February 13, 2016

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.

Estes announces positive changes to college savings plans

Ron Estes, state treasurer, announced positive changes to national 529 college savings plans including the Kansas 529 Education Savings Program thanks to the passage of H.R. 529. “As the landscape of higher education continues to change, it is important for college savings programs to have the opportunity to evolve and keep pace with these trends,” Continue Reading

Judge sentences Maynard to life

District Court Judge Brenda Cameron sentenced Dustin Maynard to the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections for a life sentence on his conviction of first degree murder of Jordan MacDonald in 2013. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Oct. 27 that Dustin Maynard entered a plea of guilty to the charge of premeditated Continue Reading

Earn income for allowing fishing

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats Program (F.I.S.H.) pays landowners to allow fishing access to their private ponds and streams. F.I.S.H. is patterned after the hugely popular Walk-In Hunting Access program (WIHA), and both programs were designed to increase access to quality hunting and fishing opportunities across Continue Reading

Gardner Police bowl for Special Olympics

On Sunday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gardner Police Department in partnership with the Olathe Police Department will sponsor a bowling fundraiser to raise money for the Kansas Special Olympics. Interested players will need to form a team of four bowlers. Each bowling team will have the privilege of having a Continue Reading

Agreement with KSDE benefits students

Mid America Nazarene University entered into a state-wide agreement last month with the Kansas State Department of Education approving the transfer of Teaching Pathway courses from any state-approved Teaching Pathway program. These high school courses will take the place of two courses required for degree completion in MNU’s education program According to the Kansas State Continue Reading

Gaedtke pleads guilty

Steven K. Gaedtke appeared before Judge Thomas Sutherland in Johnson County District Court December 2 to plead guilty to an election crime he committed in late 2010.  Gaedtke was found guilty of an Unlawful Act while Advanced Voting as defined in K.S.A. 25-1128 (e), a Class C non-person misdemeanor. Gaedtke was found guilty by the court and fined $500 dollars plus court costs. During Continue Reading