February 27, 2015

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

Police to host Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics on May 31

The Gardner Police Department will partner with the local Special Olympics team, Gardner Gold, in a mini, law-enforcement torch run.

The first annual Gardner Community Torch Run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and …

Part of Moonlight Road to close temporarily next week

Moonlight Road between Warren Street and U.S. 56 Highway, also known as Main Street, will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29.

BNSF crews will be performing maintenance to the railroad track at the …

Police investigate Facebook threat at Spring Hill

Law enforcement are questioning a Spring Hill High School student after a threat was posted on a Facebook page. The threat suggested there would be a gun at the school on May 19.

Officers did not find a weapon, and …

Gilhaus, Gerber, Ziegler to be paid through end of school year

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
USD 231 executive sessions continue to extend further into the evening than they used to. The May 12 board of education meeting was no exception, as an executive session to discuss personnel, negotiations …