April 23, 2014

Gardner candidate forum set for Feb. 21

More than a dozen candidates for Gardner City Council, mayoral and USD 231 school board races will participate in a forum next week. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about the candidates.

The event will …

Drovetta to seek second term

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Mayor Dave Drovetta will seek a second term.
He announced his intention to seek the position in a Jan. 6 press release. He has served as Gardner’s mayor since 2007, and served on the council for 15 …

Injury accident slows morning traffic on 175th near I-35 exit

Traffic is down to one lane on westbound 175th near the Interstate 35 exit this morning as officers respond to and investigate an injury accident.

Sources say a car hit a concrete barrier on eastbound 175th Street shortly after 8 …

Rollover accident on I-35 slows traffic

An accident on southbound Interstate 35 slowed traffic this morning. Officers responded to the rollover accident shortly after 7 a.m. on Oct. 29 south of 159th Street on I-35.

Emergency responders extricated the driver from the vehicle. The driver …

Bond revoked for Gardner man accused of hiring hitman

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Court officials moved Oct. 9 to revoke bond for a Gardner man who was charged with hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife.
According to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, the bond was revoked based …

Speed limit on Main Street to be reduced

Drivers, lower your speed on Main Street on the south side of town.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on Main Street between Center Street and Poplar Street from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles …

Gardner man accused of attempted 1st degree murder

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
A Gardner man is being held in the Johnson County jail on charges of attempting to kill his ex- girlfriend last week. The incident took place about 9 p.m. om July 2 outside a Lenexa apartment the …

City of Gardner rescinds water boil advisory

The city of Gardner rescinded its boil order at 2 a.m. on July 9.

The boil order had been in effect since Saturday night when the city lost pressure in the water system due to a water line break. When …

Deputies arrest 2 women in Gardner prostitution sting

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Two women were arrested in Gardner massage parlor stings on July 5.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Qui Lan, 57, of Gardner, and Shu Han, 49, of Kansas City, Mo. were arrested on charges of …

Fourth of July festivities planned

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@garednernews.com
The Gardner and Edgerton communities will celebrate Fourth of July festivities next week.
The city of Edgerton will host its Independence Day Community Picnic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.
Served will be hamburgers, hotdogs and …