December 18, 2014

Sharemet to play volleyball at NCCC

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Spring Hill High School senior Elly Sharemet signed a national letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Neosho County Community College last week. Seated are Irene Shoemaker,Elly Sharemet, Robert Sharemet, and Spring Hill High School volleyball coach Alicia Von Stein. …

Balanced scoring helps Blazers past Mill Valley

Using a balanced scoring attack, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team posted an impressive 64-49 win in its home season opener against Mill Valley High School on Dec. 9.
Four players scored in double figures with Kyle …

Council debates changes to RV, boat regulations

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city may revise ordinances that regulate trailers parked in driveways, but council members agreed to leave regulations that limit the parking of recreational vehicles, or RVs, in residential driveways.
Council members debated potential changes to the …

University update

Several local students graduated from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University on Dec. 12. They include Thomas Dale Kilmurray, of Gardner, and Jeffery L. Brotherton, Carl Kearney, Kelsey Michelle Kohn, and Brianna G. Stevens, all of Spring Hill.…

Scam phone calls appear to target elderly

Several citizens have reported phone calls in which the caller threatens arrest for failure to appear for jury duty in Johnson County. Those calls are bogus, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Residents are warned by the hoax caller …

Tractor company to locate warehouse in LPKC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A marketer of tractor machinery and equipment last night announced it will open a distribution center in Edgerton.
Kubota Tractor will open a 450,000 square-foot warehouse at Logistics Park-Kansas City. Kubota will be a tenant in a …

Authorities release name of wreck victim

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a driver killed in a wreck on 199th Street on Dec. 3.
Arthur Lee Wright, 65 of Kansas City, Kan., was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after midnight on …

OUR VIEW: Personal touch goes long way to maintain small town feel

Southwest Johnson County has been in the throes of extreme growing pains for the last several years, perhaps for more than a decade. With the intermodal building out, citizens can expect even more drastic changes in the community’s appearance as …

Welcome Santa

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Santa meets with a child at Santa’s workshop in Cornerstone Park.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Gardner this weekend.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the city’s parks department will host a Candy Cane Hunt in Cornerstone Park. …

USD 231 will not conduct search to replace former superintendent

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 will not post an opening for superintendent.
School board members opted not to open a search for the top job in the district following a heated discussion at a Dec. 8 school board meeting.
Pam …