April 23, 2014

State nets record number of new biz formations

A record number of businesses formed in Kansas in 2013, according to the Annual Business Formation Report, released by the Secretary of State’s Office last week.
The report shows Kansas business filing trends over the last 10 years.
In 2013, …

Business update

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced that his office has awarded the first Human Trafficking Victim Assistance grants to five victims service providers in the state.
“As we continue to combat human trafficking in Kansas, more trafficking victims are …

State removed 29 meth makers from streets

Working closely with local law enforcement, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office continued taking meth manufacturers off the street at a steady pace during 2013, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Last year, the Kansas Attorney General’s office prosecuted 29 people …

New Century receives KDOT air funding

New Century AirCenter is one of 27 projects selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation to receive funding to enhance safety at public-use airports through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The New Century airport will receive $260,010 for repair and …

Global markets continue to play role in Kansas agriculture

Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses sold more than $4 billion in agriculture products to foreign customers in 2012. Data for 2012 is not yet available, but officials anticipate 2013 was a very good year for Kansas agricultural exports.
According to …

Moran spends part of MLK Jr Day in Spring Hill

Sen. Jerry Moran, center, chats with state Rep. Jene Vickrey and American Legion Post 350 Adjutant Walter Novak following a Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 20. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, can hardly stand politics anymore.
“It’s become a game. Who is on top? Who has scored the most points,” he told members and guests of the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce on Jan. …

Global markets continue to play role in Kansas agriculture

Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses sold more than $4 billion in agriculture products to foreign customers in 2012. Data for 2012 is not yet available, but officials anticipate 2013 was a very good year for Kansas agricultural exports.
According to …

Officials anticipate school funding to be top issue

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas legislators heard the opening gavel of the 2014 session Jan. 13. Whether the 2014 assembly will be contentious or fun will partially depend on what Gov. Sam Brownback says during the state of the state address …

Requests for carry-conceal increase

The number of Kansans who applied for concealed carry handgun permits last year exceeded the previous one-year record by 50 percent, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
More than 24,000 Kansans applied for concealed carry handgun permits in 2013.
“Record …

Public records again forefront of district discussion

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Public records were again the subject of a lengthy discussion at the Jan. 13 Gardner board of education meeting. Although an exact number of requests made but not paid for under the Kansas …