October 23, 2014

No one injured in precautionary aircraft landing

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing in a field just south of Gardner on April 22.

The pilot was the only person on board. No one was injured in the precautionary landing, which occurred near Gardner Road and 223rd …

Chamber, EDC asks city of Gardner for funding

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
City council members heard presentations from two community organizations at the April 21 meeting; each requesting funds.
Both the Chamber of Commerce for Southwest Johnson County and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …

Public forums set to discuss county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

Council work session gets late start

Several people milled around for a half hour awaiting the start of a city council work session that was supposed to start at 7 p.m. The start time was delayed for almost a half hour as constituents and special guests awaited the arrival of council members Heath Freeman and Larry Fotovich. Steve Shute did not attend the meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Several people milled around for a half hour awaiting the start of a city council work session that was supposed to start at 7 p.m. The start time was delayed for almost a half hour as constituents and special guests

USD 231 board censures member

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

member James Repshire for violating a …

I-35 near Gardner re-opens after semi overturns

The 175th Street exit is open to traffic after an overturned semi-truck full of meat rolled over on northbound Interstate 35 near Gardner.

The accident occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m.,  and traffic was detoured while crews cleaned up the accident. …

Complaint against school’s former legal counsel dismissed

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator (KDA) dismissed a complaint against former Gardner Edgerton School District attorney, Joseph Hatley.

Rep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, requested that the KDA, which reviews complaints of misconduct against lawyers, examine Hatley’s conduct during a USD 231 board …

Man fatally struck at Moonlight rail crossing

A 52-year-old man has died after attempting to cross the railroad tracks in front of a BNSF train near the intersection of Moonlight Road and Main Street.

William Gainey, of Yankton, S.D., was fatally struck shortly after 6 p.m. on …

Gardner woman files to represent 43rd District in KS House

Gardner resident Caitlin Trujillo, Democrat, has filed to run for the 43rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Trujillo grew up attending USD 231 schools and is a 2008 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. As a student, she …

SH middle school, elementary school put on lockdown

Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill Elementary School were on lockdown March 26 as school officials and law enforcement responded to an unknown and unauthorized person who attempted to enter the building.

District officials said students and staff were …