October 8, 2015

Voters agree to maintain city half-cent sales tax rate

Gardner voters approved a sales tax inititive last Tuesday. Proceeds from the half-cent sales tax will be used to fund infrastructure improvements to streets and trails. It will sunset in 10 years. The tax replaces a 10-year tax, which funded the debt on Celebration Park and the Gardner Aquatic Center. It sunsets at the end Continue Reading

Lights on After School event set for Oct. 13

Moonlight Elementary School will host a Lights on After School event from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event is part of a nationwide series of celebrations in support of after school programs. More than 8,000 events are expected to take place this year across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Continue Reading

Gardner residents can bay utilities using new system

Gardner residents can now pay their utility bills through a new automated payment system. The system is available via telephone at (913)856-7535. Bill payers will need their utility account number and a credit or debit card to use the system. Payers also may continue to use other payment methods, including online payment, mail payment, drop Continue Reading

Kansas to offer child support warrant amnesty

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is offering a reprieve for Kansans who face prosecution for failure to pay child support, as an opportunity to help them get back on track with their payments. DCF’s Child Support Services (CCS) has slated Sept. 25 as Child Support Bench Warrant Amnesty Day statewide to offer Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting for Design 4 Sports. Pictured (Jayme Morris, owner, Marilyn Delks and Christy Cisneros, employees) along with Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members. Design 4 Sports was founded in 2004 in Paola, KS. Owned by Jayme and Tommy Morris and specializes in custom printing and promotional products. Their Gardner location is located at 137 E Continue Reading

Vintage war planes take flight at New Century

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Heart of America Wing will showcase war birds in flight during an air show at New Century this weekend. The event, which runs Sept. 25-27 will feature the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, Fifi. Fifi was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944. Acquired by the CAF Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Congratulations to chamber on 40 years of civic engagement

Congratulations to the Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce on its 40th anniversary. Formally created in Sept. 15, 1975, the organization has been instrumental in assisting business owners in town and creating networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. The organization was instrumental in helping to bring the Sprint North Supply building to southwest Johnson County, and it continues Continue Reading

Students of Character

USD 231 recognized first quarter Students of Character during the Sept. 14 board meeting. They included: Edgerton Elementary fourth grader Thomas Savasten, Gardner Elementary third grader Zach Hilliard, Madison Elementary first grader Bridget Simmons, Moonlight Elementary third grader Isaiah Williams, Nike Elementary fourth grader Maddie Xiong, Sunflower Elementary fourth grader Caroline Kuzma, Pioneer Ridge Middle Continue Reading

Kansans in the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe

A Lawrence, Kan., native is helping the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe and open in the Middle East, serving on the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM-6). Seaman Apprentice Nathan Davidson is a Navy logistics specialist and lives and works at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, where the Devastator is based. Bahrain is Continue Reading

Chamber to celebrate 40th year

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend. Incorporated on Sept. 15, 1975, the Chamber has invited past Chamber leaders and members and the general public to help celebrate its 40-year milestone. The informal celebration will include free hot dogs and hamburgers, anniversary cake, children’s activities and wine tasting. “If Continue Reading