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Coyote populations continue to grow throughout United States

If it seems like there are a lot more coyotes mingling in human spaces these days, it’s because…well, there are. “When we look at abundance trends, the population of coyotes has increased three-fold since the fur market crashed in the late 1980s,” said Drew Ricketts,...

AG advises employers not to question religious beliefs of employees

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today advised Kansas employers that they must not inquire into the sincerity of an employee’s religious belief when the employee claims a religious waiver from a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New state legislation that became...

Weatherization

Photo courtesy of USD 231 With temperatures falling and the growing season ending, the USD 231 grounds staff used compressed air to blow out all of the irrigation systems across the school district. This operation took approximately one week and is performed to...

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Mayes

    Gerald "Jerry" Lee Mayes Gerald “Jerry” Lee Mayes, 80, Olathe, Kan, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at his home. Jerry was born February 6, 1941, in Portland, OR, to Orvell C. and Edna Elizabeth (Oakley) Mayes.  He grew up in Central Kansas near...

Edgerton updated on traffic, crime

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Traffic and crime updates were provided by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department during the Nov. 18 Edgerton City Council meeting. Janiece Rawls, resident, said during public comments she wanted to know how uncovered truck...

GCC appointment process begins Dec. 7

With the November election over, and Todd Winters mayor elect of Gardner, the city will begin the process of filling a council vacancy on Dec. 7, after Winters is sworn in Dec. 6. The appointment process will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 7, when the city clerk will notify...

Edgerton city council approves 3 contracts

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News A contract with Elevate Edgerton for Economic Development Services in 2022 was approved at the November 18 city council meeting. The 2022 budget request includes $55,000 membership plus $10,000 special grant for targeted...

Edgerton Homestead district has fallbacks

Lynne Hermansen Special To The Gardner News Several measures related to the Homestead Lane Retail District Redevelopment project at Homestead and I-35 were approved Nov. 18 night at Edgerton City Council. The project will be 42 acres at the southwest corner of...

BOE changes USD 231 mask mandates

Lynne Hermansen Special To The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton School Board members voted 6-0 Tuesday night to allow 9 through 12 graders an option to wear masks or not starting November 18. Students grade 7 and 8 will have the option beginning December 1st after the...

House fire

Photo courtesy Johnson County Fire District #1 A house fire was reported at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 near W. Madison and N. Alder in Gardner. The report was that a clothes dryer was on fire. Smoke was coming from the front side of the home. The fire was quickly...