February 7, 2016

Ready, set … food fight!

Area woman finishes work on new book about rural schools

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although many of Johnson County’s rural schoolhouses are no longer standing, Spring Hill resident Tressa Stone has done her best to make sure they’re not forgotten. Stone recently completed work on her new book, “Rural Schools of Johnson County,” after months of research and drawing upon her own knowledge of county Continue Reading

UPDATED: Edgerton approves issuance of $500M in bonds for logistics park

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com A resolution of intent to issue industrial revenue bonds totaling $500 million for the construction of facilities related to the intermodal breezed through the Edgerton City Council on July 8. It took council members only minutes to make the $500 million decision. Scott Anderson of Kutak Rock LLC, treated the approval of Continue Reading

Edgerton Planning Commission OKs rezoning land for distribution center

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Administrator David Dillner announced on the Edgerton Insights blog on Wednesday that the Edgerton Planning Commission has recommended to the city council approval to rezone 16 acres of land south of U.S. 56 to Business Park District. Pending the council’s approval, the land eventually will be home to a Continue Reading

Mill increase would help offset shortfall in Bond & Interest fund

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner City Council members on July 12 discussed the possibility of a 6.5 mill increase in the city’s 2011 budget to help offset a shortfall in the Bond and Interest Fund – and Gardner residents could see higher utility bills beginning next year as well. The city already plans to transfer Continue Reading

Edgerton council approves issuance of $500M in IRBs for logistics park facilities

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com A resolution of intent to issue industrial revenue bonds totaling $500 million for the construction of facilities related to the intermodal breezed through the Edgerton City Council on July 8. It took council members only minutes to make the $500 million decision. Scott Anderson of Kutak Rock LLC, treated the approval of Continue Reading

Total preparation has no place at DMV

The old saying that, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes” is correct but still incomplete. I’d add “the pain of dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles” to that short list. Last week I decided to finally get a new drivers license, as I had moved recently. As anyone who has had to endure Continue Reading

City official presents timeline for Gardner Lake task force

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com City Administrator Stewart Fairburn updated the Gardner City Council on the newly formed Gardner Lake Rules Advisory Committee at the governing body’s meeting July 6. The task force was formed late last month in response to concerns raised by Gardner Lake residents and the city about private construction on city-owned land Continue Reading

Local man launching Internet radio station

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Charlie Wyatt wants to spread the word of God on the Information Superhighway – and he’s even willing to work with your own schedule to do it. July 23 will see the official launch of WUCA Radio, an Internet station that specializes in broadcasting Christian metal, Christian rock, Christian pop and Continue Reading

GCT presents ‘Annie’ as summer musical

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner Community Theatre is bringing a beloved classic to the stage as it presents ‘Annie’ this week and next week. The rags-to-riches story of an orphan who captures the heart of a wealthy miser in Depression-era America made its debut on Broadway in 1977; in 1982 it was made into Continue Reading