February 13, 2016

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. A Lawrence attorney created several years ago and distributed the bumper enhancers due to concern Continue Reading

OPINION: Kansas spilled blood in U.S. Senate

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Today Kansas may be a state largely sheltered from violence, but that wasn’t always the case.  The state earned the nickname Bleeding Kansas from the violence that preceded its birth into statehood. The Missouri Comprimise of 1820 may have guaranteed that slavery would be forever prohibited in the territory that would become Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: It’s a great day to be a Kansan

A couple of weeks ago, The Gardner News challenged several fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes to compose essays using the theme “I’m proud to be a Kansan”.  On page five of our newspaper you will find their works.  As our state celebrates its sesquicentennial tomorrow, we can’t think of a more appropriate topic. The Continue Reading