February 9, 2016

Council meeting devolves into argument

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council didn’t close in quite the traditional fashion on June 20. Instead, three council members left the meeting as an argument broke out between the mayor and one council member. “That’s bull——,” Mayor Dave Drovetta told council member Larry Fotovich. By the end of the argument, Drovetta stood inches Continue Reading

GEHS class of 1976 to reunite

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 1976 will reunite next weekend. The class graduated from GEHS more than 35 years ago this year. The weekend-long reunion will kick off with a dinner on June 25 at 6 p.m. at The Lodge in Baldwin City. For more information, contact Linda Jensen at (913)893-6418.

Middle School students take top prize in magazine competition

Hard work paid off for members of Christine Hecke and Debra Sim’s Spring Hill Middle School seventh-grade class The students earned first place in their grade level for their writing, design, subject matter, and photography in the My Kansas! Competition. The competition is a state-wide program that challenges fifth graders and up to create a Continue Reading

OPINION: Washington needs to cut spending, reduce debt

Sen. Jerry Moran R-Kansas Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor released a dismal update on the state of our nation’s economy. Not only did the national unemployment rate rise to 9.1 percent, but the number of Americans looking for work increased to 14 million. The current economic policies are not working. In fact, they are Continue Reading

State officials seem to want healthcare reform both ways

Rep. Charlotte O’Hara, 27th District R-Stilwell Ah, early January 2011 the Republicans ride into Topeka on a vote that swept the Democrats out and placed them (the Republicans) in charge of government in the State of Kansas! One of the prime targets for the Republicans moving into power was to derail the enactment of the Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Brownback makes wise decision to cut arts funding

We’re continually shocked at the Kansans (and outsiders) complaining about Gov. Sam Brownback’s line item veto that slashed funding for the Kansas Arts Commission in the 2012 budget. In 2011, the state funneled $1.5 million to arts organizations like the Kansas City Performing Music and Arts Association, Arts in Prison and the Kansas City Symphony. Continue Reading

Scouts to plant tree to remember Kade Meyer

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com In his seven short years, Kade Meyer made quite an impression on his classmates at Madison Elementary School. That’s why Girl Scout Troop 3140 plans to honor the student’s memory by planting a tree in his honor at the school this coming Saturday. Meyer was struck and killed by an SUV while Continue Reading

Citizens pleased with services according to city survey

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The general public is satisfied with the services the city of Gardner provides, according to preliminary results of the 2011 DirectionFinder survey. “Your community has always had good services here, and expectations are high,” Karen Falk, project manager for the Etc. Institute, told city council members during a work session June 13. Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: DA opinion strengthens Open Meetings law

This is good news. Clicking “reply to all” to an email can constitute a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act. The word comes from the Shawnee County District Attorney who determined that a member of the Kansas State Board of Education technically violated KOMA when responding “reply to all” to an email sent from Continue Reading

Gardner Police Reports May 29 through June 5

5/29/2011 600 Blk S Oakcrest Cir Animal Control 183rd & Center Suspicious Activity 900 Blk E Main DUI 900 Blk E Main Alarm Call 500 Blk S Plum Creek Animal Control 100 Blk N Pear Animal Control 600 Blk E Mockingbird Vehicle Lockout 1700 Blk E Santa Fe Suspicious Activity 700 Blk S Meadowbrook Animal Continue Reading