September 2, 2014

Governor outlines steps to challenge federal labor rule

Gov. Sam Brownback last week met with the elderly and individuals with disabilities to outline actions he is taking to challenge a new federal Department of Labor rule that will compromise the state’s system of providing their in-home care and …

Bronco football season begins at Paola

After three weeks of practice, Coach Anthony Orrick and his Spring Hill High School varsity football team will begin the season on the road at rival Paola on Sept. 5.
Orrick led the Broncos to their first playoff win in …

Blazers brace for battle against Shawnee Mission East

Led by seniors Josh Lang and Seth Pesek, the Blazer football team hosts highly ranked Shawnee Mission East in its home opener, Sept. 5.
GEHS lost top running back Traevohn Wrench to graduation and will rebuild around the likes of …

Imogene “Jean” Powell

Imogene “Jean” Powell, 88, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Aug. 22, 2014 at Lakeview Village in Lenexa.
Jean was born Nov. 16, 1925 in rural Dixon, Mo. to Katherine (Yokum) and Wesley Claude Baker. Jean married Jay Bee Powell …

Tammy Sue White

Tammy Sue White
Tammy Sue White, 50, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Aug. 21, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.
Tammy was born Nov. 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Okla. to Richard William, Sr. and Monta Carol (McPherson) Truitt. She grew up …

Divided council denies conditional oil permit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A request to drill oil on 160 acres near Kill Creek Road and 159th Street failed, despite an equally divided Gardner City Council. Three members of the governing body voted to overturn a planning commission recommendation to …

OUR VIEW: Council adds truck scales to 2014 budget

Thanks to the Gardner City Council for adding portable truck scales to an updated version of the 2014 budget. Last week, we editorialized that the lack of scales were a critical oversight in the 2015 budget.
Council obviously heard our …

Council examines final draft of comp plan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernewscom
Gardner’s future isn’t determined, but city council members got a first glance of a proposed comprehensive plan that lays out a road map for the community’s future.
Over the course of a year, consultant Dan Gardner and …

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits.
Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth …

Divided council denies conditional oil permit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A request to drill oil on 160 acres near Kill Creek Road and 159th Street failed, despite an equally divided Gardner City Council. Three members of the governing body voted to overturn a planning commission recommendation to …