Author: dthompson

Edgerton council annexes intermodal land

According to Edgerton City Administrator, all three parties involved in the annexation agreement – the city, BNSF and the Allen Group – have signed the document. According to the agreement, the city is required to annex the site within 60 days of it being eligible to be annexed. The council’s vote to annex was unanimous.

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Drovetta announces applicants for final council vacancy

Planning Commissioners Andy Copeland and Tory Roberts, former Gardner City Council candidate Steve Shute, former Gardner City Council member Eric Schultz, electric utility board member Brian Broxterman, local attorney Glenn Stockton, and local residents Ann Cort and Mark Baldwin all have applied to serve the remainder of Thompson’s term, which expires in 2013.

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Kansas Chamber of Commerce rebukes tax controversy

Fourteen chambers of commerce across the state issued a letter to the governor and state leadership last week urging the Legislature to consider tax increases to balance the budget next year. The letter drew a sharp rebuke from the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

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Blazers win first round State game

The Blazers, using their two big guns-Bubba Starling and Conner Langrehr-got off to a great start in this one, going up 15-9 after one period and 32-19 at half. Great Bend did cut the lead to 10 at the end of the third quarter but could get no closer as GE wrapped up the big victory.

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Couples celebrate 25th year of Bunco

The six couples who meet one Saturday night a month are Phil and Judy Lenahan, Claude and Kay Steed, John and Mary Jo Andrews, “Bunko Bob” and Cathy Weber, Rusty and Vivian Shadoin, and Eldon and Debbie Elkinton.
“We have figured out that there are 22 children and 29 grandchildren among all of us,” Kay Steed said.

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Column: What happens in Vegas should stay there

Sen. Reid should remember take a cue from his most-populous city’s ad campaign, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas and think: What happens in my head should stay there. The American people don’t need his misrepresentations and lies coloring the healthcare debate. It’s too important of a debate to gamble on historical inaccuracies.

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Officials react to recall

Corbin H. Crable [email protected] Local and state politicians are keeping mum on their opinions of the upcoming March 2 recall election in which voters will decide whether John Shepherd and Mary Peters will retain their...

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Governor considers cigarette tax increase

“The problem is spending too much money in Topeka for a number of years now,” Sontag said. “At the rate of spending they’ve been going at, they knew they would eventually be in a mess like this. I’m disappointed (the governor is) turning to individuals when the problem all along has been the legislature spending too much money.”

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