November 28, 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 will have a 10 day grace period from the day their tags expire to receive the new Continue Reading

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 system turn 18, they are faced with many career choices and the obstacles that come Continue Reading

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, the city of Gardner has had to join most other law enforcement agencies nationwide in Continue Reading

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 lanes on the south side of Olathe from 9 p.m. on Friday, June 20 through Continue Reading

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 bridges over both creeks and 11.1 miles of northbound and southbound I-35 will receive four-inch Continue Reading

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 very own Gardner Gold Olympians reciting the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the run beginning. Continue Reading

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 Wednesday, May 14 at a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) news conference at the Shawnee Continue Reading

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 registered to the sheriff’s office in an attempt to solicit money. When the scammer calls, Continue Reading

Gardner Police to debut new uniforms

The Gardner Police Department purchased new uniforms to be debuted by officers during the Johnson County Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 10. The Gardner Police Department has worn the same uniform style since 1987. The uniforms have had variations throughout the years, but the shirts have remained a French blue in color with navy pants Continue Reading

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 per visit for citizens who reside outside the city limits of Gardner will be assessed Continue Reading