July 2, 2015

GEHS students to receive personal devices in 2016

Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.…

Church plant remains more than 100 years

Mica Marriott-Ward
Special to The Gardner News
The northeast corner of Oak and Park streets hasn’t changed much in almost 100 years. The Church of Christ and its congregation have called the corner home ever since the church was constructed …

SHMS teacher awarded scholarship

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, math teacher at Spring Hill Middle School (SHMS), was recently awarded a teacher scholarship by the …

Mosquitos carry risk of West Nile

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has documented a substantial increase in the number of mosquitoes within the past week, including the type of mosquitoes that can potentially spread West Nile virus.
“Although the increase in mosquitoes after …

Gardner Police officers to utilize bike patrols

Gardner Police officers will begin to deploy on bicycles. Four officers will ride at a time patrolling city streets and neighborhoods. Law enformcent officials hope the new means of transportation will help develop better communication between officers and residents. Submitted photo

Gardner Police officers will begin to deploy on bicycles. Four officers will ride at a time patrolling city streets and neighborhoods. Law enforcement officials hope the new means of transportation will help develop better communication between officers and residents. Submitted

Museum to celebrate festival with events

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a series of events in conjunction with The Festival on the Trails.
The festivities at the museum, 204 W. Main Street, kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, when the museum opens. …

Local teachers play The Star Spangled Banner at Royals game

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Two USD 231 music teachers played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Royals game on June 6. Here, Gardner Edgerton High School Music Director, appears on the jumbo tron. Trailridge Middle School music teacher also …

OUR VIEW: Kansas Senate passes awful tax hikes to fill budget gap

Kansans are getting a tax hike, if a bill passed by the Senate makes its way through the House and Governor.
Absolutely no one is cheering – not even the people screaming that we must feed the ever-growing and always …

District gets slight increase in special ed funding

USD 231 will receive about $20 more per special education educator than officials anticipated.
The Kansas Department of Education notified the school district that the final amount of categorical aid per special education educator will be $27,520 for the 2014-2015 …

Officials recognize outgoing board members

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Officials offered an appreciative send-off to three long-serving members of the school board on June 8. A brief, 20-minute meeting served as the swan song for board members Mark Grannell, Mary Herbert and James Repshire. The three …