August 27, 2015

Council sends rezoning request to commission for reconsideration

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A zoning change request will be sent back to the Gardner Planning Commission for reconsideration.
Planning commissioners recommended the city council deny a request to rezone 2.67 acres at 30000 W. 191st Street from C-2, or commercial, …

CVS Pharmacy earns go-ahead for local store

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be a CVS Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Main Street and Center Street.
Council members approved the rezoning and final plat to make way for the store during an Aug. 17 meeting. Though the …

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Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Masato Yoshikawa, center,  president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American Distribution Center in Edgerton. Officials anticipate the warehouse will eventually employ more than 100 in sales and distribution. Currently, approximately 40 people work at the facility. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Masato Yoshikawa, center, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American

State announces new child support campaign

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) hosted a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 14, to announce a new campaign to promote the collection of child support.
By law, employers must …

Meeting to discuss sales tax question on Aug. 24

Gardner city officials will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 24. The meeting will allow residents to ask questions about a proposed special sales tax election.
Gardner voters should begin receiving ballots in the mail on Aug. 26. …

Kansas joins other states in suit delay EPA rules

Kansas and 14 other states have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s new greenhouse gas regulation before it takes effect.
The states previously had filed suit asking the United States Court of Appeals …

Gardner Ice softball ends successful season

It’s been quite a season for Coach Steve Adamson and his 18-and-under Gardner Ice softball team.
Adamson guided his group to a 6-4 Blue Valley League record and also took home third place in two area tournaments.
“I’m so proud …

Getting ready for the season opener

Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

Blazer quarterback Griffin Johns gets set for a pass in a preseason workout. Johns will guide the Blazers in the Sept. 4 opener at SM East.…

OUR VIEW: Record numbers in poverty in U.S., though ways exist to avoid it

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a sharp increase in the number of Americans living below the poverty line. The statistics show that one in six Americans, or 46 million people, are living below the poverty line.
While the …