July 30, 2014

Local man recalls 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook in Gardner

Bob Stockmyer

Bob Stockmyer

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner resident Bob Stockmyer has seen many changes during his more than 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly Gardner Community Medical Center.
Stockmyer is the head of maintenance …

City utility required to file resource plan

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
During a July 3 meeting, members of the Gardner Electric Advisory Board (GEAB), formerly the electric utility board discussed a proposed Gardner Energy Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be filed with the Western …

Near drowning at pool ruled accidental event

A local toddler was hospitalized on July 9 afternoon after a near drowning incident at the Gardner Aquatic Center.
According to a press release, a lifeguard observed a three-year-old face down in the pool and unresponsive. The lifeguard rescued the …

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …

Gardner Ice softball team competes in Metro tournament

The Gardner Ice softball finished second in their bracket at the Kansas City Metro tournament last weekend in Blue Valley. The tournament concluded the squad’s season. Submitted photo

The Gardner Ice softball finished second in their bracket at the Kansas City Metro tournament last weekend in Blue Valley. The tournament concluded the squad’s season. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for Coach Steve Adamson and his Gardner …

Edgerton hosts community movie nights

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton resident Mike Phillips, in conjunction with the Edgerton Parks and Recreation Department, is presenting a series of free movies to residents this summer.
“Edgerton’s Saturday Night at the Movies,” is held one …

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

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 …