April 23, 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

CenturyLink helps seniors, disabled keep cool with help of donation

On June 6, the CenturyLink Gardner Team presented a check to City of Gardner for the “Free Fans for Those in Need Program.” Pictured from left to right are: CenturyLink Kansas area manager Steve Rumple, CenturyLink lead IT analyst for the Gardner Data Center Barb Frans, city of Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta, and CenturyLink local network manager and Gardner city Councilperson Kristy Harrison.  Submitted photo

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 …

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 …

Gardner Municipal Airport to host Vintage Aircraft Fly-in

A 1948 Vagabond sits beside a 1954 Corvette at last years Vintage Fly-In held at Gardner Municipal Airport.  File Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 …

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 …