February 12, 2016

African Violet Club Spring Sale

African Violet Club of Greater Kansas City presents its spring sale on Feb 13. 2016. There will be African violets and other gesneriads for sale The sale will take place at the Loose Park Garden Center (behind the pavilion)51st st and Wornall road, Kansas City Mo. Time: 9 am to 3pm. No admission fee.

Pumpkin patch grows grapes, makes wine

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and when life gives you grapes, you make wine. That’s the conclusion the Berggren family drew when they bought a property with seven acres of grape vines. The family purchased property at 13875 S. Gardner Road almost 18 months ago with a plan to Continue Reading

Edgerton Fun Run scheduled

April 30 Guests are invited to walk, run or cheer at a free event in which the Cyclone Sprinters show off their hard work and dedication after eight weeks of practice. Attendees will receive giveaways provided by the city of Edgerton. Free registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event. The run Continue Reading

JOY Closet sets new hours

JOY Closet, 504 E. Main Street, is announcing new hours. The community clothing store is now open four days a week. The shop is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It is closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and Fridays.

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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 yet determined how or if they will develop the property located at 18895 Gardner Road.

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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 Sept. 18. School officials will cut the ribbon during a public event from 6 p.m. Continue Reading

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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. 19 of a suspected heart attack. He served one term in the Kansas Legislature representing Continue Reading

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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 the second week in May. Political signs are not allowed in the right-of-way or on Continue Reading

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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 project, traffic signals will be installed at the busy intersection. The sidewalk and pavement markings Continue Reading

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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 top of the traffic signals at the intersection. They are not used for law enforcement, Continue Reading