September 19, 2014

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 …

Couple cherishes new beginnings in Gardner

Melissa Brigman, right, and Nathanial Brigman, center, greet Brian Brignman at Kansas City International Airport on Feb. 24. The soldier recently returned home from a six  month deplpyment in Kuwait. Submitted photo

Melissa Brigman, right, and Nathanial Brigman, center, greet Brian Brignman at Kansas City International Airport on Feb. 24. The soldier recently returned home from a six month deployment in Kuwait. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Brian and Melissa Brigman moved …

Gov. says significant funds needed for schools

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Fully funding education will require “significant new funding,” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said in a statement last week. Brownback’s statement comes on the heels of a Supreme Court ruling that will require the state legislature to fully …

Apple to leave Senate; tapped for commission

Pat Apple

Pat Apple

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Sen. Pat Apple, who represents the southern part of Gardner and Edgerton in the Kansas Legislature, will take a new role in Topeka. Gov. Sam Brownback named Apple to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) on …

Local pages pose with Sen. Apple, Gov. Brownback

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Pioneer Ridge Middle School students Sophia Pogue  and Patrick Beane  and Gardner Edgerton High School student Garrett Pogue pose for a photo with Sen. Pat Apple and Gov. Sam Brownback. The trio served as pages for Apple, who …

Court orders state of Kansas to increase school funding by July 1

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In a unanimous decision, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the state of Kansas to provide additional funding to public education. The court ruled that the state’s current base state funding, $3,838 per weighted pupil, is not adequate.…