Daily Archives: Nov. 17, 2009

Council members vent as Lord’s Diner plan sinks

The Lord's DinerSadness, disappointment and a message of hope marked the City Council’s abandonment this morning of a proposal to sell a vacant, city-owned building to The Lord’s Diner to feed the hungry in central-northeast Wichita.

The sadness came from council member Sue Schlapp: “I think we lost our focus someplace along here,” she said. Read More »

Johnson County Democrat files to run for governor

It’s officially a race.

Democrat Tom Wiggans filed paperwork with the state today to begin a campaign for Kansas Governor.

The political newcomer faces U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican, in next year’s election.

Wiggans still hasn’t spoken out about his interest in running for governor, but today a spokeswoman emailed this statement:

“Now more than ever as our state and our families deal with this difficult economic climate, we need a successful business leader in the Governor’s office.

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Palmer backs Pompeo in KS-4 race



Former Butler County state legislator Peggy Palmer has thrown her endorsement to Mike Pompeo in the 4th Congressional District race.

Palmer, of Augusta, served a Butler-county-based district in the House from 1996-2002 and in the Senate,  2004-2008.

“Mike understands our principles of limited government, free enterprise, individual freedoms and family values,” said Palmer.

Pompeo, a businessman and Republican national committeeman, is running in a Republican primary race that features two sitting senators, Jean Schodorf of Wichita and Dick Kelsey of Goddard; and businessmen Wink Hartman and Jim Anderson.