October 20, 2014

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 …

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 …