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ECC discusses ATVs being driven on streets

ECC discusses ATVs being driven on streets

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Edgerton council members passed a city ordinance authorizing alternate vehicles be allowed driven on city streets at their July 22 meeting. The ordinance definitions of alternate vehicles was changed: Section 1 defining...

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Gardner ends snow removal for downtown area sidewalks

Gardner ends snow removal for downtown area sidewalks

File photo Downtown sidewalks will no longer be cleared of snow by Gardner city crews, as has been done for more than a decade. A message sent via the Gardner Chamber of Commerce, said, in part, “Dear Valued Business Owner: This email is to inform you that as of...

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JCFD#1 responds to fire at intermodal

JCFD#1 responds to fire at intermodal

Submitted photo Fire crews responded to an alarm and report of fire at the intermodal at 11:40 a.m. July 22. Fire District #1 Of Johnson County, Kan., was dispatched for an automatic alarm on a commercial building in the 19000 block of Montrose St. in Edgerton. The...

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Prairie Moon 4H club

Graham Kennedy Club reporter This summer the Prairie Moon 4-H Club has been collecting donations for local animal shelters who have been bombarded by a recent influx of animals requiring immediate attention. These donations will continue to be collected from the...

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Livestock showing includes people with special needs

Livestock showing includes people with special needs

Submitted photo Kennedy Graham Club reporter Do you know someone with special needs who would like to actively participate in showing livestock at the 2021 Johnson County Fair? If so, then Chasing Memories is the event for you! In Chasing Memories a person of any age...

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OUR VIEW: Watch your wallet; require tax transparency

Watch your wallet; a new round of tax increases is most likely coming your way. Like a card trick with a sleight of hand, schools, cities and the county are determining budgets. Most will say they are “holding the mill” levy the same and expect a pat on the back. But...

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Conus resigns

Ron Conus resigned from the Edgerton City Council. Conus’ resignation letter was read at the July 22 meeting, by Don Roberts, mayor. The letter stated he was resigning his city council post effective immediately. His letter didn’t state a reason why, Roberts said.

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Mask mandate for K-6 fails by 1 vote

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News The Gardner-Edgerton School District will not require elementary students to wear masks at school after the board of education approved a COVID-19 mitigation plan for the coming school year. During the discussion, at least...

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Fair parade planned for July 31

Fair parade planned for July 31

“Heroes Unite” is the theme of this year’s parade at 10 a.m. July 31. The parade route is Sycamore to Main, West on Main to Pine North on Pine to Washington, East on Washington to Walnut South on Walnut to Shawnee, East on Shawnee back to Sycamore. To get the best...

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Project auction

4-H Youth from across Johnson County bring projects to the fair to be judged and displayed for the public to view. Some of these items will be auctioned at the Project Auction, and many are handmade or baked. This is your chance to buy original projects or baked goods...

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Happy Helpers 4H club

Happy Helpers 4H club

George P. Delancy club reporter The Johnson County Fair is right around the corner, and the members of the Happy Helpers 4H Club are excited that it can be back to normal this year. The 4H members are busy preparing their projects for judging and display. This year,...

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Fair brings funnel cake, sweet memories

Shirley Allenbrand 6th District Commissioner My memories of the Johnson County Fair have always been filled with family, friends, fun and food. The sweet smell of funnel cakes, the exciting sounds of animals and the fun carnival game prizes…. What’s not to love! When...

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2021 4-H royalty candidates announced

2021 4-H royalty candidates announced

Pictured left to right: Avery Maxwell, Emma Girard, Ann’Adele Kozlowski 2021 rodeo royalty. Submitted photo Ann’Adele Kozlowski Hello, I am Ann’Adele Kozlowski. I am a seventh grader through K.L.O.P. Home School. I have been riding horses since the age of seven and...

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House fire reported on W. 143rd

House fire reported on W. 143rd

A house fire was reported in the 32000 block of W. 143rd, and a column of smoke was visible when Fire District #1 responded about 4 p.m. on July 22. The first arriving unit found a large portion of the backside of the home on fire. Crews were able to manage the fire...

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Legal Notice Edgerton City

  ORDINANCE NO. 2086 SUMMARY     On July 23, 2021, the City of Edgerton, Kansas approved Ordinance No. 2086 which authorizes the operation of golf carts, low speed vehicles, work-site utility vehicles and micro trucks on the streets within the corporate...

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Legal Notice Olathe city

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-34, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 20th DAY OF JULY 2021.   SUMMARY   On July 20, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-34 adding new Chapter...

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Legal Notice Olathe City

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-33, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 20th DAY OF JULY 2021.   SUMMARY   On July 20, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-33 making amendments...

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Legal Notice Olathe City

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-32, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 20th DAY OF JULY 2021.   SUMMARY   On July 20, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-32 making amendments...

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Legal Notice Olathe City

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-31, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 20th DAY OF JULY 2021.   SUMMARY   On July 20, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-31, vacating a...

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Legal Notice Olathe city

NOTICE TO BIDDERS   The City of Olathe will receive sealed bids online at app.negometrix.com, until 3:00 P.M. CST, on August 11, 2021 for Topsoil (IFB 21-0116).  Bids received after this time will not be accepted.  At said time and place, and promptly thereafter,...

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OUR VIEW: Volunteers appreciated

It was like deja vu when Mt. Pleasant Cemetery was rededicated and descendants of the 1870’s site cut the ribbon. From weeds and broken headstones to a truly park-like setting, nameless volunteers have toiled replacing headstones, manicuring the grounds and...

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Dale honored for service

Dale honored for service

Photo courtesy Gardner Rotary Elaine Dale was named the 2021 Citizen of the Year by the Gardner Chamber and Gardner Rotary Club. Dale is the coordinator of the local Meals on Wheels operation at the Gardner Senior Center. She works with volunteers to deliver thousands...

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Kansas Highway Patrol inspects school buses

Annually, the Patrol is charged with ensuring school buses are in working order before on the road Troopers inspecting buses to prep for first day of school The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working to ensure students are safe on their travels to and from school....

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JCDHE releases guidance for school year

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) distributed a letter (attached) to school superintendents with guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for the 2021-2022 school year. JCDHE’s primary goal remains to keep Johnson County schools open...

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