March 30, 2015

Scholarship contest announced

Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney announced the opening of the 2015 Financial Scholars Video Contest last week, which will run through April 21.

He said his office is looking for original persuasive, TED-talk style video essays conveying the value of …

Bowen ties for 7th in NCAA track meet

Casey Bowen, center, tied for seventh place in pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the University of Arkansas last week. Bowen is a Gardner Edgerton High School alum. Submitted photo

Casey Bowen, center, tied for seventh place in pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the University of Arkansas last week. Bowen is a Gardner Edgerton High School alum. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout, Casey …

KDOT begins truck parking study

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority have started a freight truck parking study.
“As more freight moves across the state, truck parking needs to be reevaluated in order to determine if current needs are being met,” …

Citizens police academy applications available

The Gardner Police Department will host its fourth annual Citizens Police Academy this spring. The nine-week course will begin on Thursday, April 30.
Course participants will learn about the structure and activities of the

Members of the third Gardner Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy view a presentation by the Lenexa Police Department’s Canine Unit. The Gardner department will host its fourth citizen’s academy this spring. File photo

Members of the third Gardner Police

USD 231 names two new administrators

The USD 231 Board of Education approved the hire of two new administrators. Amy Wormington will serve as the principal of Grand Star Elementary, and John Sedler will be associate principal/athletic director at Gardner Edgerton High School next year.
Sedler …

Officials seek backyard chickens following avian flu outbreak

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is asking those who own backyard chickens  in Leavenworth County to self-report their flock after the discovery of poultry positive for HPAIH5N2, an avian flu.
The city of Gardner has allowed backyard chickens since February. …

Mayor gives State of City Address

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow tells a crowd of approximately 50 people that it is morning in Gardner. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz/kcvideo.com

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow tells a crowd of approximately 50 people that it is morning in Gardner. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz/kcvideo.com

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner officials have a vision and they are right on track, Mayor Chris Morrow told …

Fire district, city officials debate merits of merger

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It will take three or four years before the mill levy rates of the Johnson County Fire District No. 1 and the city of Gardner reach parity, city finance director Laura Gourley told members of the Gardner …

JOY Closet sets new hours

JOY Closet, 504 E. Main Street, is announcing new hours. The community clothing store is now open four days a week. The shop is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to …

I-35 project to slow area commuters

Work is underway on an Interstate 35 project that will likely slow commuters this summer and fall.
Crews began a project to refresh pavement on I-35 between 151st and Santa Fe Streets on March 16. They anticipate temporary lane closures …