Editorial praises Layton with a rose

Robert Layton’s departing gift from from The Des Moines Register is a rose. In their Sunday opinion piece, which gives out roses and thistles, Layton was praised for his long-tenure in Urbandale, Iowa.

The paper’s editorial sums it up as “… Kansas’ gain, Iowa’s loss.”

Layton starts as Wichita’s city manager Feb. 2.