April 24, 2014

Sheriff’s officer charged in Gardner stand-off

Law enforcement officers brought out large equipment to the scene of a domestic violence call in Gardner this morning. Staff photo courtesy of Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson


A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy was charged today following a stand-off in the St. Johns Trace subdivision on Dec. 5.

Ethan Moss, 40, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint and domestic battery. Moss, Gardner, is on …

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

BNSF  photo's crane lift

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17.

During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is …

Marine from Edgerton crawls, walks, runs to excel

Lance Cpl. Tyler Farnsworth, a towed artillery systems technician with Maintenance Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, holds his detachment’s guidon during a battalion hike aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013. During the hike, Marines were faced with a mock chemical weapon attack and donned their M40 gas masks while evacuating simulated casualties. Photo courtesy of Timothy Childers


Timothy Childers
Special to The Gardner News
Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Hikes, often called, “humps,” are known throughout the ranks of the Marine Corps as long, gruesome and physically demanding endeavors and a necessary hardship all Marines prepare to …

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 …

Gardner issues water watch

The Kansas Water Office has issued a drought watch for Hillsdale Lake and its watershed, which includes Gardner.  The counties or areas served by the Hillsdale watershed are included in this watch and should implement Stage 1 of their Conservation …

Trash truck accident causes power outage

Danedri Thompson


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 …

Skull not first remains discovered south of Gardner

Danedri Thompson


A human skull found south of Gardner last week isn’t the first human remains to be found south of town.

At least three other bodies have been found within a few miles of the skull’s location in …

Northbound I-35 between Edgerton and Gardner to close

A road closure of northbound Interstate 35 between Edgerton and Gardner set for this weekend has been postponed.

Workers will instead close northbound I-35 between Kansas 33 Highway and 175th Street at 9 p.m. on March 18. It will re-open …

Traffic stalled, tow trucks off the streets as storm blows through

Southbound Interstate 35 just north of Santa Fe is at a stand still. Photo courtesy of Donnalee Stevens

Danedri Thompson


Schools are shuttered, the airport is closed, and most major roadways are throttled. Unfortunately for drivers, however, traffic isn’t moving on many thoroughfares around Gardner and Edgerton. The non-stop snow, which started early on the morning of …

Candidate forum cancelled due to weather

Due to bad weather, the Gardner Edgerton Republican Group has cancelled the candidate forum scheduled for tonight, Feb. 21 at New Century Fieldhouse.
The event will be rescheduled and a date announced once determined.