August 4, 2015

City hires economic development leader

With nearly 40 years of experience in both local government and private business development, Powell will serve as the key contact for external and internal constituencies on public-private partnerships for economic development. His areas of concentration include business expansion and …

Council approves election for sales tax question

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be an election Sept. 15.
City council members unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing a special sales tax mail-in election.
The ballot question will ask voters whether to add a half-cent sales tax to fund the …

Mayor issues statement on officer-involved shooting

My fellow Gardner citizens,

Last week, our city experienced a tragic event involving two of our police officers that resulted in the death of one of our residents. While I cannot go into detail about the incident as it is …

Officials seek backyard chickens following avian flu outbreak

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is asking those who own backyard chickens  in Leavenworth County to self-report their flock after the discovery of poultry positive for HPAIH5N2, an avian flu.
The city of Gardner has allowed backyard chickens since February. …

JOY Closet sets new hours

JOY Closet, 504 E. Main Street, is announcing new hours. The community clothing store is now open four days a week. The shop is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to …

I-35 project to slow area commuters

Work is underway on an Interstate 35 project that will likely slow commuters this summer and fall.
Crews began a project to refresh pavement on I-35 between 151st and Santa Fe Streets on March 16. They anticipate temporary lane closures …

Panel talks development at symposium

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner has an opportunity to grow by choice or by chance, a panel of experts told audience members during a city-hosted economic development symposium on March 11.
Panelists included Owen Buckley, a developer; Bruce Kimmel, a financial …

County Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner, but parade canceled

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The county’s annual Veterans Day celebration returns to Gardner this year, but it won’t include a parade as originally advertised. The event is set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veteran Memorial Park on Center Street.…

Sheriff’s officer charged in Gardner stand-off

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

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

Ethan Moss

Ethan MossJohns Trace subdivision on Dec. 5.

Ethan Moss, 40, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint …

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

The Logistics Park Kansas City has five cranes now operating at the Intermodal site. Each crane sits 90 feet up in the air and each operator must climb 112 steps.   Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

The Logistics Park Kansas City has five cranes now operating at the Intermodal site. Each crane sits 90 feet up in the air and each operator must climb 112 steps. Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

Members of the public were …