January 27, 2015

Concrete plant remanded to zoning

Debbie Hickman

Special to The Gardner News

It was by unanimous decision that the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners chose to refer the request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for an asphalt and concrete plant and related auxiliary …

Gubernatorial candidate to walk in Edgerton parade

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in the Frontier Days Parade in Edgerton on June 21.

The Democrat said he’s eager to speak with voters in southwest Johnson County.

“We will be in the line-up, and we’ll try to be …

Tree trimmer dies in Gardner accident

A tree trimmer died in Gardner on June 20. The accident occurred on north Maple Street shortly before noon.

According to a press release from the Gardner Police Department, a 47-year-old white male was pronounced dead at the scene. The …

Brady hired as Olathe director of activities

Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Former Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Tim Brady has been hired as the director of athletics and activities for the Olathe School District.

Brady worked in the Gardner Edgerton School District for 35 years. He retired from USD …

Censure movement about theatrics rather than common sense

Danedri Thompson
Guest Columnist
The appropriate way to remove people from office is at the ballot box – not in a three-ring circus that serves as an echo chamber of egos.
Unfortunately, that’s not how a loud minority of people …

Yoder staff to host Gardner office hours June 10

Staff from Congressman Kevin Yoder’s office will hold office hours at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library on June 10.

The local office hours will be 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at 137 E.

Johnson County veteran recalls Longest Day

Gerald Hay

Editor of The Best Times

Paul Rogers of Overland Park will always remember his first parachute

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

landing and first taste of combat in World War II.

He was among more than 10,000 paratroopers who were dropped …

Belcher to serve as acting police captain

Sgt. James Belcher will serve as acting captain of the Gardner Police Department, after chief Gerald Cullumber’s June 2 resignation.

Belcher has been a sergeant since 2000 and has been an active part of the police department’s leadership. He …

Gardner Police Chief resigns

Danedri Thompson


Gardner Police Chief Gerald Cullumber has resigned, city administrator

Gerald Cullumber

Gerald Cullumber

Cheryl Harrison-Lee announced at the tail end of a June 2 city council meeting.

Harrison-Lee did not offer further explanation, but said the resignation was effective …

Zoning board recommends approving asphalt plant

Members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board are recommending that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposal for an asphalt plant at the Mid-States Materials rock quarry near Edgerton.

This hand-written sign was posted on a light post about a block south of Dee's Mini Mart in Edgerton on May 28. Some residents voiced concern that they did not receive proper notice of the May 28 zoning board meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

This hand-written sign was posted on a