December 20, 2014

Scam phone calls appear to target elderly

Several citizens have reported phone calls in which the caller threatens arrest for failure to appear for jury duty in Johnson County. Those calls are bogus, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Residents are warned by the hoax caller …

Tractor company to locate warehouse in LPKC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A marketer of tractor machinery and equipment last night announced it will open a distribution center in Edgerton.
Kubota Tractor will open a 450,000 square-foot warehouse at Logistics Park-Kansas City. Kubota will be a tenant in a …

Authorities release name of wreck victim

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a driver killed in a wreck on 199th Street on Dec. 3.
Arthur Lee Wright, 65 of Kansas City, Kan., was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after midnight on …

Welcome Santa

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Santa meets with a child at Santa’s workshop in Cornerstone Park.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Gardner this weekend.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the city’s parks department will host a Candy Cane Hunt in Cornerstone Park. …

USD 231 will not conduct search to replace former superintendent

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 will not post an opening for superintendent.
School board members opted not to open a search for the top job in the district following a heated discussion at a Dec. 8 school board meeting.
Pam …

Teams from 4 states compete at GEHS

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Cunningham won the 152-pound weight division in the season opener against Lansing High School last week. The Blazers defeated Lansing 45-20 un the home dual.  Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Cunningham won the 152-pound weight division in the season opener against Lansing High School last week. The Blazers defeated Lansing 45-20 un the home dual. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Three Gardner Edgerton High …

Late goal sinks Bronco boys basketball squad

Austin Downing’s three-point shot at the buzzer spelled doom for the Spring Hill High School boys basketball team in a tough 48-45 season-opening loss at Eudora High School Friday night.
Eudora’s Downing, who scored a game-high 25 points, tied the …

Engagement

Eichelberger - Jensen

Eichelberger – Jensen

Roy and Linda Jensen of Gardner, Kan.,  would like to announce the engagement of their son, J. Andrew Jensen, to Brooke M. Eichelberger.
Ms. Eichelberger is the daughter of Alan and Roxie Eichelberger, of Salina, Kan.
The …

Kansas joins lawsuit against executive amnesty

Kansas will join Texas and 15 other states in a legal challenge to President Obama’s unilateral decision to stop enforcing parts of federal immigration law.
The Texas-led lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, seeks a declaration that …

Police investigate scenes at 2 unattended deaths

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police responded to two unattended deaths within three days last week. One is still under investigation.
Steve Benz, Gardner Police Department public information officer, said the two deaths were completely unrelated. Both deaths occured inside residences. …