November 28, 2014

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 …

City issues press release on new administrator

Cheryl Harrison-Lee

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 …

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 …

Gardner council begins reviewing 2013 budget proposal

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council reviewed previewed two funds from the 2013 fiscal year budget on June 11.
The budget, which interim City Administrator Mike Press called “a spending blueprint for what you hope to accomplish within a …

Kiegerl establishes Gardner residency

Mark Taylor

mtaylor@gardnernews.com

Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe), current representative of the 43rd Kansas House District, established residency in Gardner days after three federal judges drew him out of the 43rd District.

Kiegerl said he signed a six-month lease for …

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House.

A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for …

EDITORIAL: Here’s hoping Kansas lottery winner is local

Somewhere among us, a multi-millionaire sits. At least, that’s the likely scenario.
One of three winning tickets in the largest jackpot in U.S. history was sold in northeast Kansas, but the local winner has yet to step forward.
We have …

UPDATED: Mundt leaving Gardner for Iowa

Melissa Mundt

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Melissa Mundt, Gardner assistant city administrator and interim community development director, has been hired as assistant city manager for the city of Ames, Iowa.
Mundt, an Ames native, began work for the city of Gardner …

County signs on to freight district study

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com

The Johnson County Commission has signed on with the cities of Gardner and Edgerton, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation in funding a study of the Southwest Johnson County Freight District.

Commissioners approved …

Breakfast to benefit Honor Flight this weekend

The American Legion Riders in Gardner will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on March 4 to benefit Honor Flight.

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization offers free flights veterans to Washington, D.C.  to reflect at monuments dedicated to their …