July 23, 2014

Twitter may change how we communicate

Danedri Thompson
columnist
Will 140 characters change the world? I’m beginning to be a believer. If nothing else, Twitter may change the way we live in it. Of course, this is coming from an addict, and I find myself using …

New policies make playing by the rules for losers

Danedri Thompson
columnist
A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day.
The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout.…

OPINION: Playing by the rules is for dolts

Danedri Thompson

submissions@gardnernews.com

A lifetime of playing by the rules just looks dumber and dumber every day.

The way to get ahead in America these days is to make terrible choices. That’s how you get your very own government bailout.…

Gardner puts comprehensive plan on hold

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Gardner won’t be updating its comprehensive plan in 2012. Council members agreed to save the proposed $75,000 expenditure in the 2012 budget.
“I can’t see spending $75,000 when we have streets we haven’t touched in a long …

Gardner council hears citizens’ budget concerns

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Although she didn’t attend the meeting, Theresa Hall, Gardner quickly learned about a June 20 council meeting that dissolved into an argument.
“Good news travels fast in Gardner,” she told council members during an open comment segment …

OPINION: What 2011 graduates need to know

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Dear Graduate,

I have some good news and some bad news for you as you prepare to collect your high school diploma this weekend.

The good news: Other than the piece of paper that declares you a …

Newspaper staff members earn awards of excellence

Two Gardner News writers will be recognized in the 2011 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence competition for stories they wrote in 2010.

Reporter Corbin H. Crable received a first place finish in the “Series” category for three articles about …

OPINION: Kansas has storied history in its 150 years

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Nothing induces road rage like a shiny, Johnson or Douglas County-tagged car sporting the bumper sticker: Kansas, as bigoted as you think.

The stickers are a play on Kansas’ tourist theme: Kansas, as big as you think. …

OPINION: Individuality goes the way of the Dodo bird

Danedri Thompson

There’s a bright orange and blue building in town, and I hope it stays that way. The colors aren’t ones I would choose for anything – shoes, curtains, a rug, a sweater – but they’re unique and interesting.…

OPINION: A holiday poem

’Twas the week before Thanksgiving and all through the town,
No residents were spending. They were keeping expenses down.

Residents’ wallets were tight – not quite filled with cash,
While elected officials were planning to raid all their stash.

City …