April 24, 2014

Firefighters respond to Gardner Animal Hospital

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Danedri Thompson


When Gardner Animal Hospital staff smelled smoke in a building used largely for pet boarding, they evacuated the building of animals and humans, shut off the building’s heating and cooling, and called the fire department.

There wasn’t …

County hosting New Century Day this weekend

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New Century could be one of Johnson County’s best kept secrets. Thousands of people work there every day, and it houses an airport, a County jail, and a premier indoor sports facility. On Saturday, April 26, the public is invited

Mom seeking son last seen in Gardner

Colton Cisneros was last seen on April 19 in Gardner. Submitted photo

A Wellsville woman is seeking answers on her son’s whereabouts. Her son,

Colton Cisneros, was last seen in Gardner, she believes.

Colton is 17-years-old, is 5-foot, 7-inches and weighs approximately 125-pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.

“He was …

Perkins to raise giant flag on April 25

Perkins Restaurant will host a flag raising ceremony Friday, April 25.
Matt Rahfaldt, vice president of operations, said the ceremony will be short. Members of the American Legion will help hoist the large flag to a perch atop a 70-foot-flag …

No one injured in precautionary aircraft landing


A single-engine plane made an emergency landing in a field just south of Gardner on April 22.

The pilot was the only person on board. No one was injured in the precautionary landing, which occurred near Gardner Road and 223rd …

Chamber, EDC asks city of Gardner for funding


Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
City council members heard presentations from two community organizations at the April 21 meeting; each requesting funds.
Both the Chamber of Commerce for Southwest Johnson County and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …

Public forums set to discuss county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

Council work session gets late start

Several people milled around for a half hour awaiting the start of a city council work session that was supposed to start at 7 p.m. The start time was delayed for almost a half hour as constituents and special guests awaited the arrival of council members Heath Freeman and Larry Fotovich. Steve Shute did not attend the meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

USD 231 board censures member

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board

member James Repshire for violating a board ethics policy. Board members specifically cited the work his company, J. R. Electric, performed for the …

I-35 near Gardner re-opens after semi overturns

The 175th Street exit is open to traffic after an overturned semi-truck full of meat rolled over on northbound Interstate 35 near Gardner.

The accident occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m.,  and traffic was detoured while crews cleaned up the accident. …