October 31, 2014

County says USD 231 nixes senior meals pilot program

Rhonda Humble
publisher
The Gardner Edgerton School District is no longer interested in working with the county on a proposed intergenerational pilot program that would allow Edgerton senior citizens to receive vouchers for meals at Edgerton Elementary.
The meal program …

Burn ban temporarily lifted

It’s safe to burn again in Johnson County.

At the recommendation of the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners temporarily suspended the open burn ban for unincorporated Johnson County on Sept. 4.…

County, cities issue burn bans

A burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County was issued Monday, July 2, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners after consultation with the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs.

The burning ban comes on the eve of local …

DMV to add 17 positions

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County is backfilling nine vacant positions in the Motor Vehicles Department.
Eight of nine of those positions were eliminated earlier this year as part of the county’s early retirement incentive program.
The county is also adding …

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 …

Johnson County issues new open burning ban

For the second time in two months, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners has issued an open burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County.
The ban, which became effective Thursday, Oct. 27, was announced after consultation with the county fire inspector …

County commissioners to vote on Gardner Lake sewers

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County commissioners will vote Sept. 15 on whether to expand sanitary sewer service to Gardner Lake.
A public hearing on the issue was held in August.
The sewer initiative proposes enlarging the Consolidated Main Sewer District …

Burning ban issued for Johnson County

A burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County was issued on Aug. 4 by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners after consultation with the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs.
The burning ban becomes effective immediately and will remain …

County employees deployed to Alabama for disaster relief

Two Johnson County employees have been deployed for up to two weeks to assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of deadly tornadoes in Alabama.

Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, and Adam Crowe, assistant

Tom Erickson,

County provides emergency texting service

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Thanks to a text messaging system implemented by Johnson County Emergency Management, residents now have an extra line of defense at their fingertips when preparing for incoming severe weather or other emergencies that might affect the area.…