August 30, 2015

Record turnout for Gardner Street Vault

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week.Submitted photo

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week. Submitted photo

A record 66 pole vaulters participated in the annual Gardner Street Vault at Gardner Elementary Aug. 1.
An additional five youngsters participated …

Uncomfortable truths necessary for honest debate

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
The biggest story rarely told is finally getting a tiny bit of play. It’s getting far less than it should, because the story makes people uncomfortable.
Well, prepare for some discomfort.
The Center for Medical Progress is …

Gardner City Council adopts 2016 budget

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In a special meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes, city council members adopted a 2016 budget on Aug. 10. Council members had previously discussed the budget at a series of work sessions and at a public …

Pool to open only on weekends

The Gardner Aquatic Center will revert to weekend-only hours beginning Aug. 13. The schedule change coincides with the start of school.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 will be the last full weekday with extended hours at the aquatic center.
Beginning Aug. 13, …

Westside Sluggers conclude successful season

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould, Garret Peterson, and Heath Good. Submitted photo

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould,

Junior Olympics

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Mallory Boden, Gardner, placed 68th in the 1500 meters with a time of 6.06.65 at the 12-and-under AAU Junior Olympics in Florida last week.…

Grant winners

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Kim Brooks, Johnson County Livestock Association president; Emily Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Allyson Rietcheck, Mallory Meek, Ben Burling, Abigail Dawson, Brenden Meek, and Evan Zimmerman, Johnson County Farm Bureau, pose for a photo after the livestock association offered grants …

Spring Hill students learn history with help from laptops

Learning about the African-American Civil Rights Movement recently took on a new twist at Spring Hill Middle (SHMS) and High Schools (SHHS). Thanks to 1-to-1 laptops and 21st Century technology and skills, students at the high school became the teachers …

Gardner Bruins win state title

Playing its best baseball of the season, the Gardner Bruins 12-A USSSA team recently won the state title at Blue Valley Sports Complex.
In first round action, the nine-seed Bruins turned back the Wellsville Eagles, 16-0. The Bruins dominated the …

Planning commmisisoners decline approval to rezone

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Against the advice of city staff, planning commissioners unanimously agreed that council should reject a proposal to rezone 2.67 acres at 30000 W. 191st Street to allow for a truck freight terminal. Staff recommended approval of the …