March 6, 2015

USD 230 highlights recent success stories

A USD 230 elementary school student poses with her lunch tray. The Spring Hill District is one of five districts in Kansas to receive flawless marks for its nutrition program. Submitted photo

A USD 230 elementary school student poses with her lunch tray. The Spring Hill District is one of five districts in Kansas to receive flawless marks for its nutrition program. Submitted photo

• Kansas Horizon Award Winners
The Kansas State …

Tech changes SH district’s learning landscape

A Spring Hill School District student uses her district-supply MacBook. Every student in grades 6-12 has a laptop. Submitted photo

A Spring Hill School District student uses her district-supply MacBook. Every student in grades 6-12 has a laptop. Submitted photo

Working to exceed academic goals is engrained in the mindsets of students, staff members and administrators in the Spring Hill …

Chamber director outlines plans to build organization, set long-term goals

Jason Camis
Gardner Chamber Director
Progress, by its very definition, implies a forward path toward a goal or destination. In our personal lives we live examples of this daily. Faith. Family. Finances. Education. Weight loss.
In my experience we often …

In state of city address, Edgerton mayor outlines tremendous growth

Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts outlined recent growth and talked about the city’s plans for the future in his first state of the city address on Feb. 19. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts outlined recent growth and talked about the city’s plans for the future in his first state of the city address on Feb. 19. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A decreased mill levy is …

New faces will help craft area’s immediate future

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A variety of new faces will assist in building the business development in southwest Johnson County. Both the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation boast new leadership. The city of Gardner also …

Committee seeks locale for transload facility

An advisory committee has begun the process of developing criteria to be used in evaluating potential Kansas sites for a transload shipping center.
The Transload Facility Site Analysis Advisory Committee had its initial meeting last week with national consultant HDR …

McKelvey leads Mustangs past SH

Teven McKelvey scored 21 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang seventh grade varsity boys basketball team to a 41-26 win over Spring Hill Middle School last week.
Behind McKelvey, WMS took control in the second half and avenged an …

Counter OPEC’s power by boosting American crude oil exports

J.Michael Barrett
Guest Columist
The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for …

Gardner police seek suspect in attempted robbery

Gardner police are seeking a suspect in an attempted armed robbery outside the Liquor Barn, 512 E. Main Street.
Police responded to the incident at the store at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.
According to a press release, a …

New businesses open doors in Edgerton over last few years

In his state of the city address, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts highlighted a number of new businesses that have opened their doors in the community in the last few years.
They include:
• ACA Catering/A Cup Above
312 E. Nelson…