February 6, 2016

Gardner residents may participate in CPAC online

Residents will have the ability to participate in Gardner’s comprehensive planning process thru both traditional and a web-based outreach program, members of the Comprehensive Planning Action Committee were told at their first workshop Oct. 14. CPAC, which is part of the ongoing city “visioning process,” is being facilitated by  Houseal Lavigne Associates to complete a Continue Reading

Council postpones decision to make EUB an advisory board

Debbie Hickman Special to The Gardner News An ordinance tabled by the Gardner City Council October 21, by a 4-1 vote, would have changed the role of the EUB to an advisory capacity. Councilman Heath Freeman stated that the ordinance in its current form needed review and more work sessions. He believed that the process Continue Reading

Police armed with candy

Debbie Hickman Special to The Gardner News On Halloween night, watch out for Gardner Police Officers walking neighborhoods. They may be armed – with candy. No costumes though, they will be wearing the real thing – the new official GPD uniforms. Chief Gerald Cullumber and Captain Jim Moore will be taking to the streets as Continue Reading

Blazer soccer squad loses twice

Despite making marked improvement, the Lady Blazers soccer squad lost to highly ranked Mill Valley and Blue Valley Southwest last week. Against Mill Valley, ranked 4th in 5A, the Blazers dropped an 8-0 decision. Gardner Edgerton High School trailed 5-0 at halftime but got strong second half defensive performances from Blair Pfeifer and Lauren Grace. Continue Reading

Council declines to repeal Ord. 19

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Changing the quorum requirements from four members to three was a non-starter during a special Gardner City Council meeting on April 29. Council members called a special meeting to discuss making changes to the Charter Ordinance 19, city legislation that exempts the city from a series of state statutes that deal with Continue Reading

January citations issued in Gardner

December 2011 citations issued in Gardner

4 arrested following vandalism spree

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Three juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested Dec. 28 following a rash of vandalism in the previous evening in Gardner. The vandalism included damage to Christmas decorations and mailboxes. Six incidents of vandalism to Christmas decorations were reported in an area bordered by Spruce, Oak, 183rd and 184th streets in southern Gardner. Continue Reading

Johnson County Libraries offer summer activities

Spring Hill Book Group July 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the Spring Hill Library for its monthly discussion.  The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Spring Hill Library. Everyone is welcome. Discussion on July 14 is about “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.  For more information call Continue Reading

Gardner First Baptist Church to host study

Gardner First Baptist Church is hosting a special study for parents of kids who want to do the best for their children. The study will teach you how to bring out the best in your kids by doing what is best for them.  This study is titled “Making Children Mind without Losing Yours” by Dr. Continue Reading