February 1, 2015

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. …

County commissioners continue discussion for Edgerton asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson


Members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners continued for 30 days a request for a conditional use permit to construct a portable asphalt and concrete plant within the confines of the rock quarry in Edgerton.

A …

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13.

The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology.

All incoming …

Election night results

Election night results for most area races will be posted on the Johnson County Election Office website. Voters interested in results for the 37th District Kansas Senate race between Molly Baumgardner and Charlotte O’Hara can view partial race results …

Secretary of State anticipates 22 percent turnout in primary election

Danedri Thompson


More than 22 percent of registered Kansas voters are likely to cast ballots in the 2014 primary election, according to Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

The last day to cast a ballot in the election is Aug. …

Gardner Police seek assistance in locating burglary suspect

Gardner Police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries.

A white male is suspected of breaking into two Gardner businesses in the early morning hours of July 29. The suspect broke into Metcalf Bank, …

Squirrel causes brief power outage

Danedri Thompson


A squirrel is to blame for a 22-minute power outage this morning.

Typically, a squirrel on the power line wouldn’t cause an outage. However, Bruce Baldwin, Gardner Energy interim supervisor, said crews were working on a power …

Zoning board recommends asphalt plant approval

Danedri Thompson


The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will be asked to reconsider a a conditional use permit for an asphalt and concrete plant near Edgerton.

For a second time, members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board …