February 11, 2016

Fireworks stands to open in Edgerton, SH

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The cities of Spring Hill and Edgerton are two of only a few places in Johnson County where residents can purchase and shoot fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. As of Monday afternoon, fire officials were inspecting retail stands located in Edgerton. Spring Hill council members approved ordinances allowing the sale and Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office to enforce fireworks ban in unincorporated Johnson County

During the Fourth of July Holiday week, deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping a watchful eye out for those who might be celebrating Independence Day with a little too much flare. With the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, the sheriff’s office would like to remind everyone that deputies will be Continue Reading

Gardner chamber president explains decision surrounding fireworks

My name is Steve Devore, and I am the President of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce was responsible for planning, coordinating and sponsoring the 4th of July community event this past weekend. In consultation with the Gardner Department of Public Safety, and the pyrotechnics team who launched the display, I Continue Reading