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Gardner city council members discuss censure, social media policy

Gardner city council-members discussed proposals to amend the rules governing their conduct on social media sites and the steps they need to take to pass a motion of censure against any member accused of violating rules.


3 boys buy flowers for all 270 girls at Kansas middle school for Valentine's Day

OLATHE, Kan. (KMBC/KAKE) - Three Kansas middle school students went the extra mile to ensure every girl at their school had a special Valentine’s Day. Eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes used hundreds of their own money to buy flowers for all 270


Winter weather causes traffic woes throughout Missouri, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) - The predicted snowfall Friday morning and early afternoon materialized and paralyzed Kansas City’s drivers. As of 1 p.m., several major interstates across the city had been closed.


3 snow plows hit in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Three snow plows were struck by vehicles in Johnson County on Friday. The Kansas Department of Transportation said it was "possibly a new record, and not one we want to have."


BOE approves school’s roof replacement

USD 231 will spend $514,156 on roof replacement and improvements at three schools this summer. The school board during its Jan. 14 meeting approved a $293,116 bid by Premier Contracting Inc., for a new PVC membrane roof covering of approximately 15,500 square feet at the Gardner Edgerton High School


OUR VIEW: Citizen volunteers needed, appreciated

The city of Gardner has ten citizens boards and commissions that oversee an array of services ranging from planning, utilities and airport- to police and sidewalk maintenance. Members of these commissions are usually appointed by the city council, and they serve with no compensation. Traditionally –


1 killed in 40-car wreck in KC-area, WB I-70 closed near Oak Grove exit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) — One person was killed and several injured in a 15-vehicle wreck on I-70 east of Kansas City, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The crash happened near the Oak Grove interchange and Westbound lanes of I-70 are closed near there.


Job Seekers Negotiating More Often, Survey Says

Today’s job seekers are confident in their bargaining power, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than half of professionals surveyed (55 percent) tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last employment offer, a 16-point jump from a similar survey in 2018.


Neighbors help one another in latest blast of winter weather

OLATHE, Kan. — In these frigid temperatures, there are plenty of warm hearts. As the snow continued to fall Friday at Larry Hoff's home in Olathe, he broke out his snowblower — a Valentine's Day gift — so he could get to work and do an act of kindness for his neighbor, who is recovering from heart s


City of Olathe sells winter weather hats as fundraiser

OLATHE, Kan. — As another round of winter weather rolls into the Metro, the city of Olathe is offering up a little bit of warmth. The city is selling “#snolathe” hats at the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road) and at the city’s customer service department (1385 S. Robinson Drive). They come


Quick guide to open burning

Whether you’re looking to burn a pile of winter storm debris or clear a field for fresh spring growth, you’ll need a permit from the Lenexa Fire Department to help make sure you’re protecting the safety of people and property.


Trailblazers dominate second half in victory over SMN Indians

Despite being down by 10 points halfway through the 2nd quarter, the Gardner-Edgerton High School boys basketball team rallied back and overpowered visiting Shawnee Mission North the rest of the way, recording a 74-53 Sunflower League victory Friday night at GEHS Fieldhouse.


Police: Kansas man run over by suspects stealing neighbor’s TV

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating an aggravated battery and asking the public for help to locate suspects. Just before 4p.m. Thursday, police responded to a home in the 1800 Block of North Woodrow, according to officer Charley Davidson. A 47-year-old man told police tha


11. Olathe, Kansas

Physically healthy at least 14 days in a month: 91.8%. Mentally healthy at least 14 days in a month: 90.6%. Located just outside of Kansas City, Olathe is home to residents who seem to understand the importance of getting enough sleep. Olathe is ranked second in the nation for healthy sleep habits a


UPDATE: Vehicle theft suspect in custody after NW Kansas pursuit, crash

DECATUR COUNTY — The suspect wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle in Thomas County has been apprehended. According to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect believed to have stolen a Ford pickup from a homestead east of Levant on Thursday allegedly stole a second vehicle in Colby befo


Colorado man admits he flew to Kansas City to meet 7-year-old for sex

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Colorado man pleaded guilty in federal court today to traveling to Kansas City, Mo., to meet an undercover FBI agent, whom he believed to be a mother with her 7-year-old daughter, for illicit sexual activity.


400 loads of storm debris collected

The Jan. 12 snowstorm created piles of mulch – with a lot of help from city and Johnson County crews. “Citizens dropped off approximately 400 pickup truck loads of debris during the two weekends the tree and brush drop off site was provided,” said Michael Kramer, Gardner public works director.


Kansas teen sentenced for hit and run that killed bicycle rider

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Reno County District Judge kept her word and gave a downward departure to a 19-year-old Hutchinson man convicted of second-degree murder. Taylor Lukone entered a plea for the fatal 2017 hit-and-run accident that killed 51-year-old Jose Lopez who was riding a bicycle n 1200 Block


Olathe elementary students forego traditional Valentine’s Day party to help teens in need

OLATHE, Kan. -- On Valentine's Day at one Olathe school, kids spread the love not through cards or cookies, but through hygiene kits for teens in need. At first glance, Valentine's Day in Ms. Brake's fourth grade classroom looked like any other with cookies, candy and cards. But outside, there was f


One person dies in 15-vehicle crash; shuts down westbound I-70 for hours

OAK GROVE, Mo. -- One person has died Friday after a crash on Interstate 70 that involved at least 15 vehicles. Westbound I-70 at mile marker 29, near Oak Grove, is now closed as crews work to clear the scene. Traffic is backed up for miles in eastern Jackson County.