February 13, 2016

Kansas Congressional delegation reacts to Supreme Court healthcare ruling

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, but members Kansas’ Congressional delegation expressed their disappointment in the decision. “While I was disappointed with the court’s decision, the Supreme Court ruling does not change the fact that this law is fundamentally flawed and unworkable,” Congressman Kevin Yoder, who represents Continue Reading

Job fair set for April 10

Congressman Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., will host a job fair April 10 at the Olathe Great Mall. Job seekers and employers are encouraged to attend. “I’m pleased to help provide an opportunity for local business owners and those wanting to join the workforce to meet together in one venue,” Yoder said. “We saw positive private sector Continue Reading

Gardner resident joins call for diabetes funding

Marta Howell, a diabetes advocacy leader from Gardner, visited with Capitol Hill in mid-March to urge Congress to make investments in diabetes research and prevention. Howell joined diabetes advocates across the country in Washington, D.C. and thousands more who contacted their Congress members through phone and email. Howell met with Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Continue Reading

Congressman Yoder visits Gardner for townhall meeting

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner residents had a chance to talk to Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, on their own turf Wednesday morning. The Congressman hosted a town hall meeting at Gardner City Hall. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas “It’s important to me to get around the district and hear the concerns of constituents,” he said prior to Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Elected officials skirt public at private tour

We’re always floored by how far politicians will go to keep the press away from their discussions. They’ve done it again in Gardner. Monday morning newly-elected members of the Gardner City Council, Mayor Dave Drovetta, city staff, and Chamber President Steve Devore were invited to tour the Coleman warehouse with Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan. The Continue Reading

Congressman Yoder to tour Coleman warehouse with council members

Rep. Kevin Yoder will swing through Gardner today to tour the Coleman warehouse. The touring party will include members of his staff, Gardner city council and city staff and select members of the Gardner Area Chamber of  Commerce. According to a Yoder staff member, members of the press were not allowed to tour the Coleman Continue Reading

Third Congressional District candidates spar at debate

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com All three candidates for the Third Congressional seat in Kansas agree on at least one thing – the Bush tax cuts should not be allowed to expire. “I think this is a special day, because we all agree on one thing,” Jasmin Talbert, the Libertarian candidate, told an audience of approximately 200 Continue Reading