May 27, 2015

Suspect in alleged SH sexual assault dies

Spring Hill Police officers are investigating a sexual assault case stemming from an April 26 incident. However, Overland Park police found the male suspect in his own home, unresponsive on April 27. Officers performed CPR and the suspect was taken …

Civil air patrol train at New Century AirCenter

Members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Kansas Wing took part in an evaluated search and rescue exercise at New Century last weekend. The training event lasted through April 26.
Personnel assembled late on April 24 at the U.S. Army Reserve …

Edgerton Fun Run scheduled

April 30
Guests are invited to walk, run or cheer at a free event in which the Cyclone Sprinters show off their hard work and dedication after eight weeks of practice. Attendees will receive giveaways provided by the city of …

Council poised to demand change for changes’ sake

Council members appear perilously close to hosting a pointless, directionless work session in the near future.
Members of the Gardner City Council acquiesced to a demand from council members Rich Melton and Lee Moore to host an eventual work session …

Lanesfield to host May Day celebration

The public is invited to take a trip out to the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road in Edgerton, for the annual May Day celebration.

Event details:

Date:               Saturday May 2, 2015

Time:              1 p.m. to  4 p.m.


FAA, sheriff’s office investigate emergency landing west of Gardner

This morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing just west of the Gardner Municipal Airport.

A 1994 Long EZ aircraft took off from New Century Airport and shortly after take-off, …

New Life grows, serves community

Danedri Thompson
The church services at New Life Community Church, 17935 Moonlight Road, aren’t designed for the people who attend.
“We design our services for the people who aren’t here and might show up,” New Life Pastor Rick George …

Distracted driving consequences shown at SHHS

At Spring Hill High School, students recently were given a glimpse of the consequences of driving while drinking or distracted. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with Johnson County Fire District 2, Johnson County Med-Act and Life Flight along with …

Looking Back: Former GHS students reunite

Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the Oct. 18, 1945 edition of The Gardner News. The 81st annual Gardner Edgerton High School all-school reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 17 at GEHS.

About 65 former students of …

Police chief steps into top role in department

Danedri Thompson
The Gardner Police Department will be utilizing some new forms of transportation come June 1. Jim Pruetting, new Police Chief, said he plans to have officers patrolling Gardner’s streets on bicycle by early summer.
“It’s a great …