August 22, 2014

Military update

Army Pvt. Juanmanuel M. Cox-Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

New to USD 231

Photo courtesy of  Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 welcomed 70 new teachers to the district, including staffing for a new middle school. Many of the new staff members are pictured here. Classes for the 2014-2015 school year began on Aug. 12.…

Fifth Annual Summer Vault a success

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

The fifth annual Gardner Summer vault was a big …

Obama’s mythical retreat from military force

Peter Hart
Guest Columnist
Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. war to themselves.
For many pundits and …

Local students perform at choral institute

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

The 36th Kansas State University Summer Choral Institute, sponsored by the Master Teacher Institute for …

Time running out to stop Internet giveaway

Robert Romano
Guest Columnist
Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), on May 30 the House of Representatives defunded the Obama Internet giveaway in the FY 2015 Commerce Department appropriations bill by a 229 to 178 vote.
However, …

Future oil well regulations could be a possibility

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials aren’t particularly interested in allowing oil wells within city limits. That’s the consensus council members appeared to reach during a work session on Aug. 4.
Community Development Director Mike Hall shared information about oil drilling …

Cramer Products announces leadership changes

Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president …

Prairie Moon 4-H

Kylie Rogers shows her woodworking project at the Johnson County Fair.  Submitted photo

Kylie Rogers shows her woodworking project at the Johnson County Fair.  Submitted photo

Jackson Farrell
Club reporter
Prairie Moon 4-H Club had a project tour of the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1.
Members visited the rabbit/poultry barn and also …