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Brownback wants Streeter to remain in water office

Governor-Elect Sam Brownback announced Friday he had selected Tracy Streeter, Valley Falls, as director of the Kansas Water Office. “He brings great experience and vision to that office,” Brownback said. Brownback said as governor, he plans to be actively involved in addressing the state’s water issues. “It is critical for our state’s future that we […]

January 9th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Tafanelli nominated for adjutant general

State Rep. Lee Tafanelli has been nominated by Governor-elect Sam Brownback to be the next Kansas adjutant general. Once confirmed by the state senate, he will join the governor’s cabinet and resign his 47th District House seat. Brownback made the announcement Friday. Tafanelli, 49, was re-elected in November to a sixth term in the House. […]

December 19th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Brownback/Colyer Inaugural Committee announces ticket information

The Brownback-Colyer Inaugural Committee has announced the details for obtaining tickets for the Kansas Inaugural. The inaugural events will begin Jan. 7 and conclude the 10th, Inauguration Day at the Statehouse. “Those interested in participating in the dinner and ball or the VIP reception Jan. 8 will need to purchase tickets from the committee. There […]

December 17th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Holland says Brownback does not want to share plans

by Dennis Sharkey Kansas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor says he has a plan for Kansas and wants to share the details. He says his opponent U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback does not. Holland made a stop in Jefferson County last week to share some of the details of his plans for Kansas if […]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Faris challenges Tafanelli for 47th seat again

Democrat challenger assesses life 4 years later, lays out plan by Clarke Davis A lot has happened in the life of James Faris, 26, in the last four years since he first sought elective office to the 47th District Legislative seat. The Democrat candidate is running against incumbent Republican Lee Tafanelli, a repeat of the […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Fast to represent county seniors in special Legislature

Kirk Fast, Ozawkie, will participate in the 28th annual Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature as a delegate from Jefferson County. The organization, established by the Kansas Legislature, consists of individuals aged 60 and older elected by their peers to develop bills and resolutions that are of interest to Kansas seniors and their families. The Session will be […]

September 24th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

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