February 13, 2016

City department directors outline 2011 budgets for Gardner council

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council heard presentations from three different city department managers at its budget work session June 28. Finance Director Laura Gourley, Assistant City Administrator and Community Development Director Melissa Mundt, and Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Stewart all briefed the governing body on their projected revenues and expenditures for Continue Reading

Options exist for those who can’t afford to keep cool this summer

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com As summer temperatures continue to rise and household incomes continue to fall, some Gardner residents may have trouble keeping on top of electric payments to keep their air conditioners on. “We have a fund through Johnson County that every multi-service center (in the county) draws upon, and with that money we Continue Reading

Lone Elm interchange opens to motorists

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Entrance and exit ramps to Lone Elm Road from Interstate 35 are now open to the public. The Lone Elm project, designed to relieve traffic congestion along 151st Street, cost $67 million and has been in the works for seven years, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT officials held Continue Reading

More photos from Edgerton Frontier Days

Kiegerl updates Edgerton council on legislative session

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council at a meeting June 23 heard a state legislative summary from Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe). Kiegerl represents Gardner, Olathe, parts of Spring Hill and parts of Edgerton. He discussed the Legislature’s successes and failures during the most recent session, which he  described as the most difficult he’s Continue Reading

City officials brief council on capital improvement projects

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com City officials presented to the Gardner City Council wish lists for capital improvement projects at the council’s June 21 meeting, but it may be a while before some of them become a reality. The presentations came a week before the council is set to begin discussions on the city of Gardner’s Continue Reading

Area couple found dead in Louisburg home

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com LOUISBURG  — Miami County law enforcement officials found a couple dead of gunshot wounds on the morning of Wednesday, June 23, in their home. According to a press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to a 911 call Continue Reading

Gardner Lake residents sound off on potential land use policy changes

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Lake residents, with prepared statements in hand, filled the city council chambers on June 21 to address the Gardner City Council’s  potential changes to the lake’s land use policies. At issue is the city’s enforcement of ordinances that prohibit construction of structures like fences and sheds. Docks are the only Continue Reading

38th annual Edgerton Frontier Days kicks off Thursday, June 24

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Edgerton residents will come together to celebrate the community’s history with the 38th annual Edgerton Frontier Days this weekend. The festival, which will take place June 24-26, will include a range of activities for people of all age groups, said Denise Sullivan, one of the event organizers and a member of Continue Reading

Edgerton council reviews Logistics Park regulations

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council acted swiftly on news it may be home to a 312,000-square-foot warehouse June 17, reviewing a host of regulations for Logistics Park zoning at its work session last week. Earlier in the day, City Administrator David Dillner posted an announcement on the city’s website that the Allen Continue Reading