April 17, 2014

Hayden proposing ‘inter-generational’ lunch program for Edgerton seniors

Seniors and their guests lined up for a lunch buffet featuring breakfast foods. The monthly senior luncheon is hosted by volunteers.  About 45 persons, including County Commissioner Calvin Hayden, attended the event. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor
County Commissioner Calvin Hayden visited the monthly senior citizens luncheon Sept. 19 in Edgerton.
In addition to visiting with seniors, he also shared some news with them — he is working with the Johnson Area Agency on …

County to consider redistricting commission

Proposed county redistricting map courtesy of Board of Johnson County Commissioners

Mark Taylor

Johnson County Commissioners have green-lighted a tentative redistricting map that they are expected to formally vote on in June.
The new map would impact southwestern Johnson County by joining Spring Hill and Gardner together in District 6, …

Charter commission hosts introductory meeting

Danedri Thompson

The 2011 Johnson County Charter Review Committee met for the first time Monday afternoon. The 25 member appointed board will examine the county’s home rule charter and make recommendations for possible changes to the document.

Don Jarrett, …

EDITORIAL: Charter review committee lacks small town representation

A group of Johnson County residents will be reviewing the county’s Charter – essentially the county’s constitution – and recommending potential changes to the document.

They’ll meet for the next year reviewing county processes as well as our form of …

Landfill capacity could last beyond 2027

A Gardner Disposal employee rides through town on the side of a garbage truck last August.County officials approved new regulations because the landfillwas reaching capacity, but a new study suggests otherwise. File photo

Danedri Thompson

The Johnson County Landfill’s life may be extended.

Just last year, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted new

countywide solid waste regulations, in part, because estimates suggested the landfill would reach capacity and close by 2027.…

Charter committee may examine county redistricting

Corbin H. Crable

The new U.S. Census Bureau numbers will be released soon, and with the announcement also will come the possible need to redraw the county’s election distict boundary lines.

According to state statute, county officials must discuss …

Veterans Day activities rededicate Naval Air Park

The Bombshell Bettys perform during Johnson County's Veterans Day ceremonies at New Century AirCenter. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham

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 …