September 22, 2014

August primary voters to choose party candidates in several races

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Democrats, Republicans and unafilliated voters will have choices on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. The deadline for candidates to file for federal, state and county offices closed on June 2, and now it’s up to voters to …

I-35 road construction to continue through fall

Interstate 35 is reduced to one lane near Edgerton for a Kansas Department of Transportation bridge maintenance and overlay project.
Workers began repairing joints and patching and overlay bridge decks over Spoon Creek and Bull Creek on June 2. I-35 …

Anglers don’t need a Kansas license June 7-8

What’s better than a day of free fishing? Two days of free fishing, of course. Across the state, anglers of all ages can enjoy a full weekend of free fishing June 7-8 on any Kansas waters. Although some parks may …

Commissioner recommends checking insurance liability of ridesharing services

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is asking consumers to check with their insurance agents and companies regarding coverage concerns with ride-sharing or person-to-person transportation services in the Kansas City area.
Lyft, Inc., a ride-sharing service between individual, non-commercial drivers, …

Click It or Ticket enforcement to begin May 19

Two years ago Shelby Feugate was a 20-year-old who never wore her seat belt.
“I thought they were uncomfortable and I just didn’t like them,” Feugate said. “I never thought I’d get into a crash.”
Feugate spoke from a wheelchair …

Photography contest for Kansas students launched

Gov. Sam Brownback launched the “Happy Birthday, Kansas!” student photography contest during the History and Environmental Fair at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
Brownback spoke to a group of fourth graders encouraging them to join with students across the …

Seed valued at $28K stolen from Homestead site

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for grass – well, grass seed – valued at close to $20,000. They’re also seeking six bags of wildflower seeds valued at $12,000.
Detective Brett Wilson said thieves stole …

36 states now recognize Kansas carry-conceal licenses

Two more states will recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week.
Virginia and Washington now recognize Kansas-issued permits bringing the number of states that recognize Kansas licenses to 36. At the start of 2011, …

Edgerton officials accept award in D.C. for wasterwater treatment plant

Edgerton Mayor Don Robers, city council member Cindy Crooks and city administrator Beth Linn pose with Congressman Kevin Yoder last week. The Edgerton group visisted Washington, D.C. to collect an award for the Big Bull Creek Water Treatment Plant. Submitted photo

Edgerton Mayor Don Robers, city council member Cindy Crooks and city administrator Beth Linn pose with Congressman Kevin Yoder last week. The Edgerton group visisted Washington, D.C. to collect an award for the Big Bull Creek Water Treatment Plant. Submitted

State suspends Olathe daycare license

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to a day care home at 1162 E. 126th Street, Olathe, Kan., licensed under the name Precious Little Angels Day Care.
State law allows the …