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Joseph “Joe” Allen Poage

Joseph “Joe” Allen Poage, 33, of Gardner, Kan passed away Nov. 8 at KU Med Center. Joe was born June 1, 1983 in Olathe, Kan to Kevin Leon and Susan Marie (Zeek) Poage. He grew up in the Gardner area and attended Gardner Edgerton High School. Joe was a general laborer. He enjoyed radio control cars, mechanics, going to the shooting range and spending time with his God kids. He will be missed by family and friends. Joe is survived by his parents, Kevin and Susan Poage, Gardner, KS; his God kids: Ozzie, Kadence and Otto and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation 4:00 to 6:00 pm November 14 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Celebration of Life following the visitation at the Gardner Senior Center, 128 E Park St, Gardner. Inurnment at Edgerton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report 11-11-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 11/04/2016 through 11/10/2016 11/04/2016 08:06:08 INFO 200 BLOCK OF E WESTHOFF PL 11/04/2016 08:09:18 TRAFFIC STOP W HAWTHORN ST/S MEADOWBROOK ST 11/04/2016 08:14:48 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 11/04/2016 08:29:53 TRAFFIC STOP N CENTER ST/E WASHINGTON ST 11/04/2016 08:39:31 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 08:42:31 ABAND 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 11/04/2016 08:47:00 911 DISCON 300 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 08:55:31 MEDICAL NONLIFE 32600 BLOCK OF W 174TH TER 11/04/2016 09:56:36 INFO 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 10:10:02 TRAFFIC STOP I35 NB TO GARDNER RAMP/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 10:19:35 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 10:40:21 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 10:44:43 TRAFFIC STOP 400 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:14:36 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:22:06 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 11:31:34 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 11:43:08 MEDICAL NONLIFE 200 BLOCK OF N PECAN ST 11/04/2016 11:44:47 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:51:00 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 11/04/2016 11:55:29 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:57:04 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 11/04/2016 12:01:59 ANIMAL TELEPHONE 700 BLOCK OF S CYPRESS ST 11/04/2016 12:28:21 TRAFFIC STOP US56 HWY/N CEDAR NILES RD 11/04/2016 12:49:58 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST...

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Police Reports 11-4-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/28/2016 through 11/04/2016 10/28/2016 08:03:23 ALARM RESIDENT 500 BLOCK OF E BLUEBIRD ST 10/28/2016 08:22:58 SCHOOL 16200 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 10/28/2016 08:24:09 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 10/28/2016 09:11:11 SUSPICI ACTIVITY 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/28/2016 09:23:46 TRAFFIC STOP W SANTA FE ST/N PEAR ST 10/28/2016 09:42:46 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 10/28/2016 10:26:23 SUICIDE THREAT 900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 10/28/2016 11:27:39 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/28/2016 11:50:37 SUSPICI ACTIVITY 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 10/28/2016 12:19:39 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N CENTER ST/E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 12:21:06 TRAFFIC PARK 200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 12:30:40 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/28/2016 13:02:36 FOLLOW 17100 BLOCK OF JESSICA ST 10/28/2016 13:10:33 SUSPICI PERSON 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 13:46:23 FOLLOW 700 BLOCK OF S MEADOWBROOK ST 10/28/2016 14:13:54 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 10/28/2016 14:25:00 TRAFFIC STOP W 185TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/28/2016 14:27:03 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 10/28/2016 14:27:14 SELF BUSINESS 17500 BLOCK OF WAVERLY RD 10/28/2016 14:31:42 FOLLOW 500 BLOCK OF E PARMA WAY 10/28/2016 14:53:06 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 10/28/2016 14:54:07 ANIMAL LOOSE 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 10/28/2016 15:00:22 TRAFFIC STOP E SANTA FE ST/ROSEHILL DR 10/28/2016 15:00:39 TRAFFIC STOP...

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USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands

USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands through Conservation Reserve Program More than Half a Million Americans Involved with Protecting 24 Million Acres WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), will allow producers to protect almost 24 million acres of wetlands, grasslands and wildlife habitat in 2016. CRP provides financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who remove environmentally sensitive land from production to be planted with certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and increase wildlife habitat. In return for enrolling in CRP, USDA, through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. “We have seen record demand to participate in this important program,” said Vilsack. “Despite the current enrollment limit of 24 million acres, USDA is committed to continuing our important partnerships with farmers, ranchers, state and local governments and sportsmen to maintain the environmental benefits provided by the Conservation Reserve Program.” More than 1.3 million acres were newly enrolled in CRP in fiscal year 2016 using the continuous enrollment authority, double the pace...

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Police Reports 10-28-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/21/2016 through 10/28/2016 10/21/2016 08:26:35 ANIMAL LOOSE E MADISON ST/N CENTER ST 10/21/2016 08:58:36 ACCIDENT HR 200 BLOCK OF W COLLEEN CT 10/21/2016 09:12:43 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 09:21:37 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON RD 10/21/2016 09:27:46 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 09:36:52 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 09:48:49 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 10/21/2016 10:05:55 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 10:06:48 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 100 BLOCK OF E LANESFIELD ST 10/21/2016 10:15:33 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 10:32:58 CIVSERV 1000 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 10/21/2016 10:46:06 CIVSERV 900 BLOCK OF E STONE CREEK CIR 10/21/2016 10:54:21 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 10/21/2016 10:59:06 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 10/21/2016 11:01:20 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTOG 10/21/2016 11:18:39 CIVSERV 18400 BLOCK OF CHERRY ST 10/21/2016 11:26:14 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:27:34 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 11:34:05 CIVSERV 28900 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 10/21/2016 11:42:25 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:48:00 WARRANT ATTEMPT 600 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 10/21/2016 11:49:33 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:51:06 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 10/21/2016 11:58:34 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 11:58:34 TRAFFIC...

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Merle Irene Winters

Merle Irene Winters, 94, of Gardner, passed away October 16, 2016 at Wellsville Retirement Community. Merle was born July 20, 1922 in Gardner to George M. and Ethel M. (Moore) Rankin. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1940 and was a life-long Gardner resident. Merle married Henry Carl Winters on July 20, 1940 in Topeka, KS. She worked for Cramer Products as the Mailing Dept. Supervisor, then at North Supply doing clerical and accounting work and later she was the Gardner Assistant City Clerk. Merle was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was awarded the “Lady of the Year” by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Merle helped organize the Cub Scouts in Gardner. Merle and Carl were avid campers, serving as camp hosts at Pomona Lake and Melvern Lake. After retirement, they were snowbirds for many years in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was always smiling, a very special friend to many, loved children and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Merle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl in 1989; infant brother, George; sisters, Dorothy “Deanie” Kelleher, Velma Hughes and Marcy Lawrence; brothers, Howard and Harold (Bunny) Rankin; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons: Carl D. (Vicki) Winters of Gardner, Gary L. (Veronica) Winters of...

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Police Report 10-14-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/07/2016 through 10/14/2016 10/07/2016 08:05:14 PRISONER 800 BLOCK OF N COTTONWOOD ST 10/07/2016 08:13:39 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/07/2016 08:21:11 FIRE 100 BLOCK OF W BRITTANY CT 10/07/2016 09:51:29 SPECIAL / 10/07/2016 10:47:14 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 10:50:50 FOLLOW 800 BLOCK OF E WARREN ST 10/07/2016 10:53:15 PEDCHECK 26200 BLOCK OF W 174TH ST 10/07/2016 11:13:38 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 11:34:33 CIVSERV 32000 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 10/07/2016 11:41:05 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 11:46:10 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 10/07/2016 11:52:44 WARRANT 200 BLOCK OF E WARREN ST 10/07/2016 12:09:58 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 13:39:07 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 13:48:45 FOLLOW 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/07/2016 13:52:05 ANIMAL WILD 600 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 10/07/2016 14:12:17 PEDCHECK 100 BLOCK OF E SHAWNEE ST 10/07/2016 14:41:24 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 15:13:28 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 15:15:50 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 15:15:40 MEDICAL INFO 200 BLOCK OF S BEDFORD ST 10/07/2016 15:19:02 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 188TH ST 10/07/2016 15:24:30 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN E MAIN ST/N ELM ST 10/07/2016 15:25:23 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/07/2016 15:29:19 TRAFFIC STOP 500 BLOCK...

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Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis

Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis, 107, of Gardner, Kan passed away October 10, 2016 at Vintage Park of Gardner, where she had been a resident since 2001. Erma was born January 17, 1909 in Apeldoorn, Holland to Arnold Egbert and Johanna (Bunte) Loois. She grew up in Holland. At age 15, she immigrated to the United States on the ship “Rotterdam”. The family first settled in Hospers, Iowa but soon moved to Hollandale, Minn where they farmed potatoes. She graduated from Hollandale High School. Erma met and married John Grotenhuis on January 12, 1927 in Hollandale. Both families moved to Independence, Kan. With the help of their family farm, and the food they grew, they weathered the Great Depression. She ran a dairy with her husband and delivered the milk to customers including the local hospital and grocery stores. The farm was sold in 1970. They later moved to Gardner. Erma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner. She volunteered for Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan, and did taxes for the elderly. She was a member of the 58 Grange Sewing Circle. Erma was an avid reader. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Erma was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 1983 and daughter Iris Jean Riggs. She is survived by her children: Arnold E. and Joyce Grotenhuis of Independence, Mo, Joan...

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Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis

Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis, 107, of Gardner, Kan passed away October 10, 2016 at Vintage Park of Gardner. Graveside Services at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner are pending. Arrangements by: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, Kan 66030. Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report Oct 7, 2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 09/30/2016 through 10/07/2016 09/30/2016 08:02:24 TRAFFIC STOP N CENTER ST/W 167TH ST 09/30/2016 08:12:13 TRAFFIC STOP 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 08:13:03 TRAFFIC STOP W MADISON ST/N BUCKEYE ST 09/30/2016 08:16:24 TRAFFIC INSPECT E MAIN ST/N SYCAMORE ST 09/30/2016 08:19:43 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 08:46:30 DISTURB VERBAL 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/30/2016 09:17:04 CIVSERV 900 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 09/30/2016 09:51:08 TRAFFIC STOP OLD 56 HWY/MERCURY ST 09/30/2016 10:02:39 ACCIDENT NON 29900 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/30/2016 10:22:09 ANIMAL PICKUP 600 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 09/30/2016 10:32:07 JUVENILE CINC 200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 10:52:28 ANIMAL LOOSE 1000 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 09/30/2016 11:00:06 TRAFFIC PARK 28800 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 09/30/2016 11:30:43 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 13:33:03 ASSISTOA 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 13:47:42 PROPERTY DESTRUCT 100 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 13:47:59 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 09/30/2016 14:05:33 WELFARE 18400 BLOCK OF SPRUCE ST 09/30/2016 14:24:52 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 14:32:30 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 186TH ST 09/30/2016 14:35:28 TRAFFIC STOP S I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 09/30/2016 14:41:59 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 188TH ST 09/30/2016 15:11:24 FOLLOW 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 09/30/2016 15:26:36 TRAFFIC STOP S MOONLIGHT RD/E WILDCAT RUN ST 09/30/2016...

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News Release AFIDA

NEWS RELEASE Foreign Buyers Notification The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers this program for USDA. All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to FSA with 90 days of the closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA-153) could result in civil penalties of up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, Realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements. To report or if you have questions, please contact the Farm Service Agency at...

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Johnnie Ray Neal

Johnnie Ray Neal, 64, of Edgerton passed away October 4, 2016 at the KU Medical Center surrounded by his family. Johnnie was born July 21, 1952 in Yakima, Wash to Samuel Ray and Thelma Pauline (Kytle) Neal. He grew up in Olathe and graduated from Olathe High School in 1970. Johnnie then joined the United States Air Force and was in the Air National Guard. He married Joetta Lynn Schafer Nelson on August 10, 1974 in Denver, Colo. They moved to Edgerton in 1978. Johnnie worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Sysco Foods in Olathe for 19 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting and camping. Johnnie was a barbeque specialist and a craftsman. Above all, his family was most important to him. He will be missed by family and friends. Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife of the home; children: Karen A. and Michael Crews of Gardner, Cindy J and Tyler Reimer of Edgerton and Steven Ray and Stefanie Neal of Dubuque, Iowa; siblings: Raymond Neal of Lawrence, Kan Bobbie Neal of Versailles, Mo, Charlie Ann Clay of Sidney, Ark, Thelma Pirtle of Platte City, Mo, David Neal of Olathe and Mary Bailey of Evening Shade, Ark; five grandchildren: Chelsea, Crystal, Ashlea, Mathieu and Adelyn; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will...

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Kolean Riedel

Kolean Riedel, 79, of Gardner passed away on October 2, at Wellsville Retirement Community. Kolean was born on September 29, 1937 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kan to Charles Kenneth and Edna Mae (Gish) Kean. Kolean graduated from Colby High School in 1955. She married Richard Leroy Riedel on April 8, 1956 in Colby. Her first few years after high school were spent working for the telephone company in Colby. She then went on to work for Cramers, Inc. in Gardner as a data processing clerk for 26 years before retirement. Kolean loved genealogy and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Methodist Church in Colby. She was an avid sports fan. Kolean was a special wife, mother and friend and will be missed dearly. Kolean was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna and brother-in-law, Ron Riedel. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Wellsville; sons: Kevin Michael Riedel (Ann Klausing) of Southlake, Tex and Kraig Alan Riedel of Lenexa; former daughter-in-laws: Cindy Riedel and Debbie Walker; grandchildren: Ryan Michael Riedel, Joshua Alan Riedel, Nathan Sikes Riedel, Abigail Hope Riedel, Alexis Elaine Riedel and Madeline Kean Riedel; sisters: Barbara Jean Kean Faurot, Joy Ann Kean Kimsey (Forest), Cheryl Kay Kean Wells; sister-in-law’s: Kaylene Sue Crabb (Johnnie) and Kathleen Riedel and many nieces and nephews. Private Graveside Inurnment will be 10:30 am...

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