March 4, 2015

Gilhaus sues USD 231

Danedri Thompson

Former Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent William Gilhaus has filed a lawsuit against USD 231, superintendent Pam Stranathan, and four school board members.

Former executive director of educational services Christy Ziegler and former executive director of administrative …

Police seek suspect in attempted liquor store robbery

Gardner police are seeking a suspect in an attempted armed robbery outside the Liquor Barn, 512 E. Main Street.

Police responded to the incident at the store at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.

According to a press release, a …

City hires new police chief

Danedri Thompson
Gardner will have a new police chief come Feb. 27.
City council members approved the hiring of James Pruetting, during a Feb. 16 council meeting.
Pruetting replaces former Chief Gerald Cullumber, who resigned in June …

Edgerton partners with public, private orgs to create logistics training center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center.

Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation’s (SWJCEDC) dinner Feb. 11. Along with …

Full slate for city, school board spring elections

There will be a full slate of candidates for school board and city councils in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill. There will not be a local primary election, though.

Seven candidates filed for three seats on the Gardner City Council. …

Voters approve increased LOB for USD 231

Danedri Thompson

By a wide margin, USD 231 voters agreed to give the school board the authority to increase local option budget taxes (LOB) up to 33 percent of the amount the district receives in state aid.

Ballots in …

School hosts LOB forum

School officials presented information about increasing the school district’s local option budget (LOB) authority on Dec. 18. State statute allows school boards to assess a local tax rate of up to 33 percent of the district’s general operating budget, which …

Gardner police investigate unattended death

Gardner Police are investigating an unattended death in Willow Springs.
Captain Jay Belcher said it’s protocol to investigate any time a person dies unattended.
“You want to treat every scene as such so you can assess what’s going on,” Belcher …

Police investigate deadly wreck on 199th Street

Law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly crash that occurred in the 35000 block of 199th Street on Dec. 2.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, the Gardner Police Department received multiple calls of an intoxicated person driving recklessly up …

Campaign finance reports

Citizens curious about who funded Kansas Legislature political candidates and how the candidates spent their campaign funds can visit the Kansas Ethics Commission’s website. Final reports are not due until the end of the year, but the most recent campaign …