November 24, 2014

Soccer squad season ends with regional loss

A first round, 4-0 regional 6A loss to Shawnee Mission East High School brought the season to a close for Coach Andy Weber and his Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity soccer squad.
GEHS trailed 1-0 at halftime. The squad …

18th Annual Halloween Boo Bash at Celebration Park

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz,

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz,

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz,
Special to The Gardner News
The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department held the 18th Annual Halloween Boo-Bash tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The Boo-Bash is an evening of …

Prairie Moon installation of new officers

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015 Submitted photo

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015 Submitted photo

Prairie Moon 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Oct. 13 at the Morning Grange Hall in Spring Hill. The 50-plus member 4-H club meets the second Monday of every …

Company withdraws request for plant permit

Danedri Thompson
Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional-use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton.
Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert told a small crowd that …

Trunk or Treat

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson.

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson.

Dozens of costumed youth descended on the Wheatridge Middle School parking lot on Oct. 26. The kids “trunk or treated” gathering candy from the backs of decorated vehicles.
The event was sponsored by Indian Creek …

OUR VIEW: Endorsements difficult without inspiring candidates

It’s difficult to duck the mudslinging long enough to make political endorsements this election.
In the Governor’s race, we appreciate some of the work incumbent Sam Brownback has done. Although our opinion is not popular, we approve of eliminating a …

Detectives seek public assist to solve theft

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance to solve a recent crime.
On Oct. 17, a silver 1974 Airstream travel was stolen from 19920 Gardner Road. At approximately 3 p.m., witnesses and neighbors observed a female and possibly …

Conservative event featured faith, family, freedom

Bill Sutton
Guest Columnist
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting the “Faith, Family and Freedom” Conservative Revival. The planning behind the event and the amazing work by the volunteers was apparent to anyone who has …

Question would legalize charity raffles

Danedri Thompson
Those Booster Club raffles are illegal, but a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution could change that.
A question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the Kansas Constitution …

State government has shifted away from prairie values to political extremes

Caitlin Trujillo
Guest Columnist
I moved to Gardner 12 years ago from Los Angeles. Starting seventh grade, I expected to undergo some degree of culture shock — you don’t move from a beach town to the prairie plains and expect …