September 4, 2015

State announces finalists for project that could compete with intermodal

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. File photo

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a

KCK man sentenced in Medicaid fraud case

A Kansas City, Kan., man was ordered last week to pay restitution related to Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Markeith Lowe, 30, was ordered by Judge Michael A. Russell to pay $5,639.64 in restitution to the Kansas …

Governor orders review of security at National Guard facilities

Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a full review of security measures at all Kansas National Guard facilities and installations across the state. Immediately after the July 16 shootings in Tennessee, the Governor asked Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli to identify …

Arkansas paver ordered to pay penalties to Kansas

An Arkansas door-to-door paving operation was ordered to pay a $250,000 penalty and more than $32,000 in restitution to five Kansas consumers for violating Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

 In a default judgment entered earlier this …

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates  Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community Forces meeting in Gardner last week. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community

AGs urge phone companies to offer call-blocking

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers.
In a letter to the chief executives of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and Century Link, Schmidt, along with 44 other state …

Kansas boasts 12th best schools in nation

Kansas boasts the 12th best schools in the nation, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website.
Analysts for the group compared the quality of education in 50 states and the District of Columbia using 13 key metrics including pupil-teacher ratio, …

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July …

Come Ye to the Fair

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H competitor awaits her turn to show off her dog’s obedience skills. During the event, competitors walked their dogs through an obstacle course under the watchful eye of several judges. Dogs were required to …

License bureau institutes 10-day grace period

Kansas vehicle customers will be able to renew their tags online on the last day of the month without worry of a ticket for expired car registration.
Starting July 1, 2015 drivers who have renewed online at KSWebTags.org will have …