July 3, 2015

SH Rec Commission earns KDHE grant

The Spring Hill Recreation Commission will receive a grant from the Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE). The commission will receive $6,240 in a waste tire grant to create surfacing for a 960-square-foot playground at the Spring Hill Sports …

Woman must repay Kansas Medicaid

A Kansas City woman was ordered last week to repay more than $4,600 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading guilty to charges of Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Michelle Ferguson, 31, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty …

Bushwhackers raid Gardner for first time Oct. 22, 1861

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely taken to their beds …

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Although his August 1863 raid …

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

State asks EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas regs

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed new greenhouse gas regulation.
Schmidt, along with 18 other attorneys general, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to withdraw the proposed …

Kansas’ vehicles taxes among nation’s highest

Kansas has one of the highest tax rates on vehicles, according to a study released by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
The average American household spends $2,089 on real estate property taxes each, and residents of the 27 states with …

KS asks EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas reg

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed new greenhouse gas regulation.
Schmidt, along with 18 other attorneys general, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to withdraw the proposed …

AG asks court to reject home health care regs

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked a federal appeals court to reject new U.S. Department of Labor regulations that threaten the availability of home health care services in Kansas.
Schmidt on Monday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for …