August 28, 2015

USD 231 adopts budget with small tax decrease

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the USD 231 board of education approved a 2015-2016 $266 million budget during a brief Aug. 10 meeting. Though the budget is approximately $12 million more than last year’s budget, the tax rate will likely …

OUR VIEW: Drivers beware: With school starting, kids will be out walking

Summer doesn’t actually end until Sept. 21, but school starting signals the unofficial end of the season. In the Gardner Edgerton School District, the first day of school is Aug. 13. In the Spring Hill School District, students will begin …

Sen. Moran to present fair tax forum Aug. 17

Sen. Jerry Moran will host a forum on U.S. tax reform in Olathe next week. Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.
Moran is a …

Construction update

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

With Waverly Road closed south from U.S. 56 to 183rd Street on the west side of Gardner the past few weeks, construction workers have been busy building some of the large support pillars for an …

Record turnout for Gardner Street Vault

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week.Submitted photo

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week. Submitted photo

A record 66 pole vaulters participated in the annual Gardner Street Vault at Gardner Elementary Aug. 1.
An additional five youngsters participated …

Uncomfortable truths necessary for honest debate

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
The biggest story rarely told is finally getting a tiny bit of play. It’s getting far less than it should, because the story makes people uncomfortable.
Well, prepare for some discomfort.
The Center for Medical Progress is …

Gardner City Council adopts 2016 budget

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In a special meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes, city council members adopted a 2016 budget on Aug. 10. Council members had previously discussed the budget at a series of work sessions and at a public …

Pool to open only on weekends

The Gardner Aquatic Center will revert to weekend-only hours beginning Aug. 13. The schedule change coincides with the start of school.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 will be the last full weekday with extended hours at the aquatic center.
Beginning Aug. 13, …

Westside Sluggers conclude successful season

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould, Garret Peterson, and Heath Good. Submitted photo

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould,

Junior Olympics

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Mallory Boden, Gardner, placed 68th in the 1500 meters with a time of 6.06.65 at the 12-and-under AAU Junior Olympics in Florida last week.…