February 10, 2016

Kansas Museum of History celebrates food

Let’s face it. We all love food. Now there’s an exhibit that explores what America eats. Beginning Jan. 28, the Kansas Museum of History presents the special exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?: The Government’s Effect on the American Diet. The exhibit runs through May 1. This very special exhibit follows food from the farm to Continue Reading

Legislator recalls Dr. King’s march, historic speech 53 years ago

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com When Willie Dove boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. in August 28, 1963, he didn’t realize the magnitude of what he would witness. Fifty three years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, Dove said he knew the march’s participants were doing meaningful work at the time. But the full historic Continue Reading

Nonamaker named KS Assistant Coach of the Year

Thane Nonamaker has been honored as the 2015 Kansas Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year for his outstanding work in pole vault. Nonamaker received this award at the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 9. Nonamaker, a 20-year veteran of GEHS, is currently an Honors Algebra Continue Reading

Kansas tax revenues drop

Tax revenue receipts fell short of expectations for December 2015. Withholding payments unexpectedly dropped 3.5 percent below collections from 2014 in the last week of the month pulling down individual income tax receipts to $25.9 million below expectations. Sales tax receipts also did not meet expectations. Collections for accounts representing half of all state sales Continue Reading

Child support guidelines updated; some increases may be seen

Guidelines used by judges to determine parents’ child support payment obligations beginning Jan. 1 have been adopted by the Kansas Supreme Court. In mid-2013, the court solicited members for the guidelines committee and more than 200 applications were received. “From our perspective it was a really good response,” said Lisa Taylor, communications director for judicial Continue Reading

Last year’s Kansas gasoline prices cheapest in a decade

James R. Hanni AAA vice president public affairs Kansas Gas prices averaged about 94 cents less than 2014 • While the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline in 2015 was $2.40 per gallon, the second cheapest annual average of the past ten years, the Kansas average was $2.25, the cheapest annual average in Kansas Continue Reading

Ozone pollution and your family’s health

“Once met, the stronger ozone standard will prevent childhood asthma attacks, missed days of work and school, and premature deaths,”’said Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. Breathing unhealthy levels of ozone pollution is linked to coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks, central nervous system problems, heart problems and premature death. And Continue Reading

Blazers return to Eastern Kansas League action

After a short holiday break, the Blazer boys basketball teams resumed their EKL schedule at Blue Valley North this week. GEHS, 1-3, got its first win of the season turning back Blue Valley Southwest 48-44 just before the break. “The kids really stepped up their defensive effort and rebounding,” said Coach Jeff Langrehr. “We showed Continue Reading

KHP helped 731 motorists over the holiday period

The Kansas Highway Patrol released preliminary data from its Christmas weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. During that time frame, the patrol worked no fatal crashes. Information in the table is compared to the Christmas Continue Reading

Public invited to legislative meeting

The public is invited to attend a legislative gathering Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at Gardner Perkins restaurant, 2000 E Santa Fe, Gardner, according to Sen. Julia Lynn’s newsletter. “Please join your legislators for coffee and conversation,” the flyer says. Present will be Lynn, Rep. Bill Sutton, and Sen. Molly Baumgardner.