October 25, 2014

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 …

State fire dog nominated for national award

Tana, a 4-and-a-half year old Labrador, is up for a national award. The winner s will be selcted through online voting. Submitted photo

Tana, a 4-and-a-half year old Labrador, is up for a national award. The winner s will be selected through online voting. Submitted photo

The Office of the State Fire Marshal arson dog is in the running for a national award.…

Baumgartner replaces former Senator Pat Apple

Molly Baumgartner was elected as Senator during a precinct members’ meeting April 21.
Baumgartner replaces  Sen. Pat Apple who was sworn-in as the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11.
Apple, a Louisburg Republican, recently  resigned from

Legislators give update on session happenings

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
State Sen. Julia Lynn told an audience of approximately 50 people that part of the legislative process is ugly.
Lynn and state Rep. Bill Sutton updated constituents on the 2014 Kansas Legislative session on April 12. Lynn …

Brownback vetoes one bill, signs 16 into law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on April 11 vetoed Senate Bill 99 to promote continued transparency in government.
“While I understand the purpose and intent behind S.B. 99, I believe that retaining the lobbyist registration provisions in current law promotes transparency …

Convention to replace Apple set

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
From Sen. Pat Apple was sworn-in as the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11. Apple, a Louisburg Republican, resigned from the Senate last week. He represented the 37th District, which includes the southern …