February 8, 2016

Taxpayers to foot bill for running trucks through downtown Gardner

David Bohen Gardner The poor Kansas taxpayers. They will have to pay to relocate the weigh stations that are located on Interstate 35, just south of the Gardner exit, to a few miles north. Why, one would ask: The answer is that the trucks that will be using the intermodal won’t have the annoyance and Continue Reading

Open letter to citizens about car lot

Chris  Morrow Mayor of Gardner In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant Gardner Auto Sales. In September 2012, the Gardner codes administrator issued a land use permit Continue Reading

An open letter to the citizens of Gardner regarding Gardner Auto Sales

Chris Morrow Mayor of Gardner In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant Gardner Auto Sales. In September 2012, the Gardner codes administrator issued a land use permit Continue Reading

Board should consider offering transport to fair

Katy Hoffman Gardner 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 the arena to the races. However, all that walking takes a toll! It is especially Continue Reading

Facebook page mix of mostly good postings

Floyd D. Pretz  Gardner 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 is not only giving readers a negative view of Gardner but also gives her pause to Continue Reading

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

Paul Shnorenberg Gardner 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 of portable scales for the police department. I believe it is time for the city Continue Reading

An open letter from resident to Gardner City Council

Nate Louderback Gardner 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 take place at your June 17, 2013 meeting. The posted agenda reads as follows: “Consider Continue Reading

Emerging wind industry meeting economic, technological challenges

Bill Lucas Gardner 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.  In addition to these, there is the energy industry’s barrier to new entrants.  The carbon Continue Reading

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, allowing the government, not consumers, to dictate where these items are purchased. At Dillons, our Continue Reading

Requests reveal possible ethics issues at USD 231

Walter Hermeck Gardner 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 changes is to ensure that the usage system is fair and equitable.” I recently received Continue Reading