October 24, 2014

Paving the way

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Crews prepare their machinery Friday morning to apply the finish layer of asphalt to complete the Main and Center Streets intersection project in downtown Gardner. City officials say paving was scheduled to start on Friday …

Chamber announces new executive director

In a press release, the board of directors of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce announces they have hired a new executive director, Jason Camis.
Camis comes to Gardner from the Paola Chamber of Commerce, where he’s held the same …

Fresh paint

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Newly repainted CH-47 Chinook helicopters sit outside the Army Reserve hangar complex and airport control tower at New Century AirCenter located adjacent to Gardner. The helicopters’ parking ramp is now enclosed by a chain link …

8 vie for Fotovich seat on Gardner council

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There are eight applicants to replace city council member Larry Fotovich.
Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow said when the deadline passed on Oct. 20, he had eight contenders for the vacant seat. They include Clinton Barney, Shawn Carlisle, …

Sheriff’s office seeks assistance in Airstream theft

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance to solve a recent crime.

On Oct. 17, a silver 1974 Airstream travel was stolen from 19920 Gardner Road. At approximately 3 p.m., witnesses and neighbors observed a female and possibly …

Debate over concrete, asphalt plant continues

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
“Building the future of tomorrow, one road at a time,”  was the message Bettis Asphalt and Construction used as a greeting to those who attended an Oct. 15 neighborhood pubic meeting in Edgerton. …

Royal fever

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

A 15-foot long Japanese hornet adorned with a Kansas City Royals crown sits in front Union Station this morning (Oct. 21) as part of the Extreme Bugs exhibit currently on display at the …

Accident on I-35

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Northbound I-35 traffic was blocked this morning at approximately 8:45 due to an accident involving a 5th-wheel trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck. The vehicles came to rest in the median just north of …

Bailey qualifies for state golf tourney

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey qualified for the state golf tournament last week. She has been  a scoring leader for the Lady Blazers team all season. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey qualified for the state golf tournament last week. She has been a scoring leader for the Lady Blazers team all season. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey shot a 98, …

Blazers lose district opener

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Submitted photo by Daphne Pippitt

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Photo courtesy of  Daphne Pippitt

Falling …