September 2, 2014

Divided council denies conditional oil permit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A request to drill oil on 160 acres near Kill Creek Road and 159th Street failed, despite an equally divided Gardner City Council. Three members of the governing body voted to overturn a planning commission recommendation to …

Council examines final draft of comp plan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernewscom
Gardner’s future isn’t determined, but city council members got a first glance of a proposed comprehensive plan that lays out a road map for the community’s future.
Over the course of a year, consultant Dan Gardner and …

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits.
Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth …

Divided council denies conditional oil permit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A request to drill oil on 160 acres near Kill Creek Road and 159th Street failed, despite an equally divided Gardner City Council. Three members of the governing body voted to overturn a planning commission recommendation to …

City appoints Troutner to replace Wiseman

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There’s a new face on the Edgerton City Council.
The group approved the appointment of Charlie Troutner to a seat left vacant by Heidi Wiseman’s departure. Wiseman announced her resignation, which was effective July 25, in late …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …

Spring Hill Broncos begin fall sports practice

Fall sports practice is under way on the Spring Hill High School campus as several teams prepare for their season openers.
New cross country coach Brent Smitheran inherits a talented team and is excited about the season opener Sept. 4 …

Television crew spends day filming in town

Television host Todd Hansen and a production crew stopped UPS driver Rick. Rick spun a board game-type wheel sending the crew south and west to find a story to tell.Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Television host Todd Hansen and a production crew stopped UPS driver Rick. Rick spun a board game-type wheel sending the crew south and west to find a story to tell. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Every person …

Local scouts take to the river

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Members of Boy Scout Troop 88 of Gardner, attended a canoeing campout in Lebanon, Mo., Aug. 8-10. The 23 boys enjoyed a 14-mile float on the Niangua River, stopping for a sack lunch and some …

Local daycare center closes due to mold

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner parents are scrambling this week after learning that Little People’s Place Child Development Center closed its doors on Aug. 20.
Dave Miller, managing owner, said that a construction defect in the building caused mold to …