October 1, 2014

Gardner Police seek assistance in locating burglary suspect

Gardner Police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries.

A white male is suspected of breaking into two Gardner businesses in the early morning hours of July 29. The suspect broke into Metcalf Bank, …

Squirrel causes brief power outage

Danedri Thompson


A squirrel is to blame for a 22-minute power outage this morning.

Typically, a squirrel on the power line wouldn’t cause an outage. However, Bruce Baldwin, Gardner Energy interim supervisor, said crews were working on a power …

Zoning board recommends asphalt plant approval

Danedri Thompson


The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will be asked to reconsider a a conditional use permit for an asphalt and concrete plant near Edgerton.

For a second time, members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board …

Sherrif’s office seeks livestock owner

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

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

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

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

Tim Brady

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

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 …