February 13, 2016

Around Town

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 signs are allowed on the state highway system. The public should be aware that all Continue Reading

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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 21 from injuries sustained in April 2011 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Jarboe was assigned to A Continue Reading

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 system due to the potential of severe weather in the area. There is an 80 Continue Reading

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 during normal hours on those two days, and books can still be returned via the Continue Reading

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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 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 20.  Call backs will take place from 6 Continue Reading

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 service. The organization places a priority on flying World War II veterans, because statistics show Continue Reading

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 hotel, the city’s founding father, James Hovey, as well as several other bits of Spring Hill’s Continue Reading

Benefit Dinner Dance

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., March 3, 2012 Join the Edgerton UMC Relay For Life team for a dinner/dance to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Fe Trail.  This is an alcohol free, family friendly event.  Thickets for donation drawings will be available, drawings to be held at 8:30 p.m.  Music Continue Reading

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night. The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store and Walgreens Store on East Main Street. As part of the project, the store owners Continue Reading

Coffee shops spice up downtown Main

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Customers don’t have to worry about dejá brew in Gardner. Although the community boasts three new shops that specialize in coffee, the java stops – all within a few blocks of one another – each offer their own unique twist to selling coffee. Java Cone Originally Michael Grim wanted to open an Continue Reading