September 1, 2014

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …

Tropical mosquito-spread virus arrives in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has identified the state’s first two cases of travel-associated chikungunya virus. The patients, both of whom are adults from Sedgwick County, reported recent, but separate, travel to the Caribbean.
“Chikungunya virus can …

USD 231 receives $20K check from Governor

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presented a $20,000 check to Gardner Edgerton School District interim superintendent …

Gubernatorial candidate’s campaign trail passes through Edgerton

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Paul Davis swept through Edgerton on June 21, walking through town during the Frontier Days parade.
The gubernatorial candidate hoped to win the votes of southwest Johnson County voters and parade into the Governor’s mansion …

Local man sentenced in drug, murder case

A Gardner man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for his involvement with a drug ring that ended with a killing.
Steve Hohn, 34 of Gardner, was one of a 16 people convicted in the case, U.S. …

August primary voters to choose party candidates in several races

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Democrats, Republicans and unafilliated voters will have choices on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. The deadline for candidates to file for federal, state and county offices closed on June 2, and now it’s up to voters to …

Gubernatorial candidate to walk in Edgerton parade

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in the Frontier Days Parade in Edgerton on June 21.

The Democrat said he’s eager to speak with voters in southwest Johnson County.

“We will be in the line-up, and we’ll try to be …

Investigators continue to look into fatal crash

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Law enforcement officers continue to investigate the cause of a vehicle crash that killed a Gardner woman and seriously injured her husband.
Mary Steuber, 49 of Gardner, was pronounced dead at the scene of a head-on collision …

August primary voters to choose party candidates in several races

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Democrats, Republicans and unafilliated voters will have choices on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. The deadline for candidates to file for federal, state and county offices closed on June 2, and now it’s up to voters to …

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 …