February 9, 2016

Council eliminates 167th Street as truck route

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Despite reaching a consensus on Jan. 21 to eliminate all truck routes within the city of Gardner, council members only mothballed one route, 167th Street, during a Feb. 3 meeting. Public works director Brian Faust offered two different options to city council members during the meeting. One proposal would eliminate all routes Continue Reading

Downtown merchants asked to remove items from right of way

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Main Street business owners are voicing their displeasure after a city employee told them they must remove products and advertising from the sidewalk late Friday afternoon. Ken Fleming owns Ken’s Swap-n-Shop on the southeast corner of Main and Elm Streets. When he opens his shop in the morning, he typically sets a Continue Reading

Council settles dispute with Moonlight contractor

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council approved a $355,954 settlement Oct. 15 over a dispute with a construction company that worked on the recent Main Street and Moonlight Road improvements. According to David Greene, public works director, Amino Brothers, general contractor, filed a delay claim with Kansas Department of Transportation over a KCPL duct 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

Police investigate string of Gardner burglaries

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner police are investigating a rash of burglaries that have taken place since January in the 200 block of West Main Street. Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, said one of the thefts took place between February 15 and March 16. Stolen from a storage shed were items Continue Reading

Intersection upgrades will alter downtown parking spaces

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning will move forward on a project to expand the intersection of Main Street and Center Street. Todd Thalmann, an engineer with city contracted TranSystems, presented three different plans to council members during a work session on Jan. 9. Thalmann called the first plan he presented the “Cadillac plan” for transportation purposes. Continue Reading