April 19, 2014

Kids camp weird science style

As part of the games portion of Camp Invention, held June 6-10 at Spring Hill Elementary School, students were challenged to move a balloon to a certain point in the gym without using their hands.  One of the camp’s attendees uses his head to propel the balloon forward. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham

Students in the United States have consistently scored lower than their international peers in science and math, but programs like Camp Invention, held last week at Spring Hill Elementary School, may help children in that district excel …

Moonlight project continues

Danedri Thompson

The at-grade railroad crossing at the intersection of Moonlight Road and Main Street has improved, city engineer Celia Duran told council members during a work session on June 13.

“It’s better than it was, but it’s still …

EDITORIAL: Whatever Starling decides he’ll have support of GE community

The decision before local sports hero Bubba Starling should be an easy one as he stands on the precipice of a multi-million dollar baseball contract.

But we don’t envy the decision before the young standout and his family. It’s easy …

OPINION: Sophie’s Choice: earn less money or take Obamacare

Danedri Thompson

There may be a case to be made for earning less money. But that medicine for avoiding the Obamacare mandate on health insurance is a bitter pill to swallow for hardworking Americans.

Neal Kumar Kaytal, President Obama’s …

Strange weather phenomenon downs trees in Gardner

A rare weather phenomenon, a heat burst, struck southwest Johnson County in the early morning hours of June 10. The sharp burst of heat also brought high winds that knocked down large limbs. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson

Area residents experienced a fairly rare meteorological event around on June 10. A heat burst struck the area spiking temperatures, dropping the dew point and sending dramatic wind gusts through neighborhoods in southwest Johnson County around midnight.…

EDITORIAL: Blazers to play in East St. Louis classic

It’s a coup that the Gardner Edgerton High School football team will travel to East St. Louis to play in a regionally televised game. It’s exciting for the fans, and it’s another notch in the community’s belt. We look forward …

Edgerton to host 39th annual Frontier Days celebration

A young girl makes a new friend at last year’s Festival on the Trails event in downtown Edgerton. The annual community celebration will take place June 17 and June 18 this year. File photo

Amy Cunningham

The 39th annual Edgerton Frontier Days celebration will run for two days, June 17 and 18 in downtown Edgerton.

The theme for this year’s event, “Returning to our Routes,” is a play on words organizers hope will …

Roger Neil Russell

Roger Neil Russell 77, of Spring Hill, Kan. died May 27, 2011 at his home.
He was born February 20, 1934 in Bonita, Kan. He was a 1952 graduate of St. John’s Memorial High School in Olathe and attended Ottawa …

Madeline Iona Herman

Madeline Iona Herman, age 8 years, 10 months and 14 days, of Gardner, died May 31, 2011 at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
Madeline was born July 17, 2002 in Merriam, Kan. She was the youngest of …

Failure to buckle up a primary offense during ‘Click It or Ticket’


Mark Taylor

Gardner police stopped 66 vehicles during last week’s Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign aimed at primary seatbelt enforcement as mandated by a recent state law.
The new law makes failure to wear a seatbelt a …