October 24, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City should work to improve crosswalk safety

Gary Carson
Gardner
Thank you for the story about the crosswalk at Brittany Court. The fact that this has been a problem for 30 years is very important and it’s not just about the illegal crossing, it’s more about crosswalk …

Don’t use gas chambers to euthanize dogs, cats

Shelley Homan
Olathe
The Humane Society of the US, and its Kansas director, have been diligently working to end the use of gas chambers in Kansas shelters by offering training and assistance for smaller cities to learn how to implement …

Council member responds to merit increase editorial

Kristina Harrison
Gardner City Council President
Merit increases for public staff should not be mysterious. I agree and thank goodness for the city of Gardner they were not; unless they are considered mysterious to some because each individual city employee’s …

OUR VIEW: Make truck scales a priority in 2015 budget

It’s time for city officials to invest in truck weight scales. As Gardner City Council members begin planning the 2015 budget, we encourage the governing body to fund the purchase of weight scales.
We said it first in July of …

Help prevent animal cruelty by supporting humane breeding bill

Shelley Homan
Olathe
Do we live in the animal health corridor of the world?
Our state of Kansas currently ranks number 3 for the number of animal breeders with egregious records of repeated violations of animal welfare laws.
Our neighbors …

Gardner government embarrasses with hurdles to development

Bill O’Connor
Gardner
It doesn’t take a long memory or much research to document the short-sighted decisions, bureaucratic hurdles, and overall incompetence of our elected and appointed officials. It is amazing how recent history, and much longer history reflects this.…

Leave puppy-mill cruelty off shopping lists this year

Shelley Homan
Olathe
Thousands of puppies are bought and sold every year during the holiday season, which means thousands of consumers end up unknowingly supporting puppy mills.
Puppy mills are inhumane, commercial breeding facilities that place an emphasis on profits …

Woman pays it forward at local sandwich eatery

Bernice Holden
Edgerton
Surprise, Surprise! At 83 years of age, I couldn’t believe anything like this would ever happen to me.
I was ready to end a day of surprises, however. It started out with what I considered on Nov. …

Council is ill-prepared to take over responsibility of Gardner’s electric utility

Vern Pickert
Gardner
The letter (“City council should reconsider proposed ordinance regarding EUB”) in the Oct. 23 edition of The Gardner News, written by Ryan Beasley, was certainly well said, and I support him 100 percent.
I was a …

EUB has functioned well

Ryan Beasley
Former EUB Member
Mayor Morrow and City Administrator take two steps back.
With the help and direction of the Electric Utility Board (EUB) over these past four years, Gardner Energy has put itself in a position where the …