February 13, 2016

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QUESTION: What is being built on the northeast corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street in downtown Gardner? ANSWER: When completed, it will be a bank. Arvest Bank, which is currently located at 328 E. Main Street, is in the process of constructing a new building at 306 E. Main Street. The Gardner Planning Commission Continue Reading

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QUESTION: When is the last day of school for Gardner-Edgerton schools and Spring Hill schools? ANSWER: For Gardner-Edgerton students, the school year ends on May 24. Final bells will ring at different times at different schools however. Gardner Edgerton High School students will be released at 10:55 a.m. on May 24. Middle school students at Continue Reading

Around Town: Pool passes

Are discounts offered for Gardner Aquatic Center season pool passes? Resident passes are less expensive than regular season pool passes. Family resident passes are $40 less than non-resident family passes, and individual resident passes are $35 less than non-resident individual passes. Right now, the city of Gardner is taking $20 off the purchase of any Continue Reading

Masonic Dinner

There will be a Masonic dinner Friday April 5, 2013 . It will be held at the Gardner Senior Center 128 E Park st.  5 to 7 pm. Everybody welcome.

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QUESTION: What are the plans for the Edgerton  senior lunches? ANSWER: Richard Moss, owner of Whistle Stop Cafe, had offered to supply the main course for the senior lunch after Barbara Moody retired back in December.  The cafe closed in February due to illness.  Sources at Edgerton City Hall say the senior lunch is still Continue Reading

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QUESTION: What is going into the old NAPA Auto Parts building on the corner of White Drive and Main Street in Gardner? ANSWER: Wiseman Lawn Equipment has been remodeling and upgrading the building for several weeks now. Company officials plan to be moved in and fully operational by the end of this week. The commercial Continue Reading

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QUESTION: It appears that work is being done on the former Java Cone building at 405 E. Main Street in Gardner. What is happening there? ANSWER: Corey Thurman, Gardner, is working to open a restaurant, “Daddy’s Diner,” no later than Feb. 5. Thurman said he has been working on the project for about a month. Continue Reading

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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 collect and dispose of live trees. According to Sean Henry at Gardner Disposal, the trash Continue Reading

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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 for 30 years. He died at the age of 82 on Oct. 14. Last week, Continue Reading

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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 Friday they reopened their gas pumps and are now able to accept credit cards again.  Continue Reading