October 21, 2014

Student arrested at GEHS for physical altercation

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A Gardner Edgerton High School student was transported to Johnson County Juvenile Assessment following a fight at the school on Oct. 6.

According to Gardner Police Sgt. Jay Belcher, police responded to a physical altercation between two …

Man arrested for Gardner stabbing

A Gardner man is under arrest following a stabbing that occurred late in the afternoon on Oct. 8.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Jill Koch, a spokesperson from the Johnson County Sheriff’s …

Fotovich resigns from Gardner council

Larry Fotovich

Larry Fotovich

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Larry Fotovich has tendered his resignation from the Gardner City Council, effective today, Sept. 26.
“Due to the sale of my home, I am no longer able to meet the residency
requirements necessary to continue …

County commission delays asphalt plant decision

Members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners delayed a granting or denying a conditional-use permit for a proposed asphalt plant near Edgerton. The commission will next take up the issue during an Oct. 23 commission meeting.
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Firefighters respond to smoke at SH glass plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Firefighters battled at two-alarm fire at AGC Glass Plant in Spring Hill on Sept. 22.
Johnson County Fire District No. 2 personnel spotted smoke from their nearby station at approximately 10:40 a.m. They reported the fire …

Motorcycle Cannonball passes through Gardner

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Antique motorcycles will be roaring through town this afternoon as the Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 passes through.

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of the band, The Doobie Brothers. He is riding a 1929 Harley Davidson in the Motorcycle Cannonball. Cris is riding a 1934 Harley Davidson. The pair lives in Hawaii. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of

JCCC locked down

Johnson County Community College is locked down, following reports of a person with a weapon on campus.
Police have not confirmed there is a person with a weapon. However, campus remains locked down.…

Outdoor Warning Siren Test Rescheduled

The Johnson County Division of Emergency Management will not be conducting the monthly test of the outdoor warning siren system as scheduled today, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. The test has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 10. …

County commissioners continue discussion for Edgerton asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners continued for 30 days a request for a conditional use permit to construct a portable asphalt and concrete plant within the confines of the rock quarry in Edgerton.

A …

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13.

The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology.

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