November 26, 2015

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

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 (2 individuals) 2010-11 – 4 Requests (4 individuals) 2011-12 – 22 Requests (4 individual requests Continue Reading

Thanks to precinct people, volunteers

Rep. Bill Sutton Gardner 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 the Precinct Committee men and women for placing their trust in me, my campaign staff, Continue Reading

U.S. department refutes column on fracking

Bill Lucas Gardner 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 report:  LINK They gave their own three reasons for the decline which Mr. Mathews decides to omit Continue Reading

Health care reform will save individuals money

Bill Lucas Gardner In response to: Kansas Congressional delegation reacts to Supreme Court healthcare ruling in the July 4 edition of the Gardner News: LINK [Congressman Kevin Yoder, who represents Kansas’ Third District which includes Johnson County, said in a statement Thursday morning. “It will lower quality and increase the cost of care of all Continue Reading