August 30, 2014

Annual fishing derby scheduled at Gardner Lake

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kids can drop a line and compete for prizes at Gardner Parks …

Jail cell death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an Overland Park man.
Matthew C. Worsham was found unresponsive in his Johnson County jail cell on Aug. 3.
Johnson County MedAct responded and initiated life-saving measures. They were able to revive the 30-year-old …

Council discusses possible chicken, garden regulations

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner residents can request a special use permit in order to keep chickens in town, but the rules for keeping chickens in residential areas aren’t clear, Mike Hall, Community Development Director, told city council members during a …

OUR VIEW: One item missing in 2015 budget: truck scales

As trucks whiz by and rumble through town, residents complain, windows shake and roads take a beating.
City officials have taken the first step toward ensuring the impact of truck traffic in Gardner is minimal – training a police officer …

Gardner residents indicted on trafficking, money laundering

Two Gardner residents last week were indicted on federal drug trafficking and money laundering.
Gregory Rapp, 30 of Gardner, is charged with one county of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 10 counts …

Spring Hill School District welcomes new teachers, other staff to school

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

The Spring Hill School District welcomes …

Baby Boomers may be reason youths can’t find work

Robert Romano
Guest Columnist
There is no question that younger people are working at a lower rate now than they were in 2000.
What is not fully understood is why.
Why, since July 2000, has the population of those aged …

Progress on the new Casey’s locaton

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Surveying and earth moving work underway August 13 at the southwest corner of Moonlight Road and Madison Street in Gardner.

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City plans to decrease property tax rates in 2015

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner residents will likely pay a city lower tax rate in 2015 than they did in 2014. During an Aug. 11 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus for a 2015 budget that will drop …

Fired up for school

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 students headed back to school on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, but staff headed back to class much sooner. The district hosted a Back to School Convocation Aug. 7 complete with Chiefs Cheerleaders. …