July 22, 2014

Anglers don’t need a Kansas license June 7-8

What’s better than a day of free fishing? Two days of free fishing, of course. Across the state, anglers of all ages can enjoy a full weekend of free fishing June 7-8 on any Kansas waters. Although some parks may …

Commissioner recommends checking insurance liability of ridesharing services

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is asking consumers to check with their insurance agents and companies regarding coverage concerns with ride-sharing or person-to-person transportation services in the Kansas City area.
Lyft, Inc., a ride-sharing service between individual, non-commercial drivers, …

Click It or Ticket enforcement to begin May 19

Two years ago Shelby Feugate was a 20-year-old who never wore her seat belt.
“I thought they were uncomfortable and I just didn’t like them,” Feugate said. “I never thought I’d get into a crash.”
Feugate spoke from a wheelchair …

Photography contest for Kansas students launched

Gov. Sam Brownback launched the “Happy Birthday, Kansas!” student photography contest during the History and Environmental Fair at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
Brownback spoke to a group of fourth graders encouraging them to join with students across the …

Seed valued at $28K stolen from Homestead site

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for grass – well, grass seed – valued at close to $20,000. They’re also seeking six bags of wildflower seeds valued at $12,000.
Detective Brett Wilson said thieves stole …

36 states now recognize Kansas carry-conceal licenses

Two more states will recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week.
Virginia and Washington now recognize Kansas-issued permits bringing the number of states that recognize Kansas licenses to 36. At the start of 2011, …

Edgerton officials accept award in D.C. for wasterwater treatment plant

Edgerton Mayor Don Robers, city council member Cindy Crooks and city administrator Beth Linn pose with Congressman Kevin Yoder last week. The Edgerton group visisted Washington, D.C. to collect an award for the Big Bull Creek Water Treatment Plant. Submitted photo
Edgerton Mayor Don Robers, city council member Cindy Crooks and city administrator Beth Linn pose with Congressman Kevin Yoder last week. The Edgerton group visisted Washington, D.C. to collect an award for the Big Bull Creek Water Treatment Plant. Submitted photo

Edgerton Mayor Don Robers, city council member Cindy Crooks and city administrator Beth Linn pose with Congressman Kevin Yoder last week. The Edgerton group visisted Washington, D.C. to collect an award for the Big Bull Creek Water Treatment Plant. Submitted

State suspends Olathe daycare license

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to a day care home at 1162 E. 126th Street, Olathe, Kan., licensed under the name Precious Little Angels Day Care.
State law allows the …

State fire dog nominated for national award

Tana, a 4-and-a-half year old Labrador, is up for a national award. The winner s will be selcted through online voting. Submitted photo
Tana, a 4-and-a-half year old Labrador, is up for a national award. The winner s will be selcted through online voting. Submitted photo

Tana, a 4-and-a-half year old Labrador, is up for a national award. The winner s will be selected through online voting. Submitted photo

The Office of the State Fire Marshal arson dog is in the running for a national award.…

Baumgartner replaces former Senator Pat Apple

Molly Baumgartner was elected as Senator during a precinct members’ meeting April 21.
Baumgartner replaces  Sen. Pat Apple who was sworn-in as the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11.
Apple, a Louisburg Republican, recently  resigned from