Springs NAACP annual banquet comes 3 weeks before historic presidential election
October 15, 2008
Three weeks before the first U.S. presidential election with an African American as one of the major parties’ candidates, the Bonner Springs NAACP celebrated its 51st annual banquet.
Dollar General murder convict to be sentenced
October 15, 2008
More than a year after the arrests of three young people for the November 2005 murder of Robin Bell, the first to be tried and found guilty will be sentenced Friday.

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Recent photos

Peter Gomez, at home in Bonner Springs, fought in what he describes as “the forgotten war," Korea.

Hank Koch stands outside the Ensign Storage Facility in Bonner Springs. Koch led authorities to the van used by Toby Young to smuggle inmate John Manard from Lansing Correctional Facility on Sunday.

Susan, left, Lilly and Bret Rader pose in front of their Christmas tree inside their rural Lansing home.

Bret Rader, rural Lansing, talks with his Bengal tiger, one of several exotic animals he and his family own.

Bret Rader, rural Lansing, talks with his black bear, one of several exotic animals he and his family own.

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