September 4, 2015

Letter to the editor

Gardner News:
I wanted to take a minute to clarify the unanimous Planning Commission recommendation regarding the denial of a request for a piece of land (currently in the middle of two commercially zoned and developed properties) to M-2 zoning. …

Silver-haired legislators seek votes

Katy Hoffman & Alfie Thompson
If you are over age 60 and a registered voter in Johnson County, you should vote in the upcoming Silver Haired Legislature election. The purpose of the Silver Haired Legislature is to advocate for …

Letters to the editor

Rep. Willie Dove
Bonner Springs
I am humbled by the confidence you showed in me on Nov. 4.
I will not forget this seat belongs not to Willie Dove, but to the people of the 38th District.
Whether or not …

Veterans deserve thanks for their many sacrifices

Sheri Barber
President, Legion Auxiliary
The members of American Legion Auxiliary Leroy Hill Unit #19, Gardner, KS, would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Thank you …

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

Gary Carson
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
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
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
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.…