October 24, 2014

Districts announce nominees for award

Kylee Stutheit

Kylee Stutheit

USD 231 and USD 230 have each selected two candidates for the annual First Year Horizon Teacher Award.
The award, given by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), recognizes teachers for exemplary performance during their first year …

Ready to ride

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Motorcyclists gathered in Gardner Saturday for the annual Riding with Reece fundraiser on Oct. 4. The event raises money for head trauma programs and patients at the University of Kansas Medical Hospital. The race is …

Gardner Edgerton Republicans to host revival

The Gardner Edgerton Republican Party will host a revival on Oct. 11.
The event, titled “Faith, Family and Freedom” will include several guest speakers including Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.
It will also feature a …

JoCo to host electronic waste collection day Oct. 11

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will once again be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on Oct. 11. This event will mark the last of …

Kansas planning for transloading facilities

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a

OUR VIEW: Social Security, Medicare about to run dry

In a shocking turn of events that will come as a surprise to no one, government trustees reported that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money.
Social Security is expected to bankrupt in 2033 and Medicare funds run …

Senior wins $10K scholarship at school-wide assembly

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly.  Submitted photo

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire received a pleasant surprise during an all-school homecoming assembly on …

Public servants sought for council, commission

The cities of Gardner and Edgerton are seeking a few good people.
Edgerton is seeking two volunteers to serve on its planning commission. The commission is tasked with reviewing development projects and making recommendations to the city council.
Applicants must …

SHHS students design using 3-D printer

Spring Hill High School students now have the opportunity to dream, design and make projects a reality by using the school’s new 3-D printer. The printer was purchased through a Carl Perkins Federal Grant for Career and Technical Education equipment …

8th grade volleyball squad competes in Paola league event

The Wheatridge Middle School eighth grade JV volleyball team traveled to Paola on Saturday for the league tournament.
The Mustangs faced off against Louisburg Middle School in the first match and lost 10-25 and 19-25. Great serving was done by …