December 20, 2014

Police investigate scenes at 2 unattended deaths

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police responded to two unattended deaths within three days last week. One is still under investigation.
Steve Benz, Gardner Police Department public information officer, said the two deaths were completely unrelated. Both deaths occured inside residences. …

Blazers beat Lansing in home wrestling dual

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Dustin Carstens placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class in the Blazer Invitational last weekend. Nationally-ranked wrestlers from four states competed. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Dustin Carstens placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class in the Blazer Invitational last weekend. Nationally-ranked wrestlers from four states competed. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer …

Lady Mustangs defeat Spring Hill

Ashlyn Anderson scored eight points leading the Wheatridge Middle School lady Mustang eighth grade basketball team to a 31-17 win at Spring Hill Middle School last week.
In addition to Anderson’s points, Kaylee Cox and Mckinsey Aynes each added six …

2014 Holiday Homes Tour

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Blazer basketball season begins against Mill Valley

After nearly three weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys basketball team will open the season at home against the Mill Valley High School Jags this week.
Six seniors return led by point guard Brett Wright. Wright …

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd Wallet.com. The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

Kansas joins lawsuit against Obama’s amnesty action

Kansas will join Texas and 15 other states in a legal challenge to President Obama’s unilateral decision to stop enforcing parts of federal immigration law.
The Texas-led lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, seeks a declaration that …

Sheriff’s office seeks public’s assistance

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of sewer pipe. The pipe, owned by BRB Contractors, was stolen from a construction site on Hedge Lane Terrace. The pipes are to be laid across the area.
Sometime between 10:27 p.m. …

Monthly revenue higher than expected

State officials reported last week that November revenue receipts were $3.1 million more than anticipated.
Corporate income tax receipts continued a growing trend at $1 million more than estimates and are currently 34 percent higher, or $35 million, for fiscal …

OUR VIEW: Advice for local candidates, their supporters

Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet.
The political engine isn’t out of steam, despite the end of the 2014 general election.
City council and school board races are gathering power as candidates are now throwing their hats into …