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Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament - A Fundraiser for Positive Changes

Posted on Dec. 29th, 2011

Positive Changes is a local non-profit organization founded in 2005 with the primary function of keeping disabled individuals in their homes and giving support to their families. Rick Davidson is the...
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Death Investigation in Olathe

Posted on Dec. 29th, 2011

At 4:40 p.m. Wednesday Olathe Police Officers were dispatched to the 1300 Block of E.153rd Street on a reported armed disturbance. When officers arrived, they found the victim deceased inside the...
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Several Reports of Vandalism Taken

Posted on Dec. 28th, 2011

The Gardner Police Department has taken approximately twenty reports of vandalism that occurred overnight on December 27th through the early morning hours of December 28th.

Approximately...
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UPDATE: **Home for the Holidays**

Posted on Dec. 28th, 2011

(Olathe, Ks.)- From December 17th to December 27th the Olathe Animal Shelter participated in the National Home for the Holidays pet fostering program. This was the third year of participation for the...
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Stolen Trailer and Snow Plows

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

A black, 2007 J & W, 16 foot tandem axle flatbed trailer with a mesh lift up gate was stolen from A & S Auto/Truck Toyz in Tracy, Missouri on 12-21-2011. The trailer has a Missouri license...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

A tornado rumbles across Reno county. Wherever it goes, Cliff Shank will be on the job, broadcasting the whereabouts of severe weather and more.

Last week we met Cliff Shank, owner of Ad...
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I-35 Bus on Shoulder Service to Begin in Johnson County

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Johnson County Transit (JCT) - The JO, will start operating the JO Xpress which will utilize the I-35 shoulder to bypass congestion and create more...
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CANCELLATION of the Gardner City Council Meeting

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

The Gardner City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm has been cancelled due to the lack of agenda items.


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TRAFFIC ALERT

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

EXPECT DELAYS!

Southbound I-35 to eastbound I-435 ramp will be closed for diamond grinding work on Thursday, December 29 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00...
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CherryBerry hosting Job Fair today at the Gardner Chamber office

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2011

The latest business opening soon in Gardner will be holding a job fair on Tuesday, December 27th from 9-4 at the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce office located in the Metcalf Bank across from Bruce...
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Miami/Johnson County Farm Service Agency Announces County Committee Election Results

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

Paola, KS December 22, 2011 -Miami/Johnson County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Myron Stroup, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the...
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Johnson County Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

Johnson County Livestock Association
Annual Meeting

Date: January 23, 2012

Time: 6 p.m. registration

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MARC awards $63,700 grant to JCCC for sustainability training in hospitality

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College was awarded an EnergyWorks KC Green Jobs Workforce Development grant from the Mid-America Regional Council on Dec....
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

The high school gym is packed as the basketball teams take the floor. The players are excited, the coaches are prepared, the game is about to begin. But something is missing: There are no goals. ...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

12/13/2011

0037 - US 56 & Cedar Niles DWS

0100 - 1100 Blk E Santa Fe Alarm Call

0138 - 400 Blk W Main Ambulance Call

0730 - Lincoln Ln & Evergreen...
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Early retirements and limited resources Prompt Library Board to reduce hours

Posted on Dec. 22nd, 2011

 

 

Staff reductions due to Johnson County government's voluntary retirement incentive program prompted the Johnson County Library Board to review the hours of...
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Gardner City Council Easily Dispatches Agenda, Debate Gets a Little Heated: Full Video

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

Gardner City Council Meeting, Monday, December 19, 2011

The Agenda for Monday night's Gardner City Council was executed with little difficulty. The Council approved:

• A...
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I-70 Opens - US-83 Highway Still Closed in Northwest Kansas

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

As of 11:30 a.m. this morning, December 20, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reopened the eastbound lanes of I-70 between Colby and WaKeeney. Those eastbound lanes were closed the...
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Johnson County Library offers programs On Career Resources in January 2012

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

Are you job searching? The Johnson County Library will host career programs in January that will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about career resources and improve skills for gaining...
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MidAmerica Nazarene University's Timely New Program for Sexual Addictions Counselors Starts January 2012

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- MidAmerica Nazarene University's training program for sexual addictions treatment providers starts in January 2012, and the program could not be more timely. From prominent athletic...
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Lieutenants Graduate from Prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the successful graduation of Lieutenants Shawn Tompkins and Jody Prothe from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern...
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Road Closures in Western Kansas/ 8a.m. Update

Posted on Dec. 20th, 2011

As of 7:00 a.m. today, US-83 is closed from Garden City to Scott City due to blizzard conditions, poor visibility and multiple vehicle accidents. Added to closures on US-83 last night, US-83 is...
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Governor and First Lady Host Chanukah Celebration at Cedar Crest

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

Topeka - Nearly 100 Kansans joined Governor Sam Brownback and First Lady Mary Brownback Monday afternoon as they lit the first candle on the Menorah for a Chanukah celebration at Cedar Crest.>Full Story

K-State Grain Science Professor Named First Wilbur Endowed Professor in Stored-Product Protection

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University professor of grain science, Subramanyam "Subi" Bhadriraju, has been appointed the first Donald A. Wilbur Endowed Professor in Stored-Product Protection at...
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New and improved traveler information services available for Winter/Holiday travels

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

Just in time for the holidays, the Kansas Department of Transportation has released new features for KanDrive (www.kandrive.org), the traveler information...
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Fiddler on the Roof plays at JCCC for two nights in January

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Fiddler on the Roof, the Broadway smash and Tony Award winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world, will be on stage two nights in January at...
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FirstLight United Methodist Church Christmas services

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

FirstLight UMC has three worship services planned over the upcoming holiday weekend. Friday, the 23rd is the Christmas Eve -Eve service at 7pm. Saturday, Christmas Eve service at 5pm and Sunday...
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Gardner Grange Encourages Community to Join

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

Several members of the Gardner Grange #68 Gardner KS attended the National Grange Convention in Tulsa OK. The theme for the new Grange year will be "American Values and Home town roots." Gardner...
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National Geographic Coming to Town -Do You Have a Piece of History?

Posted on Dec. 19th, 2011

Do You Have a Piece of History?

America's National Treasures, a new television series from National Geographic, is searching the country for objects that tell...
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Fellowship Bible Church Plans Christmas Services

Posted on Dec. 16th, 2011

Fellowship Bible Church will hold two identical Christmas services this year.

The first service will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. On Christmas Day, the service will be from...
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Sheriff's Office Loses Almost 500 Years of Service through Retirement Program

Posted on Dec. 16th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be saying goodbye to 22 employees at the end of 2011 who opted to participate in a retirement incentive program offered by Johnson County...
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Gardner City Council Agenda for Monday, December 19, 2011

Posted on Dec. 16th, 2011

GARDNER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
City Hall -- 120 East Main Street -- Gardner, Kansas
Monday, December 19, 2011
7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER
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MidAmerica Nazarene University Receives Largest Ever One-Time Gift of $7.5 million

Posted on Dec. 16th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- Jon North, vice president for university advancement, announced this week that MidAmerica Nazarene University is the recipient of a 7.5 million dollar gift. This unrestricted cash...
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Trailblazer Youth Winter Hitting League Looking for Two Additional Teams

Posted on Dec. 15th, 2011

The Trailblazer Youth Winter Hitting League is looking for two additional teams in the 7th/ 8th Grade Division. To secure a spot in this division or obtain additional information please email or...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Dec. 14th, 2011


12/1/2011

0406 - 400 Blk E Main Warrant Arrest - Misdemeanor

0806 - 600 Blk E Shawnee Animal Control

0955 - 200 Blk N Poplar Citizen Assist

1151 -...
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JCCC hosts technology competition for high school students

Posted on Dec. 14th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College will hold the second annual Competitive Technology Event for 9th-12th grade students from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 12, starting in the JCCC...
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Fellowship Bible Church Debuts Children’s Wing

Posted on Dec. 14th, 2011

Bigger preschool classrooms, a large meeting area and kid-friendly bathrooms are among the amenities youngsters at Fellowship Bible Church have been enjoying since the Gardner church debuted a new...
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Drovetta Updates Council on Replacement for Open Seat - Video of the Entire Meeting

Posted on Dec. 13th, 2011

Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta updated the City Council on his plans for filling the seat vacated by the resignation of Dennis Pugh. Drovetta told that Council that he had received four unsolicited...
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How Do Some Cattle Thieves Do It?

Posted on Dec. 13th, 2011

Over the past several months, numerous cattle thefts have occurred in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Illinois. Some of these suspects have been identified and arrested.

 
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE 2012 LEGISLATURE SESSION BEGINS

Posted on Dec. 13th, 2011

At 2 P.M. January 10th both House and Senate will reconvene to
tackle the great challenges facing us. The administration and
legislators have been very busy preparing for a successful...
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Entries Sought for Annual 2012 National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest

Posted on Dec. 13th, 2011

Entry forms for the 2011 Bookmark Design Contest cosponsored annually by the Johnson County Library and the Friends of the Library will be available beginning January 2 at the Johnson County Central...
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Free Gardner Community Dinners

Posted on Dec. 13th, 2011


The Gardner Community of Christ Church is sponsoring THANKFUL THURSDAYS

Free Gardner Community Dinners Third Thursday of Every...
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Wheatridge 7th Grade Girls Complete Perfect Season with Tournament Win

Posted on Dec. 12th, 2011

Saturday, December 10, the 7th Grade Varsity girls basketball team took on the Ottawa Whirlwinds in the first of two games. Early foul trouble led to a closely played game. Mustangs maintained the...
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BNSF Victim of Copper Cable Theft

Posted on Dec. 10th, 2011

From 12-06-2011 to 12-07-2011, the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad was the victim of a theft of approximately 800 feet of 3/2 copper cable (inch and one quarter in diameter) and 500 feet of red...
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Gardner Elementary’s Pam Tate Selected as Kansas Distinguished Principal of the Year

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

Santa came a little early this year for Gardner Elementary Principal Pam Tate.

On Thursday, December 8, Mrs. Tate walked into the school's gymnasium with astonishment as students, staff...
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Grace Baptist Church - Ground Breaking Ceremony!

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

On December 4th at 3:00 pm. Pastor Joey Lang, his family along with Bob Allenbrand & Jeff Wandtke Co-Chairmen of the Building Committee, other committee members, and several members and friends...
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Free Christmas Dinner for Senior Citizens

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

Please join us in celebrating Christmas with a free dinner provided to seniors wishing to enjoy food and fellowship on Christmas Day. This dinner will be held Sunday, December 25th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m....
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Literacy Summit Focuses on Improving Measureables

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

Emporia - A full room of education leaders and stakeholders joined Kansas Governor Sam Brownback for the Governor's Literacy Summit today at Emporia State University.

 

In...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

Where does an artist find his or her inspiration? For some, it may be a vast mountain view or a scenic ocean. Today we'll meet a rural Kansas artist who finds her inspiration close to home, in her...
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County Librarian Donna Lauffer To retire after 32 years of service

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

County Librarian Donna Lauffer will retire from Johnson County (KS) Library on December 24, 2011 ending 32 years of service to Johnson County Library. During Lauffer's tenure as County Librarian,...
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Check Out What's Happening at the New Century Fieldhouse

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

Cross Training for 50+

Get a total workout at New Century Fieldhouse Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9am!!! 1st class is free! Call 913-826-2860, to try out a...
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Stuff The Bus

Posted on Dec. 8th, 2011

First Student will be at Price Chopper 830 E Main in Gardner, KS Friday 12/16 from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 12/17 from 10am to 2pm collecting Non Perishable Items and Hygiene Products. All donations...
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Saddles & Saw Recovered, Are They Yours?

Posted on Dec. 7th, 2011

The attached saddles and saw are part of a large supply of tools recovered by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office last week. The saddles are in poor shape and have probably stored for a long time...
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Gardner Council Acts on Zoning, Lot Splits and Legislative Agenda

Posted on Dec. 6th, 2011

Communications and Decorum

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2011 Home for the Holidays pet fostering program.

Posted on Dec. 6th, 2011

(Olathe, Ks.)- The Olathe Animal Shelter will be participating in the National Home for the Holidays pet fostering program again this year. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations...
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K-State Crops Team Claims Third Straight National Championship

Posted on Dec. 6th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State University Crops Team has captured the title of national champion for the third year in a row. K-State teams have now won the championship in 10 of the past 13...
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Dennis Pugh Resigns from Gardner City Council

Posted on Dec. 5th, 2011

Gardner, Kan.

According to a press release from the Gardner Mayor, Dave Drovetta, Council Member Dennis Pugh has resigned.  Pugh was involved in a verbal exchange with Council Member...
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Edgerton Elementary Holiday Mart Saturday, December 3

Posted on Dec. 3rd, 2011

The Holiday Mart will be held at Edgerton Elementary on Saturday, December 3rd from 9a.m.-3p.m.

Enjoy shopping, a bake sale, crafts and pictures with Santa!

 


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Gardner First Baptist Church presents "The Gift of Christmas"

Posted on Dec. 3rd, 2011

Gardner First Baptist Church presents "The Gift of Christmas," a musical cantata and play on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3.
7 p.m. both nights- Gardner, KS

They have...
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Criminal Charges Filed Against Pugh

Posted on Dec. 2nd, 2011

Johnson County District Attorney, Steve Howe, has filed charges against Dennis Pugh for Battery and Criminal Deprivation of...
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What Kind of Jelly Bean Are You?

Posted on Dec. 2nd, 2011

Look at a jar of jellybeans. You have to admit it's a cheerful sight. Feast your eyes on those sweet little dumplings of sugar, pressing their pudgy faces against the glass, proudly offering...
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Santa's Workshop

Posted on Dec. 2nd, 2011

Santa is a busy guy this time of year. Streamlining the reindeer engine, supervising the workshop elves and evaluating thousands of toys.

Amongst it all, he still wants to see...
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Little Church on Madison to Grow Much Bigger

Posted on Dec. 2nd, 2011

Pastor Joey Lang of Grace Baptist Church is excited about the plans for a ground breaking ceremony for their building on...
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Investigation Leads to Arrests, Drugs and Guns

Posted on Nov. 30th, 2011

De Soto, Kan. - A lengthy investigation culminated in several arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana, guns, explosives and stolen property during two search warrants on November 30,...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Nov. 30th, 2011

Let's go to a branding in the Flint Hills. The fire is hot and the branding irons are ready - but there are no cattle in sight. These brands are being burned into the walls of a new restaurant in a...
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Water Service to be Interrupted

Posted on Nov. 29th, 2011

Notice to Customers

The City of Gardner Line Maintenance Division will be working on the water main on W. 175th to repair a system leak. Water service west of the Doublegate Subdivision...
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Worship Pastor Joins Staff of Fellowship Bible Church

Posted on Nov. 29th, 2011

Fellowship Bible Church will celebrate Christmas this year with a new worship pastor.

Eric Fry, 30, joined the staff team of the Gardner church in June. He comes to FBC from Almond, N.Y.,...
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GEHS Project Grad Holiday Bazaar

Posted on Nov. 29th, 2011

A Holiday Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 2-4p.m. in the GEHS commons.

A portion of all sales will benefit Project Grad Class of 2012.


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Stolen Skid Steer from Olathe, KS

Posted on Nov. 29th, 2011

On 11-29-2011, the Olathe Police Department received information in regards to a stolen 2007 CAT Model 226B skid steer loader stolen from 143rd Street in western Olathe, Kansas in the Prairie...
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Point of View on the Fotovich and Pugh Situation

Posted on Nov. 28th, 2011

This is an EDITORIAL, not a news story.

There is simply no justification for the actions of Mr. Pugh on the evening of Monday, November 21st. The outburst at City Hall and subsequent...
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Stolen Hay in Johnson County, KS

Posted on Nov. 28th, 2011

Approximately 60 bales of brome hay were stolen from a barn near 175th and Renner in rural Olathe, Kansas.
The hay is valued at $5.25 per bale.

If you find any information in regards...
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Blazer FCCJC Cheerleaders Bring Home Awards

Posted on Nov. 28th, 2011

GE Blazers FCCJC Cheerleaders brought their "A" game Sunday 11/20/11 at the FCCJC 2011 Cheer & Dance Competition at Epic Indoor Sports in Olathe.

All divisions competed and made quite...
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Detectives Investigate Stolen Police Uniforms and Gun

Posted on Nov. 28th, 2011

Spring Hill, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating the theft of police uniforms and a gun from a residence near Spring Hill, Kansas. The theft occurred sometime between...
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JCPRD & The Theatre in the Park Present a New Holiday Tradition at Mildale Farm

Posted on Nov. 25th, 2011

The Theatre in the Park and Johnson County Park and Recreation District embark on a new tradition... An Olde Fashioned Holiday!

We'll ring in the holidays December 5th through December...
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Governor Hosts Annual Ringneck Classic Pheasant Hunt

Posted on Nov. 25th, 2011

Oakley - Kansas Sam Governor Brownback hosted the inaugural Kansas Governor's Ringneck Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The city of Oakley and the surrounding area were the gathering points...
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12 Tips to Trim Holiday Spending

Posted on Nov. 25th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Holiday ads are plentiful, but not reason enough to spend.

"In the rush to shop, we sometimes lose sight of the rest of year, in which money will be needed to cover...
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Livestock Theft Alert - Stolen Hair Sheep

Posted on Nov. 24th, 2011

Livestock Theft Alert - 50 Head of Hair Sheep - Ewes & Lambs

50 Head of Ewes and Lambs stolen from Ava,MO. Ava is southeast of Springfield, Mo. A long ways from...
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Grace Baptist Church Ground Breaking Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

The congregation of Grace Baptist Church invites everyone to attend our Ground Breaking Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3:00 pm located at 650 E Madison Street in Gardner.

Come celebrate...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

A woman's miniature horse is about to give birth. To be safe, the woman checks the expectant mare regularly during the night. But this doesn't require the woman to bundle up and walk to the barn in...
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Top scorers announced for constitution quiz

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A total of 14 college and high school American government students were top scorers for their classes in a constitution quiz taken as part of the Johnson County Community...
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Sheriff Presents Deputies with Awards

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Sheriff Frank Denning presented nine deputies with life saving awards during a Recognition and Badge Pinning Ceremony November 17, 2011. Denning also presented Formal Recognitions,...
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Picking a Lasting Poinsettia Takes Know-How

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Picking the best poinsettia comes down to knowing how to judge the plant's maturity and health.

"You want it to last as long as possible, but you also want it to peak at...
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Officer Involved Shooting Review

Posted on Nov. 23rd, 2011

District Attorney Steve Howe announces that his office has completed a review of the October 13, 2011, officer-involved shooting which led to the death of Matthew White in Olathe, Kansas.

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UPDATED 23 November: Pugh and Fotovich Dispute Boils Over

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

At the end of the Gardner City Council meeting on Monday evening, Council Member Dennis Pugh erupted with a statement to fellow Council Member Larry Fotovich. Pugh yelled at Fotovich telling him...
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Thirty-seven projects selected for KLINK funding

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

Thirty-seven projects totaling $15.4 million in overall cost and $6.8 million in state funds have been selected for funding under the Kansas Department of Transportation's 2013 KLINK resurfacing...
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN SPRING HILL

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

This is the time of year we look forward to special holiday events and celebrations. The flyers are attached for some of your favorites.

Thursday, November 24th- Community Thanksgiving...
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Local American Legion Members Escort 54 Veterans on a One Day Honor Flight

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

The American Legion Riders Post 19 of Gardner hosted their 1st Annual Honor Flight Breakfast in February of this year to raise proceeds to send our Veterans to Washington D.C., a big thanks goes out...
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Winner of Post 19 American Legion Riders Shotgun Raffle Announced

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to Rich Newhouse of Gardner!

He is the winner of the Post 19 American Legion Riders shotgun raffle of 2011.

Rich donated $20 for 6 tickets and won a $400...
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KSHSAA Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Posted on Nov. 22nd, 2011

Four individuals have been selected for induction into the Kansas State High School Activities Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Awards will be presented during second semester, 2012 in conjunction with a...
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Gardner City Council Meeting Agenda for Monday, November 21, 2011

Posted on Nov. 21st, 2011

GARDNER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
City Hall -- 120 East Main Street -- Gardner, Kansas
Monday, November 21, 2011
7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER
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Gardner Gold State Bowling Tournament Results

Posted on Nov. 21st, 2011

Congrats to the Gardner Gold Special Olympics Bowling Team for their strong efforts at the State Bowling Tournament on Saturday, November 19th at College Lanes in Overland Park. Over 30 teams from...
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Gardner Historical Museum Recognizes Contributors

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum would like to recognize Bruce Funeral Home, Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital and D & Z Exploration, local entities that made 2011 Corporate/Organizational...
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GEHS BLOOD DRIVE

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2011

Community members are welcome to donate blood at the GEHS Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 in the GEHS Auxillary Gym.

Walk-ins are welcome, and community members...
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Johnson County Public Safety Toy & Food Drive

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2011

(OLATHE, Kan.) - Founded in 2003, the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive is celebrating its eighth year of helping Johnson County families in need during the Christmas holiday season....
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JCCC trustees approve plan for $700,000 green building on campus

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College will partner with Studio 804, a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning, to construct a...
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Governor Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced numerous appointments to boards and commissions.

 

"I am proud to announce these Kansans to their respective boards...
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Advisory: Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign

Posted on Nov. 18th, 2011

(Olathe, Ks.) - The Olathe Kansas Police Department, along with many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving...
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Livestock - Recovered Cattle - Seeking Owner

Posted on Nov. 18th, 2011

34 Head of Largely Angus Cattle Dumped on Private Property in Newton County

Description of recovered items
Angus Cows: Left ear tags # 66, Left ear tags # 71, Left ear tags # 77,...
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National High School Sports Record Book Moves Online

Posted on Nov. 17th, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 17, 2011) - After 32 years as a print publication, the National High School Sports Record Book has officially moved online and can be accessed on the National Federation of...
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Gardner Gold Bowling Team Competes at State Level

Posted on Nov. 17th, 2011

On Saturday, November 19th the Gardner Gold Special Olympics Bowling Team will compete at the State Level with competition starting at 9am at the AMC...
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Sheriff Frank Denning Named Kansas Sheriff of the Year

Posted on Nov. 17th, 2011

Hutchinson, Kan. - Sheriff Frank Denning was named Kansas Sheriff of the Year by the Kansas Sheriff's Association on November 10, 2011 during the Kansas Sheriff's Annual Training...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Nov. 16th, 2011

"Changing the trend lines." For those of us who study graphs and charts depicting the demographic trends of rural Kansas, the thought of redirecting those trends positively is a remarkable...
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State Honors, Recognizes Contributions of Native American Tribes

Posted on Nov. 16th, 2011

Topeka - Leaders of the Kickapoo Tribe, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Iowa Tribe, Sac and Fox Nation, and Kaw Nation joined Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today for the Kansas 150 Tribal...
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Mr. GEHS Pageant

Posted on Nov. 16th, 2011

The annual Mr. GEHS Pageant will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the GEHS auditorium.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund to...
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4G LTE FROM AT&T AVAILABLE IN KANSAS CITY ON NOVEMBER 20

Posted on Nov. 16th, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO., NOV. 14, 2011 - This Sunday, Nov. 20, AT&T* will turn on its 4G LTE network in the Kansas City area, including Gardner, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless...
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Rotarians Respond Again to the Needs from the May Tornado - now in Reading, KS

Posted on Nov. 16th, 2011

Reading, Kan: Seventy volunteers from eleven central and eastern Kansas Rotary Clubs spent Saturday with chain saws, wood splitters, backhoe and hand saws clearing trees damaged in the EF-3 tornado...
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GEHS Chosen as KCTV5 Cool School of the Week

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

GEHS was selected as the KCTV5 Cool School of the Week. Our school will be featured on channel 5 on Friday, November 18, from 6:00-8:00 a.m. The television crew and reporter will be conducting live...
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Little Miss Blazerette Dance Clinic

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

It is that time of year again - the Little Miss Blazerette Dance Clinic is almost here!

Sign up forms went out to all the schools in the GE district and we hope to see lots of girls come...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

10/31/2011

0009 - 200 Blk S Bedford Battery

0043 - 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Possess Narcotics

0043 - 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Citizen Assist

0958 - 100 Blk W Colleen...
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High School Life Skills Students to Participate in MNU Challenge Day Nov. 15 and 17

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- Sports management majors and students in the adaptive physical education class are coordinating and facilitating an activity called "Challenge Day" for high school students from the...
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Drivers need to be alert as risks for hitting deer increase

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - During the summer months people may forget the presence of deer throughout the metro area. Dead carcasses on I-435 are a vivid reminder to drivers to take extra precaution. The deer...
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Waverly Road Closed to Through Traffic

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

Waverly Road will be closed to through traffic between U.S. 56 and 183rd Street from Tuesday, November 15, 2011, to just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

T.J. Lambrecht, BNSF's...
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MNU Launches Digitization Project Upon Receiving $11K Grant

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- MNU recently announced its plan to give researchers, educators and the community online access to manuscripts in its archives. The Digitizing for 21st Century Access project will...
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GEHS Blazerette Dance Team Brings Home Awards from Mill Valley Dance Festival

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

The Blazerette Dance Team represented GEHS in fine fashion this past weekend at the Mill Valley Dance and Cheer Festival bringing home several awards.

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Blazer Cheer Weekend Results From Mill Valley Cheer and Dance Festival

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

Blazer Cheer Weekend Competition Results:
The Blazer cheer squad traveled to the Mill Valley Cheer and Dance Festival on Saturday and did an absolutely AMAZING job! The way that the scoring...
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Food Scientist Offers Tips for Choosing Turkey

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping for a turkey sounds simple, but holiday cooks, and particularly first-time holiday hosts, can find labeling confusing, said Karen Blakeslee, K-State Research and Extension...
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Artist Stan Herd to create earthwork at JCCC

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Stan Herd, a Lawrence, Kan. artist known internationally for his works, has been commissioned to create a piece on the campus of Johnson County Community...
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21st Annual Christmas in the Park and Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

The 21st annual "Christmas in the Park" holiday event kicks off with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, November 28, 2011 at Cornerstone Park.

Seasonal music will be...
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THANKSGIVING SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Posted on Nov. 15th, 2011

The Gardner Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

A grant from KDOT will underwrite...
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Johnson County Young Matrons Holiday Homes Tour 2011

Posted on Nov. 12th, 2011

This year marks the 20th Johnson County Young Matrons Home for the Holidays Homes Tour which will be open to the public on Wednesday, November 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. You are invited to tour...
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WARREN HANNON JEWELER GIVES BACK TO THE OLATHE MAYOR'S CHRISTMAS TREE FUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on Nov. 11th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas November 10, 2011 - A beautiful gift becomes even more beautiful when it helps someone in need. Warren Hannon Jeweler is pleased to announce that, this holiday season, each purchase...
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Atlanta CO-OP Burglary

Posted on Nov. 10th, 2011

The Cowley County Sheriff's Office took a burglary report this morning from the CO-OP in Atlanta Kansas.

A hydraulic cable cutter such as those used by Westar or KG&E was used to...
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Governor Brownback Issues Statement Recognizing Veteran’s Day

Posted on Nov. 10th, 2011

Topeka -Governor Sam Brownback issued a statement today recognizing the Veteran's Day holiday. The Governor also issued the attached proclamation commemorating Veteran's Day on November...
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MATTI’S MAJORETTES-UPDATED WITH A CHANGE OF CLASS DAY

Posted on Nov. 10th, 2011

A twirling team! Come join the fun!
Learn basic skills, Twirl with friends, Competitions, Performances

Classes will be held at Sunflower Elementary on Tuesday...
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Papa Murphy’s Grand Opening Celebration in Gardner

Posted on Nov. 10th, 2011

Gardner, Kansas - November 4, 2011 - Papa Murphy's, the country's largest and fastest growing take-and-bake pizza chain, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its first store in Gardner Kansas,...
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Project Graduation to Sponsor Parent Prom

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

Parent Prom

"A Senior Moment" will be held on January 21, 2012 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Gardner Edgerton High School Commons

$25.00 per Ticket

...
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Darrell Wait Selected as Kansas Coach of the Year

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

Congratulations to Gardner Edgerton Head Volleyball Coach Darrell Wait for his recent recognition as the Kansas Coach of the year by the Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches Association...
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GEHS Presents Annie Get Your Gun

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

The GEHS Theater Department will Present Annie Get Your Gun on November 10 & 12 in the high school auditorium at 7:00p.m.

The production is Directed by Jeff Lady, Musical Direction by...
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Edgerton United Methodist Church to Offer JoCo Parks & Rec Classes

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

Edgerton United Methodist Church is partnering with Johnson County Parks and Recreation‘s 50+ program to bring some programs to you!

We have decided to try:

Zumba Gold...
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AT&T EXPANDS MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE NEAR GARDNER AND OLATHE

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

GARDNER, KAN., Nov. 8, 2011 - As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new...
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Kansas Farm Groups Endorse KARL Program

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas farm groups have donated more than $24,000 to the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, an educational non-profit organization, in the past year. KARL ...
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Stolen Cattle

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

Livestock Theft Alert - Ozark County, Missouri
Date Missing: November 6th, 2011 from Ozark County, Missouri.

10 black heifers 600-700 lbs in weight - mixed breeds, but mostly black...
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Four JCCC debaters win speaker awards in Oklahoma tournament

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Four individuals from the Johnson County Community College debate team received speaker awards and two teams advanced to elimination rounds at the University of Central Oklahoma...
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Administration Announces Medicaid Reforms

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

Topeka - Following a months-long public input process, Governor Sam Brownback and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., today announced the Administration's plan for reform the state's Medicaid...
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Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentations

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at JCCC continues its popular program, Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentations, on Nov. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the...
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KDOT Traveler information map to be tested again for winter

Posted on Nov. 9th, 2011

While the weather forecast for Wednesday is cool and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state.

The...
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Blazer Wrestling Bringing in the Nation’s Best

Posted on Nov. 8th, 2011

With the 2011-12 wrestling season only a month away, the Blazers prepare for the 32nd Annual GEHS Invitational on December 3, 2011. This home competition will not only mark the beginning of the GEHS...
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Kiwanis to Host Dr. Gilhaus

Posted on Nov. 8th, 2011

This week at the Kiwanis meeting we are honored to have Dr. Gilhaus, Superintendent of Schools, be our guest.

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Governor Announces New Kansas Chief IT Officer

Posted on Nov. 8th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced Jim Mann will serve as the executive branch's Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO). He also issued Executive Order 11-46 that directs...
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Dog shot in park after it was attacking another dog.

Posted on Nov. 7th, 2011

At 10:53 a.m. this morning Olathe Police officers were dispatched to Two Trails Park, 1000 N. Ridgeview Road, on a report that a dog had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a man...
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Nike Elementary School Holiday Mart

Posted on Nov. 7th, 2011

The Nike Elementary School Annual Holiday Mart will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9am-3pm!

There will be shopping for everyone, a kids shopping area, over 20 vendors, basket...
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Stolen Horses Alert

Posted on Nov. 7th, 2011

Stolen Horses Alert

On 11/02/2011 in Magnolia, Arkansas someone stole a Featherlite bumper pull stock trailer with five horses, saddles, and bits from the college barn....
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1st Annual Grocery Grab Winners!

Posted on Nov. 5th, 2011

The Gardner Rotary Club sponsored Grocery Grab was held Saturday, November 5 at Price Chopper. The winners donated $10 for a chance to win 5 minutes in Price Chopper grabbing groceries. Ten finalist...
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Sheriff’s Office Celebrates 150th Anniversary with an Open House Event

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

New Century, Kan. - 150 years and 27 sheriffs later, Johnson County Sheriff's Office is celebrating 150 years of service to the community. On November 5, 2011 the Sheriff's Office will host an open...
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USDA Announces Disaster Assistance Sign up for 2010 Crop Losses

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

Manhattan, Kansas - Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas, today announced that the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program...
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JCCC student newspaper wins three Associated College Press awards

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper of Johnson County Community College, brought home three Associated College Press awards from the National College Media Convention held...
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Turtle Island ready for round-the-world foray into holiday music

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Turtle Island Quartet will usher in the holiday season with its unique blend of jazz and classical chamber music during a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Carlsen...
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JCCC to offer new dietary manager program

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College will offer a new dietary manager certificate program.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the certificate program during its...
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Cities selected for funding under KDOT’s Geometric Improvement Program

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

Projects that will improve intersections and address road deficiencies in 14 cities will receive fiscal year 2014 funding under the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Geometric Improvement...
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Top HAAC Academic Honors for Female Athletes at MNU

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner Larry Lady gives $1000 scholarships to the male and female athlete in the conference with the highest GPA each year. This year...
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Gov. Brownback Proclaims Statewide Committment to Child Health and Wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

WICHITA - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback pledged his commitment to child health and wellness by declaring today "Fuel Up to Play 60 Day" in Kansas. Fuel up to play 60 is an...
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Nerman painting graces cover of Art in America magazine

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A painting by Dana Schutz that is on the cover of the November issue of Art in America belongs to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community...
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Grain Dust Explosions: K-State Grain Scientist Discusses Causes, Precautions

Posted on Nov. 4th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - In the aftermath of an Oct. 29 grain elevator explosion in Atchison, Kan. that claimed six lives and injured two others, Kansas State University grain scientist, Leland McKinney...
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Ryan Toews Needs Our Votes!

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

A picture of Ryan Toews playing soccer on the Gardner Gold Special Olympics Team is currently featured on the >Full Story

Classes for Seniors at New Century Fieldhouse

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

Free Bridge Classes for Seniors

Mondays at New Century Fieldhouse
551 New Century Parkway
New Century,KS 66031

1:00 to 4:00pm
*Donations...
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Dec. 8 book talk by JCCC instructor examines Bacon's narratives about science

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Are humans the masters of the natural world? Or does nature defy control? Those questions may seem topical today, but they also were relevant in the 17th century when Francis...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

Across the pastoral landscape, a sound echoes through the air. We are visiting the little-known treasure called Echo Cliff along the Kansas Native Stone Scenic Byway.

In a previous...
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KDOT Announces Measures To Address K-10 Safety Concerns

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation today announced five actions, including installation of two 2-mile sections of cable median barrier, the agency will take on the K-10 corridor between Lawrence...
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GEHS Madrigal Ensemble Presents a Madrigal Feast

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

The GEHS Madrigal Ensemble will be presenting a Madrigal Feast on November 29th at 6:30 p.m.

The event will include a comedic show with Renaissance and Dickens caroling songs and also a...
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GovFest for Small Businesses At Johnson County Library

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 14 -20) the Johnson County Library will host the fifth Annual GovFest on Thursday, November 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Central...
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Blue Valley Neighborhood Library to close for three days

Posted on Nov. 2nd, 2011

Johnson County Library to Implement RFID to Improve Efficiencies

 

Johnson County Library will close the Blue Valley Neighborhood Library, 9000 West 151st St. Overland...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Nov. 1st, 2011

10/17/2011

0345 - Saddlewood & Moonlight DWS

0515 - 17400 Blk S Agnes Theft Under $1000

0829 - 100 Blk Aspen Vehicle Accident - Private Property

0845 -...
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MEET THE GOVERNOR AND SUPPORT SPEAKER PRO TEM JENE VICKREY TONIGHT!

Posted on Nov. 1st, 2011

You're Invited!

An evening with Governor Sam Brownback and Speaker Pro Tem Jene Vickrey

Nov. 1st @ 5:00 pm
Memorial Hall 411 11th st. Osawatomie

Serving as your...
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Gardner Rotary Presents RYCOE Award to 4 Middle School Students

Posted on Nov. 1st, 2011

The Gardner Rotary recently presented the RYCOE award to four middle school students.

The award, which stands for "Rotary Youth Character of Ethics", was presented to the following...
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Improving intercity bus service in Kansas

Posted on Nov. 1st, 2011

 

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is conducting an online survey to better understand existing and future intercity bus system needs in the state and encourages...
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Kansas Byway Designation Change

Posted on Nov. 1st, 2011

Kansas' Frontier Military Scenic Byway was re-designated as a historic byway recently to better reflect what visitors will find while traveling this Eastern Kansas byway. Kansas Department of...
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Santa will arrive in Olathe November, 12th

Posted on Oct. 31st, 2011

Santa arrives at the Great Mall by special helicopter, Saturday, November 12th, at 10am!

Join the fun and excitement at the Fashion Entrance, then visit Santa inside the mall. The Great...
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GARDNER EDGERTON TOPS KANSAS ASSESSMENT RESULTS

Posted on Oct. 31st, 2011

Again, Gardner Edgerton has come out on top in the classroom. The Kansas Assessment results were released from the Kansas State Department of Education with extraordinary results posted for USD...
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Johnson County Veterans Day event includes Olathe parade

Posted on Oct. 31st, 2011

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (October 28, 2011) - Johnson County's 25th Veterans Day Observance Anniversary will spill out into the streets of downtown Olathe on Friday, November 11.

The...
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Movie Review - The Rum Diary

Posted on Oct. 31st, 2011

The Rum Diary

Starring: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard
Directed by: Bruce Robinson
MPAA Rating: R
Star Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Okay kids, its time for...
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Mildale Farm Fall Fest Saturday, October 29th

Posted on Oct. 29th, 2011

OCTOBER 29, 2011
MILDALE FARM
35250 W. 199th St., EDGERTON, KS
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


The JCPRD Mildale Farm Fall Fest

Bring the family and spend the...
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Veterans Day Program at GEHS

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

You are cordially invited to the 2011 VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
at Gardner Edgerton High School, Friday, November 11, 2011

9:30-G.E.H.S. Gymnasium

RECEPTION...
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Deputies to be Honored for Promotions at Badge Pinning Ceremony

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - In a continuing effort to promote a culture of "Leadership in Public Service" within the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Frank Denning will be honoring 22 recently promoted...
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Gardner Edgerton Abilities Support Network Meeting

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton Abilities Support Network will hold it's next monthly meeting, November 10th at 7:00pm at Fellowship Bible Church, 16900 Waverly Rd, Gardner.

Scott Adams from the...
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MNU Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble Presents Fall Concert Nov. 3

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- MidAmerica Nazarene University invites the community to enjoy the MNU Concert Band in a program entitled Echoes on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center on the MNU campus...
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Documentary film, panel discussion on Nov. 8 focus on Tar Creek Superfund site

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - "Tar Creek," a film by Matt Myers documenting the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
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KDOT’s traffic records upgrade receives national award for technical innovation

Posted on Oct. 28th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation's automated digital Kansas Traffic Records System has received a prestigious 2011 InformationWeek 500 award. The award is attached to an annual ranking...
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Sheriff’s Office Celebrates 150th Anniversary with an Open House Event

Posted on Oct. 27th, 2011

New Century, Kan. - 150 years and 27 sheriffs later, Johnson County Sheriff's Office is celebrating 150 years of service to the community. On November 5, 2011 the Sheriff's Office will host an open...
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Master Food Volunteers offer holiday help through their hotline

Posted on Oct. 27th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - The holidays can be a wonderful time for creating warm, family traditions. But if you're not careful, you can also end up creating not-so-fond memories of foodborne illness. According...
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List of Stolen Machinery, Animals and Wiring Continues to Grow

Posted on Oct. 27th, 2011

If you have information regarding any of the following thefts please contact the person listed under each item.

Lakeway Trading Post /Louisburg Lumber Yard
Some...
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Halloween Boo Bash Thursday, October 27 at Celebration Park!

Posted on Oct. 27th, 2011

Enjoy some GHOULISH fun at our 15th Annual Halloween Boo Bash at Celebration Park! Join us for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride along the...
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INVITATION TO BID - 2012 TREE TRIMMING PROJECT

Posted on Oct. 27th, 2011

Sealed bids for the 2012 Tree Trimming Contract will be received at the Gardner Energy, Administration Office, 1150 E. Santa Fe, Gardner, Kansas 66030 Attn: Brandon McCollum, until 2:00 p.m.,...
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Mayor's Christmas for Children program 2011

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

If you feel you are in need of help with gifts for your children during this upcoming holiday season, information letters and applications for the Mayor's Christmas for Children Program can be picked...
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Trunk or Treat at First Presbyterian Church

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

Trunk or Treat at First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

Games Halloween Treats Free Popcorn

Hot Dogs Drinks

5:00 PM on Saturday, October 29th

First...
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Nike Elementary Holiday Mart Vendors Needed

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

The Nike Elementary Holiday Mart will be held in the gym at Nike Elementary on Saturday November 12th from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Booth fees are $30 and should be made payable to: The Nike PTO....
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

"The white cliffs of Dover." That's a reference to the scenic landscape along the British coastline in the English Channel. Those white cliffs have provided inspiration for many travelers and artists...
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OLATHE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 29 AT OLATHE CITY HALL

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

[Olathe, Kansas] - On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Olathe Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and...
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Patsy Houghton Named K-State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Patsy Houghton, known to many as the force behind the now-common concept of professional heifer development, has been named the recipient of Kansas State University's Department of...
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INVITATION TO BID - Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

Sealed bids for the Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street, Attn: Jim Melvin, until 3:00 p. m.,...
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3rd Grade Blazers Finish Up Season

Posted on Oct. 26th, 2011

The 3rd grade Blazers Baseball team just finished their 2011 season in grand style. The boys paid special tribute to all those that have lost their lives to breast cancer as well as honored October...
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Two Chocolate Labs Missing

Posted on Oct. 25th, 2011

Our 2 male chocolate labs went missing Saturday morning. Our family really misses them, and would love to have them back.

Chocolate - 100 lb. blockhead lab, lighter brown
Oreo - 70...
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Win the Chance to Grocery Grab at Gardner Price Chopper

Posted on Oct. 25th, 2011

Time is drawing near for the Gardner Rotary Club's drawing for some lucky person to win the 1st Annual Grocery Grab.

Purchase a $10 raffle ticket; the winner will have 5...
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Traffic Alert - I-70 CLOSED IN TOPEKA

Posted on Oct. 25th, 2011

At 6:00 a.m. TODAY, Tuesday, October 25, all lanes of eastbound and westbound I-70 NOW CLOSED from 4th Street to the California Avenue Interchange in east Topeka due to fatality incident involving...
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And the Emmy Goes To....

Posted on Oct. 25th, 2011

Yes, those are real Emmy awards. Greg Sheffer, a 1993 alumnus of MNU and owner of Inversion, an Olathe, Kan., video and film production company, can add several more awards to his mantle.

...
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Joint Repair Scheduled for Three Westbound K-10 Bridges in Johnson County

Posted on Oct. 25th, 2011

On Monday, October 31, an emergency project will begin to repair the bridge joints on three westbound K-10 bridges in Johnson County. The locations include the westbound K-10 bridges over Lexington...
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Gardner Gold Competes in Regional Bowling Tournament

Posted on Oct. 24th, 2011

The Gardner Gold Special Olympics Team competed in the Regional Bowling Tournament on Saturday, October 22nd at the College Lanes in Overland Park. This year we had 10 athletes compete and will...
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Movie Review - Johnny English Reborn

Posted on Oct. 24th, 2011

Title: Johnny English Reborn
Starring: Rowan Akinson, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike
MPAA Rating: PG
Star Rating: 2½ out of 4 stars

As I drove to the theater to see...
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3rd grade Blazers to play for League Championship

Posted on Oct. 24th, 2011

The 3rd grade Blazers will take on the Olathe East Hawks Saturday night, October 29th at 8pm under the lights at Heritage Park.

The Blazers will bring their 6-1 American division champion...
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KCTV 5 Video 6 - New Century Air Center

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the New Century Air Center video...
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KCTV 5 Video 5 - Inside Cramer Products

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the Inside Cramer Products video...
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KCTV 5 Video 4 - Parks & Rec

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the Parks & Rec video below:>Full Story

KCTV 5 Video 3 - KC Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the KC Pumpkin Patch video below:>Full Story

KCTV 5 Video 2 - Lanesfield School takes you back in time

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the Lanesfield School video below:>Full Story

Did you miss Gardner on KCTV 5 this week? Watch the Video's here.

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Gardner was featured on KCTV 5 Its Your Morning - Your Town with Kelly Jones this week. If you happened to miss watching it live you can watch the video's below:


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JCCC debate team advances at UNLV

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Two teams from Johnson County Community College debate advanced to the elimination rounds of a tournament Oct. 15-16 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Three...
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Stolen ATV from Van Wall Equipment

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

Van Wall Equipment, 800 N. Rogers Rd., 10/10/11, 0412 hours, 3 male subjects cut a security cable outside of the business and stole a 2011 Polaris Razor ATV. Officers responding to the alarm call...
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Second Annual disABILITY Expo and Fair at Great Mall

Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2011

OLATHE, KAN. - Oct. 3, 2011 - Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kan., is hosting the second annual disABILITY Expo and Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 29 in the Great Mall food...
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First nationwide test of Emergency Alert System scheduled for Nov. 9

Posted on Oct. 21st, 2011

For years, local television and radio stations have periodically tested the Emergency Alert System (EAS) with familiar tones followed by "This is a test...," but on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the first...
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Auditions for Gardner Community Theatre's Best Christmas Pageant Ever Sunday, October 23

Posted on Oct. 21st, 2011

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER:
a play for boys and girls, men and women ages 5 to adult.

Auditions on Sunday, October 23
at Sunflower Elementary

Registration begins at...
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J.P. Lefmann Awarded 2011 Sod Buster Award

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

John Phillip (J.P.) Lefmann has been named the 2011 recipient of the Sod Buster Award by the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association for his 50 years of public service as a zoning board...
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JCCC salutes service of Tuskegee Airmen in Polsky Series event

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Tuskegee Airman from Olathe and a leader of the Heart of America chapter of Tuskegee Airmen of America, Inc., will speak Nov. 9 about the challenges the African-American...
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Students to make connections to change the world at Epicenter 2011 sustainability conference Oct. 28

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - High school and college students with an interest in sustainability will gather at Johnson County Community College on Friday, Oct. 28, to see what other students are doing,...
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Fulbright Scholar and Naval Reserve Training Director to Speak at MNU Oct. 21

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- MidAmerica Nazarene University will host presentations by Fulbright Scholar Randall Stephens, PhD, and National Director of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Carla Jill Stein,...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

Fast Company magazine, fall 2010. An article describes "five technologically decked-out schools," including Notre Dame, Stanford, Duke University, and...Northwest Technical College in Goodland,...
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"Berlin '36" - Movie Review

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

Wednesday was the last day that the German film "Berlin '36" played at the Glenwood Arts theater in Overland Park. Since I'm not exactly a professional critic and I get to see whichever movie that I...
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GEHS Theatre Open House & Workshop

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton High School Theater Department will host an Open House and Workshop on Saturday, October 29th.

The Workshop is open to all USD 231 students in grades 1-8. It will be...
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GEHS Debate Results

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

On October 13 and 14, the GEHS Debate Team took on 26 schools at Blue Valley West. Finishing in 9th place out of 69 teams with a 4-1 record were Jon Hughes and Lucy Pyle. Also competing in that...
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Gardner Parks and Recreation 15th Annual Halloween Boo Bash

Posted on Oct. 20th, 2011

Join us at Celebration Park for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride along the park trails and much much more.

This is sure to be one...
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Gardner will shine on KCTV 5 this week

Posted on Oct. 19th, 2011

KCTV 5 will be featuring the City of Gardner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning this week! This series will feature Kelly Jones, KCTV5 News It's Your Morning anchor. Read more about Kelly >Full Story

Stolen 2011 Ford F-250

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

The 2011 Ford F-250 shown in the photo below was stolen from a residence on Prairie Lane in rural Raymore, Missouri at approximately 0100 hours on October 18, 2011. The truck is a Harley Davidson...
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Stolen Cattle

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

8 LIMOUSINE COWS: 1 Black Bull, 4 Black Heifers, 3 Red Heifers

Cattle WEIGHTS are estimated to be 1000 lbs.

All cattle have a tattoo in left ear
Cattle are BRANDED ON...
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PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING JOHNSON COUNTY EXTENSION COUNCIL

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

OLATHE, Kans. - PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with K.S.A. 2-611, as amended, State of Kansas, that on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the Johnson County Extension Office, 11811 S. Sunset...
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ArcAttack is an “electrifying” rock-and-roll show for the whole family

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

ArcAttack plugs high-tech wizardry into gee-whiz show biz to spark a family showcase of science plus entertainment at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

10/12/2011

0339 - 28600 Blk W 207th Outside Agency Assist

0830 - 200 Blk W Main Property Lost

0900 - 300 Blk S Woodson Property Lost

0900 - 500 Blk E...
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KDOT Announces Approved Bids for State Highway Construction and Maintenance Projects in Kansas

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation today announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting was held Sept. 21, 2011 in...
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USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan Spends Day in Kansas

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan spent Oct. 12 in Kansas. She primarily came to visit with Kansas State University students about American...
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Governors Ask for Independent Flood Review

Posted on Oct. 18th, 2011

Omaha - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today joined five other governors whose states were impacted by flooding along the Missouri River Basin to ask Congress to conduct an independent review of the...
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Rep. Mike Keigerl 2011 Interim Newsletter

Posted on Oct. 17th, 2011

Thanks for asking - I'm all right

I've been busy preparing for the new session, which will begin on January 10, 2012, only two and a half months from now. I have had...
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Kansas Humanities Council Announces Grant Opportunities for 2012

Posted on Oct. 17th, 2011

TOPEKA - The Kansas Humanities Council announces grant opportunities available to Kansas nonprofits in 2012.

Kansas Humanities Council grants support projects that use the humanities to...
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National Women's Philanthropy is chartered in Gardner

Posted on Oct. 17th, 2011

Recently a group of women have joined together to charter a P.E.O. chapter in Gardner. P.E.O., a Philanthropic Educational Organization, is an organization where women celebrate the advancement of...
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Gardner Historical Museum Offers Great Gift Ideas

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum is pleased to announce the reprinting of Virginia Johnson's and Margaret Gay's Three Histories Book, a history of Gardner. The cost is $25.00 +shipping...
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Office of the Repealer Announces Final Tour Stops

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced today the details of the final stops on his tour of the state of Kansas.

Secretary Taylor is traveling across the...
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Gardner Historical Museum's Civil War Expo

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum's Annual Military Tribute & Exhibit will continue through the end of November.

We are hosting a Civil War Expo on Saturday, October 29th. This special...
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Second annual…back by popular demand Johnson County Library’s BIG Fall Used Book Sale

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

The Johnson County Library is pleased to announce it will hold the second annual BIG Fall Book Sale in cooperation with Friends of the Library at Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9635 Metcalf, Overland...
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Edgerton United Methodist Church's 15th Annual Turkey Dinner

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

The Edgerton United Methodist Church will host its 15th Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, November 5th, from 4 - 8p.m.

The meal will be served in the church hall, 300 E. 4th St.,...
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Olathe Police Seeking Help Locating Ryan Bardley

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department is seeking help in locating an adult missing person, Ryan A. Bradley, who was reported missing on October 9th, 2011.

Ryan is a white male, 23-years-old, 5'06",...
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Missing Olathe Man Found

Posted on Oct. 16th, 2011

At approximately 5:30 pm on October 15th, the Olathe Police Department and the Miami County Sheriff's Department located the body of an adult male in a wooded area near 239th St. in Miami County,...
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Pumpkin Ridge Street Improvement to begin on Monday, October 17

Posted on Oct. 15th, 2011

The Pumpkin Ridge Street Improvement project is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 17, and to be completed on or before Saturday, October 29. All residents on these streets should access their...
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GEHS Band Trip Fundraiser

Posted on Oct. 15th, 2011

On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19th and 20th is GEHS band night at Gambino's. If you use the attached flyer and purchase pizza on these evenings the band will receive 20% profit. This money will be...
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Suspect Killed in Deputy Involved Shooting in Olathe

Posted on Oct. 14th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - About 7:30 p.m. October 13, 2011, a Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy observed a vehicle facing the wrong way on Buchanan Street in Olathe. The Deputy stopped to investigate and one...
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Gardner Girl Collecting Books for Joplin

Posted on Oct. 14th, 2011

When 3rd grader, Elysia Valverde, cleared off her book shelf of books she was done reading, she managed to fill a box. Instead of dropping them at the library, she asked if there was a way to give...
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Stolen Farm Equipment

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

Kinze Planter
The Concordia, Missouri Police Department is
investigating the theft of a blue, Kinze planter,
Model 3500 8/row with 7/interplant rows, Serial>Full Story

Governor Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an order today for flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the state from sunup to sundown this Sunday, October 16th in recognition of the 30th Annual...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

10/6/2011

0109 - 7th & Ann (KCK) Warrant Arrest - Misdemeanor

0815 - 600 Blk E Valerie Animal Control

0816 - 800 Blk S Maple Suspicious Activity

0907...
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Blazers Elite U11AA Food Drive

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

Blazers Elite U11AA is a newly formed team for 2011/2012 season and are making a name for themselves both locally and nationally.

Manager Mark Mills has tried for several years to get...
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Sherman Alexie talk at JCCC postponed

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Sherman Alexie's appearance at Johnson County Community College has been postponed due to a family emergency.

Alexie, an award-winning author, poet and screenwriter,...
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MAST Program to Help Ag Producers, Agribusiness Professionals Develop Management Skills

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Agricultural producers and agribusiness professionals seeking ways to become better managers are encouraged to enroll in the upcoming Management, Analysis and Strategic Thinking...
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Congressman Kevin Yoder to hold Town Hall Meeting in Gardner!

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

Congressman Kevin Yoder will hold a Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, October 19th from 9:30 to 10:30 am at City Hall, 120 E. Main Street in Gardner, Kansas.

When: Wednesday, October 19...
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Edgerton Council Delays Sewer Project, Approves Branding

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

September 22, 2011 Edgerton City Council Meeting

CDBG Sewer Project

City Administrator Beth Linn reported to the Council that the Bids for the CDBG Sewer project came...
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Some Enchanted Evening turns record-breaking 25

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK - Over the past 24 years, Johnson County Community College has raised more than $5 million dollars and honored 24 of the county's most prominent citizens through a series of enchanted...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie!

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

The TallGrass Theatre Proudly Presents: Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie!

Show dates October 14th, 15th and 16th at Wheatridge Auditiorium, 318 Washington Gardner KS.
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Public invited to peek inside JCCC's couture closet on Nov. 4

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College has a closet full of clothes on campus, and the public is invited to take a peek inside on Friday, Nov. 4.

The Fashion Group...
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MNU Freezes Tuition Costs for Undergrads Next Year

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- Breaking with the recent national trend of university tuition increases of 5 to 15%, MidAmerica Nazarene University announced today that it will not increase undergraduate tuition for...
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Quiet Zone Completion Announced by City of Gardner

Posted on Oct. 13th, 2011

The City of Gardner has been working for some time on improving the at-grade crossing on Moonlight Road and the BNSF tracks just south of Old 56 Highway (Main Street). All trains are currently...
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Board of Public Utility Exploratory Committee Works on Ground Rules

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

Gardner City Council Member Chris Morrow is the Chair of a Committee established to investigate the value of establishing a Board of Public Utility or BPU. The Committee has gotten off to a slow...
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Gardner Council Agrees to Fund 50% of Grand Street, Water & Sewer for New Schools

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011



October 10, 2011 City Council Work Session

USD231 Annexation Request

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Congressman Yoder's Staff to be at Gardner Library

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

Congressman Yoder's staff will be holding community office hours at the Gardner Library (137 E. Shawnee St.) on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 3:30-4:30pm.

Yoder's staff is available for...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

"Home-grown." That's a description of our favorite products from the garden. It also describes a produce business which serves southwest Kansas and developed, quite literally, from the ground up. ...
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Academic theatre to present 'Anatomy of Gray'

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

The Music and Theatre Department at Johnson County Community College will present Anatomy of Gray from Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20.

The academic production is free...
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Two Movies to See before They’re Yanked out of Theaters

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

Movie Ratings:
The Movie is Great ****
The Movie is Good ***
The Movie is Decent **
The Movie is Poor *

There are two really good movies in theaters that I think people...
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In an emergency are you ready to grab and go?

Posted on Oct. 12th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - This year's Joplin tornado, Hurricane Irene and the wildfires in Texas are just some of the recent, unfortunate events that upended thousands of people lives. Many people had to...
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Recent Farm Scams

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

Law enforcement agencies in Kansas are currently investigating a series of related frauds with out-of-state ties. The frauds generally target rural residents, often elderly persons. The schemes take...
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Helping to Build a World Without Breast Cancer

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

Robin Schrack, resident of Gardner, is helping to build a world without breast cancer. In November, she will be participating in The Susan G. Komen3-Day for the Cure®. It is a 60-mile walk over...
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Munich Symphony and chorus unite for Mozart’s Requiem

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Munich Symphony and the chorus, Gloriae Dei Cantores, led by Philippe Entremont, will perform Mozart's final masterpiece, Requiem Mass in D minor at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6,...
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November session offers information about JCCC for home-schooled students and their parents

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College will host an information session for home-schooled students and their parents from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Regnier Center on...
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'Bella Gaia' captures Earth's beauty through eyes of astronauts

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

Have you ever wanted to study certain Earthly phenomena from space? Get your chance when you attend Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth), sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the JCCC Student...
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Governor Proclaims October as Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

Topeka - Governor Brownback has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.

"Kansas workers with physical or mental challenges play an important role in our state's...
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I-35 Pavement Marking Project Set to Begin in Johnson County

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

On Friday, October 14, a pavement marking project will begin on northbound and southbound I-35 from Southwest Boulevard to the Kansas/Missouri state line in Wyandote County. This project includes...
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Poaching of Tame Deer

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

During the night of 10/08/2011 individuals entered a privately owned whitetailed deer farm on Osage County Road 801. The suspects killed three whitetail bucks. .17 cal. shell casings were recovered...
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Cell Phone Recycling to Benefit SafeHome Domestic Violence Center

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

October is domestic violence awareness month.

During the month of October, Matheny Chiropractic office will be collecting used cell phones for recycling to benefit SafeHome Domestic...
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Meals on Wheels program seeks Gardner volunteers

Posted on Oct. 11th, 2011

The Johnson County Meals on Wheels program seeks Gardner-area residents who drive and who have a little time each week to help their neighbors in need.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels is a...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie!

Posted on Oct. 9th, 2011

The TallGrass Theatre Proudly Presents: Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie!

Show dates October 14th, 15th and 16th
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ATV fatality accident in field east of Baldwin City

Posted on Oct. 8th, 2011

At 8:10 this morning Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to an "unknown emergency" in a field northwest of the intersection of N 500 and E 2300 roads, which is east of Baldwin City,...
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Cattle Drive Follows Historic Cox Trail

Posted on Oct. 8th, 2011

ELLSWORTH, Kan. - Hundreds of people stepped into the past over the last month to catch a glimpse of what would have been a more familiar site 150 years ago-a cattle drive.

In celebration...
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Man injured in motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 56

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

A 62-year-old Gardner man was taken to a Topeka hospital Thursday morning after he was injured in a motorcycle accident in southwestern Douglas County.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff's...
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Second annual…back by popular demand Johnson County Library’s BIG Fall Used Book Sale Set for November 3-5 at Metcalf South

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

The Johnson County Library is pleased to announce it will hold the second annual BIG Fall Book Sale in cooperation with Friends of the Library at Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9635 Metcalf, Overland...
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Polsky Series event featuring Adam Bold is cancelled

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Polsky Series seminar featuring Adam Bold on Wednesday, Oct.12, has been cancelled due to an illness.

Bold, a radio host and the founder of The...
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I-29 in southwest Iowa to reopen Saturday

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

AMES, Iowa - Oct. 7, 2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting plans to reopen Interstate 29 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near...
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I-35 Repairs from Old 56 to 167th St. this Weekend

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

Northbound and Southbound I-35 will have varying lane closures in the right lanes from Old 56 to 167th Street for concrete pavement patching beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7 and reopening...
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Mike Rowe Comes to Kansas City for LEE DENIM DAY At KC Live!

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

Join us, October 7th, at KC Live! for Lee National Denim Day,one of the country's largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer, benefiting the Women's Cancer Programs of EIF.

Mike...
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Introducing Shana Chounelamany...new stylist at Main Street Salon!

Posted on Oct. 7th, 2011

Need a haircut, color, manicure, or wax? Main Street Salon, located at 415 E. Main, in Gardner, KS, is proud to introduce our newest cosmetologist, Shana Chounelamany!

She is a very...
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Governor Expands Suspension of Motor Carrier Rules to Aid in Drought Relief

Posted on Oct. 6th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order today to expand the temporary suspension of certain motor carrier rules and regulations in order expedite efforts to transport hay to...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Oct. 6th, 2011

9/28/2011

0056 - 200 Blk W Westhoff Fire Call

0135 - 29000 Blk W 184th Burglary

0800 - 300 Blk E Washington Civil Case

0828 - 1100 Blk E Santa Fe Animal...
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KDOT announces two-year schedule of projects

Posted on Oct. 6th, 2011

Hundreds of transportation projects that will preserve, expand and modernize the Kansas highway system have been scheduled for the next two years.

The projects, which will be funded under...
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JCCC wins $2.9 million grant for health information technology

Posted on Oct. 6th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded almost $2.9 million to Johnson County Community College to create and expand education programs in health information technology...
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Madeline Herman - Very Simple, Very Pure, Always a Smile

Posted on Oct. 6th, 2011

Madeline Herman never saw anything wrong with the world, she always assured everyone that ‘it will be okay'. She was loving, wore a constant smile on her face and anyone who met her could not...
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GEHS Homecoming 2011

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

The GEHS Homecoming football game will be played this Friday, October 7th at the high school football stadium. The Blazers will be taking on the McPherson Bullpups.

Homecoming coronation...
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Updated Drought Order for Kansas Counties Triggers Emergency Use of Water

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

Topeka - Drought conditions continue for much of Kansas and expand into additional counties which has led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

"Profiles in Courage." That's the name of a best-selling book written by President John F. Kennedy in the 1950s. It chronicled eight U.S. Senators and their acts of principle and integrity in the...
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October 2011 Johnson County Extension Classes

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

October 2011 Johnson County Extension Classes


Day: Thursday, October 13

Event: Advanced Food Preservation

Description:...
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Recovery of Large Amount of Copper Wire and Property

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

A subject was stopped on I-170 and was in possession of a large amount of copper wire with the coating burned off, 1 John Deere battery, 1 Sukup 1.5 h.p. electric motor with a green bracket (from the...
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Weekend Lane & Ramp Closures RESCHEDULED for Westbound I-435 at Quivira Road Construction Project

Posted on Oct. 5th, 2011

The planned closure of westbound I-435 the weekend of Oct. 7-10 for construction work taking place near the Quivira Road interchange has been postponed a week.

"We have decided to...
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Gardner Kid's Closet Community Consignment Sale 10/6-10/9

Posted on Oct. 4th, 2011

The Gardner Kid's Closet semi-annual consignment event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds is coming up October 6th - October 9th.

Shoppers can expect to find over 35,000 gently used/like...
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Standoff in Gardner Ends Peacefully

Posted on Oct. 4th, 2011

Gardner, Kan - Gardner Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 700 block of East Lincoln Lane Tuesday morning at 12:50 a.m. Upon arrival, an individual identified as Shane Tucker, a...
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USD 231 STUDENTS OF CHARACTER FOR FIRST QUARTER

Posted on Oct. 3rd, 2011

Character education is an important part of the curriculum Gardner Edgerton School District. We strive to build a common set of values among our students. A different character trait is focused on...
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Brass Fittings Believed to be from Oil Fields Found

Posted on Oct. 3rd, 2011

Midwest Iron and Metal in Hutchinson contacted the Reno County Sheriff's Office inquiring if there had been
any reports of large brass fittings being stolen from oil fields recently.

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Gardner Parks and Rec 15th Annual Halloween Boo Bash

Posted on Oct. 2nd, 2011

Gardner Parks and Recreation will hold the 15th Annual Halloween Boo Bash at Celebration Park. Join us for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride...
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Johnson County Library Foundation Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

Posted on Oct. 2nd, 2011

The Johnson County Library Foundation has named four outstanding individuals as winners of the annual 2011 Pinnacle Awards: Carlos Antequera, Mark Gilman, Kathy McLellan, and Gregory T. Wolf.>Full Story

GEHS Talent Show this Saturday

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

The GEHS ALL School Talent Show is Saturday October 1st at 7 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. There are a lot of great acts ranging from singing, piano, break dancing,...
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State Unveils Kansas Walk of Honor with Sen. Bob Dole

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

Topeka - The State of Kansas launched the Kansas Walk of Honor with the unveiling of a plaque recognizing the contributions made by Sen. Bob Dole on a state and national level. More than 100 family,...
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Lightning Rod SCAM

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

The Kearny County Sheriff's Department in Lakin, Kansas is investigating a lightning rod scam. A 90 year old woman living alone on a rural farmstead was contacted on February 2, 2010 by a crew...
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Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Earn Top State Award

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Top honors went to Douglas County's Extension Master Gardeners during September's annual state EMG conference at Kansas State University. The Douglas Co. gardeners won the Kansas...
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Aquila Theatre to present Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde plays

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

The Aquila Theatre Company, a professional company in residence at New York University, will perform two shows as part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community...
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Learn about Chinese art, culture, history at JCCC workshop

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Looking to learn more about Chinese art, culture and history? Experts on those topics will speak at a workshop Oct. 10-11 at Johnson County Community College, and the public is...
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Hannah Bettge, Kansas AVCA Player of the Week

Posted on Sep. 30th, 2011

Gardner Edgerton High School junior, Hannah Bettge, was recently selected the Kansas AVCA Player of the Week.

The award is chosen by the American Volleyball Coaches Association per stats...
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Gardner Gold shines in Metro and State Tournaments

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

Gardner's own Special Olympic team "Gardner Gold " has kept their record intact with wins in both the Metro soccer tournament on September 11th, and the State Special Olympics Soccer tournament held...
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Stolen 30' Gator Trailer

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

On 09-25-2011 at 2127 hours, person(s) unknown stole a 2012 30' Gator brand dark gray (top) and chrome (bottom), bearing 2012 Missouri license plate 37D-2RN, VIN # 53K853028CF003397, from the north...
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K-10 Resurfacing Project Set to Begin in Douglas County

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

Weather permitting, on Monday, October 3 at 9:00 a.m., a resurfacing project will begin on an 8.5-mile stretch of K-10 from the east city limits of Lawrence to the Douglas/Johnson County Line in...
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JCCC novice debate team wins at MSU tournament

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College debate team won the championship in the novice division, advanced to the quarterfinals in the junior varsity division and accumulated...
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Stolen Equipment, Reward Offered

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

Missouri Highway Patrol Rural Crime
Stolen John Deere Tractor & Polaris ATV

Pevely Missouri is located on I-55 just south of St. Louis. This is a long ways from western Missouri...
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Burglary at Rural Missouri Residence & Farm

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

TRACE DOES NOT USUALLY PUT OUT BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE'S, BUT SINCE THIS WAS A FARM HOUSE AND A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS, WE THOUGHT FARMERS IN THE AREA SHOULD KNOW. MOSTLY STOLEN WAS GUNS.

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Enjoy the country life of Northeast Kansas during the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

Lawrence, KS - The seventh annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 1 and 2. The tour began in 2005 to celebrate the diversity and availability of locally-grown food and...
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JCCC is again ranked among top digital community colleges

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

Overland Park, Kan.-Johnson County Community College is again listed among the top-rated community colleges for digital technology by the Center for Digital Education and Converge Magazine. JCCC was...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

9/21/2011

0130 - 200 Blk N Evergreen FIC

0130 - 200 Blk N Evergreen Obstruction of Official Duty

0512 - 100 Blk S Poplar Animal Control

0818 - 1100 Blk E...
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Beyond Bounds • BRILLIANT! offers unique art for purchas

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Beyond Bounds • BRILLIANT! the biennial art auction benefiting the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, offers a unique opportunity for...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011

"Raise the roof." That sounds like something done by loud fans at a sports arena, or maybe by your teenage son's rock band. Today, in our continuing series about Kansas barns, we'll learn about a...
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TRASH, RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING SEMINARS

Posted on Sep. 28th, 2011

The Johnson County Environmental Department has teamed up with the cities of Merriam and Overland Park to offer two evening seminars focused on the upcoming curbside recycling, yard waste and trash...
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Gardner Parks and Rec Offering KC Chiefs Tickets For Sale

Posted on Sep. 28th, 2011

Gardner Parks and Recreation is once again selling tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs versus Miami Dolphins football game.

This is a great way to support the Chiefs AND your Local Parks...
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Images from the Gardner Historical Museum's USO Show and Open House

Posted on Sep. 28th, 2011

Click on a photo to start browsing through the gallery.


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October 13 Open House for MNU Graduate and Adult Degree Programs

Posted on Sep. 27th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- Job seekers everywhere are looking for an edge to make them stand out in the job market. For many that means pursing a graduate degree, while others need to meet minimum requirements...
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MNU Announces Alumnus of the Year Award Winners

Posted on Sep. 27th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN, -- MidAmerica Nazarene University has named Fulbright Scholar Randall Stephens, PhD, its alumnus of the year, and National Director of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Carla Jill...
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AT&T HIRING U-VERSE TECHNICIANS AND WIRELESS EMPLOYEES TO MEET GROWING DEMAND IN KANSAS

Posted on Sep. 27th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN., SEPT. 19, 2011 - AT&T* is in the process of hiring nearly 100 employees in Kansas to accommodate growth in its U-verse television, broadband and voice service and other...
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A FULL HOUSE: FOUR MONTHS AFTER OPENING, K-STATE OLATHE BRIMMING WITH INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS AND EXPERTISE

Posted on Sep. 27th, 2011

 

MANHATTAN -- The Kansas City area will start seeing an increase in purple power.

Leaders at Kansas State University's Olathe campus and industry officials from around the...
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Emergency Preparedness in Johnson County

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

JohnsonCounty Emergency Management will be hosting an emergency preparedness townhallon Tuesday, September 26th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM on the Johnson CountyCommunity College Campus (12345 College Blvd.,...
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Fast Looming Deadlines May Force Kansas Health-Care Choices

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

TOPEKA - Ticking clocks may be thwarting Kansas' attempts to avoid new federal health-care regulations that many in the state say they don't want.

State executives this week briefed...
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Work on the 183rd Street Improvements Project is now progressing slightly ahead of schedule.

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

On Monday morning, the contractor for the project will begin asphalt resurfacing from Center Street to a point between Mulberry and Maple Streets. When the overlay is done, a 2" asphalt overlay from...
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INVITATION TO BID - Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

Sealed bids for the Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street, Attn: Jim Melvin, until 2:30 p. m., October...
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Explore the Legacies of the Civil War at Johnson County Library in October

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

Johnson County Library will be hosting a number activities this year and next in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These will include book discussions, community issues forums,...
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Trunk-or-Treat

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

Come enjoy this safe, free trick-or-treating option at Indian Creek's Trunk-or-Treat!

Kids trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in the line-up of vehicles in the front parking lot of...
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Masonic Lodge Buscuit and Gravy Breakfast

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2011

The Masonic Lodge will sponsor a Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast which is scheduled for Saturday October 1, 2011 from 6:00am till 10:00am at the Gardner Senior Center.   All you can eat for...
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First Lady Mary Brownback hosts the 2011 Kansas Book Festival

Posted on Sep. 24th, 2011

Topeka - More than 900 book enthusiasts joined Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback for the 2011 Kansas Book Festival at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka today.

"I'm so pleased...
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Kansas State School for the Deaf Day

Posted on Sep. 24th, 2011

TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:


WHEREAS, The Kansas State School for the Deaf, the oldest state educational institution, was founded by Philip A. Emery in Baldwin City, Kansas...
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Papa Murphy’s Opening in Gardner Kansas

Posted on Sep. 24th, 2011

Gardner, Kansas - Papa Murphy's, the country's largest and fastest growing take-and-bake pizza chain, is opening its first store in Gardner on September 27th. The store is located at 800 E. Main St....
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SPORTING KC PARTNERS WITH KC PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE

Posted on Sep. 24th, 2011

The KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze has dedicated their annual corn maze to Sporting Kansas City. The maze, complete with the Sporting Kansas City crest, is located at 29755 W. 191st Street in...
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Lincoln and Douglass come to life in Oct. 25 production at JCCC

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The words of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass will come to life in a production at Johnson County Community College in October.

Kansas City...
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JCCC announces ‘Bill Kurtis: Back Home on the Range'

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

Bill Kurtis, a nationally acclaimed journalist and a native of southeast Kansas, presents Bill Kurtis: Back Home on the Range at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center, Johnson...
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Emporia State’s funding request for new programs included in Regents’ budget

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

EMPORIA, KAN. - Emporia State University's request for funding of three new academic programs will be included in Kansas Board of Regents' unified FY2013 budget proposal.

During its...
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Anyone missing a Go Cart?

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

Detective Gary Stone of the Linn County, Kansas Sheriff's Office discovered these Go Cart's during the service of a search warrant. He believes they are stolen, but as of now, he has no victim. ...
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Gardner History Museum's Kick Off Party for Military Exhibit

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

Gardner Historical Museum's USO Show is THIS Saturday! We know there is a lot going on in the area that day, but we hope you will be able to join us for our tribute to veterans past &...
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Parents can learn what they need to know about college planning at JCCC Oct. 25

Posted on Sep. 23rd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Parents of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to Johnson County Community College to learn about the college planning process.

The session will...
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SPRING HILL CHAMBER WEEKLY UPDATES

Posted on Sep. 22nd, 2011

Reminder!! Our First Friday in October is actually on the 2nd Friday!! October 14th at Edward Jones Investments, 22450 South Harrison, Ste 103. That's in the BlackHawk Professional Building. We...
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Kansas Walk of Honor to Recognize Sen. Bob Dole

Posted on Sep. 22nd, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today that former U.S. Senator Bob Dole will be the first Kansan to be honored on the Kansas Walk of Honor. Sen. Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, will...
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GARDNER, KANSAS, INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR INSTALLED ON ICMA NATIONAL BOARD AS MT. PLAINS REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

Posted on Sep. 22nd, 2011

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.-Melissa Mundt, interim city administrator, Gardner, Kansas, was installed as Mt. Plains Regional Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association,...
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Edgerton Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Frank Denning

Posted on Sep. 22nd, 2011

The City of Edgerton invites all residents of Edgerton and the surrounding area to a Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Frank Denning.

The meeting will focus on a discussion regarding the...
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Stolen Lawn Equipment

Posted on Sep. 22nd, 2011

A storage facility at 13600 E 87 St in South Kansas City Missouri was broken into in the over night hours of 09-15-2011.

A Dixie Chopper 72 in cutting deck serial# 7072005 model #XXG2703,...
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Mabee Foundation Awards KidsTLC $500,000

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

OLATHE, KS; September, 2011 - Gaby Lucas walked out of the doctor's office 3 years go in what she describes as a daze. She had just learned her 3 year old daughter Ana Maria was autistic. But she...
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Work on the 183rd Street Improvements Project is progressing on schedule.

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

On Thursday afternoon, the contractor for the project will begin milling the existing asphalt from a point half way between Maple and Mulberry Street to Center Street. Once the existing asphalt has...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

Who is considered the father of round barns in Indiana? That distinction belongs to a barn builder and architect of yesteryear, who helped lead the movement that brought about construction of the...
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Kade Meyer Celebration Run This Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

7:45 a.m. KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN
8:30 a.m. 5k/10k RUN/WALK
CELEBRATION PARK * 32701 W. 159th Street * Gardner, KS 66030

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Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentations

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at JCCC continues its popular program, Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentations on Oct. 20 from 3:30 to...
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Gardner Historical Museum Receives Funding from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

Funding from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund was authorized Thursday, September 15, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners for ten historical projects in three...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

8/27/2011

0046 - 900 Blk E Main Possess Narcotics

0125 - 175th & Clare Warrant Arrest - Misdemeanor

0210 - 800 Blk E Main DUI

0226 - 400 Blk N Center...
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Mahaffie Wild West Show is this Saturday & Sunday in Olathe

Posted on Sep. 21st, 2011

Enjoy daily arena shows, live entertainment and children's games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop's annual Wild West Show September 24 and 25. This popular annual event offers visitors a variety of...
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Daycare with Certified Teacher. Openings

Posted on Sep. 20th, 2011

Daycare opening in Gardner. Please email me aimeejwilkins@gmail.com.
I taught for 10 years and now home with my child and starting daycare. Licensed...
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Train destroys car early Monday morning in Gardner

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

GARDNER, Kan.- A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks early Monday morning at Moonlight Road and Santa Fe Road, misjudged the turn and accidently turned onto the railroad tracks and got...
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Events for Kansas educators offered at Emporia State University

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

Educators are being offered opportunities to increase their skill and knowledge through workshops provided this fall. The following events are offered through Emporia State University's Jones...
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Garage Sale

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

GARAGE SALE
17166 DODGE ST. GARDNER KANSAS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Sept. 23- 24 7am - 7 p.m

salon station
rugs
kitchen appliances
pots and pans
couch, loveseat,...
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Heavy Equipment Theft Summit

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

Lenexa, Kan. - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office Theft Reports of Agricultural and Construction Equipment (T.R.A.C.E.) program is hosting a first of its kind Heavy Equipment Theft Summit in Johnson...
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Senior Citizen Luncheon at GEHS Set for October 19

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton School District is very appreciative of our senior citizens who provide a great deal of time, generosity and support to our schools, staff and...
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Olathe Homicide

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

On Sunday September 18th at 8:01 pm Olathe Police officers were dispatched to 516 East Brier Drive on a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim who was found...
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Gardner Council Members Respond to Questions on City Administrator Search Breakdown

Posted on Sep. 19th, 2011

GardnerEDGE submitted five questions to the members of the Gardner City Council regarding the search for a new Administrator and the subsequent withdrawal of the final candidates. The questions and...
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Blunt – Gay Wedding Announcement

Posted on Sep. 18th, 2011

Tracy Blunt and Derek Gay were married Saturday, July 9, 2011 at St Paul Catholic Church in Olathe, KS.

The reception following the ceremony was held at Bacchanalia.

Parents...
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MS 150 Travels through Edgerton

Posted on Sep. 17th, 2011

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Sunflower Elementary recognized at halftime of Blazer football game

Posted on Sep. 17th, 2011

As Mayor Drovetta proclaimed, it was "Blue Ribbon Day" in Gardner, Kansas on Friday.

At the halftime of the GEHS vs. Bishop Miege varsity football game Friday night, a large...
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Bike MS Coming Through Edgerton This Weekend

Posted on Sep. 16th, 2011

Bike MS is a two-day bicycling fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Join family, friends, and co-workers to have fun and fight MS. Nearly 300 cyclists join to start to finish...
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Breaking News: Gardner Police capture escapee Ronny Peters

Posted on Sep. 16th, 2011

GARDNER, Kan - At 10:15 a.m., Friday morning, the Gardner Police Department took into custody the escaped Lansing prisoner, Ronny Dale Peters. He was captured in the area of 119 E. Santa Fe in...
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Presumed Lansing Prison Escapee sighted in Conestoga

Posted on Sep. 16th, 2011

GARDNER, Kan - At about 10:30 p.m., Thursday evening, the Gardner Police Department recieved a call from a citizen at the Conestoga Estates Mobile Home Park, who reported seeing the escaped Lansing...
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Johnson County Library's Mobile App

Posted on Sep. 16th, 2011

Johnson County Library is pleased to introduce new mobile applications (apps) for both Android Smartphones and iPhone. Johnson County Library's Mobile Apps make it easy to use the catalog to find...
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Kansas Included in Cantaloupe Recall

Posted on Sep. 16th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas is among the 17 states included in a new food safety recall and consumers are advised to be aware that whole, Rocky Ford cantaloupes available in the state may be...
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Sunflower Elementary named 2011 National Blue Ribbon School

Posted on Sep. 15th, 2011

September 15, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education today named 305 schools as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing...
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Little Blazer Cheer Clinic at Gardner Edgerton High School

Posted on Sep. 15th, 2011

Each year the Gardner Edgerton High School Cheerleaders hold a cheer camp for girls in grades K-6.

We are proud to say that GEHS cheerleaders have been hosting this camp for twenty...
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Gardner Begins Administrator Search Anew - Final Candidates Withdraw

Posted on Sep. 15th, 2011

Mayor David Drovetta issued the following statement regarding the City of Gardner's search for a new City Administrator:

From the Office of the Mayor.

I have decided to place...
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Governor Brownback Wants a Turnpike in Johnson County

Posted on Sep. 14th, 2011

Governor Sam Brownback addressed the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development council earlier today. During his remarks he called for the serious investigation and subsequent construction of a...
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INVITATION TO BID - Pumpkin Ridge Street Improvements

Posted on Sep. 14th, 2011

Sealed bids for the Pumpkin Ridge Street Improvements (Moonlight Rd. to Stone Creek Dr.) Project, consisting of approximately 4,100 sq. yds. of asphalt mill and overlay, 565 sq. yds. of full depth...
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Gardner Daycare-Childcare

Posted on Sep. 14th, 2011

Aimee's
Gardner in Home
Licensed Childcare/Daycare

I have taught for 10 years in Olathe School District. I am now staying home with my daughter that is 1 year old. I have loved...
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Engagement Announcement - PHILLIPS and ALIGO

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Sarah Phillips and Scott Aligo, both of Stillwater, OK, announce their engagement, along with their parents Michael and Katherine Phillips, Edgerton, and Gerard and Linn Aligo,...
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JCCC again named a Military Friendly School

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Overland Park, Kan. - For the third year in a row, G.I. Jobs includes Johnson County Community College in its list of Military Friendly Schools.

 

The 2012 Military...
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Governor Announces Appointments to Commissions and Boards

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced numerous appointments to boards and commissions.

 

"I am proud to announce these Kansans to their respective boards...
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Gardner 5th Annual Cemetery Walk

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

The 5th Annual Cemetery Walk at the Gardner Cemetery will be held on:
Thursday Sept. 15, 6:00, 6:15 and 6:30
Saturday Sept. 17, 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00


$5.00 adults and $3.00...
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Kansas Pension Gap May More Than Double

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

TOPEKA - Fixing Kansas' underfunded state pension system will take far more money than previously thought, members of a panel formed to recommend those changes are finding.

Tougher...
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MoDOT Working to Get Flooded Routes Open

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Jefferson City, Mo. - Motorists in northwest Missouri may be traveling a little easier in the coming weeks as the Missouri Department of Transportation works on the next steps to get flooded roads...
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Gardner Parks and Recreation Touch a Truck

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Join the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the pool overflow parking lot for this FREE event.

Kids will...
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Garage Sale - Great prices or best offer

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Garage Sale - Sept 17th
817 S. Meadow Brook St. (genesis farms)
Household items, baby gear/clothes, kitchen items
8 am to 2 pm


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POW/MIA Recognition Day

Posted on Sep. 13th, 2011

Governor Brownback, Secretary of State Kobach & Assistant Secretary of State Mickelsen signed a Proclamation by the Governor on 30th August 2011 to proclaim September 11th -17th of 2011 as...
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14U Baseball Tryout - 10a.m. Sept 10th

Posted on Sep. 10th, 2011

We are hosting a baseball tryout for a 14U Blazer Baseball competitive league/ tournament team at 10am Sat Sept10, 2011 at westside fld 3 in Gardner....all boys 13 and 14yrs of age are welcome to...
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KCI Airport Security to Ramp Up for September 11 Anniversary

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

 

As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks approaches, the Kansas City Aviation Department and its partners are ramping up the security presence at Kansas City...
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Overland Park boutique Keil & Co hosts Beija-Flor Jeans trunk show

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

Overland Park, Kan. (Sept. 8, 2011) - Women's clothing boutique Keil & Co will host a trunk show for Beija-Flor Jeans, a designer denim company based in South Carolina. The event will take place...
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Riggle to perform comedy act at JCCC

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Comedian Rob Riggle will bring his stand-up act to Johnson County Community College's Yardley Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Riggle, who graduated from Shawnee...
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K-10 Resurfacing Project Set to Begin in Douglas County

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

On Monday, September 12, a resurfacing project will begin on an 8.5-mile stretch of K-10 from the east city limits of Lawrence to the Douglas/Johnson County Line in Douglas County. Crews may work...
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Constitution Day quiz on Sept. 16 expected to bring out competitive spirit

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - American government students taking College Now courses through Johnson County Community College will test their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to win prizes as the college...
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Johnson County Extension Council elections slated for October 6

Posted on Sep. 9th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County residents 18 years and older are eligible to vote in the Extension Council elections October 6 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County K-State Research and...
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September 2011 Johnson County Extension Classes

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011

September 2011 Johnson County Extension Classes

Day: Sept. 13
Event: Fall Herbs
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Place: Johnson County K-State...
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Livestock Theft Alert - Jasper County, Missouri

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011


Livestock Theft Alert - Jasper County, Missouri

09/07/2011

Date Missing: 9-4-2011 - 9-6-2011

Location Missing From: A field close to La Russell...
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Grange Meeting September 12th

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011

Grange meeting reminder: Monday September 12, 6:30, at the Grange Building on the Fairgrounds.

This will be a book report night, so please bring a book that you have read this year and...
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Governor Brownback Announces Five More Notable Kansans

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011

Wichita - As part of the state's commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial during 2011, Governor Sam Brownback announced today the five more of the 25 Notable Kansans at an event at the Kansas...
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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - GARDNER

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011

Caregivers are people who emotionally or physically take care of family members or friends who are aging, disabled, or ill.

Being a caregiver can be a difficult task and it is normal to...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Sep. 8th, 2011

Would you like some CASH? Today we'll meet an organization that doesn't just hand out money, but which assists low income people with saving and meeting their housing needs. One of this...
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Up close and personal Fall Author Visits At Johnson County Library

Posted on Sep. 7th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will host several fall author programs that will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the writing process and to interact with authors who will discuss their...
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I-435 Pavement Marking Project Set to Begin in Johnson County

Posted on Sep. 7th, 2011

On Tuesday, September 6, a pavement marking project will begin on eastbound and westbound I-435 from the Antioch Road interchange to the Kansas/Missouri state line. This project includes replacement...
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183rd Street Closed to all traffic between Sumac and Cedar Streets

Posted on Sep. 7th, 2011

183rd Street Project Update

The contractor for the 183rd Street project will begin installing storm sewer pipe across 183rd Street between Sumac and Cedar Street on...
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2011 - 12 Girls Youth Basketball

Posted on Sep. 6th, 2011

If you have a little girl grades 3 - 6th grades and would like to play basketball, Blazers Head Girl's Basketball Coach Scott Schaefer invites you to the Blazer Basketball Girls Youth Program ...
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SEVERAL THEFTS FROM AUTOMOBILES REPORTED IN GARDNER

Posted on Sep. 6th, 2011

In the months of July and August, Gardner Police Department took (28) reports of Thefts from Automobiles. The vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked and parked in driveways or on the...
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Docey Dandies still dancing strong after 55 years in Gardner

Posted on Sep. 6th, 2011

The Docey Dandies square dance club invites everyone to come and learn how to square dance beginning this evening at the Grange Hall, on the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner.

Lessons...
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Update on Female Shot in Edgerton, Kansas

Posted on Sep. 3rd, 2011

Sunday Update:

According to the Johnson County Sheriffs Department as of 1p.m Sunday the search at the residence is now complete and they have recovered all the evidence...
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Get your Blazer football tickets early for Sunday's game

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

Football Fans,

For those of you attending the East St Louis Football game this Sunday evening, adult tickets are available for pre-sale. Gardner Edgerton High School has received adult...
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Fall Baseball Camp Scheduled

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

Gardner Edgerton High School will be hosting a Fall Youth Baseball Camp for grades 5-8 on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21.

The camp, from 5:15 to 7 p.m., will be held at...
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Toy Story 3- Movie in the Park

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

Join Gardner Parks and Recreation for this free Movie in the Park night. Grab your chairs and blankets and head out to Cornerstone Park. Get there early to save your spot! Concession stand opens...
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UPDATED: 11 & Under Gardner Blazers 2012 Baseball Tryouts

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

11 & Under Gardner Blazers 2012 Baseball Tryouts (UPDATED - NEW DATE & TIME)

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location:...
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City of Edgerton invites you to meet new City Administrator Beth Linn

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

The City of Edgerton invites you to meet Beth Linn the new City Administrator on September 8, 2011 from 4-6p.m. at the Edgerton City Hall.

Refreshments will be served.


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Governor Orders Flags Lowered on Friday, September 2nd, in Honor of SGT Alexander Bennett

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags in the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 2nd, in honor of Sergeant Alexander Bennett who died on August 6, 2011,...
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State of Kansas Extends Deadline for Voluntary Retirement Program

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

Topeka -The State of Kansas announced today it will extend the employee submission deadline for the state's voluntary retirement program. Eligible employees now have until October 14th to submit...
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183rd Street Project Update - September 1

Posted on Sep. 2nd, 2011

183rd Street Project Update - September 1

The contractor is preparing the area between Center Street and Maple Street for sidewalk. installation; and will begin pouring the concrete...
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Gardner Aquatic Center Closes for the Season

Posted on Sep. 1st, 2011

Due to concerns about Cryptosporidiosis in the Johnson County area, and in accordance with recommendations issued by the Johnson County Environmental and Public Health departments, the Gardner...
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Ten Best American Transportation Projects Vie for Top Honors

Posted on Aug. 31st, 2011

Washington, D.C. - All across America, transportation projects are saving taxpayers money while introducing innovative ideas and strategies to end those unbearable commutes and make our drives safer....
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Six Kansas sites to host exhibition from Smithsonian Institution

Posted on Aug. 31st, 2011

 

Topeka - The Kansas Humanities Council announces six Kansas hosts for "The Way We Worked," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition coming to Kansas in 2012 and 2013. Hosts...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Aug. 31st, 2011

What do appliances, farm implements, toys, custom motorcycles, airplanes and sporting goods have in common? Hmm. The answer is, they all use thermoplastic parts from Formation Plastics in Quinter,...
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Kansas Watershed Plan Tops EPA ‘Best’ List

Posted on Aug. 31st, 2011

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas is doing some of the best work in the nation on watershed planning, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

 

To qualify for EPA and...
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“My Life as a Bug”

Posted on Aug. 30th, 2011

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." So goes the opening sentence of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. We trust you've...
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Kansas Law Enforcement $2+ Fundraiser

Posted on Aug. 30th, 2011

The Gardner Police Department participated in the Kansas Law Enforcement $2+ Fundraiser for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. This fundraiser was for Law Enforcement Agencies to...
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Hand Grenade Recovered from Gardner Residence

Posted on Aug. 30th, 2011

On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at approximately 1456 hours, officer's received a telephone call from a Gardner resident who advised that he believed he had recovered a real hand grenade while moving...
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JCCC president gives annual State of the College presentatio

Posted on Aug. 30th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College president Terry Calaway will deliver his annual State of the College presentation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Polsky Theatre of the...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie Cast List

Posted on Aug. 29th, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Voice of the Prairie Cast List


Thanks to everyone who tried out! We are gonna have some fun on the Prairie!

CAST LIST:
Alfred A. Knopf-Craig...
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Swine Producers Urged to Guard Against Aflatoxin in Corn

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Soaring temperatures and drought conditions through parts of Kansas and other states are sparking some cases of aflatoxin in corn, which means swine producers should be vigilant...
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Advisory Lifted at Hillsdale Lake in Miami County and Big Hill Reservoir in Labette County

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011

Topeka-Samples taken by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have concluded that hazardous conditions for Hillsdale Lake in Miami County and Big Hill Reservoir in Labette County...
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Criminal Justice Day at JCCC offers up-close look at law enforcement careers

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College is bringing out the heavy equipment - and the large furry crowd-pleasers - for Criminal Justice Day, set for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept....
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KDHE, KDOT and State Farm Announce “Bucks for Buckles”

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011



Topeka--Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year...
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TRAFFIC ALERTS - Weekend Closures for August 26-29 in Kansas City Metro Area (Work on Missouri River Flooding Regional Route)

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011

I-35

WEEKEND WORK! EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound right lane will be closed from 87th Street to 75th Street for removal of temporary barriers on Saturday, August 27 between...
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Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports Project Participants Earn High Marks at National Match

Posted on Aug. 26th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Thirty-two Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports project participants qualified to compete in the 2011 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational in San Antonio, Texas recently.

To...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Aug. 25th, 2011

7/27/2011

0537 - 600 Blk N Walnut Ambulance Call

0841 - 29500 Blk W 191st Suspicious Activity

0950 - 27700 Blk W 159th (New Century) Warrant Arrest -...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Aug. 25th, 2011

The farm boy drove the tractor across the field, working the land. As he drove, he listened to the radio and started to entertain himself by emulating the voices of the radio announcers. That...
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More than 11,000 4-H Exhibits Expected at 2011 Kansas State Fair

Posted on Aug. 25th, 2011

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The 2011 Kansas State Fair will open Sept. 9 and continue through Sept. 18. While attending the annual event is a tradition for many, seasoned as well as first-time fairgoers are...
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LABOR DAY SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Posted on Aug. 25th, 2011

The Gardner Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The Labor Day "Over the Limit, Under...
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Charlotte Street exhibition opens at Nerman Museum

Posted on Aug. 23rd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The 2011 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows exhibition opens in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8...
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Press Release-DUI Check Lane Results

Posted on Aug. 23rd, 2011

On August 19th, 2011 the Olathe KS Police Department conducted a DUI Check Lane for all traffic on west bound 119 St at Renner. This check lane was made possible by grant funding from the Kansas...
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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Rattles Pentagon

Posted on Aug. 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2011 - Operations continued at the Pentagon despite the magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., today.

The National Military Command Center in the building...
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What Would Kansas City do for Pets in a Disaster?

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

Olathe, KS - The newly-formed Johnson County Animal Response Team (JoCART) is a volunteer-based organization that coordinates emergency animal sheltering and other animal welfare services in the...
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Gardner Resident to Fly Aboard World’s Largest Zeppelin as it Pulls into Kansas City on Historic National Tour, Supporting Area Hospital

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

The Farmers Airship, the world's largest airship and one of only two Zeppelins in the world, will make a historic stop in the greater Kansas City area as part of the Farmers Airship...
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Bike to create a world free of MS

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

Aug. 19, 2011 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local athletes, cycling enthusiasts and MS activists will be challenging both their philanthropic spirit and their bodies in Bike MS this fall. On Sept. 17 and 18,...
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Kansas Education Officials Refuse to Discuss Better Learning Opportunities

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

According to the U.S. Department of Education, only a third of Kansas students are proficient in reading and roughly one out of four are functionally illiterate. You might expect that education...
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Knowledge and learning give companies a competitive advantage Fall Workshop, sponsored by KC ISPI and KC ASTD at JCCC

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A one-day workshop titled "Knowledge and Learning: The Competitive Advantage," sponsored by the Kansas City Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement...
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl 2011 Interim Newsletter # 2

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

I'm still getting questions on my health and how I'm doing after
my stroke. I'm fairly well recovered, still a bit wobbly and with
some difficulties standing...
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KADE MEYER CELEBRATION RUN

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

Welcome to the First Annual KADE MEYER CELEBRATION RUN, 5k/10k RUN/WALK & KIDS FUN ONE MILE RUN Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Early bird registration ends...
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Traffic Alert - I-35 Gardner Road Exit Ramp August 23-26

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

I-35

 

Southbound I-35 to Gardner Road exit ramp in Johnson County will be closed for concrete pavement repair work beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23. The...
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Scammers Posing as Sheriff's Deputies

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Scammers posing as Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies have stolen thousands of dollars from area businesses in the last two years. And this trend continued with at least two more scam...
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Help Gardner WIN the Take Charge Challenge!

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2011

Help Gardner WIN the Take Charge Challenge! 

The Challenge ends September 30th, so find out what you can do to help Gardner WIN below:

1. Schedule an energy audit for your...
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Gardner Area Cub Scout Recruitment Nights

Posted on Aug. 21st, 2011

The Cub Scout Packs of Gardner will be holding recruitment nights in the next few weeks. All interested boys and their parents are invited to attend.

August 24, 7pm @ Nike Elementary>Full Story

Vehicle Crashes into Church's Chicken Critically Injuring Employee

Posted on Aug. 21st, 2011

At 12:31 PM on August 21st, 2011 Olathe Police Officers, along with firefighters from the Olathe Fire Department, were dispatched to Church's Chicken, 124 North Clairborne Road, on an injury...
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Flooded Road Closures for NORTHEAST KANSAS As of Thursday, August 20, 5:30 a.m.

Posted on Aug. 20th, 2011

K-7 in Doniphan County is STILL CLOSED from Iowa Point to the Nebraska/Kansas state line due to high waters from the Missouri River on the roadway. K-7 originally closed to all traffic on Tuesday,...
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Corral Panels Stolen in JoCo KS

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

The following items have been reported stolen from 159th & Four Corners (15700 block of Four Corners Road, just west of Gardner, KS):

WW Metal Fence Panels, 10 Panels valued at...
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US-56/Shawnee Mission Parkway Improvement Project Set to Begin

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

Weather permitting, on Monday, August 22, an improvement project will begin on US-56/Shawnee Mission Parkway between Metcalf Avenue and the Kansas/Missouri state line in Johnson County. Project...
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Youth Flag Football, Cheerleading, & Volleyball Deadline is August 26

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

Gardner Parks and Recreation is offering Youth Flag Football, Cheerleading and Volleyball leagues this fall. Please see below for details for each activity:

Flag...
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Face of Defense: Soldier-songwriter Serves in Afghanistan

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2011 - A soldier serving in Task Force Duke here leads a double life.


In his Army life, Pfc. Zachary William Charles Short is a combat medic...
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New JCCC speaker series examines the many meanings of sustainability

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Four speakers will examine the many meanings of sustainability in a new lecture series on Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 4, at Johnson County Community College.

Each...
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I-35/I-435/US-69 TRAFFIC ALERTS - Weekend Closures for August 19-22 in Kansas City Metro Area

Posted on Aug. 19th, 2011

I-35/I-435/US-69 TRAFFIC ALERTS - Weekend Closures for August 19-22 in Kansas City Metro Area (Work on Missouri River Flooding Regional Route)

I-35

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Gardner VFW Post 11234 Celebrating 20 years

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11234 of Gardner, KS was charted August 27, 1991 starting with 35 members from Gardner area.


Our 1st Commander was Len Ladue. The Post 1st Quartermaster...
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Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

The deadline is just two weeks away for kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - a nationwide effort to increase...
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2011 Johnson County Fair Results

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

The results from the 2011 Johnson County Fair can be found by going to the following link: http://www.jocokansasfair.com/Results.htm
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K-STATE ATHLETICS RECEIVES NCAA THIRD-CYCLE CERTIFICATION

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

MANHATTAN -- President Kirk Schulz announced today that Kansas State University's intercollegiate athletics department has received full certification from the Division I Committee on Athletics...
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Johnson County Extension Horticulturist Named Best of the Best in Column Writing

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The ironies of Dennis Patton's career in urban horticulture come up every year as a cautionary tale in his wife's middle-school English class.

This fall, however,...
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Motorcycle Ride Kicks Off 9/11 Memorial Observances

Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON - Tenth-anniversary commemorations of the 9/11 terror attacks will begin, as almost 2,500 motorcyclists launch the 11th America's 9/11 Ride that begins in Shanksville, Pa., and continues...
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Traffic Alert - 183rd Street Improvements, Moonlight Rd. to Cedar St.

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

The City of Gardner has contracted with O'Donnell and Sons Construction to make improvements on 183rd Street between Moonlight Rd. and Center St. The project consists of full depth pavement...
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Hawk Week at KU

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

LAWRENCE - A full schedule of events for Hawk Week -- the official welcome week for new students at the University of Kansas -- is now available at >Full Story

Researchers push to import top anti-bullying program to U.S. schools

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

LAWRENCE - An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Kansas plan to bring a highly successful anti-bullying effort, the KiVa program, to American schools. Starting as early as the...
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Farmers, food are centerpiece of Sustainability Expo and Dinner at JCCC on Sept. 8

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - If you like matching a grower's face to the food on your table, you'll want to visit the "Farmin' the ‘Burbs: JCCC Sustainability Expo and Dinner" at Johnson County...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

Native stone. That's a term for the natural layer of rock which underlies part of eastern Kansas and creates the remarkable natural topography known as the Flint Hills. In the northern Flint Hills,...
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Sobriety Check Lane in Olathe on August 19th

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department, in conjunction with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and assistance from several local Law Enforcement Agencies, will conduct a sobriety check lane in Olathe on...
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GEHS ACT COMPOSITE SCORE CONTINUES TO CLIMB

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton High School graduating class of 2011 has posted one of the highest ACT composite scores in history. The average composite ACT score for GEHS for 2011 is 23.1 according to...
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Gardner Resident Convicted of Several Charges

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

On June 17, 2011, Loren Leroy Sprague entered a guilty plea to (4) counts of Aggravated Battery, (1) count of Felony Driving While Intoxicated and (1) count of Driving without an ignition...
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KU ranked No. 2 in most published special education journal articles

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas ranks second in institutions that have expanded the field of knowledge in special education and helped guide teachers across the nation. Science Watch recently...
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Invitation to Bid - City Hall Server Room Clean Agent Suppression System

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

Sealed bids for a City Hall Server Room Clean Agent Suppression System will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street, until 2:00 p. m., Aug. 31st, 2011. All...
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Take Charge Challenge Update!

Posted on Aug. 17th, 2011

Northeast Region Fact Sheet
For the first time since the competition began, there is a new leader in the Northeast Region: Paola is now in first place!

5th...
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Smoke'N Babes BBQ closing in Gardner

Posted on Aug. 16th, 2011

Gardner, KS -- Smoke'N Babes BBQ restaurant in Gardner, Kansas has announced that it will be closing it's Main Street location. The following statement was posted on the restaurant's Facebook®...
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City Council approves Fiscal Year 2012 budget

Posted on Aug. 16th, 2011

The Gardner City Council voted last night to adopt a budget for the Fiscal Year 2012. The finalized budget, presented by Interim City Administrator Melissa Mundt, includes the addition of grant money...
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Community asked to line route to funeral home to honor Olathean Spencer Duncan

Posted on Aug. 15th, 2011

Tomorrow, Aug. 16, residents and businesses across Olathe are being asked to "Stand for Spencer" to honor Spencer Duncan, who was among the 30 U.S. troops killed when their Chinook was shot down in...
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Kansas Board of Ed considers shedding No Child Left Behind

Posted on Aug. 15th, 2011

TOPEKA - Fewer Kansas schools flunked the federal achievement standards for math and reading set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but Kansas state school board members say they want out of...
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Governor Brownback to Visit Edgerton, Mil and Utility rates unchanged

Posted on Aug. 15th, 2011

Mayor Don Roberts announced that Governor Sam Brownback and BNSF President Carl Ice will be speaking at the EDC luncheon to be held in Edgerton on September 14th. The luncheon will be held at...
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Central KU departments to open weekend before classes start

Posted on Aug. 15th, 2011

LAWRENCE - Several Student Success and other key KU departments will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, to serve new and returning students and their families and...
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KANSAS STATE ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING LAUNCH OF K-STATEHD.TV NETWORK

Posted on Aug. 15th, 2011

MANHATTAN -- In a landmark announcement by university and athletics officials, Kansas State University will launch an exclusive, high-definition digital network Aug. 30 known as K-StateHD.TV that...
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This Weeks Gardner City Council Mtg

Posted on Aug. 14th, 2011

NEW BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED AT THIS WEEKS (AUGUST 15TH) GARDNER CITY COUNCIL MEETING

1. Consider passing an ordinance authorizing the issuance and delivery of $1,325,000 principal...
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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest

Posted on Aug. 14th, 2011

Drivers in Johnson County are asked to be alert to heightened traffic enforcement starting August 18th through Labor Day, September 5th. There will be additional enforcement of Kansas drunk driving...
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Fall season set for Ruel Joyce Recital Series

Posted on Aug. 14th, 2011


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Ruel Joyce Recital Series at Johnson County Community College kicks off its fall season in September with another line-up of Kansas City's finest classical musicians....
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$5 million gift brings University of Kansas Cancer Center closer to fundraising goal

Posted on Aug. 14th, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today announced a $5 million gift that advances the University of Kansas Cancer Center's quest to achieve National Cancer...
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Olathe Police Department-Citizens Police Academy

Posted on Aug. 14th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 17th class of the Olathe Citizens Police Academy.

The academy is a fast paced 9-week...
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Tonganoxie Man Drowns at Lone Star Lake

Posted on Aug. 13th, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, August 13, 2011

At 11:25 this morning Douglas County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Lone Star Lake, 16 miles southwest of Lawrence, on a...
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Will Scheffer Selected as Special Olympic Athlete of the Week

Posted on Aug. 13th, 2011

Congratulations to Will Scheffer for being nominated as the Hy-Vee Special Olympic Athlete of the Week with KMBC Channel 9.

On Tuesday, August 9th, Will Scheffer and several of his...
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Kansas Slaughter Firm Recalls Ground Beef Due to Possible E. Coli

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 - National Beef Packing Co. LLC, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 60,424 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli...
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FDIC closes First National Bank of Olathe

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

First National Bank of Olathe, Olathe, Kansas, was closed today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To...
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The TallGrass Theatre Company Auditions for Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a new grass-roots theatre company here in Gardner, Kansas.

We've established this organization out of a desire to celebrate all genres of>Full Story

Gregg Hadley Named K-State Assistant Director of Extension, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Community Development

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University has named Gregg Hadley as its new assistant director of extension agriculture, natural resources, and community development for K-State Research and...
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Saturday, August 13 at the Johnson County Fair

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

7:00 AM South Service Gate open 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM South Service Gate
8:00 AM Ham Breakfast (By Invitation) Midway Stage
10:30 AM PARADE Downtown...
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New Life Community Church Kidfest

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Kidfest is a fun event for children and families. There will be inflatable games, carnival games, obstacle courses, and an oatmeal pie eating contest and TONS of prizes!!

It is from 10am -...
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Lunsford joins KDOT as communications chief

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Sally Lunsford has joined the Kansas Department of Transportation as Chief of the Division of Public Affairs. Lunsford comes to the agency after more than six years as Director of Communications for...
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First hybrid buses in Kansas hit the streets of Lawrence

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

LAWRENCE - The T has gone green. The City of Lawrence recently expanded its fleet to include the first hybrid buses to operate in Kansas. Three 40-foot hybrid buses have rolled onto the streets of...
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Team Looking for Players

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Elite Athletics Club of Kansas is looking to add a third Blazers Elite team to the organization in addition to their current U14 Major and U11 AA/AAA teams.

This will be a newly formed...
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Medical Examiners Identify Deceased in Chinook Crash

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 - All 30 Americans killed in the Aug. 6 crash of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in eastern Afghanistan have been identified, officials at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner...
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Sights from the Johnson County Fair

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

Click on the photo's for a gallery of sights seen at the Johnson County Fair.

Remember, your pictures are always welcome. Simply send them to >Full Story

It’s Friday, August 12th at the Johnson County Fair

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

The schedule of events for the day goes as follows:

Friday, August 12, 2011

7:00 AM South Service Gate open
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM South Service Gate
8:00...
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Refinancing of JCPRD bonds results in $1.2 million savings

Posted on Aug. 12th, 2011

In the process of refinancing debt originally issued in 2001 and 2002, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District received an implied AAA general obligation bond rating and will realize a...
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Family Matters Blog: Child's Tribute Stirs Emotion

Posted on Aug. 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 - I was on call last weekend when the news broke about the downed helicopter in eastern Afghanistan. As the morning waned, it soon became clear that the nation had suffered...
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Olathe Medical Center to Launch Two Major Construction Projects

Posted on Aug. 11th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN. (Aug. 10, 2011) - Olathe Medical Center is embarking on two major construction projects to accommodate increasing demand for critical care rooms. The project totals nearly $19 million in...
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Department of Defense Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

Posted on Aug. 11th, 2011

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 service members who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when...
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Betty Keller-Chanay & Marlin Chanay Chosen as JoCo Fair Parade Grand Marshals

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

Betty Keller-Chanay & Marlin Chanay have been chosen as this years Johnson County Fair Parade Grand Marshals. The parade will be Saturday, August 13th at 10:30a.m.in downtown Gardner.

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City of Gardner - Invitation To Bid

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - WASTEWATER DIVISION

White Drive Sewer Replacement, BNSF RR to Washington Street


Proposals for design of the White...
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MNU Student Conducts Intriguing Research on E. coli-Eating Bacteria

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - MidAmerica Nazarene University biology major Steffani Burks is conducting innovative research under the direction of biology professor Dr. Rion Taylor. The senior from Marshfield, Mo....
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ISAF Airstrike Kills Insurgents Who Caused Helicopter Crash

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 - Coalition forces used a precision airstrike to kill Taliban insurgents involved in the Aug. 6 downing of the helicopter carrying 30 U.S. service members and eight Afghans,...
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Annual $10,000 scholarships available for students interested in renewable energy

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

LAWRENCE - Developing renewable energy technologies is a major research focus at the University of Kansas. Starting this fall, it can also be a source of significant scholarship funding for the right...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

Let's have a barn dance. That sounds like a phrase from yesteryear, but today we'll learn about a family that is having a modern-day barn dance as a centennial celebration to honor their 100-year old...
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Officials Plan to Release Chinook Casualties' Names

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 - The Defense Department will officially identify the 30 American servicemen killed Aug. 6 aboard a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said today.>Full Story

Gardner Council Moves Forward on Insurance, Museum and Pit Bulls

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

The three big topics at Monday evening's work session were the formation of a "Pool" of Kansas Municipalities for Property and Liability insurance, restoration of funding for the Gardner Museum and...
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Looking For Fair Photo's

Posted on Aug. 10th, 2011

If you've been enjoying the Johnson County Fair and have some photo's you've taken and would like to share we would love to post them on the Gardner Edge for everyone to enjoy.

Simply...
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Much of Kansas, Other States Continue in Drought Conditions

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Dry conditions through vast swaths of the country, including parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, are influencing everyone from homeowners to farmers to business managers. But, a...
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KU engineering student awarded NSF funding for scoliosis treatment research

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

LAWRENCE - An award from the National Science Foundation will fund research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering doctoral student that could lead to improved treatment for adolescents...
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What's Happening at the Johnson County Fair Wednesday?

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

7:00 AM South Service Gate open
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM South Service Gate
7:00 AM Horses accepted 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Main Event Arena...
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Obama, Military Leaders Pay Respects at Dover Air Force Base

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 - President Barack Obama and military leaders paid their respects today at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during the dignified transfer of remains of service members killed...
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GALLERY: Candlelight Vigil Honors Fallen Soldiers

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

New Century, KS -- A prayer vigil was held on Tuesday evening at the control tower in New Century Air Center. This ceremony was held to honor three local heroes killed in action this last weekend.>Full Story

Johnson County Fair Schedule For Tuesday, August 9th

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

It's another exciting day at the Johnson County Fair in Gardner.

Today's entertainment includes horse shows, carnival rides, pedal tractor pulls, greased pigs and so much more.
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Springhill youth, China Edwards brings home top honors from 2011 Soap Box Derby World Championship

Posted on Aug. 9th, 2011

Saturday -July 23, 2011 China Edwards of Springhill accomplished a feat that many aspire to but few achieve - she won top honors at the 2011 Soap Box Derby World Championship by bringing home a 3rd...
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Prayer Vigil for Local Soldiers

Posted on Aug. 8th, 2011

There will be a prayer vigil at New Century Air Center this evening (8/8/2011)to honor our local heroes killed in action this weekend.

Spec. 4 Spencer Duncan, W2 Bryan Nichols, and SPC...
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Crowning of Mr. and Miss Johnson County 4-H kicks off 2011 County Fair

Posted on Aug. 8th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Tobias Popchoke, 17, and Makaela Willis, 16, were crowned Mr. and Miss 4-H during the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Style Revue held at Wheatridge Middle School in...
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Straw bales provide foundation for sustainable building

Posted on Aug. 8th, 2011

It was late afternoon on the hottest day the year. And yet, a group of about a half-dozen students and instructors were chatting and laughing as they packed clumps of mud-covered straw between neatly...
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Youth Rodeo August 8th at Johnson County Fair

Posted on Aug. 8th, 2011

Today's Schedule for the Johnson County Fair goes as follows:

Monday, August 8, 2011

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I-35 & I-435 TRAFFIC ALERTS - Weekend Closures for August 5-8

Posted on Aug. 5th, 2011

I-35 (Johnson County)

WEEKEND CLOSURE! EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound I-35 will be have two left lanes closed lanes and southbound will be reduced to one open lane (alternating lane closures)...
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Ground Turkey Recall a Reminder for Consumers

Posted on Aug. 5th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A familiar meat and poultry producer is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey; the recall is voluntary, and that is a sign that our food safety system is...
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Johnson County Issues Burning Ban

Posted on Aug. 5th, 2011

A burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County was issued Thursday, August 4, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners after consultation with the county fire inspector and rural fire district...
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What Happened to the USD 231 Handbook/Calendar?

Posted on Aug. 5th, 2011

If you've been watching the mailbox waiting on the 2011-2012 USD 231 District Handbook/Calendar to arrive you can stop waiting.

The district will not be printing a district...
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OPINION: USD 231 Bond Proposal

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

I have three serious concerns about the coming school bond issue. A contract has been awarded for just shy of $73 million... and there was no competitive bid process! My concerns are thus:
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Traveler information map to be tested

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

It won't be snowing Friday, but the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state.

The 511 Map will undergo a live...
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Kansas offers buyouts to 4,000 state workers

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

TOPEKA - Kansas is offering up to five years of subsidized health insurance or a cash buyout to 4,000 of its nearly 23,000 state employees to take an early retirement and relieve pressure on the...
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THE WRITE STUFF: PENMANSHIP STILL IMPORTANT SKILL FOR KIDS TO HAVE, EDUCATION EXPERT SAYS

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

 

MANHATTAN -- Laptops, cellphones, smartphones, tablets. It's becoming an e-world when it comes to messaging, but a Kansas State University education expert says that doesn't mean...
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Leaders in bioenergy and agriculture convene in Overland Park

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

Overland Park, KS - The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) will hold its 96th Annual Meeting & Professional Improvement Conference in Overland Park, August 7-11. More than...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

Two teams take the field for a six-man high school football game. The quarterback looks across the field and sees something he's never seen before: A young black man playing for the other school's...
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Traffic Alert! I-35 & 95th Street Interchange

Posted on Aug. 4th, 2011

Beginning on Friday, August 5 at 10:00 p.m., the 95th Street to northbound I-35 ramp will be closed for reconstruction work. The ramp is rescheduled to open to all traffic on Saturday, August 6,...
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Crews scrambling to have ‘Extreme Makeover’ house completed in next few days

Posted on Aug. 3rd, 2011

Ottawa - With about three days left to build, crews are hustling to complete the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" house in Ottawa.

Over Tuesday night, round-the-clock workers assembled...
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Kansas Posts Fifth Hottest July on Record; Some Areas Set Record Highs

Posted on Aug. 3rd, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - For a time this summer, Kansas was a state divided. Not in the political sense, but in terms of weather extremes, from rain and flooding in the northeast, to drought conditions...
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A RESEARCH TALE WITH A HEART TO MATCH: PROFESSOR LOOKS AT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN DOGS

Posted on Aug. 3rd, 2011

MANHATTAN -- For more than 15 years, Kansas State University researcher Michele Borgarelli has studied heart diseases in man's best friend.

But there is an interesting twist in his work...
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KU featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 376 Colleges’

Posted on Aug. 3rd, 2011

LAWRENCE - Outstanding academics, research opportunities, a diverse student body and affordable tuition help the University of Kansas once again earn a place among the best institutions for...
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Worker Killed in Construction Accident at K-State Identified

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2011

ACCIDENT OCCURS AT STADIUM CONSTRUCTION SITE

MANHATTAN -- A construction worker died Monday after a fall at Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State University.

Zachery John...
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Gardner Council Moves Forward with Utilities Investigation

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2011

A heated debate proceeded a 3 to 2 vote of the Gardner City Council that would investigate the benefits of acquiring outside "Management and Collateralization" of the water, wastewater and electric...
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K-State '30 Days of Winning' Fan Contest Announced

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - After consecutive season-opening record-breaking turnouts, K-State Athletics is encouraging fans to help start the 2011 football season with another capacity crowd at Bill Snyder...
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Audio-Reader accepting donations of music, audio equipment for annual sale

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2011

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of new and gently used music and audio equipment for its annual "For Your EARS Only" benefit sale.

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Board of Education approves bond election resolution

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton USD 231 Board of Education voted to approve a resolution for a bond election that would fund the construction of a new elementary and middle school, as well as renovations and...
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Four Harvard speakers highlight JCCC healthcare simulation conference

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Four faculty members from the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard University will be the featured presenters at the fourth annual Healthcare Simulation Conference hosted...
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Kansas rachets Census count 14,000 downward

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

(KansasReporter) TOPEKA, Kan. - Nearly 14,000 fewer Kansas residents than the U.S. Census counted last year actually live here, the Kansas Secretary of State's office reported Tuesday.

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Man Falls, Dies Working on K-State Stadium

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

MANHATTAN - A construction worker died Monday after a fall at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The man was doing masonry work on the east side of the stadium where restrooms are being added....
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Flat Bed Trailer Stolen

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

On 07-22-2011, Jon Hanson reported the theft of his black, Falcon, Model SA101, 6' X 12' single axle flatbed trailer from the 14300 block of Gardner Road, which is located a few miles north of...
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I-35 Concrete Pavement Repair Project to Begin in Johnson County

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

On Tuesday, August 2, a pavement repair project will begin on northbound and southbound I-35 from Old 56 to 167th Street and from Moonlight Road to the Johnson/Miami County line in Olathe/Johnson...
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MOPS Registration under Way at Fellowship Bible Church

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

Fellowship Bible Church in Gardner is inviting moms with young children to participate in its Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program this fall.

Fellowship's MOPS ministry is part of an...
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Fellowship Bible Church offers Awana Program

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

Awana registration is under way at Fellowship Bible Church in Gardner.

The children's program, which combines scripture memorization, games, music and other activities, kicks off with a...
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Ice Cream & Cobbler Social to benefit Autism Speaks

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2011

Join us on August 13th at The Smith House, 157 W. Main for some GOOD ole fashion cobbler and ice cream while watching the parade.

Ice Cream and Cobbler is $5 a bowl and proceeds will...
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“HELLO, HILL FAMILY!”

Posted on Jul. 31st, 2011

Ottawa, Kan. (July 31, 2011) The Kansas family of a U.S. soldier injured in Iraq was surprised with a knock on their door today from the network television program, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,"...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Health Mart Healthy Living Tour in Gardner

Posted on Jul. 30th, 2011

Below are images from the Health Mart Healthy Living Tour and Celebration held in Gardner on July 22, 2011.




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Antennas Up to finish out summer lawn concerts at JCCC

Posted on Jul. 30th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The electro-pop band called Antennas Up will headline this summer's last Light Up the Lawn concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 26 on the front lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art...
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Second annual rabies clinic July 30, 2011

Posted on Jul. 29th, 2011

Rabies Vaccines

The City of Olathe is offering low cost rabies vaccine at the City's animal shelter on July 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 505 E. Sunvale behind...
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Gardner Road Work to Begin August 1st

Posted on Jul. 29th, 2011

Beginning on Monday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 9, the eastbound lane of Madison Street and the bike/hike trail on the south side of Madison Street will be closed at Oak Street due to street...
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City of Gardner Water Conservation

Posted on Jul. 29th, 2011

In July, daytime temperatures have been in the 100s for most of the month and only 0.6 inches of rainfall have been recorded at the New Century Air Center. The City's Hillsdale Water Treatment Plant...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: July 29-31

Posted on Jul. 29th, 2011

I-35
WEEKEND CLOSURE! EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound I-35 will be have two closed lanes (with alternating lane closures) from the 119th Street to 135th Street for pavement repair...
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Edgerton Council Speeds Through Agenda

Posted on Jul. 29th, 2011

The only item of substance on the Edgerton City Council agenda was approval of the CDBG sewer line project.  The Council heard from former Interim City Administrator, Mike Press, that the CDBG...
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Olathe Police Department

Posted on Jul. 28th, 2011

(OLATHE, KS) -The Olathe Police Department wants to remind you of some ways to keep you, your vehicles and your home safe during the summer months.
- At Home:
o Close your windows and keep...
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AR Specialist / Bookkeeping / Admin help needed in OPKS

Posted on Jul. 28th, 2011

New Century Employment Services is currently searching for an AR specialist willing to also pitch in and help perform bookkeeping and other administrative functions around the office.
This is a...
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Gardner Community Theatre Says Thanks

Posted on Jul. 28th, 2011

Gardner Community Theatre


This has truely been a "Summer of Dreams Come True!" Thank you to our wonderful community of patrons, and families who support GCT! We started our summer...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jul. 28th, 2011

7/21/2011

0008 - 200 Blk S Bedford Harassment by Telephone

0010 - 29000 Blk W 191st Citizen Assist

0031 - 1100 Blk E Santa Fe Fire Call

0831 - 1800 Blk E...
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It's Fair Time in Johnson County

Posted on Jul. 27th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - To help commemorate Kansas' 150th anniversary of statehood, the Johnson County Fair Board selected as its theme for the 2011 County Fair "Kick Up Your Heels - Celebrate Kansas' 150th...
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Five Seconds Could Save the Life of a Child

Posted on Jul. 27th, 2011

Topeka, Kan. - In that rush to get to the store before it closes or in the frenzy of trying to get to the airport before your flight leaves, the focus is often on what is in the car - not what is...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jul. 27th, 2011

The bunnies are multiplying. This is not some biology experiment, but rather the rapidly growing number of toy bunnies and reading packets that are being distributed to families of newborn children...
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Taking Bids for Lightning Protection

Posted on Jul. 27th, 2011

INVITATION TO BID - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Lightning Protection - City Hall

Sealed bids for Lightning Protection for City Hall will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public...
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McDonald’s® Announces Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

OAK BROOK, Ill, July 26, 2011 - Today, McDonald's USA president Jan Fields announced the company's "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices." The comprehensive plan aims to help customers --...
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Could Kansas Lose 134 Post Offices?

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service released a list Tuesday morning of nearly 3,700 post offices it's considering closing. Included on the list are 134 Kansas post offices.

The Postal Service says...
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Drought-Stressed Soybeans Mean Decisions for Producers

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Soybeans typically can withstand drought stress reasonably well in the vegetative stage. However, the combination of drought and heat stress has been so extreme in much of Kansas...
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MNU Prof Goes Extreme for Deserving Family

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - MidAmerica Nazarene University business professor Dr. Yorton Clark says his favorite TV show is ABC's Extreme Home Makeover. Now he has the opportunity to work directly with the show's...
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New law cuts KPERS gap at least $3.5 billion, panel told

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

(KansasReporter) TOPEKA, Kan. - New legislation designed to help fix Kansas' underfunded state pension system could shave more than $3.5 billion from the cost of not mending the system, the system's...
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Kansas awards $5.7 million to fight domestic abuse

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

(KansasReporter) TOPEKA, Kan. - More than three dozen Kansans that fight domestic and sexual abuse will receive a total $5.7 million in state and federal grants this year to help them continue those...
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Range Management Specialist Reviews Best Practices For Emergency Haying, CRP Grazing

Posted on Jul. 26th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Several counties in Kansas have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage due to the extreme...
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JCCC named by Chronicle of Higher Education as great college to work for

Posted on Jul. 25th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Livestock Producers Beware: Watch for Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Posted on Jul. 25th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Among the problems arising from this summer's extended heat wave is the potential for toxic blue-green algae to show up in lakes and ponds.

"Blue-green algae is...
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J.P. Lefmann begins 50th year as McCamish Township planning member in Johnson County

Posted on Jul. 24th, 2011

J.P. Lefmann of Gardner always plans to stay busy. If he was not working on his farm, raising his family, or taking a few hundred foster children under his wing over the past 40 years, he was helping...
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Local Racer Earns Spot at Motocross National Championship from Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Posted on Jul. 24th, 2011

Hurricane Mills, Tenn. - Edgerton's Josh Miller just made his dream come true. The 14-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 30th Annual Red...
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JCCC trustees elect board officers, set meeting dates for 2011-2012

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - At their meeting July 21, the Johnson County Community College board of trustees elected officers for 2011-2012.

 

Don Weiss, Olathe, will serve a...
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Ruel Joyce recital at JCCC

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

Faculty from the Heartland Chamber Music Festival will present a special Ruel Joyce summer recital at noon Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Johnson County Community College.

Violinists Wei Wei Le and...
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News Briefs from Kansas State University Research and Extension

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

This week's news briefs from Kansas State University Research and Extension:

1) Choose Best Value When Shopping for Meat, Poultry
2) Fall Field Day Planned at K-State's North Central...
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JCCC sculpture park to be named for Marti and Tony Oppenheimer

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

Overland Park, Kansas - The Johnson County Community College board of trustees approved the naming of a sculpture park in front of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art for Marti and Hamilton G....
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TRAFFIC ALERT

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

WEEKEND WORK! EXPECT DELAYS!


Northbound I-35
will be reduced to one lane (with alternating lane closures) from the College Boulevard overpass to...
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Johnson County’s O’Neil Elected to NACWA’s Board

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

John O'Neil, general manager of Johnson County Wastewater (JCW), was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

NACWA...
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Gardner Health Mart Pharmacy Sam Boyajian honored with Health Mart® Diabetes Care Excellence Award

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

Gardner- - Health Mart®, a national network of nearly 2,800 independently owned pharmacies, announced today that Sam Boyajian, of Gardner Health Mart Pharmacy, will be honored with a Health...
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Great Mall Olathe BBQ Contest and Festival – “State Championship”

Posted on Jul. 22nd, 2011

The GREAT MALL BBQ CONTEST & FESTIVAL "State Championship" is a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) Sanctioned Event, taking place on July 22nd and 23rd.

Friday Night Concerts include...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jul. 21st, 2011

7/13/2011

0059 - 200 Blk E Skylark Open Door/Window

0142 - 200 Blk E Morgan (Edgerton) Outside Agency Assist

0413 - 900 Blk E Pumpkin Ridge Outside Agency...
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Johnson County plans August public hearing on proposed sewers for Gardner Lake

Posted on Jul. 21st, 2011

 

 

A public hearing has been scheduled on August 22 regarding a decades-old issue of providing sewers to Gardner Lake.

 

On Thursday, July...
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Invitation to Bid for Broker and Risk Management Services

Posted on Jul. 21st, 2011

An Invitation to Bid for Broker and Risk Management Services for the City of Gardner's Commercial Insurance Program has been posted on the City's website.

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Gardner Historical Museum Events

Posted on Jul. 21st, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum's special Victorian Bridal Exhibit runs to the end of July. The exhibit, consisting of many gowns and accessories from the collection of Shirley Brown-VanArsdale, was...
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Johnson County Extension Launches FreeWheels for Kids Bike Program

Posted on Jul. 20th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is launching a new 4-H program called FreeWheels for Kids, collecting donated bikes that youth repair and then redistribute to kids ages...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Jul. 20th, 2011

Kodiak Island, Alaska. An eight-foot-tall grizzly bear has been claimed by a hunter. The hunter is so proud of his trophy that he is going to have it mounted in its original life-size form by a...
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Big Tent Event - Free School Supplies

Posted on Jul. 20th, 2011

Gardner Church of the Nazarene is holding their annual BIG TENT EVENT this Sunday, July 24th from 5pm to 8pm at 167th and Moonlight Road.

You are invited to come enjoy musical...
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You Can Be in the Johnson County Fair Parade

Posted on Jul. 19th, 2011

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU...
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Sheriff Frank Denning Promotes Six

Posted on Jul. 19th, 2011

In a continuing effort to add value and leadership to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Frank Denning has promoted six Officers.

Captain's Lynn Garcia, Daryl Reece and Vicki...
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High Temps + Little Rain = Landscapes at Risk

Posted on Jul. 19th, 2011

HUTCHISON, Kan. -- Excessively high temperatures and very little rainfall are putting landscapes at risk from the central to southern Plains.

"We're getting a pretty drastic lesson in why...
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KDOT resources to be unavailable to public

Posted on Jul. 19th, 2011

Maintenance activities will cause interruption to KDOT's websites and phone services Wednesday and again this weekend.

On Wednesday, from approximately 8 a.m. until noon, the 511 Map...
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Lukas Powell Honored, Larry Stricker Frustrated, and Farm Animals Shut-Out

Posted on Jul. 19th, 2011

Gardner Edgerton High School Football Player Lucas Powell was honored at last evening's Gardner City Council meeting.  Powell has been invited to play in the 38th annual Kansas All-Star Football...
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Kansas Lottery Income Streams Will Change, Chief Says

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lottery and gaming revenues, of which the state's share rose 5 percent to $103.8 million in 2011, likely will go through some major changes in the next 12 months, the new Kansas...
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Barricaded Man in Olathe Home

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

At approximately 4:30 this afternoon a white male 53 years of age threatened to hurt himself and is currently barricaded inside his home at 127th and Lakeshore Drive in Olathe, Kansas. Several...
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KPERS unfunded liablilties grow to $8.3 billion

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

TOPEKA, Kan. - The gap between the retirement benefits Kansas has promised to pay teachers and government workers and the money it will have to keep those promises widened to $8.3 billion, in 2010,...
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Gardner, Kansas to Host 10th Annual Danisco Prairie Punisher Duathlon and 5K

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, will be the 10th Annual Danisco Gardner Prairie Punisher Duathlon in Gardner, Kansas. The Danisco...
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Johnson County Adult Education Volunteers Needed

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - An orientation for new Johnson County Adult Education volunteers will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in room 234 of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community...
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Transformer blows in Aspen Place -- UPDATE with VIDEO

Posted on Jul. 18th, 2011

A transformer blew in the Aspen Place neighborhood, near the 110 block outside the Lincoln Lane entrance, causing a temporary power outage around 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Station 121 of...
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Veterans come to remember at Air Expo

Posted on Jul. 15th, 2011

Robert Watson served as a fight engineer during World War II. He was aboard the B-29 Superfortress Irish Lassie as it flew over Japan on January 27, 1945 - he remembers the date exactly after all...
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Air Expo at New Century AirCenter

Posted on Jul. 15th, 2011

Featuring FIFI, the only flying B-29 and P-51 Mustang Gunfighter!

Fun for the entire family!
Saturday, July16, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July...
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JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARIES AVAILABLE AS COOLING CENTERS

Posted on Jul. 15th, 2011


(Olathe, KS) The Johnson County Health Department, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of thirteen...
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Gardner Council Says Yes to 3 Police Officers and No to Mil Rate Increase

Posted on Jul. 15th, 2011

The Gardner City Council discussed the need for three additional police officers at the work session on Thursday evening.  The Council determined that they wanted the officers but were not...
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Gardner Native Wins KSPE's “Young Engineer of the Year” Award

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

Anne M. Schroer, a native of Gardner, Kan., has been named "Young Engineer of the Year" by the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE). The award is given annually to honor a young engineer...
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RECOMMENDED ALTERNATE ROUTES in NORTHEAST KANSAS

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

Due to road closures north of Kansas in neighboring states related to the Missouri River flooding, and ongoing construction projects in northeast Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation...
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Health Mart Healthy Living Tour to Host Special Celebration in Gardner

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour is on the road to celebrate and recognize community pharmacists for the important role they play as trusted health care providers in their communities.>Full Story

Switzer Road to Close as US-69 & I-435 Interchange Area Improvement Project Set to Begin

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

Weather permitting, on Monday, July 18, Switzer Road will close from College Boulevard to Indian Creek as work is set to begin on the US-69 & I-435 improvement project in Overland Park (Johnson...
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Have You Seen Daisy?

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

Have you seen Daisy?

Daisy is a very loved dog who is missing from her home in Gardner.  She is partially blind and deaf and her family is worried about her in the heat.

...
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K-State Risk and Profit Conference Set for Aug. 18-19 in Manhattan

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics will host its annual Risk and Profit Conference and Trade Show Thursday-Friday, Aug. 18-19 at the K-State Alumni...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

The author reads her work as the audience enjoys her well-written prose. Was this in a coffee shop? Bookstore? Library? No, this particular reading took place in the chamber of the Kansas House of...
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K-State Agricultural Events Calendar

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University Research and Extension is offering the following area and statewide agricultural conferences and field days to all interested persons. For more information...
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K-State Horticultural Events Calendar

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University Research and Extension and/or its Extension Master Gardeners are participating in the following area and statewide horticultural events, available to all...
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MNU Welcomes Navaho School Children for a Summer Break

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. -- Seven Navaho Indian children and teens are enjoying the second half of a two week stay in Kansas this week. The students from Sun Valley Indian School (SVIS) in Sun Valley, Arizona...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jul. 14th, 2011

7/6/2011

0530 - 15800 Blk S Gardner Pl Outside Agency Assist

0533 - 175th & Waverly Citizen Assist

0820 - 200 Blk E Park Warrant Arrest -...
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Take Me Home Program Proves Successful

Posted on Jul. 13th, 2011

Gardner, Kan. - The Take Me Home Program proved successful last week in returning an elderly man to his home after wandering away. On July 7, 2011 a Johnson County Sheriff's Dispatcher received a...
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Mark Wood Musicians Rock Out at Bell Cultural Events Center July 18-22

Posted on Jul. 13th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. -- International recording artist Mark Wood, one of the founding members of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, has...
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Missing Person Alert

Posted on Jul. 12th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department is seeking help in locating an adult missing person, Joshua M. Wilcox, who was reported missing on July 3, 2011.

Joshua is a white male, 27-years old, 5'05",...
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Explosives to be Destoyed, Blasts May Be Heard

Posted on Jul. 12th, 2011

Eastern Douglas County & Western Johnson County residents can expect to hear three loud blasts between 1 and 2 this afternoon, Tuesday, July 12th.

Ken Keiter, a fire inspector in...
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Yogi Bear showing this Friday, July 15

Posted on Jul. 12th, 2011

Join the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department this Friday, July 15 for a FREE movie in the park!

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head out to Cornerstone Park (next to the Aquatic...
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Gardner Optimist Club Offers Ribs Meals

Posted on Jul. 12th, 2011

The Gardner Optimist Club is offering Ribs meals for TWO DAYS only at $15.00 each.

This week on Thursday, July 14, 2011 and Friday, July 15, 2011 the Gardner Community can purchase a meal...
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Gardner Council Nixes Comprehensive Plan But Leaves Money in Budget, Takes One Step Toward a Storm Water Utility

Posted on Jul. 12th, 2011


Roger Kroh of MARC, and Jason Burnett and Dan Popp of the Planning Commission made a presentation to the Council encouraging them to leave $75,000 in the 2012 budget for a rewrite of the...
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Superintendent Gilhaus presents bond issue proposal to Board of Education

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent Bill Gilhaus presented to the Board of Education his case for a bond issue that would fund the construction of two new schools - the district's seventh...
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First Presbyterian Church Hosting Community Blood Drive

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

The First Presbyterian Church in Gardner will be hosting a Community Blood Drive on Friday, July 29th from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall
138 E. Shawnee, Gardner.

The goal...
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Library Wins National Innovations Award

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

The Johnson County Library's "Streamlining Materials Handling" project has been recognized with a 2011 Top Innovations Award from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), headquartered in...
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Train Carrying New Toyotas Derails near Alta Vista

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

ALTA VISTA, Kan.- A train derailment near Alta Vista sent cars carrying new Toyotas flying off the tracks.

Wabaunsee County authorities say six train cars derailed north of Alta Vista off...
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Kansas’ Nationally Certified Citizen Team Fighting Monster Wildfires Out of State

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansans have been and still are among the firefighters struggling to contain and conquer recent months' record-challenging wildfires from Texas to Arizona and up into Colorado....
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K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day Planned in Olathe July 30

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Do you wonder how K-State Research and Extension develops its list of recommended grass, flower or vegetable varieties? University research conducted right in Olathe, Kan. helps to...
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Take Charge Challenge Class

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

Join the City of Gardner for a class at the new Home Energy Efficiency Demonstration & Learning Center (Take Charge Challenge HQ).

Come learn about the following topics:

*...
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American Legion Riders 3rd Annual Legion Hop

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

The American Legion Riders, LeRoy Hill Post 19 in Gardner will host their 3rd Annual Legion Hop next Saturday, July 16th, 2011.

This event is open to the public and all vehicles are...
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VFW Post 11234

Posted on Jul. 11th, 2011

Gardner VFW Post 11234 will have its meeting July 28, 2011, 7:30pm at Conestoga Estates Club House


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School Supplies Needed

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

Beginning Sunday, July 10th, school supplies for Reading, KS & Joplin, MO may be dropped off at the entrances of the following Gardner businesses: Walgreens, Dollar General and WalMart.
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Gardner Community Theatre's 'Cinderella' premieres tonight

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

Gardner Community Theatre's latest production, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, begins its first of six show nights tonight at 7 p.m. at Gardner Edgerton High School. The musical tells...
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Youth Recreational Soccer Deadline is Friday, July 15

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

Youth Recreational Soccer Deadline is Friday, July 15

Gardner Parks and Recreation is offering recreational soccer for kids ages 4 through 14.

We will offer 7...
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JCCC announces honor roll for 2011 spring semester

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College has released its student honor roll listings for the 2011 spring semester. Students on the President's List completed 12 credit hours or more...
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The Truth about Recycling

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what really happens to all our plastics, paper, cardboard and aluminum recyclables once they leave the curb? This is a new monthly segment that selects an everyday recyclable...
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2011 Prairie Punisher Volunteers Needed

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

The 10th Annual Danisco Prairie Punisher Duathlon and 5K will be held on Saturday July 23rd at Celebration Park. The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department is looking for event volunteers from 6:00...
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Ottawa University Announces Appointment of Dean for New School of Education

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

 

OTTAWA, Kan. (July 7, 2011) - Ottawa University today announced the appointment of Dr. David M. Barnes as the dean of its newly created School of Education. In that post, he will be...
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K-State to Host Crop Production Field Day Aug. 17 in Ottawa

Posted on Jul. 8th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Research and Extension will host a crop production field day on Wed., Aug. 17, at the university's East-Central Experiment Field in Ottawa.

The field day begins...
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Balloons to fly in Olathe during the Great Midwest Balloon Fest

Posted on Jul. 7th, 2011

Balloons of all shapes and sizes will fly in Olathe during the three-day Great Midwest Balloon Fest planned for July 8, 9 and 10 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

Who doesn't love...
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It's Thursday, that means Farmers Market Day!

Posted on Jul. 7th, 2011

The Gardner Farmers Market will be open again today, Thursday July 7th, in the vacant lot at the North East corner of Main and Sycamore.

Parking will be available at the parking lots of...
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Annual K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day July 30

Posted on Jul. 7th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Do you wonder how K-State Research and Extension develops its list of recommended grass, flowers or vegetables varieties? University research conducted right in Olathe, Kan. helps to...
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KDOT to Host Public Open House for US-69 & I-435 Interchange Area Improvement Project

Posted on Jul. 7th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is hosting a public open house for the US-69 and I-435 Interchange Area Improvement Project on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The public is invited to stop by...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jul. 7th, 2011

6/28/2011
0006 - 700 Blk S Spruce Check the Welfare
0330 - 200 Blk N Alder CINC - Runaway
0640 - 200 Blk N Alder Burglary
0655 - 175th & Clare Motorist Assist
0745 - 200...
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Drum Corps International’s Summer Music Games returns to Kansas City

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

The Colts Youth Organization and Drum Corps International (DCI) are pleased to present the Kansas City Brass Impact drum & bugle corps show on Monday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m.

The show...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

Home on the Range is considered the world's best known cowboy song. So, just as the cowboy good guys of yesteryear would rescue someone in the old western movies, it is appropriate that a group of...
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Cinderella Coming to the Gardner Stage!

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

Gardner Community Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.

The production is being Directed by Will Biggs, with Annie Biggs as the Music...
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Cinderella Tea Party

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

Special Dreams do come true! COME ONE COME ALL!

Cinderella is having a Tea Party Sunday, July 10th... after the 2:00 Cinderella production!

The Tea Party is...
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It's Movie in the Park Time

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

Join the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department on Friday July 15th for a FREE movie in the park.

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head out to Cornerstone Park. ...
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Gardner Council Gets Tripped Up On Fiscal Watchdog Role

Posted on Jul. 6th, 2011

 

Budgets have been the topic of discussion at the Gardner City Council for many weeks and those conversations will continue for several more weeks. It was an item on the Consent...
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Gov. Brownback Donates Unspent Inaugural Funds

Posted on Jul. 5th, 2011

Topeka - Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he has donated $150,000 in unspent inauguration funds to nonprofit groups, including $30,000 to the Kansas Arts Foundation, which Brownback set up...
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In Sparse Job Market, Parents Urged to Encourage Teens to Volunteer

Posted on Jul. 5th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Teens who expected to land a summer job are coming up empty handed.

"The jobs, which often involved the service sector at restaurants, recreational sites and resorts,...
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Opening Ceremony 6p.m - Because Cancer Never Sleeps

Posted on Jul. 5th, 2011

There will be a Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life event beginning this Friday, July 8th at the Wheatridge Middle School track in Gardner. Opening ceremonies will be Friday evening at 6p.m. and closing...
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Lone Star Lake Drowning Victim Identity

Posted on Jul. 3rd, 2011

Integrity - Trust - Public Safety - Excellence - Teamwork


NEWS RELEASE - Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 111 E. 11th Street Lawrence, Kansas 66044>Full Story

Gardner 4th of July Fireworks

Posted on Jul. 3rd, 2011

Gardner Energy and the Gardner Parks and Rec present Light Up The Night, Monday, July 4th at the GEHS parking lot, 425 N. Waverly Rd.

"Bones...
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City of Edgerton Celebrates July 4th on Sunday July 3rd

Posted on Jul. 3rd, 2011

The City of Edgerton will start celebrating the July 4th holiday on Sunday, July 3rd with a community picnic beginning at 3p.m. at the Martin Creek Park.

Bring a side dish to share,...
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An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Posted on Jul. 2nd, 2011

Enjoy an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Gardner Historical Museum this Saturday, July 2nd from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with a garage sale and silent auction. At 10...
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K-State Agricultural Economics Graduate Students Win International Case Study Competition

Posted on Jul. 1st, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A team of graduate students from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University earned first place in the International Food and Agribusiness Management...
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Gardner Farmers Market

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

The Gardner Farmers Market is returning to a downtown location this year. The location will be in the vacant lot at the North East corner of Main and Sycamore. Parking will be available at the...
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Gardner Girl Chosen for National American Miss Pageant

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

The National American Miss Pageant has chosen Montana Jo Bell, of Gardner, as a Kansas State Finalist in the The National American Miss Pageant . The pageant will take place July 15-17 at the Hyatt...
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4 New Opportunities to Bid

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

INVITATION TO BID - WATER/WASTEWATER DIVISION

2011 Hillsdale Pond Cleanout

Sealed bids for the 2011 Hillsdale Pond Cleanout contract will be...
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Trailblazer Baseball Camp 2011

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

The Trailblazer Baseball Camp 2011 is coming up very soon. If you are interested and have not signed up yet, please contact Corey Schrack @ 913-938-4347.

There are two camps available....
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

What song is more recognized than Home on the Range? Today we'll learn about the history of this wonderful song and the authentic Home on the Range cabin which is found in rural Kansas.

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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jun. 30th, 2011

6/21/2011

0032 - 800 Blk N Alder Alarm Call

0050 - 300 Blk E Main Suspicious Activity

0841 - 100 Blk E Madison Juvenile

0930 - 700 Blk S Center Animal...
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Mars Chocolate Coming to Kansas

Posted on Jun. 29th, 2011

TOPEKA, KS - Today Mars Chocolate North America announced plans to build a new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Topeka, KS. The announcement was made in Topeka by Mike Wittman, Vice...
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Olathe youth, Jerry Edwards, to Represent Kansas City at All American Soap Box Derby Championship

Posted on Jun. 29th, 2011

Jerry Edwards a Sophomore at Olathe Northwest High School has qualified to represent Kansas City at the All-American Soap Box Derby Championship race in Akron Ohio.

As top points earner...
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Springhill youth, China Edwards, Local Soap Box Derby Champ

Posted on Jun. 29th, 2011

Springhill youth, China Edwards, age 16, wins 1st Place, Super Stock Division, in Kansas City's All American Championship Race, Saturday, June 18, 2011! Now the Kansas City local champ, China will be...
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Special use permit denied to mini-horse's owners

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

The City Planning Commission voted to deny a special use permit to the family that hoped they would be allowed to keep their pet miniature horse, Blazer, in their Parma backyard.

The...
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Burglary at Van Wall Equipment

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

At approximately 0245 Hrs on 06-28-2011, Olathe police officers were dispatched to Van Wall Equipment, 800 N. Rogers Rd., on a reported burglary in progress.

Upon arrival in the area, a...
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Flag Raising Ceremony Tonight

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

There will be a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Gardner Cemetery this evening, June 28th at 7 p.m.

This event will be for Boy Scout Scott Coble and his team that have installed a light...
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Independence Day at Lanesfield

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

Drop in to see the school decorated for an old-fashioned Independence Day. Try your hand at pen and ink. Make a craft to take home.

Visit Dates: Saturday, June 25 thru Saturday, July...
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2011 KS State U13AAA Champions

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

Our U13AAA Blazers went 6-0 at the 2011 KS State Tournament this year and became the 2011 KS State U13AAA Champions.

They started strong going 3-0 in pool play coming into bracket play as...
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Summertime Food Preservation Hotline Returns

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Trained Master Food Volunteers will be available to assist you with questions about food preservation, preparation and safety.

You can call or email the Johnson County...
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Vacation Bible School at Edgerton United Methodist Church

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

Shake It Up Cafe (July 10-14; Sun-Thu 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Edgerton United Methodist Church invites children 3 - 8 years old (Preschool - 3rd grade) to get cookin' at Shake It Up Cafe: Where Kids...
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Online Page Tracks Missouri River Flooding

Posted on Jun. 28th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation has created an Online Page to provide updates on Missouri River flooding, including links to Kansas neighboring states info: >Full Story

Rep. Kiegerl 2011 Interim Newsletter

Posted on Jun. 27th, 2011

HOME AGAIN

We returned from our annual family vacation Wednesday morning. We
rented a houseboat on Lake Powell and enjoyed the great weather and
the unique,...
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Blazer the Miniature Horse on Tuesday's Planning Commission Agenda

Posted on Jun. 27th, 2011

The agenda for this weeks city Gardner Planning Commission meeting includes the following NEW BUSINESS:

1. SUP-11-01 Cedar Street Miniature Horse

Conduct a...
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Updated: Shoppin' for Joplin and Reading

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

The City of Gardner will be collecting school supplies for the students of Joplin, Missouri during the month of July. Supplies are needed for ALL grade levels, K-12, including but not limited to...
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Beauty and the Beast Jr. This Weekend

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

Gardner Community Theatre presents the first all youth production of Beauty and the Beast this weekend.

Show times are: June 24th,and 25th at 2:00 and 7:00, June 26th 2:00

All...
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RECOMMENDED ALTERNATE ROUTES in NORTHEAST KANSAS

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

RECOMMENDED ALTERNATE ROUTES in NORTHEAST KANSAS
For Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 1, 2011

Due to road closures north of Kansas in neighboring states related to the Missouri River...
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HARVESTERS MOBILE FOOD PANTRY EXTRA DELIVERY!!!

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry is making an extra delivery this month!

The delivery will be June 29,2011 at 11am at GARDNER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (16640 N. Moonlight...
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CH2M will be conducting building evaluations in Olathe

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

CH2M Hill will be in the City of Olathe going door to door conducting building evaluations. They will be working along side the city's Municipal Services Division. For information on CH2M Hill,...
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SureWest will be surveying starting June 27th.

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

Starting June 27th, from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM, SureWest will be on the west side of I-35 (Olathe, Ks.) surveying information for future residential and commercial fiber optic cable lines. There should...
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Energy efficiency building opens as part of Take Charge! initiative

Posted on Jun. 24th, 2011

The Take Charge! Challenge kicked off Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to debut the new Home Energy Efficiency Demonstration and Learning Center.


The event, held at the Shell...
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Blazer the horse relocated, family to appeal Tuesday

Posted on Jun. 23rd, 2011

Blazer, the miniature horse who made headlines for occupying his owners' backyard in the Parma subdivision, has been relocated to a farm outside of the city limits. But owner Flor Souter hopes it is...
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REMINDER! Grand Opening Celebration for the Take Charge Challenge Headquarters is TODAY!

Posted on Jun. 23rd, 2011

REMINDER! Grand Opening Celebration for the Take Charge Challenge Headquarters is TODAY!

You are invited to join us TODAY, Thursday, June 23rd for a grand opening...
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KADE MEYER CELEBRATION RUN

Posted on Jun. 23rd, 2011

Welcome to the First Annual KADE MEYER CELEBRATION RUN
5k/10k RUN/WALK & KIDS FUN ONE MILE RUN

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

This event is dedicated to KADE MEYER, the...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jun. 23rd, 2011

Social networking. It's highly popular right now, through Facebook and Twitter. But before computers existed, and in fact from the beginning of history, there were social networks being created in a...
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Film Crew Coming To Gardner Thursday

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the Take Charge! Challenge open house and ribbon cutting this Thursday, June 24th.

American Energy Auditors (AEA) is opening a unique Take Charge...
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Glume Blotch Affects Wheat

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - There have been many reports this year of glume blotch causing darkened glumes on wheat heads from southeast Kansas through north central Kansas, said Erick DeWolf, K-State Research...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

6/14/2011

0013 - I-35 & Gardner Rd DUI

0210 - 100 Blk Beech Fire Call

0211 - 1000 Blk E Wildcat Run Animal Control

0253 - 200 Blk N Moonlight Alarm...
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National HIV Testing Day

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th.

Free Rapid HIV Testing will be available on Monday, June 27th from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Helath Department, 6000 Lamar Room...
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Start2Finish 5K Run

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The fourth annual Start2Finish 5K Run-Walk, sponsored by the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and Johnson County Community College, will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at...
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Greater Kansas City Vintage Fly-in

Posted on Jun. 22nd, 2011

The Greater Kansas City Vintage Fly-in will be held Friday - Saturday, Jun 24-25, 2011 at the Gardner Municipal Airport.

Old fashioned Vintage Aircraft Fly-in. Camping allowed on the...
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7th Grade Lady Blazers take 2nd

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

The 7th grade Lady Blazers basketball team took 2nd place in Topeka at the MAYB basketball tournament held June 19th. Their record is 5 - 1.

Pictured are:
Back row coach Kendra...
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Speed Limit Raised to 75 mph

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

The speed limit on rural stretches of Kansas interstate highways, as well as segments of two U.S. routes, will be boosted to 75 miles per hour.

The 75-mph routes include:

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MNU’s New Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program First in Nation

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. --- This August MNU will offer the nation's first Sexual Addictions Treatment Provider Certification Program from a faith-based institution. Designed to train postgraduate clinicians,...
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Gardner Hosts Take Charge! Challenge HQ Ribbon Cutting Event

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

Gardner, Kansas - American Energy Auditors (AEA) is opening a unique Take Charge Challenge Headquarter (TCC HQ) facility in Gardner to educate citizens and train auditors how to make homes more...
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2011 Great Midwest Balloon Fest

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

The 2011 Great Midwest Balloon Fest will launch July 8-10 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe. The site, off I-35 and Exit 215 is accessible to the entire KC metro and will feature lots...
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Gardner Historical Museum

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
With Many Other Fun Surprises & Acivities

July 2nd-8:00am to4:00pm

Gardner Historical Museum
204 W. Main
Gardner,...
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KDOT to Host Public Open House

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is hosting a public open house for the US-69 and I-435 Interchange Area Improvement Project on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The public is invited to stop by...
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Edgerton Bookends

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

You are invited to join Edgerton's Book Group, the Edgerton Bookends! They meet the
2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Edgerton Library.

Upcoming book...
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Mike Kiegerl Reflects on the 2011 Kansas Legislature

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

Rep. Mike Kiegerl, an Olathe Republican, discussed the recently-completed 2011 Kansas Legislature with a Republican group at the Gardner library.

Click on the link >Full Story

Traffic Alert – UPDATE For Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 1, 2011

Posted on Jun. 21st, 2011

Due to road closures north of Kansas in neighboring states related to the Missouri River flooding, and ongoing construction...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Gardner Festival on the Trails 2011

Posted on Jun. 18th, 2011

Enjoy this photo gallery of the Gardner Festival on the Trails on June 11, 2011. All Photos courtesy of Alyann Photography in Gardner, Kansas.>Full Story

Kansans with Special Needs Urged to Register with Vulnerable Needs Planning System

Posted on Jun. 18th, 2011

With the potential for floods looming in some areas of the state, particularly along the Missouri River, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging residents who have special needs to call...
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Cramer Products Acquires Stromgren Athletics

Posted on Jun. 18th, 2011

(Gardner, Kan.) -- June 17, 2011- Cramer Products, Inc., an industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of sports medicine and physical education products, announced today that it has...
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JCCC raises $3.29 million in support of a new culinary academy

Posted on Jun. 17th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College's Foundation has met the "Wysong Challenge" by raising $3,291,032 to support the construction of a new hospitality and culinary academy on the...
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Fire destroys home east of Gardner

Posted on Jun. 17th, 2011

An unoccupied home near 167th & Orchard Drive burned to the ground on Thursday evening.

Firefighters with the Johnson County Fire District #1 responded to a call at this residence...
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Edgerton Frontier Days This Weekend

Posted on Jun. 17th, 2011

The 39th Annual Frontier Days will kick off this Friday, June 17th in Edgerton. The theme for this year is "Returning To Our Routes".

Beginning on Friday there will be a kid's carnival,...
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Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Posted on Jun. 16th, 2011

National news is filled with doom and gloom about the real estate market. Sales are down, value is depressed. Although the national picture gives a flavor for what your home might be worth or if...
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Plant Your Sunflowers Now!

Posted on Jun. 16th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Time is running out to get your sunflower seeds in the ground if you wish to enter the Kansas Sesquicentennial Sunflower Growing Contest.

In honor of Kansas' 150th year of...
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Traffic Alerts for June 17-20

Posted on Jun. 16th, 2011

Following are Traffic Alerts for this weekend in Johnson County.

I-35 & I-435 Interchange Friday-Monday, June 17-20, 2011 in Johnson County

Eastbound...
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Johnson County 4-H Broiler Derby Results

Posted on Jun. 16th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - On April 16, more than 70 members from 4-H clubs within 55 miles of Johnson County met at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office in Olathe, Kan for the first ever...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jun. 16th, 2011

Where would you find the world's largest sporting clay tower? Go ahead, take a shot.

No, not in Texas. The world's largest sporting clay tower -- and one of the finest venues for hunting...
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Gardner Energy - Electrical Outage

Posted on Jun. 15th, 2011

Gardner Energy would like to share the following information with you regarding this outage:

On the evening of May 29, 2011, vandals damaged electronic equipment which controlled one of...
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Former Blazer joins the EDGE for summer internship

Posted on Jun. 15th, 2011

The Gardner EDGE is proud to announce the staff addition of Caitlin Trujillo as a summer intern. She will be covering a variety of local topics and events. >Full Story

Emergency Preparedness in Johnson County

Posted on Jun. 15th, 2011

While tornadoes and flooding may have dominated the news this spring and summer, Johnson County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to be aware of another potentially deadly weather...
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DUI Check Lane

Posted on Jun. 15th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department will conduct a DUI Check Lane on Friday June 17th from 10:00 PM until 2:30 AM.


This lane is part of our regular efforts to remove intoxicated drivers...
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Horizon Trails Apartments Ribbon Cutting Wednesday

Posted on Jun. 14th, 2011

Please come help us celebrate our Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

The event will be held in our recently completed Club House/ Management Center located 1 block west of 188th...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jun. 14th, 2011


6/6/2011

0035 - 200 Blk N Center Obstruction of Official Duty

0129 - 300 Blk W Mockingbird Suspicious Activity

0217 - Moonlight & White FIC

0232...
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Would You Like To Be An Extension Master Gardener

Posted on Jun. 14th, 2011

OLATHE, Kans. - If you have a passion for gardening and would like to share horticulture information with others, consider volunteering with the Johnson County Extension Master...
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Update -Fatality Crash 115th and Waverly Road

Posted on Jun. 13th, 2011

Update-

Bryan Jessip, 18, of De Soto, died after his motorcycle collided with a minivan just before 5 p.m. Monday in the intersection of 115th Street and Waverly Road in Lexington.>Full Story

Periodical Cicadas Off-Schedule in Kansas

Posted on Jun. 13th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - An insect anomaly has occurred in eastern Kansas. Periodical cicadas - the kind that stay buried for 13 or 17 years before emerging as adults - deviated this year from their...
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Hearts of Darkness ‘Light Up the Lawn’

Posted on Jun. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Hearts of Darkness will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. (dusk) Friday, July 8, on the front lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College....
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Grace Baptist Church Invites YOU to a FREE Vacation Bible School

Posted on Jun. 13th, 2011

Join us from July 17 - 21 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm for crafts, music, snacks, recreational games, Bible Study, and worship! We will be exploring "New York" through the "Great Apple Adventure"!
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What REALLY happened at the O.K. Corral?

Posted on Jun. 13th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will host a program with Jeff Guinn, author of The Last Gunfight, on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS.>Full Story

JCCC Student Chefs will represent region at National Culinary Convention

Posted on Jun. 10th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Two student chefs from Johnson County Community College and their professor/mentor are among five winning teams in the 2011 Student Culinarian Invitational competition sponsored...
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Click it or Ticket

Posted on Jun. 10th, 2011

Click It or Ticket

During the Click It or Ticket Campaign just completed, the Olathe Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas occupant...
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Period wedding dresses part of Gardner Historical Museum's latest exhibit

Posted on Jun. 9th, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum is displaying antique bridal gowns and other wedding-themed attire as part of its latest exhibit. The collection consists of around twenty summer-themed dresses from the...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jun. 9th, 2011

What is a kinase? Some kind of playing card? No, a kinase is a protein which controls nearly every type of cell function inside the human body. Each cell contains an intricate network of interacting...
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I-435 Concrete Pavement Repair

Posted on Jun. 9th, 2011

Weather permitting, on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., a pavement repair project will begin on northbound and southbound I-435 from 87th Street to Midland Drive and on the Holiday Drive interchange...
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TRAFFIC ALERT

Posted on Jun. 9th, 2011

For Friday - Sunday, June 10-12, 2011 - Johnson County I-35 & I-435 Interchange


SPECIAL NOTE:  For...
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Grand Opening for New Century Fieldhouse

Posted on Jun. 8th, 2011

The opening day festivities will include a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and a variety of sports activities.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., coaches will be teaching soccer and volleyball skills and...
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Blazer Girls Win Summer Shootout Basketball Tournament

Posted on Jun. 7th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton Blazer Girls 6th Grade team played in the Summer Shootout Tournament which was held June 3-5, 2011. The games were played at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner, and at the New...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Jun. 7th, 2011

5/19/2011
0003 - 400 Blk E Main Outside Agency Assist
0015 - 700 Blk E Colleen CINC - Runaway
0037 - 600 Blk E Washington Animal Control
0211 - I-35 & 175th Motorist Assist>Full Story

USD 231 Hosting Facility Focus Committee Meetings

Posted on Jun. 7th, 2011

USD 231 will be hosting three Facility Focus Committee meetings at 6:30 p.m., on June 16, June 28, and if necessary, July 14 at the District Offices Building.

The purpose of the...
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Free Lunch Available to Edgerton Kids

Posted on Jun. 7th, 2011

Lunch Time! The Lunch Bunch is back in action, preparing summer lunches for school aged kids in Edgerton.

Each weekday (Monday -Friday) now through the month of July volunteers will be...
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Brent Bays Foundation (BBF) 5K/10K - Sunday, June 12

Posted on Jun. 7th, 2011

The Brent Bays Foundation (BBF) 5K/10K will take place at Celebration Park in Gardner on Sunday, June 12. The BBF is actively seeking participants, sponsors and volunteers.

If you would...
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Your Own Patio ‘Look’: Multi-Plant Containers

Posted on Jun. 6th, 2011


TOPEKA, Kan. - Summertime stars for patio and porch are substantial containers, filled with lush, multi-plant foliage and floral displays.

"They look complicated and can be expensive...
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Northeast Kansas road projects to have major economic impact

Posted on Jun. 4th, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Nine Northeast Kansas highway expansion projects that have an economic impact of $8.8 billion were announced today by Gov. Sam Brownback.

The projects include the...
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Disaster Kit a Must

Posted on Jun. 4th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The effects of recent U.S. weather patterns are widespread - and devastating.

And, while many, if not most, will have read or heard about the need to build an emergency...
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Moonlight Road Construction Saturday, June 4

Posted on Jun. 3rd, 2011

On Saturday, June 4, the eastbound outer lane of US 56, just west of Moonlight Road, will be closed while Amino Brothers, contractor for the Moonlight Road Project, performs grading in preparation...
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When Commotion Becomes A Blessing

Posted on Jun. 3rd, 2011

My cell phone is buzzing and chirping with random urgency. Well, to me every chirp and blip seems urgent, anyway. I'm gearing up for the 2nd annual Brent Bays Foundation 5K/10K Run/Walk that is on...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

Have you ever had a mountaintop experience? Today we'll meet a man from rural Kansas who has had many mountaintop experiences. In the process, he's taken a company to the summit of American...
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Crops Suffer Hail Damage

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

When we think of checking for hail damage we immediately think of vehicles, windows and roofs.

Along with these items the wind and hail storm that went through Edgerton on Wednesday...
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DeLong Grain Announces Allen Group Deal

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

The De Long Company, a grain firm from Clinton, Wisconsin announced today that they will be establishing a grain exporting facility in Edgerton, Kansas. The De Long Company will be the first tenant...
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Lanesfield Museum Changing Hours of Operation

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

The Johnson County Museum will change the hours of operation at its three locations beginning June 1, 2011.

Hours at the Lanesfield School Historic Site, located at 18745...
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Bible School goes WAAYY back in time!

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

Come join the fun at First Presbyterian Church June 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. til noon for our Vacation Bible School "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a kid".

Singing, games, worship, snacks,...
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Did You take pictures of the Hail?

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

Did you get some hail on Wednesday evening?

Do you have pictures of the hail or damage it caused?

Would you like to share your photo's?

If so please send them to >Full Story

Olathe Medical Center Introduces New Technology

Posted on Jun. 2nd, 2011

OLATHE, KAN. (June 2, 2011) - Introducing new technological enhancements in its catheterization laboratory, Olathe Medical Center announced today that a nearly-completed project will bring impressive...
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Park University Spring 2011 List of Graduates Announced

Posted on Jun. 1st, 2011

Parkville, Mo.-June 1, 11 - Park University held its May 2011 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 6 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

Approximately 385...
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Hail Storm Photos - West of Edgerton Kansas

Posted on Jun. 1st, 2011

Edgerton Kansas had a significant Hail Storm shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.  Photos were taken shortly after the hail stopped raining from the sky.  The event lasted at...
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Sheriff Looking for Stolen Airport Truck

Posted on Jun. 1st, 2011

New Century, Kan. - A yellow, 2008 F-350 pickup was stolen from the Johnson County Airport Commission on May 26, 2011. The truck has markings on the doors indicating it is an Airport Commission...
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Gardner EDGE, World Company, community partners form regional news network

Posted on Jun. 1st, 2011

An innovative partnership between The World Company and four independent, online local news providers has been awarded a grant by J-Lab at American University in Washington, D.C.

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From Kenya to Kansas, Borlaug Fellowship Winner Sees Similarities

Posted on May. 31st, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Few people could have guessed the path that Rachel Opole's life would take.

The Kansas State University doctoral student was a city girl who nonetheless, developed an...
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23rd Annual Used Book Sale

Posted on May. 30th, 2011

The area's biggest and best used book sale!

The economy may be tight but the prices at this sale are just right! The Johnson County Library will hold the 2011 Annual Sizzlin' Summer Used...
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Beef Performance and Health Trainings for Veterinarians, Producers

Posted on May. 30th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Upcoming trainings hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University will focus on beef cattle performance and health. Producers and veterinarians can learn about...
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Winkler To Attend Kansas Future Teaching Academy

Posted on May. 30th, 2011

Alex Winkler a senior at GEHS for the 2011-2012 school year, has been selected to attend the Kansas Future Teaching Academy this spring at Emporia State University.

While attending from...
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To Mulch – Organic or Inorganic?

Posted on May. 30th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Mulch choices can say as much about the gardener as they do about the mulch itself.

A stony mulch of white marble tends to look formal, "imported," expensive and hot. A...
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Sons of the American Legion Memorial Day Breakfast

Posted on May. 29th, 2011

The Sons of the American Legion will have their annual Memorial Day Breakfast, Monday May 30 from 7:00 to 10:00am.

All you can eat eggs, waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage,milk, oj...
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2011 Kansas City Hot Air Balloon Invitational

Posted on May. 28th, 2011

As of 4:30 p.m. the Saturday evening flights and glow are to still on!

Quick Update: This is the link to the web page that shows if the balloons will be on schedule or not: >Full Story

MNU School of Nursing

Posted on May. 28th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN. - MidAmerica Nazarene University School of Nursing and Health Science announced today that, for the third year in a row, it has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood...
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Law Enforcement Torch Run

Posted on May. 28th, 2011

Members of the Olathe Police Department will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) which benefits Kansas Special Olympics on Tuesday, May 31st. Opening ceremonies will begin...
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Johnson County Young Matrons Give Away $70,000

Posted on May. 27th, 2011

Johnson County Young Matrons (JCYM) kicked off their 50th year anniversary celebration with a luncheon on April 27th.

Growing from its original 51 members to approximately 300 members,...
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Johnson County Library Offers career program with Diane Stafford

Posted on May. 27th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will offer a special career program with Diane Stafford, Kansas City Star careers columnist, on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Resource Library,...
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Moonlinght to be Closed for Railroad Crossing Repairs

Posted on May. 27th, 2011

The City of Gardner would like to inform you of an upcoming road closure that may affect your travels through the city.

Weather permitting, BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Railway...
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Edgerton Council Selects Linn for City Administrator

Posted on May. 26th, 2011



The Edgerton City Council selected Beth Linn to serve as City Administrator at their May 26th meeting. Linn is currently the Community Development Director for the City of Raytown,...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on May. 26th, 2011

London, England. On display is a gorgeous, restored 1954 Corvette. Inside this Corvette are authorized replacement parts, manufactured halfway around the globe in rural Kansas. Rev up your engine,...
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INVITATION TO BID - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Posted on May. 25th, 2011

2011 HVAC Services

Sealed bids for HVAC Services for seven (7) City facilities will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street,...
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K-State Research and Extension Names Summer Interns

Posted on May. 25th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Research and Extension has named 10 students as 2011 summer interns. The interns will assist extension agents and staff in planning and implementing educational programs for...
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MNU Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Posted on May. 25th, 2011

Washington, D.C. - As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored MidAmerica Nazarene University as a...
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Haircuts For a Great Cause

Posted on May. 25th, 2011

Fantastic Sams of Gardner will be doing haircuts for $7.00 this Memorial Day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All of the money raised will go to Relay for Life, the signature fundraising event of the...
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Gardner Aquatic Center Opening Day Celebration

Posted on May. 25th, 2011

Come and join us for an Opening Day Celebration!

The Gardner Aquatic Center will open its doors for the summer season this Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m and we will celebrate the opening...
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JCCC closes its Bishop Miege satellite site

Posted on May. 23rd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - This fall, even though Johnson County Community College's practical nursing and health occupations classes will move from its King's Cove facility to its new Olathe Health...
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JCCC trustees approve the college's 2011-2012 operating budget

Posted on May. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - At their monthly meeting May 19, the Johnson County Community College board of trustees approved the college's 2011-2012 budget of $230,760,348, with a primary operating budget...
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MNU Board of Trustees Names Acting President

Posted on May. 22nd, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. --- Dr. Jim Diehl has been named acting president of MidAmerica Nazarene University, effective July 1, 2011. Dr. Diehl will preside for six to twelve months during a presidential...
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Missing Child/Unattended Death

Posted on May. 22nd, 2011

On May 21st at approximately 7:15 pm officers from the Olathe Police Department were dispatched to the 17400 block of W. 158th Place in reference to a missing juvenile.

Officers were...
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MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Posted on May. 21st, 2011

The Gardner Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The "Click It or Ticket" enforcement...
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THE FAT LADY FINALLY SANG: THE 2011 SESSION IS OVER

Posted on May. 20th, 2011

THE FAT LADY FINALLY SANG: THE 2011 SESSION IS OVER

After a record setting marathon the legislature adjourned sine die (
without naming a date to reconvene ), which means we will not...
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Open House at Top Performance Dance Academy

Posted on May. 20th, 2011

Top Performance Dance Academy will be holding an Open House this weekend, May 21st and 22nd.

On Saturday the open house hours will be from 11-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Stop by and meet the...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on May. 19th, 2011

4/28/2011

0127 - 17900 Blk S Moonlight Vehicle Accident - Non-injury

0127 - 17900 Blk S Moonlight DUI

0620 - US 56 & Cedar Niles Vehicle Accident -...
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Prank Call Ties Up Law Enforcement Resources for Several Hours

Posted on May. 19th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas- On 5/17/2011 at 2323 hours, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an Insurance Company regarding a subject who had been involved in an injury rollover accident...
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Grow a Sunflower!

Posted on May. 19th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - In honor of Kansas' 150th year of statehood, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension and Sun Publications have teamed up to sponsor a sunflower growing contest. Cash prizes...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on May. 19th, 2011

"One good thing leads to another." That truism applies to many things, and it certainly applies to the business of Homestead Custom Cabinets. Word-of-mouth advertising from satisfied customers has...
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JCCC’s Some Enchanted Evening

Posted on May. 19th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -Johnson County Community College Foundation is celebrating its 25th fundraising gala, Some Enchanted Evening, in November. Instead of naming one new Johnson Countian of the Year...
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Local Business Profile - KC Bounce Town

Posted on May. 18th, 2011

KC Bounce Town has been a local family owned and operated company since 2009. Offering inflatables that you can rent for all types of occasions is their specialty. You've probably seen bounce...
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Pre Bid meeting for Asphalt Repairs

Posted on May. 18th, 2011

USD # 231
Gardner Edgerton School District

Pre Bid meeting for Asphalt Repairs will be Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.

Meeting will be held at the Board of...
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Blazers U11 First in State

Posted on May. 18th, 2011

Last weekend the Gardner Blazers U11 AA Baseball team won the MSP Spring NIT Classic at the Mid America Sports Complex.

Once again the Blazers were fired up to compete in this 12 team pool...
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Sheriff Honors Deputies in Recognition Ceremony

Posted on May. 18th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas - Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning honored several Deputies for meritorious actions performed in 2010. Awards of Merit, a Unit Citation, Formal Recognition Certificates, a Medal...
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June 10 ‘Light Up the Lawn’ concert at JCCC

Posted on May. 17th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Two bands, Soft Reeds and The Latenight Callers, will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. (dusk) Friday, June 10, on the front lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at...
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Harvest Stressed Alfalfa Before Leaf Drop Occurs

Posted on May. 17th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Alfalfa is under severe stress from drought and alfalfa weevil pressure in many parts of Kansas this spring, resulting in stunted growth and damaged leaves, said Jim Shroyer,...
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GEHS Theater Production Receives Blue Star Nomination

Posted on May. 16th, 2011

The Kansas City Starlight Theater recently notified the Gardner Edgerton High School Drama Department that Jekyll and Hyde, the GEHS fall play, was nominated for the Blue Star Award for Outstanding...
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Summer Sport Camps

Posted on May. 16th, 2011

A list of 2011 Summer Sports Camps can be found by going to the following link: >Full Story

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on May. 16th, 2011

Are you going to a reunion this summer? No, not a family reunion, a festival reunion. In June, a rural Kansas community is hosting its tenth and final annual country music festival, with a reunion...
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Fun Day with the Fire Fighters

Posted on May. 16th, 2011

The Fire District #1 Women's Auxiliary is hosting a "Fun Day with the Fire Fighters" mini carnival on Sunday, May 22nd at Veteran's Park in Gardner, KS.

The carnival will be from 2:00 to...
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Ottawa University Announces Appointment of Wayne Angell Chair of Economics

Posted on May. 13th, 2011

OTTAWA, Kan. (May 12, 2011) - Ottawa University today announced the appointment of Dr. Russ McCullough as its Wayne Angell Chair of Economics. McCullough brings to Ottawa University a unique blend of...
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Deputies Asking for Tips of a Different Kind

Posted on May. 13th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas - In a role change, Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be asking for tips of a different kind. On Saturday May 14th 2011 deputies will be asking for tips to raise...
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Sheriff’s Office and other Agencies to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

A program intended to identify intoxicated drivers will be conducted by the Johnson County Sheriff's office and other participating agencies. Officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in western...
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SMALL NON-PROFIT HOSTS 5K/10K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT LOCAL FAMILIES FIGHTING CANCER

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

The Brent Bays Foundation, Inc. (BBF) is a grassroots charity in Gardner, KS whose purpose is the raise money for local families who have had a financial battle with cancer. On June 12, 2011, the...
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Gardner Lady Blazers 14U Competitive Softball Applebee's Fundraiser

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

Looking for a good pancake breakfast and willing to support your local Gardner 14U competitive softball team?

If so, head on over to the Great Plains Applebee's at 14860 Hwy 7 in Olathe...
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12 Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

Johnson County, Kan. - Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrested 12 people in a two day prostitution sting earlier this week. Seven men were arrested for soliciting prostitution,...
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Free summer movie fun at JCCC

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Performing Arts Series will once again offer four free vintage movie musicals at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8-29, in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center, Johnson County...
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Over $80,800 in Scholarships Awarded

Posted on May. 12th, 2011

Gardner, KS - More than $80,800 was awarded in scholarships to Gardner Edgerton High School seniors at the Senior Honors Night Award ceremony on May 11. The scholarships are made possible by...
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Team USA javelin hopefuls Dani Plank and Ashlee Bilhimer

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

Two of the top high school javelin throwers in the state of Kansas (and the nation) are Gardner-Edgerton's Dani Plank and Ashlee Bilhimer.

With their remarkable performances, they have...
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High Heat and Winds Could Reduce Wheat Yields

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Wheat in most of Kansas has faced numerous challenges this spring - primarily a severe and ongoing drought, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production...
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Public Meeting with Library board of Directors

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

Notice of a public meeting with the Johnson County Library Board of Directors, the Friends of the Library Board of Directors and the Johnson County Library Foundation Board of Directors scheduled for...
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Gardner Parks and Rec recieves Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious "Gold International Aquatic Safety Award".

Earning this award...
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Olathe Health System Receives $500,000 Challenge Grant

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

OLATHE, KAN. (May 9, 2011) - Olathe Health System and the Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation announced today they have received a $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee...
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Texas Hold'Em Poker Night for a Cure

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

Join us in the fight against cancer
And to create a world with more birthdays!!!

Texas Hold'em poker Fundraiser
DATE: Saturday May 14th, 2011

TIME: Registration begins...
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Fellowship Bible Chruch offering Vacation Bible School

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

Fellowship Bible Church in Gardner will hold its annual vacation Bible school June 6-10.

In keeping with the VBS theme of "Big Apple Adventure: Where Faith and Life Connect," the church,...
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JCCC student wins national television feature award

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Jason Gould, Leawood, a former student in Johnson County Community College's journalism and media communications department program, was named the national winner in the...
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Help Wanted - Lawn Crew

Posted on May. 11th, 2011

Maximum Lawn Care is seeking crew members for our mowing & maintenance crews. Must be experienced and have a valid drivers license. Contact Randy at 913-856-6164


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First BCAP Project Approved in Kansas and Missouri

Posted on May. 7th, 2011

Manhattan, Kansas, May 6, 2011 --- Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced USDA's first Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Project Area to...
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Enright Gardens Opens Brooklyn Hall

Posted on May. 7th, 2011

When you start planning for your next big event, regardless of whether it's formal or not, you don't want the experience to be ordinary. You want the experience to leave your guests with an...
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A Fun Run and Walking Trail for Edgerton Elementary

Posted on May. 7th, 2011

After years of saving, Edgerton Elementary recently completed a walking trail on the school playground.


It took 5 years of saving all the proceeds from the major...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on May. 7th, 2011

The Pentagon, near Washington, D.C. here at the headquarters of the Department of Defense, we find a custom-made, metal security cage. And where do you suppose this product was designed and built?...
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Helmet Block

Posted on May. 6th, 2011

This Saturday morning (During the Garage Sale), the American Legion Riders (ALR Post #19) will be doing a "Helmet Block" Fund Raiser.

They will be at the intersection of Main & Elm...
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US 56 Highway Speed Limit Change

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has established a decreased speed limit zone on US-56 from the Industrial Bypass/Aspen Street (Old US-56) through the south junction of I-35 and US-56...
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Public Invited to Recommend Notable Kansans and Events

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

TOPEKA, KS- As part of the state's commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial, Governor Sam Brownback has appointed a blue ribbon panel for Kansas history. This panel of historians and others...
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2011 Pinnacle Award Nominations Are Now Open

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

The Johnson County Library Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2011 Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Award recognizes Excellence in: the Arts; Advocacy and Public Engagement; Business and...
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New Century Fieldhouse Opening Soon

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

The NCAA College Basketball tournament may be over, but the season is just starting for amateur basketball teams that travel around the country competing in tournaments.

Right next door to...
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Olathe Police Department Conducting Saturation Patrol

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department, as part of it's ongoing commitment to the reduction of accidents involving intoxicated drivers, will conduct a saturation patrol on Thursday May 5th, 2011, from 6 pm to...
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Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Posted on May. 5th, 2011



Performers ages 8-18 will want to be part of Gardner Community Theatre's first full length youth musical production! This is a full theatre experience where participants will be learning...
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Auditions for Cinderella

Posted on May. 5th, 2011

This is a summer of dreams come true!

Gardner Community Theatre will present: Rodgers...
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Gardner Council Tackles Grand Street and Utility Leasing

Posted on May. 2nd, 2011



The Gardner City Council heard from USD231 Officials regarding their proposal to build a middle school and an elementary school on Grand Street between Center Street (Gardner Road) and...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Apr. 29th, 2011

4/19/2011

0115 - 1000 Blk E Cottage Creek Outside Agency Assist

0313 - 800 Blk S Juniper Terr Ambulance Call

0420 - 600 Blk E Main Fire Call

0757 - 26200...
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Olathe Animal Control adoption event

Posted on Apr. 29th, 2011

The Olathe Animal Control Unit will be hosting a pet adoption event this Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the PetSmart located at 15255 W. 119th St. (119th and...
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Summer Fun and Learning: MNU Summer Camps and Classes

Posted on Apr. 29th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. --- A full slate of summer camps from athletic strength and conditioning camp to mystery science camp to guitar camp will be offered at MNU this summer. Envisioned, taught and managed by...
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Gardner Resident Killed in Crash

Posted on Apr. 29th, 2011

Pittsburg Police Department officers responded at 12:42 a.m. on April 28 to an accident on 4th and King Free Highway which involved two Gardner and two Olathe residents. The driver of the vehicle,...
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Mildale Farm Community Day April 30th

Posted on Apr. 29th, 2011

Bring the family out and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property during our Free Mildale Farm Community Day. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre...
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I-35 Consruction Alert - Expect Major Delays!

Posted on Apr. 28th, 2011

Weather permitting, on Thursday, April 28 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a pavement repair project will begin on northbound I-35 from 151st Street to just past Santa Fe/135th Street in Olathe/Johnson...
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National Teach Children to Save Program

Posted on Apr. 28th, 2011

Gardner, Kansas-Central National Bank participated for the second year in the National Teach Children to Save program. Central staff went to two local elementary schools to help teach children the...
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American Legion Riders Donate to Honor Flight Network

Posted on Apr. 28th, 2011

Back in February, the American Legion Riders Post 19 in Gardner spent a morning flipping pancakes for a great cause. They were raising money to donate to the Honor Flight Network.

This...
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Kansas City Area Kiwanis Clubs To Host Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive May 7, 2011

Posted on Apr. 27th, 2011

Kiwanis Club of Gardner, Kansas is holding a "Mom's Day Baby Shower" at Wal-Mart on May 7th, 2011.  We will be accepting donations for "Baby's of Needy Moms" on that day.  We welcome...
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Interested in Soap Box Derby?

Posted on Apr. 27th, 2011

The Kansas City Soap Box Derby will kick off the 2011 racing season with Rookie Days on April 30th, May 1st and May 7th for kids 7-20 years of age.

On April 30th and May 1st come learn to...
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Moonlight P.E. teacher runs away with 24-hour fitness challenge April 28

Posted on Apr. 27th, 2011

It's widely known that there is an obesity problem in America, and, unfortunately, it's most innocent victims are children. With the increase in fast food consumption and video game playing and the...
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GEHS Students Selected For 2011 KS Youth Leadership Forum

Posted on Apr. 26th, 2011

What a great day for GEHS Juniors, Kyle Christine and Corinne Currier. Kyle and Corinne have been selected to attend the 2011 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KSYLF) this June at Washburn...
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GEHS Senior Artist Wins Best of Show

Posted on Apr. 26th, 2011

Gardner Edgerton High School Senior Katie Shreive received a $500 scholarship to the college of her choice from The Greater Federation of Women's Clubs at the State Art Festival in Newton, Kansas on...
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Theft of Radiator's from Oil Field Equipment

Posted on Apr. 26th, 2011

On 04-21-2011, Petroleum Technologies Inc. reported the theft of two radiators from their compressor pumps located at 35200 W. 191st Street, in rural Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas. The radiators...
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Kansas Governor Brownback Issues Directive to KDOT

Posted on Apr. 25th, 2011

Following the cross-over collision accident that killed two in Eudora last week Kansas Governor Brownback issues directive to KDOT regarding K-10 in Douglas/Johnson Counties.>Full Story

GEHS Music Students Shine

Posted on Apr. 25th, 2011

Gardner Edgerton High School Band members shined recently at the Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival at Baker University. They brought home 45 Gold Medals.

Gardner Edgerton had 28...
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Edgerton Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on Apr. 24th, 2011

There were eggs to be found and plenty of kids to hunt them in Edgerton on Saturday afternoon.


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Pacheco Adds Another Honor to His Resume

Posted on Apr. 24th, 2011

This past Thursday, Gardner-Edgerton senior Kyle Pacheco experienced one of the most important days of his life, his eighteenth birthday. The day was special not because of his becoming of an adult,...
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Gardner Parks & Recreation to Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Posted on Apr. 23rd, 2011

The Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day with community members at the Gardner Greenway on Saturday, April 30th.


Over 400 volunteers will...
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Keep Kansas City Beautiful

Posted on Apr. 23rd, 2011

Now You Can Recycle Even More! Keep Kansas City Beautiful Has Partnered with Ripple Glass to Increase Event Recycling in Johnson County

Johnson County - Community events in Johnson County...
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Ottawa University Community Band to Perform Final Concert of Season

Posted on Apr. 23rd, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas -The Ottawa University Community Band will perform the final concert of the season on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Chapel located at 1001 S. Cedar Street, Ottawa....
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OU to Host “Breakdown”

Posted on Apr. 22nd, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas - "Breakdown" is a time for area youth to come together for a contemporary Christian event that breaks down denominational walls.

Though "Breakdowns" have been hosted in...
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JCCC Model UN team receives Outstanding Delegation Award at UN

Posted on Apr. 22nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College Model United Nations team received an Outstanding Delegation Award for its portrayal of New Zealand at the National Model United Nations...
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Governor Reflects on First 100 Days in Office

Posted on Apr. 22nd, 2011

Topeka - This week marked 100 days since Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D. were sworn into office on January 10, 2011.

"From day one, my administration has been...
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GEHS Senior Accepted To Dartmouth College

Posted on Apr. 22nd, 2011

Jordan Keehn, a member of the 2011 GEHS Senior class, has made the most of his high school years.

He has a lengthy resume to say the least. Among his accomplishments are Senior Class...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Apr. 21st, 2011

"It's time to step up to the plate." Hmm, that statement has a double meaning. It could mean a baseball game -- or dinner. Today we'll meet an enterprise which combines both. It's a restaurant with...
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“Chat-Fest on the Trails” Invitation

Posted on Apr. 21st, 2011

Dear Distinguished Citizens,

You are cordially invited to the "Chat-Fest on the Trails", to continue the fellowship that we all enjoyed during the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2007. ...
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Trailswest Ace Hardware Update

Posted on Apr. 20th, 2011

As many people have heard, Trailwest Ace Hardeware will be opening back up in May. The same management and staff will remain at the store, but there will be many changes along with some additions.>Full Story

VIDEO: Rep Yoder Explains Budget Vote to GardnerEDGE Readers

Posted on Apr. 20th, 2011

Representative Kevin Yoder sat down with GardnerEDGE on Monday, April 18th for a wide-ranging interview.  Yoder explained his no vote on the 2011 budget compromise and his yes vote on 2012...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Apr. 20th, 2011

4/8/2011

0810 400 Blk N Waverly Property Lost

0930 800 Blk N Cottonwood Animal Control

0930 ...
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Fellowship Bible Church will Celebrate Easter in New Sanctuary

Posted on Apr. 20th, 2011

After years of planning and months of construction, Fellowship Bible Church will celebrate Easter in a new sanctuary.

Exciting days are ahead for the church, located on the west side of...
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A Very Special Dance Program

Posted on Apr. 19th, 2011

When asked to sum up their child's experience with Access Dance in one word, most parents said they could not even begin to describe it. The ones that could are saying "awesome" "fun", and then so...
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Jazzin’ it Up!

Posted on Apr. 19th, 2011

It's a night of jazz, art, shopping and good food at the annual Gardner Edgerton High School Showcase and Evening of Jazz, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the GEHS Commons, 425 N. Waverly...
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Gardner’s Annual City-Wide Garage Sale - May 7th

Posted on Apr. 19th, 2011

It's that time of year again! We are gearing up for our annual City-wide garage sale which will be held on May 7th. All registrations are due by April 27.

Although it is...
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Johnson County youth bags first place at state 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation contest

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011

OLATHE, Kans. - Five youth from the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H/Youth Development program traveled to the Tallgrass Prairie National preserve near Strong City, Kans. to...
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K-State’s Walk Kansas Spurs Healthy Activity at Home – and Work

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With K-State Research and Extension's Walk Kansas celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the program's colorful T-shirts are becoming increasingly visible throughout the state...
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Pancake Breakfast in Edgerton

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011

Troop 369 will host the Annual Pancake Breakfast at Edgerton City Hall, April 23 from 7 to 10 am.



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Edgerton Scouts Garage Sale

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011

The Edgerton Crew 2369 and Troop 369 will be having their 2nd annual garage sale on April 30.

It will be off of 56 Highway in the vacant lot next to Dees Mini Mart.

Over 20...
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Recropping Decisions on Failed Wheat Acres

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- A combination of record heat, dry soils, and high winds in March and April has sapped the wheat in many areas of Kansas this year, especially where the wheat emerged late and is...
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Farmin’ the ’Burbs

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2011


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College is hosting Farmin' the 'Burbs Wednesday, April 27, in the Commons Plaza. Events are free and open to the...
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Vermillion Creek the Site for Kansas Agroforestry Field Day

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2011

CORNING, Kan. -- Ken Melvin decided 15 years ago that he had watched too many floods carry valuable soil away from crop fields and stream banks in northeast Pottawatomie County. So, he planted trees...
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Stolen Skid Loader

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2011

A 2005 CATERPILLAR SKID LOADER, MODEL 246B WAS TAKEN FROM THE 4400 BLOCK OF UTAH ROAD, WELLSVILLE, KANSAS (SOUTHWEST OF KC ON I-35) BETWEEN 4- 09-11 AND 04-12-2011. THE SKID LOADER HAD NEW DECALS...
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Convergys hiring home-based agents in rural Kansas

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2011

Convergys Corp., a global leader in relationship management, announced today it plans to hire home-based customer service agents in rural Kansas.

New home agents will provide customer...
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Oz Marathon

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2011

The Oz Marathon is scheduled to start Saturday, April 16th at 7 am.

Garmin International (1200 E. 151st) will be the start/finish location.

Residents can expect occasional...
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Edgerton Roads Close Friday Morning; Longanecker Re-Elected as Council President; Summer Park & Rec Position Considered

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

The Edgerton City Council met on Thursday, April 14th for the first session with its newly elected members.  Clay Longanecker and Jody Brown were sworn in following their re-election to the City...
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Moonlight Road Construction Bulletin for April 2011

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

Amino Brothers, general contractor for the Moonlight Road construction project, has begun work again after the winter shutdown.

Items left to complete include construction of the medians,...
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Suspect Arrested for Felony Fleeing & Eluding Arrest

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

Felony Fleeing & Eluding Arrest

On 04/14/2011 at approximately 0322 hrs, a traffic violation of speeding was observed by an officer on Moonlight Road just north of Main Street. The...
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Ottawa University Spring Scrimmage

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

The community and area alumni are invited to watch the Ottawa University Braves football team, back-to-back KCAC conference champions, back on the field as they gear up for an exciting 2011...
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Gardner City Council Special Meeting

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

Public Notice: Gardner City Council Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Gardner City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm to discuss the...
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The List of Local Easter Activites Continues Growing

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

Are you looking for an Easter Egg Hunt to take the family to? Many organizations in the area are hosting not only egg hunts, but also events for the entire family. Carnival games, family fun...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

Where is the longest continuously operating entertainment venue in the state of Kansas? I might have guessed Kansas City or Leavenworth. But according to the book Kansas Opera Houses, 1855-1925, the...
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K-State Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Planned for Southeast Kansas

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2011

MOUND VALLEY, Kan. - K-State Research and Extension's Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host its Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day at the Mound Valley Unit on Thursday, May 5. The unit...
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COMEDIAN DARREN MARLAR COMES TO OLATHE, KS

Posted on Apr. 13th, 2011

Comedian Darren Marlar will be performing at Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe...
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GEHS Cheer Fundraiser

Posted on Apr. 13th, 2011

The GEHS Cheerleaders are currently holding a Yankee Candle Fundraiser.

The cheerleaders will receive 40% from each sale to help pay for new pompoms, sweats, buses to games, items to make...
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Multi-Family Garage Sale

Posted on Apr. 12th, 2011

Multi-family garage sale. Dinner Table & 6 chairs, matching Bakers rack, Coca-Cola collectables, dishes, small appliances, DVD's, Harley Davidson shocks & highway pegs, prom dresses and so...
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Olathe Animal Control Celebrates National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

Posted on Apr. 12th, 2011

The Olathe Police Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 10th through April 16th, 2011) as National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The National Animal Control...
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OU Theatre to Present “All in the Timing”

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas - Ottawa University Theatre will present "All in the Timing," by David Ives, on April 14, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Larry D. Peters Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for adults,...
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl - RECESS AT LAST!

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

RECESS AT LAST

After a hellacious week struggling with the mega budget, the
legislature recessed on April 2nd until April 27th, when we return for
the wrap up session. A...
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‘Cowboy Indian Bear’ headlines first ‘Light up the Lawn’ Concert

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Cowboy Indian Bear headlines this summer's first free Light up the Lawn concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, on the front lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson...
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Will changes in funding effect Special Education at USD 231

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton Abilities Support Network will have their next monthly meeting on April 14, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Fellowship Bible Church, 16900 Waverly Rd, Gardner KS.

Dr. Jody...
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Gardner residents Gary Gourd and Luke Laskowski bring home top awards

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

The 40th annual Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers was held in Osawatomie, Kansas at the City Auditorium on April 8th, 9th and 10th. Contestants from across the state of Kansas with some...
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Gardner Museum in Need of Some Volunteers

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2011

The Gardner Historical Museum is in need of some wonderful volunteers this Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

After school they are looking for some of the strong boy scouts and 4-H club members...
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BREAKING NEWS Standoff in Gardner

Posted on Apr. 7th, 2011

A man has barricaded himself inside a house in the 100 block of Cedar in Gardner Thursday afternoon. The only information known at this time is that a woman called police after allegedly being...
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Show your Support for GEHS on Facebook!

Posted on Apr. 7th, 2011

Show your support for GEHS through Facebook!

Go to Midwest Ford Dealers and click on the "Vote 4UR School" link on the left of...
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Pam Tate Named Kansas District I Distinguished Principal

Posted on Apr. 7th, 2011

Gardner Elementary Principal Pam Tate was informed April 6, she was selected as the Kansas District I Distinguished Principal by the Kansas Distinguished Principal Program Committee. Tate is one of...
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Reminder to Drive One 4 UR School at Olathe Ford

Posted on Apr. 7th, 2011

Take the Wheel, Help Project Grad 2011!

Take a free test drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6000 ($20/test drive) to GEHS Project Grad!

Plus you have the chance...
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Swim Lesson Registration Day This Saturday!

Posted on Apr. 7th, 2011


Four Sessions to choose from:

Session 1- June 6 thru June 16

Session 2 - June 20 thru June 30

Session 3 - July 11 thru July 21

Session 4 - July...
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Candidates Respond to Their Election Victories

Posted on Apr. 6th, 2011

The GardnerEDGE congratulates the winners in the April 5th General election and thanks all of the candidates for their willingness to step forward and serve the community. We have asked the three...
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Fantastic Sams Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Posted on Apr. 6th, 2011

The Fantastic Sams hair salon in Gardner celebrated its 5th anniversary last Thursday. In addition to festivities for both the customers and staff, the salon recognized the 5 year service mark of...
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Summer Theatre Camps!

Posted on Apr. 6th, 2011

Looking for fun, educational experiences for your child this summer? You don't have to go to Olathe, or Overland Park for your child to experience a fun filled Summer. Gardner Community Theatre and...
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Olathe RR Crossing Closed

Posted on Apr. 6th, 2011

The railroad crossing located at Harrison/Southgate is closed and will re-open Thursday (4/7) at approximately 5 pm.


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BREAKING NEWS: Morrow, Pugh, Fotovich elected to Gardner Council

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

GARDNER AT-LARGE
Total
Number of Precincts 11
Precincts Reporting 11 100.0 %
Vote For 3
Total Votes 3326
Times Blank Voted 6
Times Over Voted 0
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Final Election Results - Morrow, Pugh & Fotovich; Cross, Brown & Longanecker; Herbert Winners

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

Unofficial Final Results for the April 5th General Election.

 

EDGERTON AT-LARGE



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Intermodal Construction Closes Roads

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

As construction of the BNSF KC Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, KS gets underway, the City of Edgerton is notifying commuters of Road Closures.

These closures may impact travel and...
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Ottawa University Choir and Orchestra to Present Concert

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas - A concert featuring the Ottawa University Concert Choir and Orchestra will be presented on Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m., in the Ottawa University Chapel at 1001 South Cedar Street,...
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Request for Proposals - Kill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Feasibility Study

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

The City of Gardner, KS requests proposals from qualified consultants for an evaluation of the possibilities of adjusting or modifying the City's existing 2.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant on Kill...
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Spring has Sprung! Craft Fair

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

Spring has Sprung! Craft Fair

We have just what you are looking for.......

TEACHER, BABY, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS

Featured Vendors:
Tots Boutique, Tastefully...
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And the Beef Winners are.....

Posted on Apr. 5th, 2011

The Gardner Girls Softball Association would like to thank everyone for participating in their March 5th Wally's poker tournament fundraiser and the Beef Raffle.

Congratulations to the...
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Gardner Edgerton Names New Director of Operations

Posted on Apr. 4th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Gardner Edgerton Names New Director of Operations

The USD 231 Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Diener as the new...
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Arvest Bank to Raise 1 Million Meals to Feed Hungry

Posted on Apr. 4th, 2011

Mission, KS. (April 4, 2011)- Arvest Bank is embarking on an initiative to fight hunger in the more than 90 communities it serves. Today the bank kicked off a two month, bank-wide effort to provide...
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Senator Jerry Moran to Speak at K-State’s April 28 ‘Food for Thought’ Event

Posted on Apr. 4th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will speak at the Kansas Farm Bureau on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. This lecture is the third installment in the K-State student and young alumni...
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JCCC screens ‘Carbon Nation, a climate change solutions movie’

Posted on Apr. 4th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Carbon Nation: a climate change solutions movie that doesn't even care if you believe in climate change will have two screenings Tuesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. in room 211 of...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Apr. 3rd, 2011

3/10/2011
0110 - 1100 Blk E Santa Fe Ambulance Call
0634 - 800 Blk E Saddlewood Suspicious Activity
0657 - 900 Blk E Main Alarm Call
1000 - 400 Blk N Waverly Juvenile
1126 -...
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JCCC VP travels to Russia on a Fulbright Scholar grant

Posted on Apr. 3rd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Joseph M. Sopcich, executive vice president, administrative services, at Johnson County Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture in Russia,...
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Gardner Parks & Rec Activity Guide

Posted on Apr. 3rd, 2011

The April-June 2011 Activity Guide is officially here and we are excited to share with you all of our new activities including some wonderful activities and events that are returning for another...
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First Student Now Hiring for Fall

Posted on Apr. 1st, 2011

First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, seeks drivers to fill positions at the company's locations in Gardner, Olathe, Desoto and Shawnee Mission in Kansas as well as...
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Gardner Utility News

Posted on Apr. 1st, 2011

The April edition of Gardner Utility News is now available for you to read online, prior to reaching your mailbox! Be the first to see what is being highlighted in this issue.

* Utility...
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Thank You From the Wiseman Family

Posted on Apr. 1st, 2011

We wish to thank everyone for their cards, e-mails, prayers, visits, flowers, food, and acts of kindness expressed to us these past 9 months. Jim is now home recuperating and doing very well. Again,...
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VIDEOS: Gardner Council Candidates answer questions.

Posted on Apr. 1st, 2011

Candidates for the Gardner City Council gathered at Pioneer Ridge Middle School on March 24th to respond to questions submitted by the public and the event co-sponsors: The Gardner Area...
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Blazer Football Already Preparing for 2011 Season

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

The Gardner-Edgerton Quarterback Club held its first meeting for the 2011 season on Thursday, March 31. The meeting was mainly to organize the year's upcoming events such as the 2nd Annual Golf...
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Gardner loses another locally owned business

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

After 18 years of serving the Gardner-Edgerton area, John Burnett has decided it's time to close the doors. Burnett is the independent owner of NAPA Auto Parts. "It's something I have been thinking...
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FEDS Approve Homestead Lane Intersection on I-35

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the selection of a new interchange at Homestead Lane on I-35 between the cities of Gardner and Edgerton in Johnson County, Kansas. ...
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Updated Information regarding Officer involved shooting

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

On March 29th at approximately 10 p.m. officers from the Olathe Police Department were dispatched to a private residence in the 400 block of N. Logan St. on a report of an armed disturbance.
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Is Your Organization Having an Easter Egg Hunt?

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

We are currently putting together a "Master List" of Easter activities and Egg Hunts in the area.

If you would like your organization and event listed please send...
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Extension Classes Offered for April

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

Make it, Eat it Try it Brownie Workshop
Saturday April 9 , 10 - 12PM

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, 66061. Hands-on...
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Top 10 Culprits in Foodborne Illnesses

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The U.S. Public Health Service has identified the 10 biggest culprits in foodborne illness, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls them the "Ten Least Wanted...
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Electronic Recycling

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program will be collecting electronic waste for recycling, in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW).

Residents must make an...
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Johnson County 2nd Healthiest County in Kansas

Posted on Mar. 31st, 2011

Topeka, Kan. - Johnson County is the second healthiest county in Kansas, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and...
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ACE is coming back

Posted on Mar. 30th, 2011

In what is welcome news to our community, the Trails West ACE Hardware store here in Gardner will reopen under new ownership around the middle of May.

The store will be managed by...
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Officer Involved Shooting

Posted on Mar. 30th, 2011

Press Release: Armed Disturbance/Officer Involved Shooting

On March 29th at approximately 10 p.m. officers from the Olathe Police Department were dispatched to a private residence in the...
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2011 State of Johnson County Address

Posted on Mar. 29th, 2011



What: 2011 State of Johnson County Address

Where: Ritz Charles, 9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 29
...
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Invitation to Bid - Abatement of Health and Environmental Violations

Posted on Mar. 29th, 2011

Sealed bids for the Abatement of Health and Environmental Violations will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Community Development Department, Codes Administration Office, 120 E. Main Street,...
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Kelly Eckerman to receive JCCC’s Headline Award

Posted on Mar. 29th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan - Kelly Eckerman, news reporter/anchor, KMBC TV-9, will receive the Headline Award from Johnson County Community College's journalism and media communications department at a...
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JCCC’s Free College Day is April 30, 2011

Posted on Mar. 28th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College offered its first Free College Day in 2009 as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. It was such a success then that we're doing it again -...
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Saddle Up!

Posted on Mar. 28th, 2011

The Olathe Fire Department invites all area children to bring their bikes to the annual Olathe Helmet Head Bike Rodeo on Sunday, April 3rd from Noon to 4 p.m. at The Olathe Medical Center, 20375 W....
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Gardner Council Candidates Outline Positions at Forum

Posted on Mar. 28th, 2011

Candidates for the Gardner City Council gathered at Pioneer Ridge Middle School on March 24th to respond to questions submitted by the public and the event co-sponsors: The Gardner Area Chamber of...
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

Posted on Mar. 27th, 2011

As the session winds down activities in the House and Senate pick up
and both Chambers spent all day on the floor last week to vote on
legislation passed by the other. As usual many...
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Prominent Irish Poet to Read at Ottawa University

Posted on Mar. 27th, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas - Celebrated Irish Poet Moya Cannon will read from her works at Ottawa University on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. The reading will be held in the O'Dell Lounge in Martin Hall at...
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JCCC STUDENTS TO PAY MORE

Posted on Mar. 25th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - At their monthly meeting March 24, the Johnson County Community College board of trustees approved an increase in the cost-per-credit-hour for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The...
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Johnson County Bonds Retain AAA Rating

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

OLATHE, KS (Johnson County Square) - Johnson County continues to score a triple when it comes to issuing almost $35.4 million in bonds for three capital projects that are currently under...
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UPDATE: Standoff at 55th and Glenwood in Mission ends

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

Mission, Kan. - Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m. deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team took Gary A. Freeman a 43 year old white male into custody. Freeman was taken...
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4th Annual Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball tournament

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

On Sunday, March 27th the Olathe Police Department will sponsor and host the 4th Annual Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball tournament. The opening ceremony for the tournament will be held in the Olathe...
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K-State to Pilot Farmer Crops Database

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- With the advent of yield monitors in the field, many farmers are doing their own side-by-side comparisons of plant populations, fertilizer treatments, planting dates or many other...
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Uniform Corn Emergence Important to Good Yields

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With corn planters beginning to roll soon, it is a good time to think about the relative importance of uniformity of emergence and stand uniformity, said Kraig Roozeboom, K-State...
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French Horn Soloist and Pianist to Perform at OU Concerts

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

OTTAWA, Kansas - The Ottawa University Music Department is proud to present french horn soloist Elizabeth Dunning and award-winning Canadian pianist Elissa Miller-Kay in separate concerts on Sunday,...
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Kansas Sampler Festival 2011-Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

Grab your passport! No, not for some overseas travel. This is about an event inside our state's borders that one magazine has termed a Passport to Kansas - and you won't even have to go through...
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Olathe Medical Center Family Fun Fest

Posted on Mar. 24th, 2011

Come on out for a day of fun for the whole family - and take care of your health at the same time! Sunday, April 3rd from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, FREE of charge.

The kids can meet celebrities...
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SPRING INTO ACTION…. DONATE BLOOD!

Posted on Mar. 23rd, 2011

The 2nd Annual Tom Richards Memorial Blood Drive will be held at the Edgerton United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 3rd from 12noon - 4:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall

Edgerton United...
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Fellowship Bible Church Offers Easter Event for Children

Posted on Mar. 23rd, 2011

Fellowship Bible Church in Gardner will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Church volunteers are filling more than 4,000 eggs with candy and...
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Got Drugs?

Posted on Mar. 22nd, 2011

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health...
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Tip A Cop

Posted on Mar. 22nd, 2011

This Saturday, March 26th officers from the Olathe Police Department will participate in the annual "Tip a Cop" event.

This event, which helps raise money for Special Olympics, will take...
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Gardner Candidates to Meet for Forum on Thursday, March 24

Posted on Mar. 22nd, 2011

Eight candidates are vying for the three open seats on the Gardner City Council.  The Candidates will meet the voters at a forum scheduled for Thursday, March 24th at Pioneer Ridge Middle...
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Edgerton Council Candidates to Meet at Forum Tonight - Tuesday, March 22

Posted on Mar. 22nd, 2011

Candidates for the Edgerton City Council will meet for a Candidate Forum at Edgerton Elementary School from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22nd.  Residents will have an opportunity to meet...
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Moonlight Road Construction 3/22/11

Posted on Mar. 21st, 2011

Weather permitting, Amino Brothers (contractor for the Moonlight Road project) will close the inside lanes of Moonlight Road from US 56 north to Madison Street to pour base concrete in the median on...
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AAP UPDATES RECOMMENDATION ON CAR SEATS

Posted on Mar. 21st, 2011

For Release: Monday, March 21 , 2011 12:01 am (ET)

New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will change the way many parents buckle up their children for a drive.
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JCCC hosts arts education symposium

Posted on Mar. 21st, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series Arts Education program is hosting a Developing a Vision for Arts Education symposium from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday,...
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Reece & Nichols City Wide Open House Celebration

Posted on Mar. 21st, 2011

Looking for a new or resale home? April 2 from 1-4 Reece & Nichols, including Reece & Nichols O'Connor & Associates, Gardner, will hope their monthly City-Wide open houses. Homes for sale...
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Olathe Police seek assistance with Tammy Cochran homicide investigation

Posted on Mar. 21st, 2011

During the morning hours of March 5th 2008, officers from the Olathe Police Department were dispatched to the Olathe Water Production Plant (8255 S. Gardner Rd.) where the body of Tammy K. Cochran...
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The Royal Easter Tea Party Holiday Dance Camp

Posted on Mar. 19th, 2011

Top Performance Dance Academy is holding The Royal Easter Tea Party Holiday Dance Camp.

This camp is available for 3-6 year olds and will be held on Saturday,...
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K-State Agronomy Student Builds Variable-Rate Fertilizer Applicator

Posted on Mar. 19th, 2011

MANHATTAN, KAN. - One of the most promising aspects of precision agriculture is the ability to make variable-rate fertilizer applications. K-State Research and Extension agronomists have been doing...
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McGregor’s Garden - A HIP HOP TALE!

Posted on Mar. 19th, 2011

The Gardner Community Theatre along with Gardner Parks and Recreation presented McGregor's Garden - A HIP HOP TALE! on Friday evening.  This is the story of...
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Local reporters discuss ‘backpack journalism’ at JCCC

Posted on Mar. 18th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Jana Corrie, co-anchor, FirstNews Weekend, and reporter, FirstNews, KMBC-TV Channel 9, and Dave Helling, multimedia reporter for The Kansas City Star, will discuss "backpack...
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Johnson County Library Is interested in hearing From the Public

Posted on Mar. 18th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will be conducting several focus groups related to impacts on library service due to proposed financial cuts. Members of the community are invited to participate and...
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Top Performance Dance Academy Opens

Posted on Mar. 18th, 2011

Top Performance Dance Academy, a new dance studio, has opened in Gardner.

Owner Karly Parker has been teaching dance for many years and was most excited when a location became available...
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Friends of the Library seeking books, AV materials

Posted on Mar. 17th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will hold the 2011 Annual Sizzlin' Summer Used Book Sale in cooperation with Friends of the Library from June 8-11 at Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9635 Metcalf, Overland...
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Three masterful genre benders, genre blenders

Posted on Mar. 17th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - It's a small world after all - especially in the world of music. On tour with their newest CD, Melody of Rhythm - Triple Concerto and Music for Trio, Béla Fleck, Zakir...
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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural!

Posted on Mar. 16th, 2011

Oh, there's the doorbell. Here's your delivery. No, it's not UPS or the pizza man, it's groceries. Here are milk, juice, cereal, meat, fruit, and fresh vegetables, all delivered to your door. What a...
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Gardner Parks and Rec Adult Softball Registration Deadline

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

Spring 2011 Adult Softball Registration Deadline is Friday, March 18
USSSA Rules Apply
This league consists of a 6 week, 12 game season. All games are double-headers. Top 2 teams in each...
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Invitation to Bid - Concrete Repairs

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

Bids for concrete repairs will be accepted by the City of Gardner, PUblic Works Department, until 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Bid specifications can be picked up at the Maintenance...
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Kansas Honors Life of Last World War I Veteran

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

Topeka - Kansas joins the country today in honoring the late Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I. In remembrance of Cpl. Buckles and the generation of...
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JCCC Hosts Regional Community College Assessment Conference

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College will host a Regional Community College Assessment Conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 15, in JCCC's Regnier Center classrooms and M.R....
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Gardner-Edgerton Republican Party Elects Founding Slate of Officers

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

The Gardner-Edgerton City Republican Central Committee met for the first time on Monday, March 14 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. At this kickoff meeting, the founding slate of...
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New Kansas Master Farmers, Master Farm Homemakers Named

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Six couples have been named Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers for 2010 in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to...
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Larry Fotovich Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

Gardner's mayor and council are leading the city in...
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Dustin Martin Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

I am running for City Council because I want to make...
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Tory Roberts Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

Gardner has given me a great place to live, work and...
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Jared Taylor Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

I love living in Gardner and being a part of the...
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Bill Sutton Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

I'm running for City Council because I love this...
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Chris Morrow Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

Shortly after moving to Gardner, I came to realize...
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Dennis Pugh Responses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

I am running for city council because I believe it...
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1A Auto Will Bring National Distribution to New Century AirCenter

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1A AUTO, an after-market direct-to-consumer internet retailer of auto parts, will lease 52,000 sq. ft. at 500 Sumner Way in New...
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Governor Recognizes Kansas Agriculture Week

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

Topeka - In an effort to recognize a vital sector of the Kansas economy, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed this week, the week of March 14-20, 2011, as Kansas Agriculture Week.

Kansas...
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Jeff Barber Resonses to GardnerEDGE Questions

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

1. Why are you running for the Council? How have you participated in civic/community/cultural affairs prior to this election?

I am running due to my concerns about the city's...
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl - BACK TO WORK

Posted on Mar. 14th, 2011

After an absence of 18 days, I limped into the House Chamber without
assistance on Tuesday, March 8 to a wonderfully warm welcome from my
colleagues and staff. I spent the day visiting with...
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JCCC debate teams earns second seed at tournament

Posted on Mar. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College debate team competed at the Junior Varsity/Novice National Tournament held March 4-7 at Towson University in Baltimore, Md.

Ben...
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JCCC college scholar looks at how images make arguments

Posted on Mar. 13th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Terri Easley, associate professor, speech and debate, Johnson County Community College, will present two lectures on visual rhetoric in April as part of the JCCC College...
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Gardner City Council Work Session

Posted on Mar. 13th, 2011

The agenda for the March 14, 2011 Gardner City Council Work Session is ready for you to view.

To assist you in locating the agenda on our website, please use the following link:
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Gardner Candidates Respond to Questions from GardnerEDGE

Posted on Mar. 12th, 2011

GardnerEDGE sent 15 questions about issues that will potentially come before the City Council to the eight candidates for Gardner City Council. Some of the questions are direct in their attempt to...
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USD231 Proposes New Elementary and New Middle School for Gardner

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

Over crowded Moonlight Elementary School will have a relief valve constructed in 2013 according to a plan presented by Bill Miller, Director of Operations and Facilities for the School District. Mr....
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77th Annual GEHS All School Reunion

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011
All Alumni of GEHS and their spouses are welcome.
$15.00 per person.
Location: Gardner-Edgerton High School
Doors open at 11:30am
Catered Luncheon served...
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Cheerleading Sign-Ups

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

The Gardner-Edgerton Area Football and Cheerleading Club of Johnson County Cheerleading Sign-Ups are just around the corner! Sign-ups will be on Saturday March 26th, 2011 from 10am-1pm at the Gardner...
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Extension 4-H Camps Offer Summertime Fun

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

Olathe, Kans. - The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H/Youth Development program is offering overnight and in-town day camps this summer. These camps are open to 4-H and non-4-H...
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MNU Host Site for Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - MidAmerica Nazarene University will be a host site for Chick-fil-A's Leadercast, a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE via satellite and internet, on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....
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MNU Defensive End Wins NAIA 2011 HAAC LeRoy Walker Award

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - MNU junior defensive end and cheerleader Brandon Smith was selected by the HAAC Awards Committee as the 2011 HAAC winner of the Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award. His...
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Kid’s Only Garage Sale!

Posted on Mar. 10th, 2011

Gardner Parks and Recreation will be hosting their first Kids Only Garage Sale. If you are looking for some great deals on kids items, this is your change to come to the White Building on the Jo....
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Gardner Council Selects Mundt as Interim City Administrator

Posted on Mar. 9th, 2011

Following a short Executive Session, the Gardner City Council voted to authorize the Mayor to negotiate and execute a contact with Melissa Mundt to serve as Interim City Administrator. Previously,...
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Lose the Training Wheels

Posted on Mar. 9th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Lose the Training Wheels, a program that teaches children and adults with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike, will have its fourth annual camp from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m....
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And the last day of school for USD 231 this year is.....

Posted on Mar. 9th, 2011

At the March 7, Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Directors made the decision to not make up the last two remaining snow days. Due to the fact USD 231 has sufficient hours above what is...
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Johnson County Library Is interested in hearing From the Public

Posted on Mar. 9th, 2011

The Johnson County Library will be conducting several focus groups related to impacts on library service due to proposed financial cuts. Members of the community are invited to participate and...
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Wanted: Someone to Paint Water Tower

Posted on Mar. 9th, 2011

INVITATION TO BID - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PAINTING 183rd ST. WATER TOWER and DOWNTOWN WATER TANK

Sealed bids for Painting the 183rd St. Water Tower and Downtown Water Tank...
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Free tax preparation still available

Posted on Mar. 8th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Business has been brisk at the Olathe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the KC CASH Coalition to house the...
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Lockers Repurposed for Neighboring Law Enforcement

Posted on Mar. 8th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office donated 55 lockers and four benches to the Gardner Police Department in an effort to reuse the items being demolished from the site of the Olathe...
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Special Joint Meeting

Posted on Mar. 8th, 2011

A special joint meeting of the Gardner City Council and the USD 231 School Board will be held on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm in the USD 231 District Office Board Room located at 231 E. Madison...
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Gardner-Edgerton Republican Party Kicks Off

Posted on Mar. 7th, 2011

The Gardner-Edgerton City Republican Central Committee will meet for the first time on Monday, March 14 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. On...
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Prom Dress Sale A Huge Success!

Posted on Mar. 7th, 2011

The line was patiently waiting outside the door and down the sidewalk Saturday morning in anticipation of the 1st Annual Prom Dress Sale to benefit the Brent Bays...
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Kansas Diabetes Advocate to Visit Washington, D.C.

Posted on Mar. 7th, 2011

Gardner, Kansas, March 5, 2011 - In an effort to Stop Diabetes and the devastating effects of this disease in our community, Marta Howell, a diabetes advocacy leader in Gardner, Kansas, will join...
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Student Gives Back to Edgerton Elementary

Posted on Mar. 6th, 2011

A True Act of Kindness.

That's what Natasha Chaney brought with her when she returned to Edgerton Elementary to present a check for $380.50 to the school. Chaney, a GEHS graduate, is now...
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl - HOME!

Posted on Mar. 6th, 2011

PRAISE THE LORD I'M HOME AGAIN!

After 4 days at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka and 12 days at Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital, I was discharged on Thursday, Mar 3rd. I have made...
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Third Thursday · Visiting Artists’ Presentations

Posted on Mar. 4th, 2011

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College continues its popular program, Third Thursday · Visiting Artists' Presentations, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 24 in the...
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YOTTA MVS TO RESTART IMAGE SHOOT THIS WEEKEND

Posted on Mar. 4th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas - - Yotta MVS, Inc., a mobile video service contracted October of 2009 to digitally photograph the exterior of residential and commercial properties in the county will start Saturday,...
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Stewart Fairburn's Farewell Reception

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

You are invited to a reception honoring Stewart Fairburn's ten years of service to the City of Gardner. Mr. Fairburn will be leaving the City of Gardner after serving as City Administrator for ten...
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Youth Baseball, Softball, T-Ball Deadline is Friday

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

Youth Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball Deadline is Friday, March 4

Practices begin in April and games begin mid to late May. Season ends late June depending upon weather. Girls generally...
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Youth Farm Safety Course

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

OLATHE, Kans - Johnson, Douglas, and Leavenworth County Extension Services are cooperating to sponsor the Hazardous Occupation Training (HOT) farm safety course on April 12 and 23.

 ...
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Free Soil Testing

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Knowing the base fertility of the soil is important for proper plant growth. This is especially important as the time for spring planting approaches. Soil testing is the only way to...
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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS

Ecumenical Service for Annual World Day of Prayer....
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The Pirates of Penzance

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

"The Pirates of Penzance" at MidAmerica Nazarene University's Bell Cultural Events Center runs this Thursday, March 3 through Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Contact Bell Center Box Office for tickets at...
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Easy Double E Restaurant Opens in Edgerton

Posted on Mar. 3rd, 2011

A new restaurant has opened in Edgerton giving everyone a new place to stop and grab a bite.

Easy Double E recently opened at 320 E. Nelson, just a few doors down from the post office and...
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14U Gardner Lady Blazers Competitive Softball Team Poker Tournament at Wally's

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

The 14U Lady Blazers competitive softball team is holding its 1st annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Wally's on March 5th, 2011. A $40 buy-in donation gets you into the tournament, a break time...
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Help Wanted - Mechanic Technicians

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

Looking for 3 Mechanic Technicians.

We are a truck mounted crane, railroad rail gear & forklift dealer. The job is assembly, installation & repair of rail gear,...
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Job Opening

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

Patriots Bank in Gardner is seeking a full time teller. Must have excellent customer service skills, computer skills, and be able to handle financial transactions. Competive salary and benefit...
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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

American Legion Unit #19 will host a community Easter Egg Hunt. Age groups for children 10 and under. Saturday April 16th 11AM at Cornerstone Park. This event is held regardless of the...
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The Joffrey Ballet To Perform at JCCC

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as "America's Ballet Company of Firsts." The list of "firsts" includes first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline...
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Gardner Electric Utility Board Meeting

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

The regularly scheduled Electric Utility Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2011 will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Gardner City Hall.



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Sons of the American Legion Fundraiser

Posted on Mar. 2nd, 2011

The Sons of the American Legion will be having a fundraiser this Friday March, 4th 2011 from 7:00pm until 11:00 pm benefiting their high school scholarship fund. Mouse races, mouse roulette, as well...
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American Cancer Society's Relay For Life

Posted on Mar. 1st, 2011

Are you interested in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life? Do you wish you knew more about Relay For Life? Are you a cancer survivor that participates in Relay For Life or has never heard...
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Recall Committee Explains Financial Disclosure Statements

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

Gardner Recall Campaign Contribution

Almost a year has passed now since the contentious and dividing issue of the recall of city council members John Shepherd and Mary Peters. As much as...
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Gardner City Council Candidates Gather for Forum

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

Candidates for Gardner City Council met the public at Pioneer Ridge Middle School early Saturday morning. All eight candidates were available to meet with the public and answer their questions...
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Update - Woodland Road Now Open

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

Johnson County, Kan. - Deputies have wrapped up a death investigation on Woodland Road. All impacted roads are now open to traffic.

Investigators are calling the death investigation on...
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JCCC debate team takes second place in Georgia tournament

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College debate team brought home second place from the Southeast Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships held at Emory University...
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Johnson County Appraiser's Office

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

Olathe, Kansas - The Johnson County Appraiser's Office would like to inform residents regarding information applicable to: the County Appraiser's 2011 Revaluation Report, residential and commercial...
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Reanimate · Steve Gorman to open at Nerman Museum

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Reanimate ∙ Steve Gorman, an exhibition of contemporary works in clay, will open in the Oppenheimer New Media Gallery (second floor ) of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art...
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BNSF Railroad Signal Maintenance

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

The City of Gardner would like to inform you of an upcoming temporary partial lane closure that may affect your travels through the city.


Contractors working for the BNSF Railroad...
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Rep. Mike Keigerl

Posted on Feb. 28th, 2011

It has been 12 days since my stroke and 8 days since being admitted
to the Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital, a short report on my
activities follows (if you're mostly interested in...
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Injury Accident at 175th & Four Corners Road

Posted on Feb. 27th, 2011

Emergency crews responded to a two-car accident at 1:40 pm at the intersection of 175th St and Four Corners Road just west of Gardner, KS.

A vehicle containg three adult females...
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14U Gardner Lady Blazers Competitive Softball Team Poker Tournament at Wally's

Posted on Feb. 26th, 2011

The 14U Lady Blazers competitive softball team is holding its 1st annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Wally's on March 5th, 2011. A $40 buy-in donation gets you into the tournament, a break time...
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BEEF RAFFLE SUPPORTING THE LADY BLAZERS 14U Softball Team

Posted on Feb. 26th, 2011

 

The Lady Blazers 14U Softball Team is selling chances to win a quater of beef, processing included. Tickets are $5 each. 

Raffle tickets will be available at...
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Edgerton Food Pantry Moving to Methodist Church

Posted on Feb. 25th, 2011

Heidi Wiseman, Edgerton City Council Member, announced at the City Council meeting on Thursday evening that the Edgerton Food Pantry will be moving to the Edgerton United Methodist Church.  The...
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Edgerton Moves Forward on Intermodal Issues

Posted on Feb. 25th, 2011



The Edgerton City Council had variety of Intermodal related issues on the agenda Thursday evening. The Council held a public hearing and enacted an ordinance to vacate two sections of...
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Vince Gill Coming To JCCC

Posted on Feb. 25th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Good news for country music fans — superstar Vince Gill performs...
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PRMS Presents Alienated This Saturday

Posted on Feb. 25th, 2011

Students at Pioneer Ridge Middle School have taken to the stage and will present Alienated, this Saturday, February 26th at 7pm in the PRMS auditorium. Tickets are $3 for...
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2011 Gardner Edgerton Teachers of the Year

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

2011 Gardner Edgerton Teachers of the Year

Gina Zimmerman, 3rd grade teacher at Edgerton
Elementary School and DeAnn Swofford, 8th grade science teacher at Pioneer Ridge Middle School...
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Is This Your Trailer?

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

I need help finding the owner of this trailer. It appears to be around a 20 foot PJ trailer with a tip up ramp on the back. It was believed to be taken from the area of 140-150th and Wornall in...
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Gardening Hotline Ready for the Season

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Just as the robins have migrated back into the area for spring, the Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners (EMG) return to the Extension office March 1 to fully staff the Gardening...
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City of Gardner Utility Billing Department

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

Due to a scheduled upgrade, utility customers will NOT be able to access or pay their utility bills online between Friday, February 25, 2011, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 27, 5:00...
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Kansas Constitutional Amendment Will Recognize the Rights of Every Human Person

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

February 23rd, 2011 - Kansas State Representative Randy Garber of Sabetha has confirmed plans to introduce an amendment to Section 1 of the Kansas Bill of Rights. Section 1 ensures the "equal and...
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‘Seldom Seen’ author to speak at JCCC

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Patrick Dobson, author of Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains, will discuss his book at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Craig Community...
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1st Annual Honor Flight Breakfast

Posted on Feb. 24th, 2011

Please join us for our 1st Annual Honor Flight Breakfast being held Sunday, Feb. 27th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. at the American Legion Post #19, 315 Meadowbrook Circle Gardner KS. Donation is $6.00 -...
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Gardner Council Agrees to Lake Land Sale, Bethel Estates Re-Zoning

Posted on Feb. 23rd, 2011

Sale of Lake Property

The Gardner City Council has been working with property owners at Gardner Lake to permit the sale of land between the water and the owner's lot. The...
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Chamber to Sponsor Candidate Forum on Saturday

Posted on Feb. 23rd, 2011

Eight candidates will be on the ballot for Gardner City Council.  Voters will select three to serve on the Council for the next four years.  The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is...
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Do You have a Prom Dress You Could Donate?

Posted on Feb. 23rd, 2011

The Brent Bays Foundation is still collecting gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

Donations have been coming in and they currently have 240 dresses that will be available at...
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50th Annual Western Farm Show

Posted on Feb. 23rd, 2011

Whether you buy or sell farm equipment, the Western Farm Show is the place to be every February. Our show features aisles and aisles of the latest...
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Pioneer Ridge Principal Leaving Jaguar Hill

Posted on Feb. 22nd, 2011

Pioneer Ridge Middle School Principal Lachelle Sigg has announced that she will not be returning for the 2011-2012 school year.

In a letter sent to all Pioneer Ridge families she announced...
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Gardner Chamber of Commmerce Annual Event

Posted on Feb. 22nd, 2011

Last Tuesday, February 15th the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce, which promotes Edgerton, Gardner, and New Century brought their Annual Event back from, Olathe, to the Mildale Farms event facility....
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Western Farm Show Adds Tractor Pull to Celebrate 50 Years

Posted on Feb. 22nd, 2011

Start your engines. A new addition to the 2011 Western Farm Show is expected to rev up attendees - literally. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Farm Show has added a Championship Tractor...
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Competitive U-10 Baseball Tryouts

Posted on Feb. 21st, 2011

The Gardner Storm is a competitive U-10 baseball team located in Gardner, KS. We are looking for 4 committed players for the Spring/Summer 2011 season. Specifically we are looking for solid hitting...
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A Letter from Rep. Mike Kiegerl

Posted on Feb. 20th, 2011


A WEEK OF DESPAIR, A WEEK OF HOPE

By now it is well known that I had a life altering medical event on
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Update and Contact information for Kiegerl and Senator Olson

Posted on Feb. 18th, 2011

I spoke with Representative TerriLois Gregory at the Edgerton City Council meeting last evening and she updated me on Mike Kiegerl's condition following his stroke earlier this week. ...
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Serious Road Issues tackled at Edgerton Work Session

Posted on Feb. 18th, 2011

 

Two roadway issues were addressed at the Edgerton City Council Work Session on Thursday evening. Johnson County Public Works officials Mac Andrew and Brian Pietig presented an...
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Local Emporia State Students Participate in Theater Festival

Posted on Feb. 18th, 2011



EMPORIA, KAN. - Students and faculty of Emporia State University's Department of Theatre brought home honors from the Region V meeting of the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival,...
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Johnson County Sheriff in the Giving Spirit

Posted on Feb. 18th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning is donating uniforms to the Garden City, Missouri Police Department.

Recently, Officer Matt Boos with the Garden City, MO Police...
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KDOT to unveil nation’s first Airspace Awareness Tool

Posted on Feb. 17th, 2011

The nation’s first Airspace Awareness Tool...
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PRMS Presents Alienated

Posted on Feb. 17th, 2011

Students at Pioneer Ridge Middle School have taken to the stage and are working over time preparing for this years play Alienated.

Written by Kenneth R. Preuss,...
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Rick Needs Your Help

Posted on Feb. 17th, 2011

Rick Davidson was paralyzed 24 years ago, but as an ambassador for the non-profit organization Positive Changes, Inc., he remains a very active Quadriplegic.

While trying to help others...
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Missing Teen Found in Woods

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies found missing teen Amber Redeker today at 5:20 p.m. approximately 1.5 miles from her home. She was found in the 13500 block of Wardcliff in Olathe....
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Gardner Council Hears Balloon Fest and Property Code Updates

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011


At their February 14th Work Session, the Gardner City Council heard updates on proposed changes to the Property Code and the return of the Balloon Festival.

BALLOON...
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Walk Kansas

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011

If you wanted to walk across the state of Kansas you would face a 423 mile journey. Many Walk Kansas teams reach that marker within the first weeks of Kansas State University's state-wide, eight-week...
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Deputies Searching for Missing Teen

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a missing, possibly suicidal teen. Deputies are concerned for her welfare due to her current mental state. Today at 8:00 a.m....
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ESU Theatre presents “All in the Timing” by David Ives

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011

Emporia State University Theatre presents the opening production of the 2011 spring season, “All in the Timing: Six One-Act...
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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Posted on Feb. 16th, 2011

The Gardner Storm competitive U-10 youth baseball team is hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament starting at 2:30pm on Saturday, Feb 19th at the Tumbleweed Bar & Grill: 615 Main St....
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Gardner Police Department Media Report

Posted on Feb. 15th, 2011

2/3/2011

0015 300 Blk E Washington Suspicious Activity

0048 Main & Elm Motorist Assist

0057 ...
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Kansas Representive Keigerl suffers stroke

Posted on Feb. 15th, 2011

It has been reported by the Kansas City Star, that Rep. Mike Kiegerl, an Olathe Republican, suffered a mild stroke Monday during a session of the Kansas House of Representatives.

The...
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Civil Order Leads to Taser Deployment and Arrest

Posted on Feb. 15th, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - At 3:15 p.m. on February 14, 2011, Johnson County Sheriff's Civil Division Deputies were serving a Protection from Abuse Order with Child Removal when they contacted Jason P. Troxel...
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Edgerton UMC Relay For Life Team

Posted on Feb. 15th, 2011

Join the Edgerton UMC Relay For Life Team for a spaghetti dinner and dance to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Fe Trail.

 

The event will be held on...
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My Singing Valentine

Posted on Feb. 14th, 2011

Each Valentine's Day members of the TrailsWest Barbershop Chorus fan out across Johnson County and nearby areas to serenade lucky loved ones. Stacy Boyajian was lucky enough...
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Take Me Home Program Reminder

Posted on Feb. 14th, 2011

Don’t forget to attend Take Me Home registration this Tuesday, February 15th from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Johnson County Administration Building at 111 S Cherry St. Olathe, KS room...
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Allen Group has Tenant Under Contract

Posted on Feb. 11th, 2011

According to the Kansas City...
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Edgerton Council Makes Quick Work of its Agenda

Posted on Feb. 11th, 2011

Waverly Road, Comprehensive Plan Map, Janitorial Services and 191st Street and Policy Governance all make brief appearances at the February 10, 2011 meeting.

 

The Council...
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Gardner City Council Work Session

Posted on Feb. 11th, 2011

The Gardner City Council will hold a Work Session on Monday, February 14th at 6:30 pm...
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Inaugural Event for Ottawa University's Center for Faith and Church Vitality Rescheduled

Posted on Feb. 11th, 2011

 

Ottawa University has rescheduled the inaugural event of the Frederickson Center for Faith and Church Vitality – a conference for pastors and...
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Steel Magnolias

Posted on Feb. 11th, 2011

After having to cancel last weekends production of Steel Magnolias, the Gardner Community Theatre is excited to present the show this weekend. Performances will be held at Pioneer Ridge Middle...
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Take Me Home Program Sign-Up Starts Today

Posted on Feb. 10th, 2011

Mission, Kan. – Today from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. deputies will begin taking registrations for the Take Me Home Program at the Johnson County Northeast Offices located at 6000 Lamar, Mission,...
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GEHS Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Posted on Feb. 10th, 2011

Curtains open on the Gardner Edgerton High School Theatre presentation of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown this week.

 

Show dates are February 9th,...
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So long Ace

Posted on Feb. 9th, 2011

In a suprising move to most, Rex Cummings, owner of Trailswest ACE Hardware Store, has been forced to offically close his doors as of Wednesday., February 9th. Exact reasons aren't known right...
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Public Comment Period Extended for I-35 SW Johnson County Interchange Project Environmental Assessment

Posted on Feb. 9th, 2011

In response to public interest, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has extended the review and comment period for its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the I-35 Interchange, Johnson County,...
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Help Wanted: The Edgerton United Methodist Church

Posted on Feb. 9th, 2011


The Edgerton United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Janitorial Services/Maintenance Coordinator. Duties include janitorial services for the church and parsonage, along with some...
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GEHS Finally Able To Celebrate National Signing Day

Posted on Feb. 9th, 2011

After multiple delays, Gardner –Edgerton high school was finally able to celebrate National Signing Day. Although most players had already signed last Wednesday, there was...
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Gardner Edgerton All District Orchestra Concert

Posted on Feb. 9th, 2011

It might have been a cold and snowy night but the Wheatridge gym was packed with family and friends for the 3rd Annual All District Orchestra Concert.

 

In the four years...
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Fairburn Resigns City of Gardner Post

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

Gardner City Administrator Stewart Fairburn has tendered his resignation effective March 7, 2011, as he has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mayor David...
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AARP Safe Driver Course

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

Want to safe money on your car insurance? How about signing up for the AARP Driver Safety Program. Open to all ages as long as you have a Kansas driver's license, the class will be held at King...
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MidAmerica Nazarene University

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

MidAmerica Nazarene University is holding an open house for its undergraduate and graduate accelerated degree programs for working...
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Edgerton man arrested on numerous charges of child sex crimes

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

A 45-year-old Edgerton man was booked into Douglas County Jail early Saturday morning after being served on a probable cause warrant at approximately 1:52 AM by Douglas County Sheriffs...
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Gardner Council Reviews Action Plan for 2011, Recognizes Local Artists

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

As part of the Kansas Sesquicentennial, Mayor Dave Drovetta recognized local artists Jamie Lavin and Elaine Lierly Jones. Lavin was recruited by the Kansas Lottery to organize ten artists for a...
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Johnson County K-State Extension Office

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

The Johnson Couty K-State Extension Office is offering the following classes and events for the month of February.

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As I See It

Posted on Feb. 8th, 2011

 

Edgerton has always been a railroad town in the truest sense. If it weren't for the railroad coming through in the late 1800s, the town would never have...
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U.S. 56 and Center Street Intersection Selected by State for Improvement

Posted on Feb. 7th, 2011

Dave Greene, Director Public Works for the City of Gardner was pleased to announce the City has been approved for $870,000 in funding for an upgrade to the intersection of Main and Center Streets....
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Rep. Mike Kiegerl

Posted on Feb. 7th, 2011


ANOTHER SHORT WEEK

Because of the snow storm and record cold temperatures the legislative sessions for Tuesday and Wednesday were canceled last week but we...
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Blazers Baseball Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Posted on Feb. 6th, 2011

The 2nd annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament to benefit the Blazers Baseball 10 and under competitive youth team will be held on
Sunday, February 20th, 2011. The tournament will begin at...
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Johnson County Library Foundation

Posted on Feb. 6th, 2011

The Johnson County Library Foundation recently elected officers and executive committee members for 2011.

They are:

President - Lynne Brown (Leawood, Kan.)

President-Elect...
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Have You Had Your Dairy Today?

Posted on Feb. 6th, 2011

The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) encourages 3 daily servings of low-fat or...
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Johnson County Library’s National Library Week Story Contest

Posted on Feb. 5th, 2011

What is your story? In honor of National Library Week 2011 (April 11-17, 2011), the Johnson County Library is hosting a writing contest,...
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Important Message

Posted on Feb. 4th, 2011

Due to scheduled maintenance, utility customers will NOT be able to access or pay their utility bills online on Sunday, February 6, 2011 between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 pm. We apologize for...
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Wanted: Your Snow Pictures!

Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2011

We would love to see your snow pictures from this week. If you have a picture you would like to share please email it to >Full Story

Gardner Police Department Media Report January 27 - February 2, 2011

Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2011

Media Report
TIME ADDRESS INCIDENT
1/27/2011
0058 900 Blk E Warren Motorist Assist
0243 100 Blk N Pear DUI
0520 400 Blk W Main Ambulance Call
0551 1100 Blk E...
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Steel Magnolias

Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2011

Gardner Community Theatre's production of Steel Magnolias has been cancelled for this weekend due to venue problems caused by the Blizzard.


However the Show Must Go...
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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Posted on Feb. 3rd, 2011

The Gardner Storm competitive youth baseball team is hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at 2:30pm on Saturday Feb 19th at the Tumbleweed Bar & Grill: 615 Main St. Gardner,...
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No school Thursday, February 3rd

Posted on Feb. 2nd, 2011

All Classes for USD 231 for Thursday, February 3, will be closed due to the forcasted cold tempratures. District offices and support services will be open.


Continue to check in with...
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GEHS Class of 2011 Project Graduation Chili Supper!!

Posted on Feb. 1st, 2011

The GEHS Class of 2011 Project Graduation Chili Supper will be held Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Gardner Edgerton High School Commons. The supper is from 5:00 - 7:30pm and the cost is $5 - ages...
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Gardner City Offices to Close at 11:00 Today

Posted on Feb. 1st, 2011

According to Melissa Mundt, Assistant City Adminsitrator, all non-essential City of Gardner personnel are being sent home at 11:00 a.m. today, February 1st.  As a result, Gardner City Hall...
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Mother Nature wins again

Posted on Jan. 31st, 2011

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 1st due to an impending winter storm.

Keep checking the GardnerEdge for the latest area school...
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An Old Fashioned Valentine’s Day

Posted on Jan. 31st, 2011

Come see the Lanesfield School decorated for an Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day. While you're there try your hand at pen and ink, and make your own Valentine to take home! The event is FREE Saturday...
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THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS

Posted on Jan. 31st, 2011


In our third week of the session the bills introduced during the past weeks are beginning to make their way through the committee process. The hearings conducted allow all interested...
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Laura's Legacy

Posted on Jan. 31st, 2011

"The Little House on the Prairie" written by Laura Ingalls Wilder was based on memories of a childhood stay in Kansas. This book inspired a popular TV series and is beloved by many. Young and...
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Information Needed in Theft

Posted on Jan. 31st, 2011

On 01-28-2011, Joshua Miller of Miller Excavating reported to the Overland Park Police Department the overnight theft of a rock breaker attachment for a 420e backhoe. Miller advised the rock...
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KDOT Holds Open House for Homestead Interchange

Posted on Jan. 28th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation unveiled a virtual tour of the I-35 - Homestead Lane Interchange to be built starting in the Spring of 2012. Individuals attending the event were able to...
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Fabric, Corn and Judy - How Do These All Go Together?

Posted on Jan. 28th, 2011

Allow me to introduce you to Judy Hart, daughter of Steve and Mary Hart and a member of the Pioneer Ridge Middle School (PRMS) eighth grade class. Judy is creative, funny, beautiful, kind and a...
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Edgerton Council Selects Michael Press as Interim City Administrator

Posted on Jan. 28th, 2011

The Edgerton City Council was hoping to have negotiations finalized before tonight's meeting, but instead, they moved forward with a resolution authorizing Mayor Don Roberts to finalize...
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Students Can Respond to President’s Call for New Teachers

Posted on Jan. 27th, 2011

“Over the next 10 years, with so many baby boomers retiring from our classrooms, we want to prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and...
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Candidates Finalized for Gardner & Edgerton Municipal Elections & USD231 Board

Posted on Jan. 25th, 2011

The filing period for candidates for the City Councils in Gardner and Edgerton and the School Board closed at noon today.  No primary will be required in any of these races.  Gardner...
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Take Me Home Program Launches for Those with Trouble Communicating

Posted on Jan. 25th, 2011

 

Law enforcement officers often have contact with those whose...
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SOUPER BOWL PARTY

Posted on Jan. 25th, 2011

The Edgerton United Methodist Church is collecting soup and chili in January for the Edgerton Food Pantry. We will end the month with homemade soup and chili at our "SOUPER BOWL" party on...
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Gardner Edgerton School District Kindergarten Round Up

Posted on Jan. 24th, 2011

To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the coming school year, all elementary schools host the annual Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarten...
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KDOT to Host Public Open House for I-35 SW Johnson County Interchange Project

Posted on Jan. 24th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is hosting a public open house for the I-35 SW Johnson County Interchange project on Thursday, January 27 at Mildale Farm, 35250 West 199th Street in...
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New Caregiver Support Group

Posted on Jan. 21st, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton Abilities Support Network is a new support group for parents and caregivers of children through adults with autism and other developmental disorders.  The...
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Red Out Event for Go Red

Posted on Jan. 20th, 2011

On February 11th, the American Heart Association/Go Red for Women is holding a Red Out event during the GEHS vs Blue Valley North Boys Basketball Game.

The event is to raise awareness and...
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Gardner Police Department Media Report January 12 through January 18, 2011

Posted on Jan. 20th, 2011

Media Report
    TIME    ADDRESS    INCIDENT
    1/12/2011
    0305    400 Blk S...
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Join the Baker University Community Choir

Posted on Jan. 20th, 2011

Baker University Community Choir will begin rehearsals on Thursday, January 27 at 6:00PM in McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Music Building in Baldwin City, KS. The choir is open to all ages...
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Gardner Edgerton Schools Closed Thursday, January 20th

Posted on Jan. 19th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton School District has announced that all schools in the district will be closed due to the weather and road conditions on Thursday, January...
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USD231 - After-School Activites Cancelled for Wednesday, January 19th

Posted on Jan. 19th, 2011

Bill Miller, Director of Operations and Facilities for USD231 has issued the following statement:

Due to inclement weather, all USD 231 after-school activities have been cancelled this...
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Free Tax Preparation

Posted on Jan. 19th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. - Income tax time is just around the corner! This year, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the KC CASH Coalition to house a Volunteer Income Tax...
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Do You Have A Prom Dress Just Hanging Around?

Posted on Jan. 17th, 2011

Prom season is only a couple months away, and any gently used formal gowns hanging around your closet could benefit area students looking to save some money. The Brent Bays Foundation, a Gardner...
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Winter Bible Study for Women

Posted on Jan. 17th, 2011

Life is full of interruptions, from unexpected layoffs to sudden medical problems.

If you have difficulty adjusting to such unwelcome challenges, an upcoming class at Fellowship...
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Two Gardner Edgerton Teachers named 2010 Horizon Award Winners

Posted on Jan. 14th, 2011

Katy Wells, fourth grade teacher at Sunflower Elementary and Mila Little, family and consumer science teacher at Pioneer Ridge Middle School are recipients of the Kansas 2010 Horizon Award for...
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Edgerton Moves to Annex Land at New Interchange, Accepts Dillner Resignation

Posted on Jan. 13th, 2011

Homestead Lane Annexation The City passed a resolution requesting that the County approve the annexation of approximately 50 acres that will abut Homestead Lane between 199th Street and the...
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Johnson County Warming Centers

Posted on Jan. 13th, 2011

The Johnson County Health Department and Johnson County Emergency Management encourages all citizens to understand the health risks of this cold weather and stay warm and sheltered in the below...
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Gardner Council Looks at Lake Land Sales, Property Maintenance Code Changes and Video Broadcast of Council Meetings

Posted on Jan. 12th, 2011

The Gardner City Council reviewed three issues at their Work Session on Monday evening: Sale of City Property at Gardner Lake; Revisions to the Property Maintenance Code and Televising City Council...
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TWM TAX SERVICE MERGER WITH H&R BLOCK

Posted on Jan. 11th, 2011

TWM TAX SERVICE MERGER WITH H&R BLOCK Gardner, KS – The owners of TWM Tax Service and the locally owned franchise office of H&R Block are proud to announce, to the Gardner community, a...
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Chris Morrow Announces Candidacy for Gardner City Council

Posted on Jan. 11th, 2011

January 11, 2011 Today Chris Morrow announced his candidacy for City Council At-Large in Gardner, KS. Chris is seeking one of the three at-large seats with terms expiring this April. Chris was...
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David Dillner Resigns Edgerton Post - Accepts City of Abilene Manager Position

Posted on Jan. 11th, 2011

Press Release The City of Edgerton, Kansas formally wishes to announce the resignation of City Administrator David B. Dillner. He has served as the City's first City Administrator since February...
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Second Snow Day for Gardner Edgerton Schools

Posted on Jan. 10th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton School District has announced that it will be closed due to the weather and road conditions on Tuesday, January 11.
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Ice melts and de-icers help but can be harmful

Posted on Jan. 10th, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. — Although freshly fallen snow is beautiful, it brings with it patchy ice that can be hazardous for walking and driving. Beside shoveling and chipping the ice, we often look for other...
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Johnson County Library Offers tax forms and resources

Posted on Jan. 10th, 2011

The Johnson County Library offers tax forms and resources in a variety of formats, at its library locations and via the library’s Web site: www.jocolibrary.org/taxes. Some Federal tax forms are...
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Gardner Parks & Rec Dance Classes open for registration

Posted on Jan. 9th, 2011

The following dance classes are being offerred through the Gardner Parks & Recreation: Tumbling Tots Boys and Girls will focus on basic tumbling skills! Dates: Thursdays,...
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Homestead Road Interchange Meeting Set for January 27

Posted on Jan. 6th, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation will be holding a public meeting to review their plans for an interchange at Homestead Road and I-35. The Interchange will be a first of its kind for Kansas. ...
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GEHS Christmas Concert Tonight - NO REALLY - Tonight, January 6th

Posted on Jan. 6th, 2011

The Gardner Edgerton High School choir concert in December was canceled due to ice and bad roads and it has been rescheduled for this Thursday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. So if...
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167th to be Temporarily Closed for Water Repair

Posted on Jan. 5th, 2011

The City of Gardner has identified a water main leaking at 167th & Moonlight. The leak has been isolated to the line that crosses under 167th just west of the intersection. Road closures...
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Gardner Electric Utility Board Meeting Set for Thursday, January 6th

Posted on Jan. 4th, 2011

The Electric Utility Board will hold their regularly scheduled Meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 East Main Street in Gardner. The Agenda can...
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Gardner Council Approves Festival Plan, Sells Old City Hall and Approves Legislative Agenda

Posted on Jan. 4th, 2011

Mayor Dave Drovetta joined members of Gardner Gold and Wal*Mart associates for the presentation of $1,000 to support the activities of Gardner Gold Special Olympics. More information about Gardner...
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