July 24, 2014

Trash truck accident causes power outage

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Approximately 500 Gardner Energy electric customers lost power shortly after noon on March 22.

Power has been restored to a majority of those customers, but a handful of customers will have to wait several hours before they …

Utility board debates economic development investments

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Electric utility board members may up their investment in the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) next year.
Tom Reiderer, president of the SWJCEDC, asked Gardner Energy to consider upping their membership level in the group, …

Gardner Electric to consider new development incentive rates

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Energy may start offering incentive rates to new businesses.
Members of the electric utility board discussed a proposal that would offer reduced electricity rates of up to 30 percent to new commercial and industrial customers.
Under …

Utility board approves budget

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of Gardner’s Electric Utility Board passed a $15 million budget on July 9 that projects no electric rate increases for the next five years. The budget effectively pushes rate increases beyond 2018. Last year’s budget also …

Boy Scout troop works to light flag at Gardner Cemetery

Ben Bolin, Gareth Seiler, and Scott Coble break ground on a project to illuminate the flag at the Gardner Cemetery. The boys are members of Boy Scout Troop 88 in Gardner. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

This Memorial Day a volunteer from the American Legion agreed to tend to the American

Ben Bolin, Gareth Seiler, and Scott Coble break ground on a project to illuminate the flag at the Gardner Cemetery. The boys

City hits pause on electric board’s offer for additional funding

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Although Gardner Electric Utility Board members have offered to inject more than $260,000 into the city’s budget in 2011, Mayor Dave Drovetta sent Randy Tedford, utility board chair, a letter saying the city council will not consider …

Utility board raises franchise fee to give employees pay raise

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Members of the electric utility board agreed to inject $260,000 into the city of Gardner’s budget next year. At a special meeting, the board members approved a measure that would increase the city franchise fee from 5 …