December 18, 2014

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …