July 31, 2014

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Question: Where can I dispose of my real Christmas Tree?

Answer: Neither Johnson County nor the city of Gardner have drop off locations for live Christmas tree disposal, however all of the disposal companies that serve Gardner and Edgerton will …

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QUESTION: Why have flags all over Kansas been flying at half-staff?

ANSWER: Flags nationwide flew at half-staff on Oct. 16 in honor of former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. Sen. Specter was born in Kansas, and served in the U.S. Senate …

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QUESTION: Is the gas station at 175th Street and  Cedar Niles Road open?

ANSWER: Yes. They were never closed.  Business was severly cut when they had to halt all gasoline purchases and credit card transactions approximately five weeks ago.  Last …

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QUESTION: What are the regulations regarding political signs on local highways such as U.S. 56 Highway?

ANSWER: By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for highway purposes.  Only regulatory, guide signs and warning …

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QUESTION:  Why were the flags at half staff on Saturday, March 31?

ANSWER: Flags flew at half staff from sun-up to sun-down on Saturday in honor of a Topeka soldier.
Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe died in Topeka on March …

Severe weather warning test rescheduled

It’s atypical to hear the sounds of silence at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Johnson County.
But such was the case today as county emergency management officials canceled the monthly test of the warning siren …

Why will the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library be closed April 4-5?

Library staff will do inventory while the library is closed. In addition to taking stock of all library materials, the library staff will install a new checkout system, which includes anti-theft devices.
All other Johnson County libraries will be open …

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Question: When are auditions for “Seussical the Musical” and where can I find information regarding the show?

Answer: “Seussical the Musical” is Gardner Community Theatre’s summer show.  Auditions will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 19 and …

Breakfast to benefit Honor Flight this weekend

The American Legion Riders in Gardner will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on March 4 to benefit Honor Flight.

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization offers free flights veterans to Washington, D.C.  to reflect at monuments dedicated to their …

SHMS students perform Spring Hill history

Spring Hill Middle School students will present Spring Hill History 7 p.m., March 5.  The presentation will be at the Spring Hill Middle School Auditorium, 301 E. South Street.  Students will discuss stories such as the stagecoach route, the old …