April 19, 2014

K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series takes new approach

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A two-way verbal exchange between Kansas’ cattle producers and extension specialists is the new approach to K-State’s 2014 Winter Ranch Management Seminar. Area beef cattle producers will have an opportunity to talk with Extension specialists Tuesday, January …

Officials urge people to prepare for sub-zero temps

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to prepare for snow and dangerous sub-zero temperatures and wind chills this weekend into early next week. The National Weather Service is forecasting two cold fronts with the first bringing colder …

Kansas asks SC to block EPA regulations

Kansas has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new EPA regulation affecting stationary-source businesses and industries that generate greenhouse gases, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Litigation challenging the EPA greenhouse gas regulation has been ongoing since 2009. Kansas …

Governor announces all-day kindergarten plan

Gov. Sam Brownback announced his intention to support a State Board of Education proposal to fund all-day kindergarten in Kansas.
“This is a strategic investment in helping our children be better prepared for success in school,” Brownback said.  “Numerous studies …

Advisory board warns of Kansas court shortfall

An advisory council presented its plan to address a $8.25 million shortfall in Kansas judicial branch funding.
The Court Budget Advisory Council delivered the report to the Kansas Supreme Court on Dec. 13. The plan mentions 11 strategies to provide …

Advisory board warns of Kansas court shortfall

An advisory council presented its plan to address a $8.25 million shortfall in Kansas judicial branch funding.
The Court Budget Advisory Council delivered the report to the Kansas Supreme Court on Dec. 13. The plan mentions 11 strategies to provide …

Labor stats reveal average compensation

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $26.67 per hour in the South to $33.40 in the northeast during September 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employer …

Roberts campaign alleges Wolf violation

Though the election is a year away, the campaign for a Kansas seat in the U.S. Senate is heating up.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign filed an ethics complaint against his Republican challenger, Milton Wolf, last week.
The Roberts campaign …

Recruiter matches soldiers with U.S. Army career

U.S. Army recruiter Joseph Reinitz poses in front of aircraft at New Century AirCenter. Reinitz recruits soldiers for roles including maintaining the Army’s helicopter fleet at the airport. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Staff Sergeant Joseph Reinitz is seeking the best and brightest for the U.S.

Army, but the 24-year-old recruiter can’t be found on doorsteps seeking the sons of worried mothers.
Reinitz said that’s not the way the U.S. …

KDOT requests commercial trucks use Homestead interchange, not 191st

The Kansas Department of Transportation is asking all commercial truck traffic traveling on Interstate 30 to access the BNSF Intermodal via the new I-35 and Homestead Lane interchange, or exit 205.
Commercial truck traffic is currently utilizing the Gardner Road …