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Heroes step up during Coronavirus scare

Kiesa Kay Contributing Columnist Carts stood in lines stretching back to the aisles at Cosentino’s Price Chopper on Saturday, as the news spread about Johnson County being in a state of emergency from coronavirus. “It’s busier...

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Proposed bill to ease sale of 3.2% beer 

Kansas lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would make it easier for businesses to sell low-alcohol and low-calorie beer. The bill, HB 2672, would amend current law so that businesses would not need a separate...

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Edgerton Council addresses corona virus

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Mayor Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor, addressed the COVID-19 virus pandemic at March 12 City Council meeting. The World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic, which is a...

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USD 231 Elementary Teacher of Year announced

Congratulations to Paula Athey, library media specialist at Moonlight Elementary, who has been selected as the USD 231 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Athey has taught in the Gardner Edgerton District for 26 years. For the past...

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Ribbon Cutting

Photo courtesy Lindsay Elliott, Olathe Health Olathe Health Family Medicine/Urgent Care has opened...

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State of Kansas ponders Sunday liquor sales 

A Kansas Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Under current law, liquor stores can only operate on Sundays between noon and 8 p.m. Whitney Damron, a ...

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Public’s input sought on Stoneridge

The public is invited to attend one or both of two opportunities for input on a master plan for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Stoneridge property. Stoneridge is a 75-acre parcel that the Board of Johnson...

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Pruning in early spring can protect oak trees

Oak wilt, a fatal disease spread by a fungus, has been found in a few sites in the eastern third of Kansas over the last decade. While the spread is often slow and sporadic, Kansans should be mindful of the fungus to prevent the...

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Jarrett completes 35-year career

Don Jarrett, chief counsel and director of Legal Services, will finish 35 years of service to Johnson County Government with his retirement on March 20. The selection process for hiring a new chief counsel is currently underway....

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BBQ championship moves to Lone Elm Park

More than 70 teams from Kansas, Missouri and Colorado will fill Lone Elm Park, 21151 West 167th Street, with award-winning barbecue as they compete in the 2020 Qlathe BBQ Championship, presented by American Barbecue Systems,...

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