July 31, 2014

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 …

Exchange services seeking host families

International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is seeking host families for foreign exchange students.
Host families provide room, meals when school isn’t in session, some transportation to school events and love and support to students. Essentially, the students live as family …

Censure considered, temporarily withdrawn

Larry Fotovich

Larry Fotovich

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Council member Steve Shute likes council member Larry Fotovich, personally, but believes Fotovich intends to move from the city of Gardner.
Fotovich’s Gardner home is listed for sale, and he has purchased a home in …

Edgerton residents upset about proposed plant

A hand-made sign, likely created by an Edgerton resident, notifies residents of the meeting about the asphalt plant. Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

A hand-made sign, likely created by an Edgerton resident, notifies residents of the meeting about the asphalt plant. Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kim Smith, Edgerton, didn’t know an asphalt plant might be constructed near Edgerton until …

Board recommends approval of asphalt plant

Darren Shafer and Katy Hoffman, members of the Southwest Johnson County  Consolidated Zoning Board, talk to county planner Paul Greeley during a meeting on May 28. Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

Darren Shafer and Katy Hoffman, members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board, talk to county planner Paul Greeley during a meeting on May 28. Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the Southwest Johnson County …

Sheriff threatens to go to court for more funds

Frank Denning

Frank Denning

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning warned the Johnson County Board of Commissioners that he may seek a court order for additional funding for the sheriff’s department.
Denning sent a letter dated May 21 to county …

Blazers lose Regional baseball opener

A 7-6 loss to Olathe South, May 21 brought the season to a close for Coach Corey Schrack and the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team.
The Blazers pushed south to the brink before bowing by one run in …

Veteran organizations set Memorial Day events

An American Legion Auxiliary Unit 350 member places a wreath on a grave at the Spring Hill Cemetery during a previous Memorial Day ceremony. Gardner and Spring Hill veteran organizations will host memorials at three cemeteries and at Veteran’s Park in Gardner on May 26. File photo

An American Legion Auxiliary Unit 350 member places a wreath on a grave at the Spring Hill Cemetery during a previous Memorial Day ceremony. Gardner and Spring Hill veteran organizations will host memorials at three cemeteries and at Veteran’s Park

Censure motion dies from lack of a second

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A motion to censure council member Larry Fotovich died for lack of a second during a May 19 meeting.
Council member Tory Roberts moved to censure Fotovich, because she said he does not live in Gardner, and …

Click It or Ticket enforcement to begin May 19

Two years ago Shelby Feugate was a 20-year-old who never wore her seat belt.
“I thought they were uncomfortable and I just didn’t like them,” Feugate said. “I never thought I’d get into a crash.”
Feugate spoke from a wheelchair …