November 27, 2015

Donations sought for Ernie Miller Nature Center

Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals. The Ernie Miller Nature Center, located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, has ongoing needs for supplies for both the animals Continue Reading

Trailridge JV loses to Louisburg

Despite a great defensive effort, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV team dropped a 21-8 decision to Louisburg last week. Kylie Webb led the defensive charge with two blocked shots. Meanwhile, top scorers included Audra Webb, four points. Franki Stumph and Sydney Oyer scored two points.

Borth named to All League team

Baldwin high school sophomore Garrett Borth was recently named to the All Frontier league team in a balloting of conference coaches. Borth earned an honorable mention award as a defensive lineman. He played defensive end and tackle and also played tight end on offense for the Bulldogs. He was only one of three sophomores named Continue Reading

Late rally sinks Huskies

Losing a lead with just one minute left in regulation, the Trailridge Husky eighth grade girls varsity basketball team lost to Louisburg 28-25 last week. “We gave up too many rebounds and had turnovers late in the game,” said Coach Ryan Colston. Despite the loss, Kailani Donham had fourteen points. Sadie Watkins, Anna Tropanksy and Continue Reading

Successful season for Trailridge wrestlers

It’s been quite a season for Coach Brian Essex and the Trailridge wrestling team. The eighth graders posted a 54-32 record, 63% win ratio, while the seventh graders had a 76-54 record, 58% win ratio. Leading the way was Noah Short with a perfect 11-0 record. Johnny Akin had a 14-1 mark, Shawn Waters, 7-1, Continue Reading

BOCC proclaims ‘World Town Planning Day’

Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor was present when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” Roberts joined the county department of planning and codes to accept the proclamation. “World Town Planning Day” is an opportunity to highlight the contribution sound planning makes to the quality of communities Continue Reading

Create holiday gifts that keep on giving throughout the year

Melinda Myers Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year. Terrariums have made a comeback and make wonderful do-it-yourself projects and gifts for beginning and experienced gardeners. They enable gardeners to continue to grow no matter the weather outdoors and can be updated and used as Continue Reading

Trump’s deportation program draws fire

Robert Romano Guest Columnist “12 million illegal immigrants, to send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not — not possible.” That was former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush at the Fox Business-Wall Street Journal Republican Presidential Debate in Milwaukee, Wis. on Nov. 10, stating that deporting illegal immigrants — all of them — would Continue Reading

Gardner Lake sewer system construction underway

Work recently began on a $9.1 million low pressure sewer system for Gardner Lake; the project will serve about 85 acres and 352 properties. The estimated length of the sewer line is about 30,000 feet. The proposed district consists of about 279 homes which are currently served by septic tanks, according to Johnson County Wastewater’s Continue Reading

Christmas in the Park: A 25 Year Tradition in Gardner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The 25th Annual “Christmas in the Park” holiday event kicks off with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Park.  Seasonal music will be performed by area school children.  The event will include a Christmastime message from Mayor Continue Reading