July 5, 2015

Senate approves Governor’s cabinet appointments

The Kansas Senate on April 2 approved Governor Sam Brownback’s cabinet nominees, Dr. Susan Mosier as Secretary of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Colonel Mark A. Bruce as Superintendent of Kansas Highway Patrol.
“I’m pleased the Senate confirmed …

Kansas is 8th least financially literate state

Kansas is the eighth least financially literate state in the country, according to a WalletHub study released last week. WalletHub is a personal finance website.
The study, 2015’s Most & Least Financially Literate States, analyzed financial education programs and consumer …

Live poultry carries risk of infecting humans with Salmonella

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.
The beginning of spring includes blooms, blossoms, and baby poultry. Although adorable, live baby poultry can …

KS private sector growth surpasses expectations

Updated numbers released earlier this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirm strong private sector job growth in Kansas.
These most-current numbers are revised and benchmarked for calendar year 2014 and show Kansas second in the region for …

KCMO ranks low in public-spending investments

Kansas City, Mo., is one of the worst run cities in America, according to an in-depth analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance and social networking website.
Using three key metrics, the website’s analysts identified cities that are spending taxpayer dollars …

Engagement

Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

Fire marshal dog up for hero award

Tana, one of the Office of the State Fire Marshals’ two arson dogs, has once again been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards by the American Humane Association. Tana’s sharp senses and tedious training have contributed to putting several arsonists …

Scholarship contest announced

Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney announced the opening of the 2015 Financial Scholars Video Contest last week, which will run through April 21.

He said his office is looking for original persuasive, TED-talk style video essays conveying the value of …

Legislative assists

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Chase Kellogg, Rep. Bill Sutton, Ashlee Pratt and Luis Murillo, all of Gardner, pose with Gov. Sam Brownback on Feb. 26. The three students served as pages for Rep. Bill Sutton.…

Votes needed for photo contest

Get your votes in for the 2015 Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest. Gardner’s aquatic photo has made it to the second round along with 30 other cities, so we need your votes to win! The winning city photo will be …