July 30, 2015

OUR VIEW: Gardner residents should plan to attend budget public hearing July 20

There are plenty of ways to make your voice heard.
Be it going to the polls on Election Day, writing letters to the editor or to City Hall, or making phone calls to your local, state and federal government officials, …

OUR VIEW: Court decision puts Mission driveway tax on life support

It’s not often we have reason to be appreciative of the Kansas Court of Appeals, but today, the Court deserves a proverbial pat on the back for putting the kibosh on a controversial driveway tax in Mission, Kan.
The court …

U.S. declares its independence

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which …

OUR VIEW: Kansas Senate passes awful tax hikes to fill budget gap

Kansans are getting a tax hike, if a bill passed by the Senate makes its way through the House and Governor.
Absolutely no one is cheering – not even the people screaming that we must feed the ever-growing and always …

Will Congressional spending pigs squeal this summer?

Rick Manning
Guest Columnist
Summer is here, and in Congress that means it is spending season. The time when appropriators’ eyes turn to buying those extra little frills that make being a Member of Congress such fun. The budget has …

OUR VIEW: Stay tuned for city, school budget discussions

It’s not just summer. It’s budget season, too.
Memorial Day weekend doesn’t only signify the start of longer days, warmer temps and vacation from school.
In Kansas, the summer solstice also ushers in budget season. All local taxing entities in …

OUR VIEW: Moving local elections to fall a welcome change

Legislators passed a bill to move local elections from the spring in odd-numbered years to the fall in odd-numbered years.
The passage in the House – 64-58 – was by the slimmest of margins. The bill required 63 votes to …

OUR VIEW: The world awaits the graduates of Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill high schools

High school graduates, there is one thing we hope you have learned during your 12 years of school: Take nothing for granted and know that life is never about what you did yesterday, but your worth is measured only by …

OUR VIEW: Timely update of KOMA, KORA welcome

What’s the point of having a law requiring that government officials conduct business in the sunshine by providing access to public records when the elected leader tasked with enforcing the law cheerleads a Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) loophole large …

OUR VIEW: Guests of community treated to its best

Town was buzzing this week with what makes Gardner special.
Heart.
Cities reflect the personalities of those who reside there; and despite this weekend’s gloomy weather, Gardner’s best face was shining.
Streets were filled with smiling faces, and driveways were …