Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well. The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar and virtual stores over Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time frame in 2013, 58.7 percent Continue Reading
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards as selected by readers of The Gardner News. We had a great response to this special section receiving hundreds of ballots from readers selecting their favorite business, person, place or service in town. This section will include the top three finishers in each category, Continue Reading
Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton. Johnson County commissioners were scheduled to consider granting the permit today, Oct. 22, during a commission meeting. The meeting can be viewed live online. The meeting begins at 9:30 Continue Reading
QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it? ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not yet determined how or if they will develop the property located at 18895 Gardner Road.
A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services. DaVita offers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The local dialysis center, Continue Reading
Danedri Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org Firefighters battled at two-alarm fire at AGC Glass Plant in Spring Hill on Sept. 22. Johnson County Fire District No. 2 personnel spotted smoke from their nearby station at approximately 10:40 a.m. They reported the fire and responded to the incident. According to a press release from the glass company, the fire Continue Reading
The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce has announced its business appreciation award nominations for 2014. Service Business of the Year nominees include Candlewood Suites, Golden Living Center of Spring Hill and Kim Thompson Insurance Agency. Nominees for Retail Business of the Year include The Mower Doctor, BB’s Grill, and Queen’s Price Chopper. The business appreciation Continue Reading
Danedri Thompson email@example.com The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits. Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth Linn expressed vehement opposition to the project during a Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board Continue Reading