December 1, 2015

Kids camp weird science style

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 in those subjects. According to Darcy Sly, Spring Hill Elementary School instructional coach, this is Continue Reading

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 not great,” Duran said. City officials will be working with BNSF, the company that owns Continue Reading

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 for the objective observer to say, take the money. There’s also a risk of injury Continue Reading

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 solicitor general, defended the health care law’s individual mandate last week in a federal appeals Continue Reading

Strange weather phenomenon downs trees in Gardner

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. Evan Bookbinder, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather service, said it’s a weather phenomenon Continue Reading

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 to watching this exciting match-up. There will be more for GEHS students to experience at Continue Reading

Edgerton to host 39th annual Frontier Days celebration

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 link the town’s past as a stop on the Santa Fe railroad during the early Continue Reading

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 University. Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Roger was a Continue Reading

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 three children born to Carl Max “Sonny” Herman III and Shera Jean (Smith) Herman. Maddie Continue Reading

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 primary offense. That means police can stop motorists for no reason other than not wearing Continue Reading