September 3, 2015

License bureau institutes 10-day grace period

Kansas vehicle customers will be able to renew their tags online on the last day of the month without worry of a ticket for expired car registration.
Starting July 1, 2015 drivers who have renewed online at KSWebTags.org will have …

Tech grant offers access to foster kids in Kansas

Thanks to a grant-funded program and training from the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), youth in foster care are being equipped to operate in the high-tech marketplace they will enter in adulthood.
As youth in the foster care …

Police halt drug return program due to federal cutbacks

The city of Gardner has had to discontinue accepting expired and unwanted medications through the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.
The program, led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ended late last year.  Due to federal funding cutbacks and regulation changes, …

Weekend road closures set for I-35/151st Street

Due to pavement reconstruction at the Kansas Highway 7/Interstate 35/151st Street intersection, portions of lanes and ramps at the intersection will be closed over the next two weekends, weather permitting.
The Kansas Department of Transportation anticipates shuttering the ramp and …

I-35 road construction to continue through fall

Interstate 35 is reduced to one lane near Edgerton for a Kansas Department of Transportation bridge maintenance and overlay project.
Workers began repairing joints and patching and overlay bridge decks over Spoon Creek and Bull Creek on June 2. I-35 …

Police Department to Host Gardner Community Torch Run

The Gardner Police Department will partner with Gardner Gold to conduct a “Mini” Law Enforcement Torch Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 31. The First Annual Gardner Community Torch Run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. with one of our …

Click It or Ticket enforcement to begin May 19

Two years ago Shelby Feugate was a 20-year-old who never wore her seat belt.
“I thought they were uncomfortable and I just didn’t like them,” Feugate said. “I never thought I’d get into a crash.”
Feugate spoke from a wheelchair …

County law officers warn of warrant scam

When the sheriff’s office contacts someone about a warrant, they don’t demand cash over the phone.
That hasn’t stopped scammers from seeking a big payday, however. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that scammers are using a telephone number …

Gardner Police to debut new uniforms

Gardner police officers model new uniforms. The darker blue, almost black uniforms, will be debuted at the Johnson County Fair Parade. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Gardner police officers model new uniforms. The darker blue, almost black uniforms, will be debuted at the Johnson County Fair Parade. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

The Gardner Police Department purchased new uniforms to be debuted by officers during …

Fingerprint charging to begin

The Gardner Police Department will start accessing a charge for citizens wishing to have latent prints taken for various reasons.  Gardner Police Department has performed this service free of charge for all citizens.
Starting August 1, 2013, a $15.00 charge …