August 28, 2014

Olathe police seeking guitar thieves

Surveillance video shows two men suspected of stealing a guitar from an Olathe music store. One of the suspects allegedly distracted store employees while the other put a guitar down his pants. Photos courtesy of the Olathe Police Department

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Artist seeks help in replicating historic Edgerton stage backdrop

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Jo Atkinson is on a mission.
The artist, who recently opened a studio in downtown Edgerton, plans to

An artist in Edgerton is seeking help in recreating a 1930s backdrop. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

recreate a …

Spring Hill Electronics

Submitted photo

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce helped Spring Hill Electronics Celebrate its one-year anniversary on May 4. In addition to hosting First Friday Donuts, the Chamber hosted a long-awaited ribbon cutting for the business.…

Plannning commision approves expansion of medical offices

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Planning commissioners questioned whether a planned expansion to Gardner Family Care should include a sidewalk on frontage at Center Street and at Cherokee Street.
Commissioners were asked to approve the expansion, which will add 3,551 square feet …

Leaders for a day

Olathe East students will become business leaders for a day at the Orscheln Farm & Home store in Louisburg next week.
The students of the Entrepreneurship 2 class won the 2020:Entrepreneurial Odyssey Business Plan Contest to earn the honor.  As …

Homestead Interchange groundbreaking this Friday

Members of the general public are invited to a groundbreaking for the Interstate 35-Homestead Lane interchange on Friday.
Construction on the interchange near Edgerton began in March and officials anticipate its completion in fall 2013.
The Kansas Department of Transportation …

Biz owners, residents voice intersection expansion concerns

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Reluctantly, Shirley Bruce VanArsdale will move forward with plans to expand Bruce’s Funeral Home and add more parking.
“I’m going to expand and hope you don’t eat us in another 15 years,” she told city and state …

City preps for sewer expansion

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials haven’t really started examining how they’ll fund sewer and water upgrades and new roads related to the recently passed USD 231 bond issue, but it will likely include sewer rate increases and a mill levy …

Zoning appeals board considers gas stations’ requests

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gas station representatives plead their cases for variances from city code during a Gardner Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday night.
The March 6 meeting was the first gathering of the group since October 2010.
Three members …

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a

Rendering of proposed QuikTrip courtesy of city of Gardner

QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night.

The store …