September 1, 2014

Officials haggle over proposed road funding

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The developers of a property located on the southwest corner of 188th Street and Gardner Road will dedicate land for a road to the city, but they won’t pay to build the proposed street.
Known as the …

State plays important role in legislating drivers

Gary Welton
Guest Columnist
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These …

City adopts budget with flat mill, rates

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Most city of Edgerton departments will spend less money in 2015 than they will in 2014, Beth Linn, city administrator, told members of the city council on Aug. 14.
Council members approved a 2015 budget that maintains …

County announces new procedures for athlete neck injury response

Johnson County EMS System Medical Director Dr. Ryan Jacobsen announced last week a new trauma protocol for athletes. The new protocol is aimed at improving care for athletes in protective gear with potential neck and back injuries. Jacobsen explained the …

LPKC developer inks downtown KC deal

NorthPoint Development, the company developing the KC Logistics Hub adjacent to the intermodal, has a new project on the horizon.
The company announced on Aug. 21 that it would redevelop the Power & Light Building in downtown Kansas City.
The …

Cities across Kansas participate in Bucks for Buckles

Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend.  Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year begins.  Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department …

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …

OUR VIEW: America long on laws, short on common sense

It’s no wonder many Americans feel like they’re under attack by the government. As a recent Wall Street Journal article points out, we are – in a way.
It’s a creeping attack that is putting Americans in jail – or …

Around Town

QUESTION: Why were flags being flown at half-staff on Aug. 20?

ANSWER: Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that flags be flown at half-staff last Wednesday in honor of the passing of state Rep. Joe Edwards. Edwards, of Haysville, died late Aug. …

Kansas man to serve life in prison for crimes

A former Independence, Kan., man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years under Jessica’s Law for aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years old, Kansas Attorney General Derek …