May 29, 2015

OUR VIEW: Parade cancellation a disappointment

It was exciting to have Johnson County’s Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner on Nov. 11. However, we were disappointed in a decision to cancel a scheduled parade in conjunction with the event.
The approximate block long parade was to take …

OUR VIEW: Hard work begins when campaigns subside

Now the hard work begins.
The pages of this edition were at the printer before results were in on Tuesday’s election, and we’re elated that it’s over. Now the hard work begins.
As we write this, we aren’t sure who …

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 …

OUR VIEW: Endorsements difficult without inspiring candidates

It’s difficult to duck the mudslinging long enough to make political endorsements this election.
In the Governor’s race, we appreciate some of the work incumbent Sam Brownback has done. Although our opinion is not popular, we approve of eliminating a …

Conservative event featured faith, family, freedom

Bill Sutton
Guest Columnist
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting the “Faith, Family and Freedom” Conservative Revival. The planning behind the event and the amazing work by the volunteers was apparent to anyone who has …

State government has shifted away from prairie values to political extremes

Caitlin Trujillo
Guest Columnist
I moved to Gardner 12 years ago from Los Angeles. Starting seventh grade, I expected to undergo some degree of culture shock — you don’t move from a beach town to the prairie plains and expect …

OUR VIEW: Voters should get educated about candidates

It’s said every few years, and it’s usually true. However, this year more than ever may truly be one of the most important elections in American history.
The United States is in a new and different sort of war – …

An inconvenient truth: Environmentalists love oil

Drew Johnson
Guest Columnist
America’s largest environmental group just admitted to earning millions of dollars each year from oil.
The Nature Conservancy routinely guilt trips Americans about using fossil fuels. Yet its Texas prairie preserve is home to an oil …

Truth about Medicare becomes political casualty

Shonda Werry
Guest Columnist
It’s been said that truth is the first casualty of war.  The campaign now being fought in Kansas is a political one, but facts are still collateral damage. That’s unfortunate when an issue as important to …

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 …