February 11, 2016

Veterans Day activities rededicate Naval Air Park

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com On one of the first dreary, blustery mornings of this fall season, Johnson County community members gathered together at Naval Air Park in the New Century AirCenter to honor veterans and re-dedicate the park in the County’s 24th Annual Veterans Day Program. In front of a backdrop of former service planes that Continue Reading

County commission approves contract for $21 million crime lab

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved a $21 million contract Sept. 23 to build a new crime lab for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The lab, to be located at 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe, will be connected to the county’s communications center that was completed last year. Officials anticipate Continue Reading

Updated: Toplikar to run for county chair

John Toplikar threw his hat in the ring yesterday afternoon filing to replace Annabeth Surbaugh as the Johnson County Commission Chair. Toplikar, who represented Gardner and Edgerton on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, also faces fourth district Commissioner Ed Eilert. The three-person race will force an Aug. 3 primary. Supporters asked that he Continue Reading