July 23, 2014

Board reconsiders Edgerton asphalt plant

The Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board will reconsider the conditional use permit for a proposed asphalt and concrete plant at 20125 Sunflower Road, Edgerton at 7 p.m. July 23 in the Senior Citizens’ Community Center, 128 E Park, Gardner.
Applicant is …

Family-friendly fun dots county event

Jesse Gunkel
Club reporter
The Johnson County Fair is taking place July 27 through Aug. 3, a week earlier than usual this year, and no one should miss out on it.
There is nothing more family-focused than the county fair. …

Successful season for Blazers

It’s been quite a season for Coach Corey Schrack and his thirteen and under AAA boys baseball team.
The team participated in the Metro division league at 3&2 stadiums in Lenexa and in several area tourneys.
“The team accepted the …

Summer Vaulting

Submitted photo
Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, GEHS freshman, prepares for a practice pole vault on the runway last week. Specht is one of several Blazers participating in area vault Invitationals this summer.

Great Plains 4-H Club prepares for annual fair

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Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
Several members of the Great Plains 4-H Club are …

Youth ball club finishes summer season with 13-3 record

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo
The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers nine-and-under baseball team recently wrapped up first place honors in the Prairie league standings with a 13-3 record.
The …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

Council member responds to merit increase editorial

Kristina Harrison
Gardner City Council President
Merit increases for public staff should not be mysterious. I agree and thank goodness for the city of Gardner they were not; unless they are considered mysterious to some because each individual city employee’s …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo
CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

GEHS grad wins big at poker event

Chris Shaw poses with his chips during the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas lat week. Shaw, a Gardner Edgerton High School grad, placed 85th in a field of 6,683. Submitted photo
Chris Shaw poses with his chips during the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas lat week. Shaw, a Gardner Edgerton High School grad, placed 85th in a field of 6,683. Submitted photo

Chris Shaw poses with his chips during the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas lat week. Shaw, a Gardner Edgerton High School grad, placed 85th in a field of 6,683. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chris Shaw, …