July 27, 2015

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Question: When will we have results of the USD 231 bond issue?

Answer: In order to be counted, ballots must be in the election office no later than noon on Jan. 31. According to Johnson County Election Commissioner, Brian Newby, …

Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson


Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council.

Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a number of …

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Question: Is the Gardner Farmers Market closing?

Answer: According to the Gardner Farmers Market Facebook page the 2011summer season was the final year for the market.  Sally Nellor, one of the market organizers wrote: “Since it began in 2009, the …

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Question: When is the deadline to register to vote for the school bond issue?

Answer: The $73 million school bond issue will be determined by a mail-in ballot. Voters can apply for an advance ballot through Jan. 9. The last …

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 …