December 20, 2014

City to make heavy-haul improvements to Waverly

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton will upgrade Waverly Road making it usable for heavy haul traffic. The $30 million road improvements will be financed via a gift from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and a dedicated local utility sales tax …

Soup Supper & Live Auction

Jan. 10
The Gardner Lions Club will host a soup supper and auction to benefit its USD 231 scholarship fund. The group will serve several soups including taco soup, vegetable soup and chili. Dinner will run from 4:30 p.m. to …

Jim Hightower
Guest Columnist
In the spirit of holiday harmony and goodwill toward all, I say it’s time for you working stiffs to extend your hands in a gesture of solidarity with America’s millionaires.
Why? Because we now share a …

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State hosts gift collection for kids in foster care

Christmas can be a difficult time for foster children and the young adults who have aged out of the State’s care. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is working with its foster care contractors, KVC and Saint Francis …

It’s too early to open champagne to celebrate U.S. economy

The American economy produced 321,000 new jobs last month, but it’s still too early to get excited that the dampened U.S. economy has fully recovered.
The November jobs report showed a steady unemployment rate — at 5.8 percent, and several …

Police seek man who confronted juvenile

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police are still tracking leads following a Dec. 4 report that a subject confronted a juvenile in the front yard of a home in St. John’s Trace subdivision, near 171st Street and Osage Street.
Law enforcement …

Code changes to permit chickens in backyards

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chickens may soon be coming to a yard nearby.
Gardner City Council members approved amendments to the zoning code that will allow residents to have vegetable gardens and to keep chickens.
The new regulations will allow Gardner …

Blazer matmen lose to Topeka Seaman HS

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Several Blazer wrestlers were out of the lineup last week. The wrestler deficit likely assisted …

Baker scores 20 points in win

Shelby Baker scored 20 points leading the Spring Hill High School lady Bronco varsity basketball team to a 47-37 win against West Franklin High School. With the win, SHHS took third place in a tournament at Osawatomie High School last …

SH students to receive MacBooks

Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill High School students will soon have access to MacBook Air computers.
USD 230 board members approved the purchase of computers for all students in grades 6-12 during a Dec. 8 board meeting. The …