April 27, 2015

FAA, sheriff’s office investigate emergency landing west of Gardner

This morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing just west of the Gardner Municipal Airport.

A 1994 Long EZ aircraft took off from New Century Airport and shortly after take-off, …

New Life grows, serves community

Danedri Thompson
The church services at New Life Community Church, 17935 Moonlight Road, aren’t designed for the people who attend.
“We design our services for the people who aren’t here and might show up,” New Life Pastor Rick George …

Distracted driving consequences shown at SHHS

At Spring Hill High School, students recently were given a glimpse of the consequences of driving while drinking or distracted. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with Johnson County Fire District 2, Johnson County Med-Act and Life Flight along with …

Looking Back: Former GHS students reunite

Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the Oct. 18, 1945 edition of The Gardner News. The 81st annual Gardner Edgerton High School all-school reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 17 at GEHS.

About 65 former students of …

Police chief steps into top role in department

Danedri Thompson
The Gardner Police Department will be utilizing some new forms of transportation come June 1. Jim Pruetting, new Police Chief, said he plans to have officers patrolling Gardner’s streets on bicycle by early summer.
“It’s a great …

City to host land development workshop

The city of Gardner will host a civic engagement meeting to discuss revisions to the city’s land development code. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at city hall.
A land development code serves as a blueprint …

SH man named to K-State leadership fellows

Andrew Ewing, industrial engineering, Spring Hill, has been named to the inaugural class of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development program is part of the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.
The Staley School, in …

Sheriff’s office to host sobriety checkpoint

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County the weekend of April 24, 2015.

Drivers suspected of being impaired will be given a brief sobriety test.  If the …

Council adopts incentives policy

Danedri Thompson
City council members adopted an economic development incentive policy during an April 20 meeting. The policy will serve as a tool kit of sorts, providing developers with a list of 13 potential incentives and city officials with …

Earth, Arbor Day volunteer opportunity set

The city of Gardner will host its annual community clean-up in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day this weekend. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 25
Volunteers will meet at the Gardner Greenway …