January 31, 2015

Veterans celebration set for Nov. 8

The Spring Hill Cole-Smith American Legion Post No. 350, the Auxiliary Unit No. 350, Sons of the American Legion, Riders and the Spring Hill Historical Society will host the ninth annual Spring Hill Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. on …

County Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner, but parade canceled

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The county’s annual Veterans Day celebration returns to Gardner this year, but it won’t include a parade as originally advertised. The event is set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veteran Memorial Park on Center Street.…

Election results

Ed Eilert will continue to chair the Johnson County Board of Commissioners. Eilert, Overland Park, defeated Patricia Lightner, Olathe, in the Nov. 4. election.

Tuesday evening was a very good night for local incumbents. Voters will also send Reps. Willie …

Sheriff’s office seeks assistance in Airstream theft

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance to solve a recent crime.

On Oct. 17, a silver 1974 Airstream travel was stolen from 19920 Gardner Road. At approximately 3 p.m., witnesses and neighbors observed a female and possibly …

Asphalt plant withdraws permit request

Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton. Johnson County commissioners were scheduled to consider granting the permit today, Oct. 22, during …

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 …