February 7, 2016

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 a.m. on Oct. 30. Initially, officers requested a helicopter and shuttered the bridge at I-35. Continue Reading

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 was taken to the hospital with injuries. — Danedri Thompson

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 According to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, the bond was revoked based on “numerous violations of house arrest.” Rheuben Clifford Johnson, III, Gardner, is now in Johnson Continue Reading

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 per hour. Main Street doubles as U.S. 56 Highway. State highway officials are lowering the Continue Reading

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 woman was visiting. According to the Lenexa Police Department, Justin Lester Moore, 39, is being Continue Reading

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The city of Gardner rescinded its boil order at 2 a.m. on July 9.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 such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Continue Reading

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 prostitution at two Gardner business locations. The women were arrested at JJ Spa at 611 Continue Reading

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 chips. Fireworks will follow at dusk. Gardner will host its community Independence Day celebration from Continue Reading

City issues press release on new administrator

On Monday, May 21st, the Gardner City Council finalized a contract with Ms. Cheryl Harrison-Lee for the position of city administrator.  Harrison-Lee comes from the town of Eatonville, Fla., where she has been the Chief Administrative Officer since 2009.  She comes to the city of Gardner with over 26 years of experience and a variety Continue Reading

Fly-in set for June 23

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner Municipal Airport will host a fly-in on June 23. Featured will be antique aircraft and WWI planes. Donations will be accepted and food will be available at a concession stand. Planes are expected to arrive between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. depending upon weather conditions.