February 11, 2016

Protesters taunts not necessary

Taylor Krenger Guest Columnist The protest in Edgerton held at the Edgerton United Methodist Church was an overall short and quiet protest. It was super cold outside during the protest; so the protest did not last as long as usual. I did not like the fact that they came into my town and hated on Continue Reading

GE Chamber endorses USD 231 $29.7 bond

Jason Camis Chamber President Beginning today, Jan. 13, 2016, registered voters in USD 231 Gardner Edgerton School District will begin receiving ballots for the 2016 Bond Issue election. If passed, this $29.7 million initiative will renovate and expand existing space, construct two new ancillary facilities for greater student opportunities, and address capital improvement needs districtwide Continue Reading

Memories of Christmas past 

Forty-five years ago this Christmas, I was in Vietnam. I pretty much knew that old Santa Clause wouldn’t be making any stops where I was located. A lady back in Gardner was going to try to make my Christmas special. Peggy Lehman knew of a program, at that time, where military personnel stationed in Vietnam Continue Reading

Giving thanks

While visiting Groundhouse Coffee Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to meet some very impressive teens and a nice young lady. As we were headed for the door and up the wheelchair ramp, a caster on my wheelchair broke free, which forced the wheelchair to lean forward and careen into a chair and a wall. Continue Reading

Preservation group seeks public assistance in saving historical grant funding

Johnson County Partners in Preservation The loss of only one penny will have a tremendous impact on the non-profit Johnson County heritage groups beginning with next year’s County budget. That one penny came from a 26 cents per $100 fee on mortgages in Johnson County. Imagine the consternation among Johnson County Heritage groups and our Continue Reading

Letter to the editor

Gardner News: I wanted to take a minute to clarify the unanimous Planning Commission recommendation regarding the denial of a request for a piece of land (currently in the middle of two commercially zoned and developed properties) to M-2 zoning. A quick background for those that aren’t fully aware of what is allowed in a Continue Reading

Silver-haired legislators seek votes

Katy Hoffman & Alfie Thompson Gardner If you are over age 60 and a registered voter in Johnson County, you should vote in the upcoming Silver Haired Legislature election. The purpose of the Silver Haired Legislature is to advocate for older adults and provide a voice for the older community at the state and federal Continue Reading

Letters to the editor

Rep. Willie Dove Bonner Springs I am humbled by the confidence you showed in me on Nov. 4. I will not forget this seat belongs not to Willie Dove, but to the people of the 38th District. Whether or not you supported my candidacy, we are all Kansans, and want the best opportunities for our Continue Reading

Veterans deserve thanks for their many sacrifices

Sheri Barber President, Legion Auxiliary Gardner The members of American Legion Auxiliary Leroy Hill Unit #19, Gardner, KS, would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security Continue Reading

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City should work to improve crosswalk safety

Gary Carson Gardner Thank you for the story about the crosswalk at Brittany Court. The fact that this has been a problem for 30 years is very important and it’s not just about the illegal crossing, it’s more about crosswalk awareness. In speaking with a lot of Gardner residents, they’ve all expressed concerns about crosswalk Continue Reading