October 2, 2014

Sutton files to replace Kiegerl

Bill Sutton, Republican, has filed to represent the 43rd House District, which includes Gardner, Edgerton and parts of Olathe and Spring Hill in the Kansas House. Rep. Mike Kiegerl, R-Olathe, currently holds the seat.
Kiegerl has endorsed Sutton’s candidacy.
Sutton …

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QUESTION: Who won Gardner’s Take Charge Challenge?

ANSWER: According to the city’s website there were 10 households selected from a list of 40 that participated in the home energy audit during the Take Charge Challenge.  Those winners received a $1,000 …

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Question: When is the election for the school bond issue?

Answer: Voters will have their say on the USD 231 bond issue in January 2012.  They won’t, however, be asked to head to the polls. Instead, registered voters will receive …

On The Road with Albert Rukwaro

Just off I-10 in Texas,  Woman Hollering Creek is a near-dry stream richer in legend than water.
Passing Woman Hollering Creek in the early morning hours hauling a load of paper from South Carolina to San Antonio, the name broke …

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Question: People were collecting money for veterans on Sept. 3 at the Gardner Walmart.  Are they local from VFW post 11234?

Answer: According to Mike Hutton, member of Gardner VFW post 11234, the local VFW was not collecting funds at …

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QUESTION: What are the new Gardner Aquatic Center hours now that school has started?

ANSWER: Due to the fact that school is back in session and most of the aquatic center’s staff is high school students the facility  is now …

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Question: How successful was the recent school supply collection for Joplin and Reading tornado victims?

Answer: As of August 11 the city of Gardner had donated 91 according to Margaret Drovetta the school supply collection that was held in Gardner …

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Question: The Price Chopper on Main St. had a broken window recently. What happened?

Answer:     According to Scott Schmidt, manager at Cosentino’s Price Chopper, a car was driving through the parking lot and hit a rock.  That rock was propelled …

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Question: Does the Gardner Aquatic Center offer reduced cost or free admission days due to the extreme heat?

Answer: No.  At this time the aquatic center does not offer any reduced rate or free days.  Adriana Holopirek, at Gardner Parks …

Johnson County Fair Parade

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your …