September 2, 2014

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 …

Seed valued at $28K stolen from Homestead site

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for grass – well, grass seed – valued at close to $20,000. They’re also seeking six bags of wildflower seeds valued at $12,000.
Detective Brett Wilson said thieves stole …

Urban farmers seek backyard food sources

Gardeners pick tomatoes from a plot at the Gardner Community Garden last season. From backyard gardens to communal vegetable patches, urban farming is gaining followers. Gardner’s council also has plans to discuss chickens in the future. File photo

Gardeners pick tomatoes from a plot at the Gardner Community Garden last season. From backyard gardens to communal vegetable patches, urban farming is gaining followers. Gardner’s council also has plans to discuss chickens in the future. File photo

Danedri Thompson

County Commissioners adopt regulations for cargo container usage

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County commissioners approved zoning standards for using cargo containers as storage units in unincorporated parts of Johnson County.
Dean Palos, county planner, said he hopes to share the county’s standards with Gardner and Edgerton to assist them …

Residents request Fotovich resignation

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Four Gardner residents asked members of the Gardner’s governing body to censure council member Larry Fotovich. They asked that Fotovich resign, telling council that they believe Fotovich resides in Olathe.
“It is the duty of the remaining …

Wallaby found in town returned to Olathe owner

Wally the Wallaby was on the loose near New Century, but he was back home with his owner by May 5.
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a loose animal that looked like a kangaroo hopping down …

Jo Co Sheriff’s office sends out scam alert

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of scammers identifying themselves as sheriff’s deputies in an attempt to solicit money.
The first scam involves a person calling and identifying themselves as a deputy or supervisor with the sheriff’s …

State suspends Olathe daycare license

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to a day care home at 1162 E. 126th Street, Olathe, Kan., licensed under the name Precious Little Angels Day Care.
State law allows the …

Blazers ‘net’ win in Olathe South duel

The Blazer boys tennis team turned in an impressive effort in a duel against Olathe South last week.
The number one doubles team of Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted an 8-1 record while the number two duo of …