October 25, 2014

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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 …

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QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

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QUESTION: Why were flags being flown at half-staff on Aug. 20?

ANSWER: Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that flags be flown at half-staff last Wednesday in honor of the passing of state Rep. Joe Edwards. Edwards, of Haysville, died late Aug. …

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QUESTION: When can I put political signs in my yard in Gardner?

ANSWER: Gardner code allows political signs in yards 90 days before an election. So signs for the Aug. 5 primary election, could go in yards as early as …

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QUESTION: When will the stoplight project at the 183rd Street and Center Street intersection be completed?

ANSWER: Work on the project began earlier this week, and city officials anticipate the project will be complete by mid-August.
As part of the …

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QUESTION: There appear to be cameras on the traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. 56 Highway, also known as Main Street and 175th Street, and Cedar Niles Road. Why are they there?

ANSWER: The white cameras are mounted on …

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QUESTION: Several police motorcycles rode through town in formation on Wednesday, May 7. What was that about?

ANSWER: According to Gardner Police Chief Gerry Cullumber, it was a training event. Gardner does not have motorcycle officers, however such officers from …

50th wedding announcement

Larry and Deanna Byers

Larry and Deanna Byers

An open house reception honoring Larry and Deanna Byers of Gardner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held Sunday, March 30, in Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Byers are former residents of Osawatomie and …

New Venture Scout group forms in Gardner

The Southwest Johnson County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will charter Boy Scout Venture Crew unit in Gardner.
The Venture Crew is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for men and women who are 14 years …

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Question: What does Kansas mean?

Answer: Kansas comes from the Sioux Indian word for “south wind people.”
The symbols on the official state seal of Kansas were specified by the first Kansas legislature in 1861 (the year Kansas became one …