April 20, 2014

Gardner State of the City Address scheduled

Chris Morrow

Chris MorrowGardner Mayor Chris Morrow will give a State of the City Address on March 5. The address will outline the city’s accomplishments in 2013 and 2014 opportunities.

The address will be at 8:30 a.m. on March 5 in council chambers.…

Council eliminates 167th Street as truck route

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Despite reaching a consensus on Jan. 21 to eliminate all truck routes within the city of Gardner, council members only mothballed one route, 167th Street, during a Feb. 3 meeting.
Public works director Brian Faust offered two …

Local offices open late; schools, state offices remain closed

Executive branch offices in Kansas are closed for a second day, but most local, public entities will open for business today, Feb. 5. Local schools, including Gardner-Edgerton and Spring Hill districts, are closed for a second.

Check with places of …

Some offices, schools announce closings ahead of snow storm

School will not be in session on Feb. 4. Officials announced school would close ahead of a winter storm headed this way on Feb. 3. Statewide offices in Shawnee County and executive branch offices in other affected counties are shuttered, …

USD 231 schools earn Governor’s Achievement Award

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 was notified by the Kansas State Department of Education on January 20, 2014, that five USD 231 schools were honored with the Kansas Governor’s Achievement Award. The award recognizes the TOP FIVE percent of schools in …

Edgerton woman sentenced to federal prison

An Edgerton woman is headed to federal prison in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man who died from a prescription drug overdose, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Stacy Ashley, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing …

Council members to consider denying massage establishment permit

City council members will consider denying a license to a massage therapy studio in Gardner.

The council will consider the license application at a Jan. 21 meeting.

Yuehua Feng operated JJ’s Spa at 611 E. Main Street during part of …

Officials urge people to prepare for sub-zero temps

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to prepare for snow and dangerous sub-zero temperatures and wind chills this weekend into early next week. The National Weather Service is forecasting two cold fronts with the first bringing colder …

JoCo Parks & Rec to recycle Christmas trees

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will again be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations.
Collection sites are: the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Marina at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner …

Historical museum to host book signing

The Man in the Fedora

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a book reading and signing by the author

of “The Man in the Fedora.” Written by Katharine Reece Curry, the book was written using notes from Dr. A.S. Reece.  Dr. Reece opened the first …