July 26, 2014

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, …

OPINION: Calling Hitler a socialist shouldnít be controversial

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
Itís my fault really. I started a fight on Facebook by saying something I believed to be inconsequential and non-controversial. At least, I thought the part where I stipulated that Adolf Hitler was a socialist was not …

Local man recalls 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook in Gardner

Bob Stockmyer
Bob Stockmyer

Bob Stockmyer

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner resident Bob Stockmyer has seen many changes during his more than 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly Gardner Community Medical Center.
Stockmyer is the head of maintenance …

City utility required to file resource plan

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
During a July 3 meeting, members of the Gardner Electric Advisory Board (GEAB), formerly the electric utility board discussed a proposed Gardner Energy Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be filed with the Western …