April 23, 2014

Blazers ‘net’ win in Olathe South duel

The Blazer boys tennis team turned in an impressive effort in a duel against Olathe South last week.
The number one doubles team of Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted an 8-1 record while the number two duo of …

Performing with a Purpose donates a big check to Christmas Tree Fund

Submitted photo

On March 29, a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show “Entertainment Through the Ages” at the GEHS Auditorium. The profits from …

Brownback should heed his own words, pay particular attention to a teacher

Sen. Anthony Hensley
Guest Columnist
When Gov. Sam Brownback delivered his 2013 State of the State message to a joint session of the Legislature he said, “And of all those you could learn from, may I suggest paying particular …

Edgerton city financials look good

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
City financials are in a good place, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn told the council during a brief meeting on April 10.
Linn presented council members with a  presentation regarding the financial report …

Athena Club

Juanita Rothaus
Club reporter
The GFWC Athena Club met March 19 at the Johnson County Library with hostesses Laura McCarthy and Flo Biehl. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Peggy Deaton due to Mary Pritchard’s absence. The …

Legislators give update on session happenings

Danedri Thompson
State Sen. Julia Lynn told an audience of approximately 50 people that part of the legislative process is ugly.
Lynn and state Rep. Bill Sutton updated constituents on the 2014 Kansas Legislative session on April 12. Lynn …

Weather awareness

Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

The Johnson County CERT team sponsored a Severe Weather Awareness Seminar at King of Kings Lutheran Church on April 10. Meteorologist Bill Gery of the National Weather Service Central Region Headquaters presented an 80-minute class that ended with a question-and-answer …

Morning Glory 4-H

AJ Myers
Club reporter
The March meeting of the Morning Glory 4-H started of with an educational tour of the Chinook Helicopter base in Gardner. The club members got to look through, explore, and ask questions about these cool helicopters. …

Education is all about money, politics for unions

Dave  Trabert
Guest Columnist
Media reaction to the school finance legislation has been pretty predictable. It focuses almost exclusively on institutions and ignores the impact on students. As usual, it’s all about money and politics.
Unions, media and their allies …

Brownback vetoes one bill, signs 16 into law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on April 11 vetoed Senate Bill 99 to promote continued transparency in government.
“While I understand the purpose and intent behind S.B. 99, I believe that retaining the lobbyist registration provisions in current law promotes transparency …