February 7, 2016

City hires new police chief

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner will have a new police chief come Feb. 27. City council members approved the hiring of James Pruetting, during a Feb. 16 council meeting. Pruetting replaces former Chief Gerald Cullumber, who resigned in June 2014 one-week shy of a year on the job. Cullumber was hired after a nearly year-long search Continue Reading

Gardner Police Chief resigns

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Police Chief Gerald Cullumber has resigned, city administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee announced at the tail end of a June 2 city council meeting. Harrison-Lee did not offer further explanation, but said the resignation was effective immediately. Cullumber did not attend the meeting. However, city council met in executive, or private, session for Continue Reading

City may have new police chief this summer

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner may have a new police chief come July. City administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee said the search for a new police chief is winding down, and she hopes to recommend a candidate for the job during the June 17 city council meeting. The new chief will replace Ken Francis, who died last August. Continue Reading