February 11, 2016

Libraries to serve as cooling centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours. Libraries offer many services in addition to a cool place Continue Reading

Extension office offers Social Security, Medicare classes

OLATHE —Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering two classes to help demystify the complexities of Medicare and Social Security. Unlocking the Mysteries of Medicare is Wednesday, June 26 from 1 p.m.  to 2 p.m.  The class is for anyone approaching 65 who is puzzled about their options for Medicare, or for anyone who Continue Reading

EMS program medical director selected

Johnson County Med-Act and the Department of Emergency Management and  Communications have joined with eight local fire departments to select Ryan Jacobsen, M.D., as its first full-time medical director. Dr. Jacobsen will assume the duties of director for the Johnson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Direction Program on June 3. “I’m deeply grateful for the Continue Reading

Overnight road closure

Due to delays in product delivery, the northbound I-35 closure is being rescheduled from Friday-Saturday, March 15-16 to Monday-Tuesday, March 18-19. EXPECT DELAYS! OVERNIGHT ROAD CLOSURE: All lanes of northbound I-35 from K-33 to U.S. 56/175th Street will be CLOSED for bridge construction work beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18 and reopening to Continue Reading

Gardner Police Department offers winter driving tips

With the impending winter storm approaching, the Gardner Police Department would like to provide some winter driving tips. The best advice is to avoid driving in severe snow and ice, if at all possible. If you must drive in snowy or icy conditions, make sure your car is prepared, and that you know how to Continue Reading

Town hall meetings

State Town Hall Rep. Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs, will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 at the De Soto Community Center, 32905 W. 84th St. Dove will discuss his first month in the Kansas Legislature and hear concerns of constituents of the 38th District, which includes a portion of north Gardner Continue Reading

Program honors adults 65, older for service

The Salute to Senior Service program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Continue Reading

Art competition open to all 16 and older

The Bourbon County Arts Council announces its 21th Annual Fine Arts Competition and Exhibit. The mixed media competition is open to artists16 and older.  Categories include painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and graphics, mixed media, pastels and photography. Entry fee is $7.50 per piece and entry and entry deadline is March 4, 2013. Cash awards Continue Reading

Press Release: Brett Limer announces candidacy for school board

Brett Limer, Gardner, filed for election to USD 231 Board of Education (District 2) on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The general election is April 2. If necessary, the primary election is February 26. “The main part of my platform is increased transparency within the the District and from the Board,” Limer said. “As a parent of Continue Reading

Press release: Dave Drovetta announces candidacy for Mayor

I am excited to formally announce my candidacy for Mayor. The encouragement of family, friends and numerous citizens coupled with my desire to continue serving this marvelous community reinforced my decision. Our family has called Gardner home since coming to Kansas in the summer of 1987 and Gardner remains the best place to live and Continue Reading