October 1, 2014

Traffic enforcement nets 38 citations

The Gardner Police Department recently wrapped up its participation in the 2014 “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. GPD officers provided 72 hours of extra traffic enforcement between Aug. 14 and Sept. …

OUR VIEW: Council decision smacks of cronyism

Gardner City Council members gave a healthy nod to cronyism during a Sept. 15 meeting.
Council members agreed to negotiate for a city-owned piece of property on Gardner Lake with one potential buyer rather than offering the property to anyone …

Gardner Grange

Linda Rothwell
The September meeting of the Gardner Grange was held Sept. 8 at the Grange building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The potluck dinner was great as usual, with Ed and Patsy Bruns as hosts. Approximately 12 members and …

Board to request increase in school budget authority

There will be a mail-in ballot election in January 2015. The one-question ballot will seek approval to increase the USD 231 Local Option Budget from 30 percent to 33 percent.
School board members unanimously approved the measure, which if approved, …

No injuries reported in SH glass plant fire

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Firefighters battled at two-alarm fire at AGC Glass Plant in Spring Hill on Sept. 22.
Johnson County Fire District No. 2 personnel spotted smoke from their nearby station at approximately 10:40 a.m. They reported the fire and …

Election boundaries may be redrawn for school board

School officials may redraw boundaries for USD 231 school board member districts. There are seven board of education members – two from each of three districts and one at-large school board member.
USD 231 is working with a demographer to …

Officers to collect unused meds on Saturday

Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Sept. 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications …

American foreign policy elite have no idea what they’re advocating

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
The American foreign-policy elite seems to have no idea what it’s doing.
Americans may believe the government — especially the foreign-policy side — is at least minimally competent, but when one surveys decisions from the last …

Wheatridge football squads take on Louisburg

The eighth-grade Wheatridge Middle School football squad hosted the Louisburg Middle School Wildcats in the season home opener last week. Coach Susnik and Coach Peavey noted positives in both offense and defense.  However there is still much room for improvement.  …

Jags blank Ottawa, 28-0

Scoring early and often, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team brought back a 28-0 win from Ottawa Middle School last week.
Baylor Maxwell led the way with two touchdowns on runs of three and twenty yards. …