July 25, 2014

Top ranking for Bruins baseball team

With a final record of 31-11, the Gardner 11-and-under A Bruins baseball team finished as the number one ranked 11-under A team in the state of Kansas.
“With our points for the entire season, we finished as the number one …

Gardner gave merit, COLA increases in 2014

debbies chart with story
debbies chart with story

Graphic by Debbie Hickman

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner officials gave merit raises and cost-of-living adjustments in 2014. The wages shown in the chart above include base pay for full time employees and do not include benefits, …

SH boys basketball camp to begin

New Spring Hill High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Wes Book will be holding a camp July 21-23 at Spring Hill High School.
Sessions are first through fourth grade, 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; and fifth through eighth grade, 3 …

Merit or mystery: Pay increases shrouded in secrecy

Merit increases for public staff should not be mysterious.
Anyone who performs above and beyond that which is normally expected should be rewarded and commended. It would be nice to believe that’s how city of Gardner’s merit increases function, but …

SH chamber hosts county chair candidates

ounty chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson
ounty chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

County chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County chair candidates visited with the Spring Hill Chamber of …

Borth to participate in Football University Top Gun Event

Garrett Borth
Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, has been invited and will be competing at the nation’s top prep football All-Star camp, Football University’s Top Gun at Dublin Jerome high school in Dublin, Ohio July 21-24.
Borth …

Blazer vaulters impressive at St. Theresa’s Invitational

Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school.  Submitted photo
Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school.  Submitted photo

Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school. Submitted photo

Four Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer pole vaulters turned in impressive performances in the United Invitational at St. …

City of Edgerton has rescinded the boil water order.

Please see attached press release. Edgerton_KS_RESCIND_Boil_Order_07-14-2014 (2)

Borth to participate in Football University Top Gun Event

Garrett Borth, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, has been invited and will be competing at the nation’s top prep football All-Star camp, Football University’s Top Gun at Dublin Jerome high school in Dublin, Ohio July 21-24.
Borth was invited …

Renewables can put brakes on gas prices

Bob Dinneen
Guest columnist
As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.
With prices rising so fast, …