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

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.
18th House District foes find some common ground
October 14, 2008
Cindy Neighbor and John Rubin agree on at least a couple of issues: More cigarette taxes aren’t the answer to helping out Kansans struggling to pay health-care bills; and state spending can be reduced by reducing the duplication of work by separate departments.
Minors in possession: Sandstone citations keep court docket full
October 1, 2008
In the classroom-sized, salmon-and-blue multipurpose room of the Bonner Springs Community Center, seven people, all between the ages of 18 and 20, wait their turn in the stuffy room among about 20 other people to speak to Judge Bill Hutton.
Easy Rider 101
College course on motorcycles proves popular
September 2, 2008
The overflow parking lot at Kansas City Kansas Community College was the site Saturday of 20 motorcycles riding in circles and weaving through small traffic cones.
Holliday Sand & Gravel sold to Ash Grove Cement
August 5, 2008
Holliday Sand & Gravel, which has plants in Shawnee, Edwardsville and Bonner Springs, was purchased Friday by an Overland Park-based cement company.
Woodlands to close racing doors
July 24, 2008
Wyandotte County got hit with two loads of bad business news this week, and both had to do with gambling.
Curriculum employs team-based active learning
July 23, 2008
A model program that stresses active learning methods and the incorporation of character development in curriculum is poised to begin its second year in four Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Schools.
Donohoe introduces religion bill for schools
March 12, 2008
Kansas Rep. Owen Donohoe said it was “absolutely” fine if his bill’s passage resulted in students being able to hold satanic ceremonies on public school property.
Finding their marbles
Collectors and artists converge on Bonner Springs for show
February 29, 2008
Glass artists from across the country and local marble collectors converged on Bonner Springs Friday afternoon to check out glass art of every imaginable color and shape.
Sacred Heart building demolition begins
Giveaway of bricks as mementos rescheduled for Mar. 15
February 29, 2008
Dirty and sweaty” work is under way at the site of Bonner Springs’ future new library.

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

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