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JAMES CLYDE “JC” ALEXANDER

  James Clyde “JC” Alexander, 97, of Gardner, Kan. passed away February 22, 2016 at Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehab, Olathe.  James was born October 22, 1918 in Kansas City, Mo to Robert Edward and Margaret A. “Maggie” (McPherson) Alexander.  He graduated from Westport High School in 1934 and immediately began delivering ice and coal for The City Ice Company which was owned by his older brother, Edward.  In 1937 he was employed by The Postal Telegraph Company delivering telegrams in the Plaza and Mid-town areas until 1939 when he began a warehouse position with the Western Electric Distribution Center on Roanoke Road in Kansas City. In 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went on to serve throughout WWII on the USS William P. Biddle and the LCS 48. During the War he was involved in numerous US amphibious landings in the Pacific Theater, North Africa, and Sicily. In 1945 he received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, and then met and married his wife, Mary Virginia. He returned to Western Electric to resume employment and started a family. He also began night school finishing his education in 1952 with a J.D. law degree from University of Kansas City Law School finishing third in his class, and with subsequent admission to the Missouri Bar.  However, he elected to continue work with Western Electric in warehouse and distribution...

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Police Reports

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/13/16 through 02/19/16 02/12/2016 08:34:37        SPECIAL                400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 08:44:24        ALARM RESIDENT             18400 BLOCK OF  JUNIPER CIR 02/12/2016 09:29:17        WARRANT           5800 BLOCK OF  RENNER RD 02/12/2016 11:06:33        ALARM RESIDENT             28600 BLOCK OF W 160TH ST 02/12/2016 11:08:05        STATION              400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 11:56:07        ACCIDENT NON                US56 HWY/WAVERLY RD 02/12/2016 12:15:20        ASSIST 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 02/12/2016 12:44:17        SUICIDE THREAT               00 BLOCK OF  ST JOHN 02/12/2016 13:26:38        MEDICAL LIFE     1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 02/12/2016 13:33:02        DISTURB UNKNOWN      100 BLOCK OF  BEECH LN 02/12/2016 14:28:50        DISTURB UNKNOWN      S STONE CREEK DR/E PUMPKIN RIDGE ST 02/12/2016 14:46:43        FOLLOW               600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 14:51:50        TRAFFIC STOP    N US56 HWY/S US56 HWY 02/12/2016 14:59:09        FOLLOW               900 BLOCK OF  BUFFALO TRL 02/12/2016 15:14:35        TRAFFIC STOP    W 151ST ST/GARDNER RD 02/12/2016 15:24:34        TRAFFIC STOP    W KANSAS AVE/S CENTER ST 02/12/2016 15:50:35        WARRANT           500 BLOCK OF N CEDAR ST 02/12/2016 15:56:11        THEFT    400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:02:45        TELEPHON           400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:10:17        CIVSERV               500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 02/12/2016 16:28:17        SOLICIT                 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/12/2016 16:41:48        TRAFFIC STOP    600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:52:50        ACCIDENT NON                E VALERIE LN/E PARMA WAY 02/12/2016...

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FHSU to offer summer camps

  HAYS, Kan. — Registration for math, science and engineering summer camps offered by two Fort Hays State University entities is open to students who will enter the second through 10th grade in fall 2016. KAMS Camps The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science offers five different four-day camps to high school underclassmen. Students can sign up for a maximum of two camps. Each camp costs $100 for Kansas residents and $400 for non-residents. Tuition includes camp supplies, a T-shirt, and room and board. Registration priority date is April 1. Computer Animation, June 6-9 Students will learn to use Alice, a freeware, object-based educational programming language with an integrated development environment. Through hands-on experiments, students will create computer animations using 3D models and produce their own short animated movie. Becoming an Everyday Mathematician, June 13-16 Students will learn to use Excel and statistical programs and go on field trips to understand mathematical concepts that affect daily life. Students will learn how to use mathematics to explain questions such as: How does the weather forecaster make predictions? What makes water taste the way it does? And, can you accurately predict the score of a big game? Chemistry of Cooking, June 13-16 Students will work with Ph.D. professors to learn chemistry through a fusion of culinary skills and scientific exploration of spices and herbs and cooking techniques like searing steaks, roasting...

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Janet Susan Wright

  Janet Susan Wright, 50, of Olathe, Kan. passed Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at home. Janet was born Dec. 16, 1965 at the Anderson County Hospital.  She grew up on the family farm outside of Greeley, Kan. with her 5 older siblings.  Just recently she had thanked her mother for her happy childhood. Janet attended St. John’s Elementary School and Garnett High, where she graduated in 1984.  She then went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Kansas in 1988.  She worked her way through college as a teller at Capital Federal.  After college she was an FDIC bank examiner, and traveled extensively throughout the United States.  She then became the Compliance Officer and Assistant to the President at University National Bank in Lawrence. She married Jim Wright of Texas August 11, 1990 at St. John’s in her home town of Greeley, Kan.  They built a home in Olathe, Kan. where they raised their daughter Maria.  Maria was born August 9, 1996 and is now a sophomore at KU, continuing the Jayhawk tradition. Janet excelled at and loved her work at UNB and the people she worked with there.  She greatly enjoyed all her daughter’s activities, especially being part of the softball family.  The Wrights have loved watching KU basketball, gardening at their farm in Parker, and enjoying life together.  Janet celebrated her...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/06/16 through 02/12/16 02/05/2016 08:44:08        TRAFFIC STOP    E MAIN ST/N SYCAMORE ST 02/05/2016 09:11:50        TRAFFIC STOP    1000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 09:12:41        MEDICAL NONLIFE           500 BLOCK OF N WALNUT ST 02/05/2016 09:33:02        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF E PINEWOOD ST 02/05/2016 09:57:13        MEDICAL NONLIFE           200 BLOCK OF S BEDFORD ST 02/05/2016 10:14:02        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:16:14        INFO      100 BLOCK OF N KANSAS AVE 02/05/2016 10:19:26        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:22:56        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:43:34        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 11:20:08        CIVSERV               31100 BLOCK OF W 169TH TER 02/05/2016 11:42:52        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF N COTTONWOOD ST 02/05/2016 11:48:07        CIVSERV               600 BLOCK OF N WINWOOD TER 02/05/2016 11:55:30        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 02/05/2016 12:00:19        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/05/2016 12:04:40        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF E PARK ST 02/05/2016 12:42:04        TRAFFIC PARK   1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 12:50:15        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF W PAWNEE LN 02/05/2016 12:53:48        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 02/05/2016 13:14:08        CIVSERV               28900 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 02/05/2016 13:15:42        RESIDENC            1000 BLOCK OF  WILDERNESS TRL 02/05/2016 13:20:27        TRAFFIC COMPLAIN        500 BLOCK OF...

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BRENT ALLEN LAWRENCE

    Brent Allen Lawrence, 51, of Edgerton, Kan. passed away Feb. 9, 2016. Brent was born Sept. 16, 1964 in Olathe to Dale Jason and Naomi Lucille (Kenton) Lawrence. He grew up in Gardner where he graduated from GEHS in 1983. Brent attended JCCC. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1984-1986 as a gunner and tank driver in the “Bravo Bandits” unit. Brent married Kimberly Schaefer on July 16, 1992 in Spring Hill, Kan.. They moved to Edgerton in 2013. He worked for many years as a road construction inspector for Anthony Construction Co and was an independent truck driver for Spec on the Job. Brent was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gardner and the Gardner American Legion. He will be missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Brent is survived by his wife, Kim, of the home; daughter, Emily and husband Matthew McCleary, Belton, Mo; son, Wade Lawrence, Edgerton, Kan.; siblings, Kent Lawrence, Edmund, Okla, Brenda Saville, Coralville, Iowa; Diane and husband Mike Zoeller, Coarsegold, Calif, Jeanne Greenfield, Lakewood, Colo and Larry Lawrence, Monument, Colo and grandchildren, Zoey, Isaac and Caleb. Funeral Service will be held 11:30 am Sat., Feb. 13, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan. Burial following the service at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 am also at the funeral home before the...

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Kansas University announces fall 2015 honor roll

 The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and territories, and 36 other countries. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of Architecture, Design & Planning; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare. Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll. Matthew Heintzelman, Edgerton, School of Engineering Matthew Pearson, Edgerton, School of Business Madison Reed, Edgerton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Kimberly Rosnick, Edgerton, School of Nursing Connie Smith, Edgerton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Ahrens, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Stephonn Alcorn, Gardner, School of Business Ryan Billups, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Bryce Campbell, Gardner, School of Business Kaela Clabaugh, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Jesse Copp, Gardner, School of Engineering Kylan Dale, Gardner, School of Business Brock Duran, Gardner, School of Business Lyndsey Horner, Gardner, School of Education Ryan Jobe, Gardner, School of Engineering...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 01/30/16 through 02/05/16 01/29/2016 08:05:09        TRAFFIC STOP    18300 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 01/29/2016 08:28:06        TRAFFIC STOP    1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 09:56:17        ANIMAL LOOSE 500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 01/29/2016 09:58:09        FOLLOW               31100 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 01/29/2016 10:15:42        MEDICAL UNKNOWN     1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 10:34:35        ACCIDENT NON                N US56 HWY/S US56 HWY 01/29/2016 10:58:51        ASSISTOA            400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/29/2016 11:46:13        ANIMAL STRAY  S CENTER ST/W APACHE LN 01/29/2016 13:08:25        SPECIAL                12500 BLOCK OF W 87TH ST PKWY 01/29/2016 13:44:29        TRAFFIC HAZARD             E MAIN ST/N CENTER ST 01/29/2016 13:46:16        ANIMAL DOGBITE            1000 BLOCK OF  CIMARRON TRL 01/29/2016 14:06:33        MEDICAL NONLIFE           1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 14:33:58        FOLLOW               32600 BLOCK OF W 173RD ST 01/29/2016 15:00:26        TRAFFIC STOP    E COLLEEN DR/N CENTER ST 01/29/2016 15:07:16        TRAFFIC STOP    OLD 56 HWY/MERCURY ST 01/29/2016 15:10:06        TRAFFIC STOP    W MADISON ST/N WAVERLY RD 01/29/2016 15:20:04        MEDICAL NONLIFE           100 BLOCK OF N PINE ST 01/29/2016 15:33:52        TRAFFIC STOP    400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 01/29/2016 15:42:19        DISTURB               17900 BLOCK OF  MOONLIGHT RD 01/29/2016 16:10:45        ORDINAN            400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 01/29/2016 16:12:13        DISTURB UNKNOWN      200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 01/29/2016 16:27:14        ALARM RESIDENT             1000 BLOCK OF E PUMPKIN RIDGE ST 01/29/2016 16:27:20        ASSIST 400 BLOCK...

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Help wanted

Part Time Office Assistant Need Computer, office, phone and customer service skills. For property management.   816-561-2299  

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Great Backyard Birdcount

  Participants Needed for Great Backyard Bird Count PRATT – In lieu of conducting the Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Friday, Feb. 12 – Monday, Feb. 15. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all skill levels in counting birds from any location for as little as 15 minutes on one or more days of the event. Bird watchers can then report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. It’s free, fun and participants can feel good about playing an important role in the management and conservation of numerous bird species. Each submitted checklist provides valuable data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as well as experts in other conservation organizations, who interpret those results to learn more about how birds are doing and how we can better protect them and their habitats. For more information,...

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Jerome Crandall King

Jerome Crandall King, 79, previously of Scottsdale, Ariz. passed away February 1st at Royal Terrace Nursing Home and Rehab in Olathe, Kan. Jerome was born November 30, 1936 in Bellevue, Pa. to Boyd Walker and Lela Vivian (Crandall) King.  He grew up in Bellevue, where he graduated from high school.  Jerome then went on to receive an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Supervision from McHenry County Community College in Illinois.  He worked for Motorola as an Industrial Engineering Supervisor.   After working for Motorola he started driving for a car service and came to enjoy it.  Jerome was an avid Arizona Cardinals fan and was a season ticket holder for almost two decades, taking his sons and then his grandkids to many games.  He was also a gun enthusiast and enjoyed playing blackjack.  Jerome’s three loves in life were cards, women and booze. He will be missed by family and friends. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Boyd King, Jr. and Leland King.  He is survived by his children: Tammy and Kenny Carnahan of Springfield, Mo, Robert and Catrina King of Troy, Mo, Jerri and Rob Day of Lewisville, Tex and William and Amanda King of Gardner, Kan; eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his treasured friend, Miss Larry. Memorial service will be 3:30 pm Thurs, Feb. 4, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner,...

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Nanette F. Doolittle

  Nanette F. Doolittle, 84, passed away, January 30, 2016 at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home in Olathe. Nan was born July 5, 1931 at Stuart, Neb. to Harry L. and Ethel Cowles. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1952, was a member of Delta, Delta, Delta, and was a teacher before marrying Wendell Doolittle on Oct. 6, 1957. They raised two sons, Daniel and David in Stanley, Kan. She is survived by her husband Wendell, of the home in Gardner, Kan; son, Dan (Carolyn), of Ottawa, Kan, son David (Vicki), of Charlotte, N.C., and five grandchildren, Kelly and Jeffrey, Ottawa, Kan, Katie, Overland Park, Kan, Lauren, Charlotte, N.C., and Mr. & Mrs. Nick Doolittle (Lindsey), Arlington, Va. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday Feb. 5, at the Amos Family Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Villa St. Francis or to City Union...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 01/23/16 through 01/29/16 01/22/2016 08:14:39        ACCIDENT NON                W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 01/22/2016 08:22:06        TRAFFIC STOP    N CENTER ST/E WESTHOFF CT 01/22/2016 09:05:21        CIVSERV               1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/22/2016 09:21:07        THEFT NON-PAY               18300 BLOCK OF  GARDNER RD 01/22/2016 09:23:44        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/22/2016 09:29:16        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/22/2016 09:33:49        911 HANGUP      16200 BLOCK OF  KILL CREEK RD 01/22/2016 09:34:50        MEDICAL NONLIFE           18300 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 01/22/2016 09:35:02        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/22/2016 09:49:24        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/22/2016 10:11:17        CIVSERV               1000 BLOCK OF  BUFFALO TRL 01/22/2016 10:14:16        CIVSERV               1000 BLOCK OF  BUFFALO TRL 01/22/2016 10:22:06        TRAFFIC COMPLAIN        S MOONLIGHT RD/E WARREN ST 01/22/2016 10:49:29        WELFARE             100 BLOCK OF W BRITTANY CT 01/22/2016 10:55:27        CIVSERV               800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 01/22/2016 10:58:43        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 01/22/2016 11:23:38        CIVSERV               900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 01/22/2016 11:27:15        WARRANT           900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 01/22/2016 11:37:18        SELF BUSINESS  600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/22/2016 11:43:08        CIVSERV               900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 01/22/2016 11:47:14        CIVSERV               900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 01/22/2016 11:56:12        WARRANT           800 BLOCK OF E...

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ROBERT "DUB" DOLES, JR.

  Dub Doles, 70, of Rantoul, Kansas, passed away January 26, 2016 at the Olathe Hospice House. Dub served his country in Vietnam from 1968-1970. He was employed at Gill Studios for 34 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed time with his family and friends, cooking, old cars, the lake home, his motorcycle and Kesslers. Dub was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annabelle Doles, a son, brother, sister and step-son. He is survived by his wife, Anna May, Rantoul, children, Tammy Jones, Wellsville, KS, Jamie Rosenfeld, Ottawa, KS, Mera Stephens, Warsaw, MO and Posey Hoffman, Foristell, MO, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Dub’s life will be held from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday, January 30 at the Wellsville American Legion, 500 Main St., Wellsville, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Olathe Hospice House or the American Cancer Society. Until we meet again – “Shoobydowah” Arrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City,...

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African Violet Club Spring Sale

African Violet Club of Greater Kansas City presents its spring sale on Feb 13. 2016. There will be African violets and other gesneriads for sale The sale will take place at the Loose Park Garden Center (behind the pavilion)51st st and Wornall road, Kansas City Mo. Time: 9 am to 3pm. No admission...

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Dennis Patrick Brown

  Dennis Patrick Brown passed away Jan. 22, 2016 at his home. Dennis was born September 29, 1951 in Salina, Kan to Nellie and Robert G. Brown.  He was a graduate of Ft. Hays State University with a degree in Business.  He was a right handed star pitcher for their baseball team.  Dennis married his high school sweetheart, Susan Welborn on Jan 23, 1970 in Salina, Kan. They were married 46 years.  He was a self employed salesman for 40+ years.  Dennis loved spending time with his family.  He was an avid fisherman and animal lover.  He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his father.  Dennis is survived by his wife Susan, of the home; children:  Robin Merriman and Robert of Wichita, Kan, Megan Brown of N.Y.city, and Dennis P Brown, II of Spring Hill, Kan; grandchildren Bryce R. and Brooke A Merriman; mother Nellie Brown of Prairie Village, Kan; siblings Judith King of Kc Mo, Bob Brown, Jr. of St. Louis, Mo and Steve Brown of Broken Arrow, Okla. Cremation.  Celebration of Life will be from was, January 27, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111.  Memorial Contributions may be given to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 01/16/16 through 01/22/16 01/15/2016 08:26:20 CARCHECK UNOCC 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/15/2016 08:44:51 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN OLD 56 HWY/NEW CENTURY PKWY 01/15/2016 09:16:57 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/15/2016 09:59:37 CIVIL 500 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 01/15/2016 10:34:34 TRESPASS 900 BLOCK OF E LINCOLN LN 01/15/2016 12:38:37 ACCIDENT NON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/15/2016 12:39:11 THEFT 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 01/15/2016 12:40:06 SELF SRO 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 01/15/2016 12:42:28 ALARM COMMER 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/15/2016 12:53:01 PEDCHECK 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/15/2016 13:27:39 TRAFFIC INTOX E WASHINGTON ST/N CEDAR ST 01/15/2016 13:46:30 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 01/15/2016 13:49:11 ANIMAL STRAY 400 BLOCK OF W COLLEEN CT 01/15/2016 14:52:24 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 184TH ST 01/15/2016 14:52:47 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 01/15/2016 14:58:52 BUSINESS 19000 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 01/15/2016 15:00:30 SELF BUSINESS 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/15/2016 15:25:32 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 01/15/2016 15:34:28 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 01/15/2016 15:35:46 ACCIDENT NON N MOONLIGHT RD/E LINCOLN LN 01/15/2016 15:49:53 MEDICAL NONLIFE 18300 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 01/15/2016 15:50:37 DISTURB REFUSE 100 BLOCK OF BEECH LN 01/15/2016 16:06:33 MEDICAL NONLIFE 400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 01/15/2016 16:30:05 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN N CENTER ST/E MAIN ST...

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