August 29, 2015

School board approves construction management agreement

Mark Taylor

Following a brief discussion on the legality of hiring a construction manager without taking bids, the Gardner Edgerton School Board adopted a resolution to put a $72.790 million bond issue on a 2012 ballot.

Patron Bill Sutton, …

Judge rules in favor of BNSF in environmental suit

Mark Taylor

A federal judge has ruled against an environmental group that filed suit against BNSF last year claiming the intermodal development near Edgerton posed regional environmental hazards.

Skip Kalb, director of strategic development for the railroad, told members …

Former Merriam Court Clerk charged with embezzlement

A former municipal court clerk for the city of Merriam has been charged with felony embezzlement, according to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.

 Steve Howe, district attorney, said Fabiola Ester Cruz, 35, was charged on June 27 with four …

New driver’s license bureau opens at Great Mall

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Revenue opened its newest driver’s license bureau June 28 in Olathe’s Great Mall of the Great Plains.

The new bureau includes an express lane for drivers who just need to renew their licenses, more stations …

Minor injuries sustained in apartment fire

Mark Taylor

One person was treated and released at an area hospital for minor burns after a fire at Moonlight Apartments in Gardner.

The fire – which was reported at about 1:35 p.m. on June 15 – was contained …

Brief power outage affects part of Gardner

Some Gardner customers experienced a brief power outage about 7:50 a.m. on June 15.

According to Gardner Electric, the outage happened when employees were inspecting and repairing equipment damaged during recent vandalism.

During the work, a relay failed and a …

Car strikes building, driver unhurt

Mark Taylor

An elderly man escaped injury after driving his car into an unoccupied building at New Century AirCenter this morning.

Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said the man, who had a medical …

Winds overturn tractor-trailer, driver uninjured

Mark Taylor

An Atchison man escaped injury late last night when 70 mph winds overturned his tractor-trailer in Gardner.

According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, 50-year-old Barrie Charlsen was driving the tractor-trailer at …

Spring Hill school bond issue passes

Mark Taylor

Voters in the Spring Hill School District approved a mail ballot bond issue by a vote of 1,717 to 1,375 on June 7.

The $39 million bond issue will pay for maintenance, school additions, new schools and …

GEHS football team to play East St. Louis

Gardner Edgerton High School’s football team will play
a game against East St. Louis High School in East St. Louis
over Labor Day Weekend. More details will be posted as they become available.…