April 16, 2014

Board should consider offering transport to fair

Katy Hoffman
My husband and I enjoy the Johnson County Fair, renewing acquaintances, eating the fair food, visiting the exhibits and attending events at the arena.
It becomes difficult sometimes to participate.  On Thursday evening, we were headed to …

Facebook page mix of mostly good postings

Floyd D. Pretz 
In the July 17 issue of The Gardner News, Danedri Thompson wrote an opinion piece titled ‘Social media paints ugly picture of Gardner’.
The overall theme of Thompson’s opinion piece was that our Facebook group …

Purchase, use of portable truck scales would be a win-win for Gardner

Paul Shnorenberg

I read with interest your article on Police Officer Huff and his training concerning the inspection of trucks that pass through Gardner. I also read with interest the article in the “Our View” section concerning the purchase …

An open letter from resident to Gardner City Council

Nate Louderback
Dear Gardner City Council,
My name is Nate Louderback and I am a resident of Gardner in the 10th precinct. It has come to my attention that there is a very important discussion that is going to …

Emerging wind industry meeting economic, technological challenges

Bill Lucas
This is in response to Bill Gunderson case against wind energy published on March 20, 2013.
All forms of green energy face both technological and economic challenges that almost every emerging technology has faced thorough out history.  …

Kansas liquor laws should benefit consumers, not special interests

Joe Grieshaber
President, Dillon Stores
One of the many benefits of Kansas living are the free market principles valued by the people and initiated by the State. Yet, in one area, we’ve long avoided changing how adult beverages are sold, …

Requests reveal possible ethics issues at USD 231

Walter Hermeck
Recently there has been a bit of local conversation concerning the update in the USD 231 Facility Usage Policy. Gary Diener, director of operations went on record with The Gardner News saying; “The goal of the proposed …

Letter to the Editor

Jerry L Kellogg Sr
Gardner KS
According to information provided to me by a USD 231 official on August 16, 2012, the school district has received 28 Kansas Open Records requests during the last three years:
2009-10 – 2 Requests …

Thanks to precinct people, volunteers

Rep. Bill Sutton
Tuesday night I was appointed to complete the term of Rep. Mike Kiegerl following his resignation.  This followed immediately on the tail of a long hot primary season.
I want to take this opportunity to thank …

U.S. department refutes column on fracking

Bill Lucas
Mr. Merrill Mathews’ column (The Gardner News, Aug. 8) about the plunge in carbon dioxide output due to fracking is a figment of his imagination.  Here is a link to the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s …