December 18, 2014

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Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton.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

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
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
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 …

Motorcycle Cannonball passes through Gardner

Danedri Thompson
Antique motorcycles will be roaring through town this afternoon as the Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 passes through.

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of the band, The Doobie Brothers. He is riding a 1929 Harley Davidson in the Motorcycle Cannonball. Cris is riding a 1934 Harley Davidson. The pair lives in Hawaii. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of

JCCC locked down

Johnson County Community College is locked down, following reports of a person with a weapon on campus.
Police have not confirmed there is a person with a weapon. However, campus remains locked down.…

Outdoor Warning Siren Test Rescheduled

The Johnson County Division of Emergency Management will not be conducting the monthly test of the outdoor warning siren system as scheduled today, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. The test has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 10. …