September 30, 2014

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 …

OPINION: Kansas goes Kremlin with arrests, secrecy

Dane Hicks

Guest Columnist

You and your spouse are sitting in your living room watching Laverne &
Shirley re-runs some night when all of a sudden you hear a window break and something that looks like a jelly jar lands …

After appointment to KCC, Apple to resign from Senate

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Sen. Pat Apple, who represents the southern part of Gardner and Edgerton in the Kansas Legislature, will take a new role in Topeka. Gov. Sam Brownback named Apple to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) on March 24. …