February 9, 2016

Smokers need not apply

Last we checked, smoking was still legal in Kansas. Tobacco products are legally sold, and the state collects taxes. But if you want to work for the state – The Kansas Turnpike Authority – you won’t be considered for the job if you or your spouse smokes, at least according to a help wanted ad Continue Reading

Council fails to reach consensus on 3 new police hires

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner City Council members debated hiring three additional police officers in 2012. The extra manpower would add $198,900 to the city’s bottom line and increase property taxes 1.5 mills, according to a city staff proposed budget. Council members failed to reach a consensus on the issue during a budget work session on Continue Reading

Time for a new administration in Washington

Mike Kiegerl 43rd District State Rep. Home again We returned from our annual family vacation Wednesday morning. We rented a houseboat on Lake Powell and enjoyed the great weather and the unique, magnificent scenery. The grandkids had a blast. We also had a speedboat for water skiing and a WaveRunner to explore the many caves Continue Reading

Local volunteers go ‘Shoppin’ for Joplin’

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Just over a month ago the city of Joplin, Mo. was ravaged by the deadliest and one of the most destructive single tornadoes in United States’ history. In the town of just over 50,000 residents, little was left untouched by the storm – trees and cars were twisted together, homes were destroyed Continue Reading

Take Charge! Challenge Gardner celebrates AEA grand opening

OLATHE, (Johnson County Square) – Gardner is ready to take charge of its energy conservation efforts in the hopes of winning an energy efficiency or renewable energy community project worth up to $100,000. On Thursday, June 23, the city is celebrating the opening of the American Energy Auditors (AEA) facility, 29550 West 191stStreet, which will Continue Reading

CenturyLink helps seniors, disabled keep cool with help of donation

GARDNER – CenturyLink is helping seniors stay cool this summer by donating $2,000 to the City of Gardner for their “Free Fan for Those in Need” project.    Money was raised by the CenturyLink Gardner Data Center employees through and their innovative, recycling program. From the donation, the City of Gardner has purchased 160 fans to Continue Reading

Schultz receives Lifetime Achievement Award for student transportation

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Nancy Schulz, Gardner, has been in the student transportation business since 1967. She started her career as a school bus driver in the Gardner area when she was asked to fill in for another driver. Schulz said she got the job because she knew how to drive farm trucks and because she Continue Reading

Gardner Municipal Airport to host Vintage Aircraft Fly-in

                    Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com For the fifth year area residents and plane enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with vintage aircraft at the annual Vintage Aircraft Fly-in held at Gardner Municipal Airport this Saturday. The event, sponsored by Vintage Chapter 16 Continue Reading

Why your workouts stink and why you hate it

Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru. Are you ready for the Holidays? Cory gets you ready here I know a lot of you out there want to get in shape and you want to work out.  The problem is you hate your workout but don’t know what else to do.  it’s a very common problem Continue Reading