April 23, 2014

Obamacare will be an improvement of America’s current healthcare system

Brett Limer
Wes Rains
Guest Columnists

While far from perfect, the ACA (Affordable Care Act), or Obamacare, is actually an attempt to improve the health care of Americans going forward.  Yes, there are many unknowns —that is true for any …

Gardner police conducting truck safety inspections today

The Gardner Police Department is conducting a truck safety inspection check lane this morning. The inspections will continue through noon.

The check lane will be setup in the 300 block of Stonecreek Drive, with various trucks being escorted to the …

An open letter to the citizens of Gardner regarding Gardner Auto Sales

Chris Morrow

Mayor of Gardner

In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant …

School’s PR director resigns

Leann Northway

Debbie Hickman

Special to The Gardner News

 The Gardner News has learned that Leann Northway, director of community

relations for USD 231, has tendered her resignation effective Sept. 27.

Kristi McNerlin, director of communication for Blue Valley School District USD …

Board replacement statute unclear on appointment process

Danedri Thompson


Kansas statute doesn’t clearly spell out a step-by-step process for replacing school board members, although K.S.A. 25-2022  states a notice shall be published in the newspaper  ”when a vacancy occurs.”

To date, Shelta Collins has officially resigned, …

Police release name of burning car victim

Danedri Thompson


Police released the name of the victim in a car fire this weekend. The body of Jerome Stonebraker, 61 of Olathe, was discovered in a burning car near 183rd Street and Clare Road early Sunday morning.

According …

Classic aircraft damaged in Gardner landing

Tow trucks attempt to tow a damaged 1943 Boeing-Stearman aircraft to a hangar at Gardner Municipal Airport on Sept. 9. The aircraft was damaged while landing at the local airport on Monday. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
A 1943 Boeing-Stearman biplane may be staying in Gardner longer than anticipated.
The Oregon pilots intended to stop in Gardner before continuing on their way on Sept. 9. Though it wasn’t a crash landing, the plane tipped …

Sheriff’s office finds body in burned car near Gardner

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, deputies are investigating a dead body found in a burned car at 183rd Street and Clare Road.

Deputies responded to a car on fire at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. …

Don and Carol Fleming


Don E. and Carol A. Fleming

Donald “Don” E., age 93, and Carol A. Fleming, age 91, passed away peacefully

Aug. 27, 2013 at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, Kan., 18 hours apart with their family by their side.

Carol …

Stabbing in Conestoga closes roads

Danedri Thompson
In response to a physical altercation and stabbing, police blocked roads leading to and from Conestoga Mobile Home Park overnight.
Police and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene in the 1000 block of Buffalo Trail at …