May 7, 2015

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

New Century unit maintains Army vehicles

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used to move heavy equipment like Bradley tanks.  Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used

Middle school robotics team rumble in the ridge

Gifted students from Trail Ridge Middle School and Wheatridge Middle School competed in a robotics competition on March 26, according to a report to the USD 231 school board from Judy Martin, director of special services. The competition pitted teams …

Mayor congratulates city council election winners

Chris Morrow
Mayor of Gardner
With the 2015 Gardner City Council election completed and certified by the state of Kansas and Johnson County, I offer hearty congratulations to newly elected Council members Lee Moore and Rich Melton and re-elected incumbent …

OUR VIEW: Kansas legislators need to keep promise to voters with spending cuts

Conservative legislators seem poised to break a promise to voters not to raise taxes. Though the Legislature cut taxes two years ago, a budget deficit looms.
The Kansas Legislature is on hiatus until the veto session, which begins April 29. …

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Although his August 1863 raid …

Officials to consider boundary changes, new schools soon

The USD 231 demographer projections suggest that USD 231 board of education members should examine building capacity and school boundaries in the near future, according to a report from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall.
A district five-year …

New, old faces to fill councils, school board

There will be new faces on Gardner and Edgerton city councils and on the USD 231 board of education.
Gardner voters retained incumbent council member Todd Winters. Newcomers Lee Moore and Rich Melton also were elected. They will replace Heath …

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

State asks EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas regs

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed new greenhouse gas regulation.
Schmidt, along with 18 other attorneys general, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to withdraw the proposed …