November 21, 2014

Campaign finance reports

Citizens curious about who funded Kansas Legislature political candidates and how the candidates spent their campaign funds can visit the Kansas Ethics Commission’s website. Final reports are not due until the end of the year, but the most recent campaign …

Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington

Mica (Marriott) Ward, Gardner, escorts World War II veteran Les Page, Blue Springs, Mo., on a one-day tour of veteran monuments in D.C. Submitted photo

Mica (Marriott) Ward, Gardner, escorts World War II veteran Les Page, Blue Springs, Mo., on a one-day tour of veteran monuments in D.C. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For Mica (Marriott) Ward, serving as a Heartland Honor Flight guardian was …

Question would legalize charity raffles

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Those Booster Club raffles are illegal, but a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution could change that.
A question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the Kansas Constitution …

Royals, media create unusual election

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a strange …

State agencies draft plan for Ebola response

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working diligently with public health officials and hospitals across the state to ensure a swift and effective response in the event of a case of Ebola in Kansas. Kansas has had …

Census numbers show number of Kansas families in poverty decline

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to see that the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Supplemental Measure of Poverty report shows Kansas poverty has declined and is below the national average.
“We are committed to …

Schmidt warns consumers to be wary of scams

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt last week warned consumers that an online company selling machinery is fraudulent and attempting to trick consumers into wiring money overseas.
Superior Heavy Machinery, an online entity claiming a Minnesota address, purports to sell used …

Cold snap may have nipped Kansas sorghum, soybeans more than corn

Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research &Extension
From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough …

Gardner officers earn award for valor

The Kansas City Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awarded two Gardner police officers with its “Bronze Award of Valor.”
The award recognizes police officers for their professionalism and their commitment above the normal call of service.
Sergeant Steve Benz and …

State to look at building intermodals

Kansas Department of Transportation officials have begun work to identify possible locations for construction of rail transloading facilities.  It is anticipated that an announcement of facility locations will be made within a year.
Transloading is the process of moving goods …