February 13, 2016

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 certain amount of time,” must be completed by August. The council will review each fund Continue Reading

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 a residence in Gardner in response to the redistricting. His fourth term expires this year. “I have Continue Reading

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 Aug. 7, to continue as planned, but the new lines pit 48 incumbents in 125 Continue Reading

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 our hearts set on the idea that the winner will come from here in southwest Continue Reading

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 in 2003. She was recently named one of three finalists among 160 persons who applied Continue Reading

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 the agreement as part of its consent agenda on March 22. The freight district study Continue Reading

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 service. The organization places a priority on flying World War II veterans, because statistics show Continue Reading

Benefit Dinner Dance

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., March 3, 2012 Join the Edgerton UMC Relay For Life team for a dinner/dance to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Fe Trail.  This is an alcohol free, family friendly event.  Thickets for donation drawings will be available, drawings to be held at 8:30 p.m.  Music Continue Reading

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night. The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store and Walgreens Store on East Main Street. As part of the project, the store owners Continue Reading

Gardner City Council Meeting – Video

Here are the videos of the Gardner City Council meetings from 2/6/12 Part 1           Part 2 Part 3