April 24, 2014

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 …

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
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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 …