July 29, 2015

License bureau institutes 10-day grace period

Kansas vehicle customers will be able to renew their tags online on the last day of the month without worry of a ticket for expired car registration.
Starting July 1, 2015 drivers who have renewed online at KSWebTags.org will have …

Initiative trains county residents in CPR, AED usage

More than 28,000 Johnson County residents have received hands-only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training in the last year. With 28,212 residents trained in 12 months, Johnson County MED-ACT, one of the partners in the Johnson County Heart Safe …

City budget proposes flat mill levy, utility rates

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials proposed a 2016 budget that maintains the current mill levy and existing utility rates for water, wastewater and electric.
Gardner Finance Director Laura Gourley said the 2016 proposed $17 million budget is structurally sound with …

Gardner postman hangs up letter carrier’s bag after nearly 18 years

Danny O’Connor, Gardner,  relaxes after retiring from the U.S. Post Office. The letter carrier delivered mail in Gardner and grew up in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danny O’Connor, Gardner, relaxes after retiring from the U.S. Post Office. The letter carrier delivered mail in Gardner and grew up in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In rain, sleet, hail or snow, the mail has …

OUR VIEW: Gardner residents should plan to attend budget public hearing July 20

There are plenty of ways to make your voice heard.
Be it going to the polls on Election Day, writing letters to the editor or to City Hall, or making phone calls to your local, state and federal government officials, …

Record crowd joins city Fourth celebration

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

The city of Gardner’s annual Fourth of July event at Celebration Park drew approximately 8,000 attendees, a record crowd. This was 1,000 more people than the previous year.
The celebration featured two concert performances, food …

Gardner Ice remains competitive in BV League

Members of the Gardner  Ice 18-and-under softball team pose for a picture following Blue valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Members of the Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team pose for a picture following Blue valley league action last week. Submitted photo

With just one week remaining on the season, the Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team has an impressive 4-4 record …

Military update

Air Force Airman Matthew R. Hadel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hadel is a 2010 graduate of Spring Hill High School.
Hadel completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military …

Governor addresses leaders to encourage collaboration

Gov. Sam Brownback addresses a summit to discuss ways to contribute to economic growth, reduce crime and boost social revitalization in parts of Kansas. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback addresses a summit to discuss ways to contribute to economic growth, reduce crime and boost social revitalization in parts of Kansas. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback addressed a group of community leaders last week to encourage collaboration …

Blazers run well at Sunflower games

Mallory Boden, Gardner, took home first place in her age group in the 1500 meter race at the Sunflower State games in Topeka last weekend. Submitted photo

Mallory Boden, Gardner, took home first place in her age group in the 1500 meter race at the Sunflower State games in Topeka last weekend. Submitted photo

Several Gardner track stars turned in top performances at the Sunflower State games …