April 19, 2014

Courthouse evacuated due to bomb threat

The Johnson County Courthouse located at 125 N. Cherry St. in Olathe has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Olathe Fire Department are investigating.…

Highway closes due to icy accidents

Interstate 35 in Gardner is closed.

Authorities are diverting northbound and southbound traffic off of the highway at the 175th Street interchange and the Gardner Road exit.  Icy roads resulted in as many as 10 accidents between the Gardner exits …

Recruiter matches soldiers with U.S. Army career

U.S. Army recruiter Joseph Reinitz poses in front of aircraft at New Century AirCenter. Reinitz recruits soldiers for roles including maintaining the Army’s helicopter fleet at the airport. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
Staff Sergeant Joseph Reinitz is seeking the best and brightest for the U.S.

Army, but the 24-year-old recruiter can’t be found on doorsteps seeking the sons of worried mothers.
Reinitz said that’s not the way the U.S. …

Planning workshops for community, business scheduled

In October, the city of Gardner initiated the community outreach component of the seven-step process for updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. To continue this outreach, the city will be hosting two events: a Community Workshop and a Business Workshop.

These …

Salute to the troops concert this weekend

The Kansas City Barbie Cuties will appear in Gardner this weekend. The trio will present a salute to the troops concert at the First Presbyterian Church on Nov. 10. Submitted photo

Thrill to the Kansas City Barbie Cuties, or KCBBQTS, this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church in Gardner.
The KCBBQTS feature Terry Thoelke, Tammy Heath and Cynthia Ziesman. The multi-talented and beautiful singing group outshines any other with tight harmonies, …

GEHS football game postponed

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 has been rescheduled.

The Blazer squad will take on Blue Valley West at  2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Blue …

Obamacare will be an improvement of America’s current healthcare system

Brett Limer
Wes Rains
Guest Columnists

While far from perfect, the ACA (Affordable Care Act), or Obamacare, is actually an attempt to improve the health care of Americans going forward.  Yes, there are many unknowns —that is true for any …

Gardner police conducting truck safety inspections today

The Gardner Police Department is conducting a truck safety inspection check lane this morning. The inspections will continue through noon.

The check lane will be setup in the 300 block of Stonecreek Drive, with various trucks being escorted to the …

An open letter to the citizens of Gardner regarding Gardner Auto Sales

Chris Morrow

Mayor of Gardner

In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant …

School’s PR director resigns

Leann Northway

Debbie Hickman

Special to The Gardner News

 The Gardner News has learned that Leann Northway, director of community

relations for USD 231, has tendered her resignation effective Sept. 27.

Kristi McNerlin, director of communication for Blue Valley School District USD …