February 1, 2015

Congressman Yoder assigned to committees

Representative Kevin Yoder has been named to a third term as a member of the House Appropriations Committee during the 114th Congress. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating federal dollars to fund various programs, departments, and agencies. Yoder previously …

Lady Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer basketball team dropped a hard fought 67-53 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 3-6, took an early 14-12, first quarter lead, but …

Hodge leads Broncos past Baldwin, 51-40

Danny Hodge fired in 24 points to lead the Spring Hill High School Broncos varsity boys basketball team to a 51-40 win against Baldwin High School last week.
Spring Hill, 4-4, jumped to a 22-0 lead, and Baldwin did not …

County to host forum on electronic cigarettes

Johnson County will host a panel of experts to discuss electronic cigarettes. The city of Olathe recently banned the sale and use of the cigarettes.
Where do kids get e-cigarettes? Are they dangerous? Questions like these will be addressed by …

Blazers upset St. Thomas Aquinas, 52-43

Seniors Kyle Hultgren, Brett Wright and Nash Bostwick scored 42 of Gardner Edgerton High School’s 52 points, leading the Blazer basketball squad to a big 52-43 upset of number-one ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.
“I thought our defensive pressure was the …

SWJEDC selects new president: Tom Riederer to retire; Greg Martinette joins organization

The Southwest Johnson County Kansas Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors announced that Greg Martinette will assume the role of president, succeeding Tom Riederer. Riederer, who has led the EDC since October 2006, will stay with the organization through the …

Gardner encourages citizen engagement; budget forum, interactive class offered

Gardner city staff
Residents have an opportunity to provide input on the 2016 budget Jan. 22, and Gardner will also host a “Citizens Academy” to provide information on how local governments work.
This year, the city is focusing on creating …

Future of Chamber of Commerce holds promise

Jason Camis
Chamber President
Guest Columnist
Did you know that in September 1975 – a few months after I was born – a group of business leaders in Gardner got together and formed an organization to “advance the economic, industrial, …

District adopts policy to protect student data

Danedri Thompson
USD 231 parents will have to opt in to allow their children to take part in informational surveys. Until recently, parents opted out instead of opting in, but a state law, effective last July, required the change.…

University updates

Bethany College
Layne Gilliland and Anna King, both of Spring Hill, are named to the fall 2014 Bethany College Dean’s list.
The pair joins more than 180 other students in the honor. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time and …