July 7, 2015

Future of Chamber of Commerce holds promise

Jason Camis
Chamber President
Guest Columnist
Did you know that in September 1975 – a few months after I was born – a group of business leaders in Gardner got together and formed an organization to “advance the economic, industrial, …

Republican control of U.S. Congress does not bode well for peace lovers

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
As we face the new year, the biggest concern for peace lovers is Republican control of the U.S. Senate. While Republican votes don’t reach the key number 60, members of the GOP will still be in …

OUR VIEW: LOB ballot seeks trust of USD 231 voters

Trust us.
That’s what school officials are asking voters to do in this mail-in election. The ballot question asks voters to give school board members the authority to raise taxes above what they already can. State statute limits the amount …

School ruling an opportunity to invest in education

Rod Stewart
Guest Columnist
As children return to school after the Christmas break, they probably don’t realize the fate of their public school education career will be based on decisions by the Legislature, Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the …

OUR VIEW: Paper offers its legislative agenda

Many entities, especially public or taxpayer funded entities, offer legislative agendas to elected officials. The agendas layout items of concern and areas in which legislators may expect a visit from a lobbyist on their behalf.
The Gardner News doesn’t have …

OUR VIEW: Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel

November and December might be the months for seasonal holidays, but Dec. 25 is the day for Christmas and Christian celebrations worldwide:
Luke 2:1-20
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from …

Jim Hightower
Guest Columnist
In the spirit of holiday harmony and goodwill toward all, I say it’s time for you working stiffs to extend your hands in a gesture of solidarity with America’s millionaires.
Why? Because we now share a …

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It’s too early to open champagne to celebrate U.S. economy

The American economy produced 321,000 new jobs last month, but it’s still too early to get excited that the dampened U.S. economy has fully recovered.
The November jobs report showed a steady unemployment rate — at 5.8 percent, and several …

OUR VIEW: Personal touch goes long way to maintain small town feel

Southwest Johnson County has been in the throes of extreme growing pains for the last several years, perhaps for more than a decade. With the intermodal building out, citizens can expect even more drastic changes in the community’s appearance as …

OUR VIEW: Advice for local candidates, their supporters

Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet.
The political engine isn’t out of steam, despite the end of the 2014 general election.
City council and school board races are gathering power as candidates are now throwing their hats into …