July 22, 2014

Sherrif’s office seeks livestock owner

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found livestock in the rural part of the county that has been separated from their owner.
The animals will be cared for until the owner is identified and they can be returned. If the rightful …

Near drowning occurs at Gardner pool

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A local toddler is in the hospital this afternoon after a near drowning incident at the Gardner Aquatic Center.

According to a press release, a lifeguard observed a three-year-old face down in the pool and unresponsive. The lifeguard rescued the …

Concrete plant remanded to zoning

Debbie Hickman

Special to The Gardner News

It was by unanimous decision that the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners chose to refer the request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for an asphalt and concrete plant and related auxiliary …

Gubernatorial candidate to walk in Edgerton parade

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Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in the Frontier Days Parade in Edgerton on June 21.

The Democrat said he’s eager to speak with voters in southwest Johnson County.

“We will be in the line-up, and we’ll try to be …

Tree trimmer dies in Gardner accident

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A tree trimmer died in Gardner on June 20. The accident occurred on north Maple Street shortly before noon.

According to a press release from the Gardner Police Department, a 47-year-old white male was pronounced dead at the scene. The …

Brady hired as Olathe director of activities

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Tim Brady

Former Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Tim Brady has been hired as the director of athletics and activities for the Olathe School District.

Brady worked in the Gardner Edgerton School District for 35 years. He retired from USD …

Censure movement about theatrics rather than common sense

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Danedri Thompson
Guest Columnist
The appropriate way to remove people from office is at the ballot box – not in a three-ring circus that serves as an echo chamber of egos.
Unfortunately, that’s not how a loud minority of people …

Yoder staff to host Gardner office hours June 10

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Staff from Congressman Kevin Yoder’s office will hold office hours at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library on June 10.

The local office hours will be 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at 137 E.

Johnson County veteran recalls Longest Day

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Gerald Hay

Editor of The Best Times

Paul Rogers of Overland Park will always remember his first parachute

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

landing and first taste of combat in World War II.

He was among more than 10,000 paratroopers who were dropped …

Belcher to serve as acting police captain

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Sgt. James Belcher will serve as acting captain of the Gardner Police Department, after chief Gerald Cullumber’s June 2 resignation.

Belcher has been a sergeant since 2000 and has been an active part of the police department’s leadership. He …