February 13, 2016

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 District. Sutton, who has lived in Gardner for 14 years, recently defeated Republican challenger Dan Continue Reading

Kiegerl establishes Gardner residency

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe), current representative of the 43rd Kansas House District, established residency in Gardner days after three federal judges drew him out of the 43rd District. Kiegerl said he signed a six-month lease for a residence in Gardner in response to the redistricting. His fourth term expires this year. “I have Continue Reading

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House. A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for Aug. 7, to continue as planned, but the new lines pit 48 incumbents in 125 Continue Reading

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 has lived in Gardner since 1998. He is the founding chairman of the Gardner-Edgerton City Continue Reading

Time for a new administration in Washington

Mike Kiegerl 43rd District State Rep. Home again We returned from our annual family vacation Wednesday morning. We rented a houseboat on Lake Powell and enjoyed the great weather and the unique, magnificent scenery. The grandkids had a blast. We also had a speedboat for water skiing and a WaveRunner to explore the many caves Continue Reading

Failure to buckle up a primary offense during ‘Click It or Ticket’

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner police stopped 66 vehicles during last week’s Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign aimed at primary seatbelt enforcement as mandated by a recent state law. The new law makes failure to wear a seatbelt a primary offense. That means police can stop motorists for no reason other than not wearing Continue Reading

Kiegerl released from hospital following stroke; recovering at rehab center

Rep. Mike Kiegerl is feeling better after what he calls a “life-altering medical event” on Valentine’s Day. Kiegerl suffered a stroke on Feb. 14 and was being held at Stormont Vail in Topeka until recently. However, according to his weekly legislative update, he is now on the mend at a rehabilitation center in Overland Park. Continue Reading

Rep. Mike Kiegerl hospitalized in Topeka

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Rep. Mike Kiegerl is in a Topeka hospital after suffering a mini-stroke at the close of the legislative session yesterday. “They’re telling me I’m going to be OK,” Kiegerl said. Kiegerl, who represents Gardner, Edgerton and parts of Spring Hill and Olathe in the state legislature, said he wasn’t feeling well Feb. Continue Reading

Kiegerl to chair new committee

Rep. Mike Kiegerl, who represents Gardner, Edgerton and part of Spring Hill in the Kansas House, has been selected to chair a new standing committee on children’s issues next year. Kiegerl said he’s honored. “We have much work to do and I welcome the challenge,” he said in a press release. He will make the Continue Reading