August 30, 2015

Broncos host Paola in season opener

New head coach Jason Feeback will lead his Spring Hill Broncos in the September 4th home opener versus rival Paola.
Feeback comes to Spring Hill from Pawnee Heights where his team recorded 4-5, and 7-2 marks. He also had a …

Plenty of competition at the Kansas State Fair

Competitions add to the excitement at the Kansas State Fair for fairgoers of all ages. From clothing and textiles to foods and fine arts, there’s fun to be had and competitions to enter. This year’s Fair will run Sept. 11-20 …

Blazers begin season at Shawnee Mission East

Junior runningback Hunter Skeens and the Blazers open the season at 6A defending state champion SM East Sept.. 4. Kickoff is 7 pm at Shawnee Mission South district stadium. Photo by Kelly Johns

Junior running back Hunter Skeens and the Blazers open the season at 6A defending state champion SM East Sept.. 4. Kickoff is 7 pm at Shawnee Mission South district stadium. Photo courtesy of Kelly Johns

A much improved GEHS Blazer …

County adopts budget with tax rate increase

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly  differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

Danedri Thompson

Council sends rezoning request to commission for reconsideration

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A zoning change request will be sent back to the Gardner Planning Commission for reconsideration.
Planning commissioners recommended the city council deny a request to rezone 2.67 acres at 30000 W. 191st Street from C-2, or commercial, …

CVS Pharmacy earns go-ahead for local store

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be a CVS Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Main Street and Center Street.
Council members approved the rezoning and final plat to make way for the store during an Aug. 17 meeting. Though the …

Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Masato Yoshikawa, center,  president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American Distribution Center in Edgerton. Officials anticipate the warehouse will eventually employ more than 100 in sales and distribution. Currently, approximately 40 people work at the facility. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Masato Yoshikawa, center, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American

State announces new child support campaign

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) hosted a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 14, to announce a new campaign to promote the collection of child support.
By law, employers must …

Meeting to discuss sales tax question on Aug. 24

Gardner city officials will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 24. The meeting will allow residents to ask questions about a proposed special sales tax election.
Gardner voters should begin receiving ballots in the mail on Aug. 26. …

Kansas joins other states in suit delay EPA rules

Kansas and 14 other states have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s new greenhouse gas regulation before it takes effect.
The states previously had filed suit asking the United States Court of Appeals …