November 27, 2015

SH accepting applications for Board of Zoning Appeals

The City is accepting applications for the Spring Hill Board of Zoning Appeals.  Persons interested in serving must live within the city limits of Spring Hill.  The term expires in June, 2014. The meetings are held at the call of the chair.  Applications are available on the City’s website at or at City Hall, Continue Reading

Take Charge Challenge

June 29, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 13, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Join the City of Gardner for a class at the new Home Energy Efficiency Demonstration & Learning Center (Take Charge Challenge HQ). Come learn about the following topics: •Tips on how to weather proof your home • What a home energy Continue Reading

Smokers need not apply

Last we checked, smoking was still legal in Kansas. Tobacco products are legally sold, and the state collects taxes. But if you want to work for the state – The Kansas Turnpike Authority – you won’t be considered for the job if you or your spouse smokes, at least according to a help wanted ad Continue Reading

Spring Hill School Board to proceed with bond sale

Mark Taylor The Spring Hill School Board authorized a $39 million bond sale on June 27, paving the way for district-wide improvement projects approved by voters earlier in the month. The board agreed to proceed with the bond sale following a presentation by Greg Vahrenberg, managing director for PiperJaffray, who said favorable interest rates Continue Reading

Council fails to reach consensus on 3 new police hires

Danedri Thompson Gardner City Council members debated hiring three additional police officers in 2012. The extra manpower would add $198,900 to the city’s bottom line and increase property taxes 1.5 mills, according to a city staff proposed budget. Council members failed to reach a consensus on the issue during a budget work session on Continue Reading

Time for a new administration in Washington

Mike Kiegerl 43rd District State Rep. Home again We returned from our annual family vacation Wednesday morning. We rented a houseboat on Lake Powell and enjoyed the great weather and the unique, magnificent scenery. The grandkids had a blast. We also had a speedboat for water skiing and a WaveRunner to explore the many caves Continue Reading

Local volunteers go ‘Shoppin’ for Joplin’

Amy Cunningham Just over a month ago the city of Joplin, Mo. was ravaged by the deadliest and one of the most destructive single tornadoes in United States’ history. In the town of just over 50,000 residents, little was left untouched by the storm – trees and cars were twisted together, homes were destroyed Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast a success

                  Amy Cunningham Gardner Community Theatre’s first-ever youth production Beauty and the Beast, Jr. drew an audience of over 1,500 to five performances at the Auditorium at Gardner Edgerton High School this weekend. Actors and actresses ranging in age from 8 to 18 thrilled theater-goers with Continue Reading

Take Charge! Challenge Gardner celebrates AEA grand opening

OLATHE, (Johnson County Square) – Gardner is ready to take charge of its energy conservation efforts in the hopes of winning an energy efficiency or renewable energy community project worth up to $100,000. On Thursday, June 23, the city is celebrating the opening of the American Energy Auditors (AEA) facility, 29550 West 191stStreet, which will Continue Reading

CenturyLink helps seniors, disabled keep cool with help of donation

GARDNER – CenturyLink is helping seniors stay cool this summer by donating $2,000 to the City of Gardner for their “Free Fan for Those in Need” project.    Money was raised by the CenturyLink Gardner Data Center employees through and their innovative, recycling program. From the donation, the City of Gardner has purchased 160 fans to Continue Reading