November 30, 2015

Giving back

Sunflower Elementary students recently dropped off 1000+ items and a $600 check was donated by the PTO for those in need during the holiday season.

GEHS to join Sunflower League

Leeann Northway USD 231 Since the fall of 2010, Gardner Edgerton High School has been a part of the Eastern Kansas League, but that is about to change. Official notice was made today that GEHS has accepted the invitation to become the newest member of the Sunflower League. With the opening of the newest Olathe Continue Reading

Pilots, council discuss changes to Gardner Municipal Airport

Lynn Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Local pilots and aviation enthusiasts voiced concerns to city council at their Nov. 23 meeting over the possible impact of amendments to the Gardner Municipal Code. The city seeks to add an Aviation section known as Title 11 that defines the management of the airport, rules and regulations Continue Reading

Local officers recognized

On Nov. 20 four Gardner officers were among those recognized at the annual Metropolitian Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awards ceremony. Sergeant Kurt Hollingshead and Detective Todd Pembleton received the Bronze award for Valor from an incident where less lethal tactics were used to avoid a possible deadly force situation. Lieutenant Lee Krout and Officer Joseph Continue Reading

Shopping locally spurs hometown businesses

Jason Camis Chamber President Guest Columnist As I get older, I try to make my holidays just a little better than last year. When I was younger, in my 20s, I didn’t care much for the holidays. I had many reasons for this feeling, but I’m happy to say that I longer think like that. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Editorial spurs debate, legal review

Twelve words buried in the middle of an Gardner News opinion piece has created quite a stir: “Council should be reminded that discrimination against old people is not legal.” The editorial, clearly marked “OUR VIEW: City committees could become vanity projects,” and printed in the Oct. 21 edition on the opinion page, is still being debated. Continue Reading

Newspaper editorial upsets councilman

The city’s attorney billed Gardner about $400 in legal fees to review and write an opinion regarding the Oct. 19 council meeting and a subsequent opinion piece published in this newspaper. Councilman Rich Melton, in an e-mail obtained under a Kansas Open Records Act, requested Ryan Denk, city attorney, review the council Oct. 19 meeting Continue Reading

Rollover accident

There was a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Center and Madison Streets about 10:45 a.m. November 22. A van flipped on its top after apparently being struck broadside by another automobile. There were no injuries, according to the Gardner Police Department.

Bubba Starling added to Royals roster

The Kansas City Royals announced several moves this week to set the club’s 40-man roster for the offseason reserve list deadline, according to a press release. The Royals have selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Matthew Strahm, right-handed pitchers Alec Mills and Kyle Zimmer, infielder Ramon Torres and outfielders Brett Eibner and Bubba Starling from Continue Reading

City installs new decorations

Gardner begins installation, upgrade of holiday decorations. This year’s bulb replacement and new decorations are the first of a several year project to replace and upgrade existing decorations. “We will be using the same holiday banners that we’ve used for the past 15 years,” Jeff Stewart, Gardner parks and recreation director said.