April 17, 2014

Medicalodges scores at annual awards ceremony

Lesta Bell, activity director at Medicalodges Gardner, poses with Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan. Submitted photo

Lesta Bell, Activity Director at Medicalodges Gardner, was honored Oct. 4 at the KHCA/kcal Annual Awards Ceremony in Wichita. Bell was named the 2012 KHCA/kcalActivity Director of the Year.
Nearly 400 long-term care professionals watched as Kansas Department for Aging …

Sprint sale unlikely to alter local landscape

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s unlikely Softbank Corp.’s purchase of 70 percent of the Sprint-Nextel Corporation will alter the local landscape anytime soon. Although the Sprint Corporation was instrumental in building the North Supply Building at New Century AirCenter in the …

Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins KWEA Awards

The City of Gardner is proud to announce that the Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has once again won the KWEA (Kansas Water Environment Association) Plant Award and the KWEA Plant Safety Award. Every plant in the state is eligible …

Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins KWEA Awards

The City of Gardner is proud to announce that the Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has once again won the KWEA (Kansas Water Environment Association) Plant Award and the KWEA Plant Safety Award. Every plant in the state is eligible …

Business update

Robert D. Maher, a Gardner Edgerton High School alum, is now a shareholder at the law firm of McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, P.C.
Maher’s concentrates his practice in the areas of creditors’ rights, foreclosures and workouts while also advising …

Food, cash being collected to serve 1 million meals

Arvest Bank, including the Gardner branch, is partnering with Harvesters over the next few months to provide one million meals or more to people in need.
Community members can support the effort by dropping off monetary donations or non-perishable food …

Whistle Stop Restaurant re-opens in Edgerton

The Whistle Stop Restaurant re opened for business Aug. 27 under the ownership of Richard and Sylvia Moss. Located at 324  east Nelson, the restaurant is open  Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Richard has been in …

Zoning board OKs warehouse plan

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board unanimously approved development plans for a 24,000 square foot warehouse on Aug. 22.
Riverbend Transfer, an agricultural animal feed shipping company, plans to build the warehouse on seven acres near …

Sheriff’s Office to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for booking center

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the remodeled public safety building in Olathe on Friday. Submitted photo

After more than 18 months of construction activity in downtown Olathe, a dedication date has been booked for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking facility.
The project involves the transformation and reconstruction of the former Olathe Adult Detention Center …

Happy hour now in session in Kansas as a result of new legislation

Stephanie McNelly, a server at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill, cleans a counter in front of a sign advertising Happy Hour specials. On July 1, Kansas law changed allowing bars and restaurants to offer drink specials during specific times. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Happy hour is here in Kansas as of July 1.
As of Sunday, bars and restaurants could offer happy hour drink specials, thanks to a new law passed by the Kansas Legislature last session. It became official …