July 30, 2014

Court finds school funding inadequate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In a unanimous decision, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the state of Kansas to provide additional funding to public education. The court ruled that the state’s current base state funding, $3,838 per weighted pupil, is not adequate.…

Sutton launches investigation of USD 231 attorney

TopekaRep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, is requesting that the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator investigate USD 231 board of education attorney W. Joseph Hatley.

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office works under the direction of the Kansas Supreme Court. The administrator reviews …

Sutton to serve out remainder of Kiegerl’s term

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Republican Bill Sutton is now the official representative of the 43rd District.
Sutton was selected by the 43rd District Precinct Committee to finish the balance of Mike Kiegerl’s term.
Kiegerl recently announced his retirement from the 43rd …

UPDATED: Kiegerl seeks fifth term

UPDATE: Kiegerl has officially filed for re-election.

“After careful consideration and consultation with my family and doctors I have decided to file for my fifth and final term to represent the new 43rd District,” Kiegerl said. “Health issues have not …

Candidates miss report deadline

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Two former candidates for Gardner City Council have yet to file campaign finance reports. By state statute, candidates for office in cities of the second class, like Gardner, are required to file finance reports by Dec. 31 …

Sutton files to replace Kiegerl

Bill Sutton, Republican, has filed to represent the 43rd House District, which includes Gardner, Edgerton and parts of Olathe and Spring Hill in the Kansas House. Rep. Mike Kiegerl, R-Olathe, currently holds the seat.
Kiegerl has endorsed Sutton’s candidacy.
Sutton …

Gardner City Council ballot set

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A lot of newcomers threw their hats in the ring for a chance to sit on the Gardner City Council for the next four years. Three seats will be up for grabs in the April 5 municipal …