August 20, 2014

Local daycare center closes due to mold

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner parents are scrambling this week after learning that Little People’s Place Child Development Center closed its doors on Aug. 20.
Dave Miller, managing owner, said that a construction defect in the building caused mold to …

Johnson County Fair 2014

Photo courtesy of Jackson Farrell

Photo courtesy of Jackson Farrell

Kylie Rogers, member of Prairie Moon 4-H club, participated in wood working, arts and crafts, foods, goats and swine. Rogers favorite part of the fair is showing her goat and pig.…

HOMETOWN HEROES: Carolyn Hammon

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …

Borth earns All American Invitational

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

The honors just keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School freshman football player Garrett Borth.
Last week Borth earned an All American invitation to play in the Diamond Sports/ Maxx All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S. C. …

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

Walmart treats employees like Pop-Tarts with unpredictable scheduling

Marjorie E. Wood
Guest Columnist
Walmart loves keeping track of data. For instance, the retail giant’s researchers know that before and after major storms, customers buy strawberry Pop-Tarts at a rate that’s seven times faster than normal.
How does Wal-Mart …

Annual fishing derby scheduled at Gardner Lake

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kids can drop a line and compete for prizes at Gardner Parks …

Jail cell death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an Overland Park man.
Matthew C. Worsham was found unresponsive in his Johnson County jail cell on Aug. 3.
Johnson County MedAct responded and initiated life-saving measures. They were able to revive the 30-year-old …

Council discusses possible chicken, garden regulations

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner residents can request a special use permit in order to keep chickens in town, but the rules for keeping chickens in residential areas aren’t clear, Mike Hall, Community Development Director, told city council members during a …