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Greater Kansas City Vintage Fly-In

Vintage airplanes flew into Gardner Municipal Airport from as far away as California on June 26 during a On June 26 there was a Vintage Fly-In. The airport hosted games and divvied awards to pilots that that participated in the festivities. Among the winners were: Grand Champion, Bill Bradford in his 1946 Clipped Wing Luscumbe from Kansas City, Mo.; Best Antique, Commemorative Air Force, 1942 Stearman PT-17 from New Century AirCenter; Best Classic, Dustin and Stephanie Stephanson and their 1954 Cessna 195 from Kingsville, Mo.; Best Contemporary, Tom Seitz in his1994 Waco Classic from Mission, Kan.; Best Vintage Light Sport Aircraft, Eric Jaderborg in a 1946 Aeronca Champ from Cresent City, Calif.; Longest Distance Traveled, Eric Jaderberg, 800 miles from Crescent City, Calif. Pilots from Florida, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska were asked to participate. Estimated Takeoff Contest, Eric Jaderberg, 1946 Aeronca Champ; Spot Landing Contest, Eric Jaderberg, 1946 Aeronca Champ; Bean Bag Drop, Steve Zimmerman, in a 1943 Aeronca L-16; People’s Choice Award, Mark McCasland, a 1931 Waco UBF-1 Biplane; Ladies Choice, Commemorative Air Force, 1942 Stearman PT-17. For more photos check our Flickr account....

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Huffman grabs gold on senior track circuit

Gardner’s Deloyn Huffman is making the most of his senior track and field circuit this summer. Huffman, 75, brought back gold medals in the 50 meters, 400 meters, and 800 meter walk/run at the Missouri State Senior Games, June 11. He took silver in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 800 meters, and placed third at 1500 meters. Huffman will take a short break before competition in the Sunflower Games in Topeka in...

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Gardner-Edgerton track stars named to All-Metro track team

Gardner Edgerton High School seniors Natalie Morerod and Kyle Wait were recently named to the First Team (Kansas City Star) all-Metro track team. Morerod and Wait were two of 10 ‘Blazers named to either the first, second or honorable mention team. Morerod was the Kansas 5A champion in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44:07. She also finished second in the 400 at state with a time of 58.56. She was the Frontier and regional champion in both races. Her efforts helped the Lady Blazers to their first ever state 5A title. Other Lady Blazers on the team were Clarissa Johnson, 800 meters, honorable mention; Cassie Wait, pole vault, second team; Jalisa Brice, triple jump, honorable mention; Dani Plank, javelin, second team; and Ashlee Bilhimer, javelin, honorable mention. On the boys’ side, Wait won the 5A pole vault with a 15’6″ clearance. He was also the Frontier League champion. Junior Casey Bowen earned honorable mention in the same...

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BNSF to abate unoccupied farm properties on intermodal site

From the Edgerton Insights blog: Acting as good neighbors and partners, BNSF Railway Company will soon be removing unoccupied farm houses and outbuildings from properties that were purchased for the purpose of constructing the Intermodal Facility and the Allen Group’s separate warehouse development. These properties have been unoccupied since the purchase and this work has been in the planning stages for some time. While BNSF has not provided an exact date for when the removal process will commence, the City will notify the public of the commencement of the removal process via this website. Please direct questions to David Dillner, City Administrator at (913)...

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OPINION: Tweeple don't need RSS feeds for news

Rhonda Humble Guest Columnist There’s not room in my head for anything else. I think I have reached the tipping point where I’m becoming resistant to change. I’ve just learned to program my VCR, and now I’m expected to wire up a Wii. Now don’t get me wrong. I was doing pretty good at keeping up with the new lingo. LOL. CYU8R. my BFF. I can spew alphabet soup with the best of them. But I’ve grown more cautious. Technology that hides behind the alphabet is like a politican talking about doing what’s good for me – fickle and expensive. Let’s face it; things designated only by alphabet are usually short-lived, like a BETA at Best Buy. I should have known I was in trouble when I went to rent a movie, and all the VHS tapes at the store had been replaced by DVDs. Now the MovieGallery has been replaced by a payday loan, and I’m told I have to get my movies in the mail, or PPV (pay per view). So the other day, when some youngster (30-something) told me I needed an RSS feed to help with my daily reading list, you can understand why I got a bit testy. He said, I simply had to input my reading list into GOOGLE and my list of daily reading materials would pop up on my phone each...

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OPINION: Kiegerl offers rebuttal to Morris column

Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe) Guest Columnist The long column by Kansas Senate President Steve Morris in the June 25 paper cannot remain unchallenged , and I’m frankly surprised there was no editorial commentary. Let me therefore comment on his extraordinary attempt to run from his record and to cover those who voted with him in support of  the calamitous budget bill. I speak for the legislators who acted responsibly and lost the battle in the House to make the state live within its means by two votes. Morris argues that there was no alternate  but to raise taxes. He is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts, which are as follows: Starting last fall, the Appropriations Committee met to develop the upcoming budget with the need to address a substantial shortfall in revenues. In this effort, five subcommittees laboriously went through department budgets line by line to see what cost savings were possible. I served on one of these subcommittees and in the aggregate we spent more than 1,000 hours to arrive at a balanced budget without a tax increase. This was ready by the end of March and Morris never let it come to the Senate floor to be debated. Therefore deliberations were deferred until the week of May 3, the wrap up session which is to last 5 days. Two days before the end of the...

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Conservation Stewardship Program

Landowners who maintain high levels of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship can apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The deadline to apply is June 25, 2010. Lands eligible for funding through the program include cropland, pastureland, pastured-cropland, rangeland and non-industrial forestland. For more information about the program, visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service online at...

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Fitness Myth #2 Debunked – Cory Adams, Community Contributor

Get Healthy Gardner! Cory Adams, Gardner’s Fitness Guru As a Personal Trainer and Boot Camp instructor, I have had many women tell me that they don’t want to do a lot of strength training because they don’t want to bulk up.  Let me explain why this isn’t going to happen. To bulk up it takes a lot of weight lifting and serious amounts of protein in your diet.  Strength Training will increase how much muscle you have.   But it will do this without bulking you up much. Also by adding more muscle it will also speed up your...

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Man about town

Question: When will the spillway at Gardner Lake reopen? Answer: According to Dave Greene, Public Works director for the city of Gardner, the city has been unable to secure funds for this project through the county’s stormwater program. The spillway project would increase the spillway’s capacity, rebuild drop structures and rebuild the road. Funding for the project is anticipated to come from the county next year, Greene said, with actual work on the project beginning in...

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University updates

The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate Dean’s List for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2010 semester. Among those named were Lauren Anderson, Samantha Brandt, Sydney Doster, Justing Lane, Stephanie Morse, Laura Shank, Jamie Starlin, Krystina Townsend, all of Gardner. Audrey McTaggart of Edgerton has been named to the McPherson College Spring Honor Roll. To qualify for the honor roll students must be full-time and earn a grade-point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. McPherson College is located in McPherson, Kan. Annalee Webb of Gardner has been named to the Barton Community College Dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or “A” letter scale. Katherine Hickey, Gardner, earned a place on the spring 2010 semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri. Hickey’s academic work earned her a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list. Each semester the Dean’s List is divided into two parts.  The first list includes the names of students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and the second list includes the names of students who attained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99....

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Gardner Public Safety report

May 18 800 Blk S Sumac, Traffic Complaint 400 Blk N Pine, Burglary 800 Blk N Maple, Animal Control 1700 Blk E Santa Fe, Theft Under $1000 400 Blk E Main, Citizen Assist 1700 Blk E Santa Fe, Traffic Complaint 700 Blk E Main, Harassment by Telephone 400 Blk W Main, Ambulance Call 900 Blk E Wilderness Tr, Harassment by Telephone 100 Blk N Moonlight, Ambulance Call 17200 Blk S Walter, Animal Control 100 Blk W Colleen Ct, Juvenile 500 Blk W Main, Animal Control 2000 Blk E Santa Fe, CDP Under $1000 1100 Blk E Park, Vehicle Accident – Private Property 100 Blk N Ott, Animal Control 18400 Blk S Juniper, Outside Agency Assist 300 Blk S Ghostcreek, Animal Control May 19 800 Blk E Saddlewood, Check the Welfare 100 Blk W Manor Pl, Animal Control 29900 Blk W 191st, Theft Under $1000 167th & Waverly, Check the Welfare 200 Blk W Park, Animal Control 800 Blk N Evergreen, Disorderly Conduct 100 Blk E Park, Citizen Assist 900 Blk E Lincoln Ln, Animal Control 100 Blk E Washington, Vehicle Accident – Private Property 400 Blk E Main, Ambulance Call 1700 Blk E Santa Fe, Theft Under $1000 US 56 & Cedar Niles, Vehicle Accident – Non-injury I-35 & 175th, Vehicle Accident – Non-injury 900 Blk E Cimarron Tr, Criminal Trespass 700 Blk S Sumac, Animal Control May 20...

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People in your neighborhood

Aly grew up in Fort Scott, Kan.  She moved to Gardner after graduating from Baker University in 2005.  She now lives in Olathe and has been running her photography business in Gardner since February of 2006. Family:  Aly married her husband Ryan in July of 2008. Pets:  Beagle/Basset Hound mix named Beasley. Movies you’ve seen recently:  I just saw the new Shrek movie in 3D Favorite music artist or genre:  I love most music, but am partial to Frank Sinatra and Etta James. What is your dream job?  I am blessed to already have my dream job. What do you enjoy most about living or working in Gardner?  I enjoy working with the great people that live in this town.  It’s a joy to work in this...

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Artist gets creative with clothing

Veronica Mullin Special to The Gardner News Many artists displayed their works at the June 12 Festival on the Trails, but perhaps the most unique of these were the designs of Tina Bush. Her sister, Karla McIntosh, was on hand at the festival to display and sell her sister’s creations, primarily hand-painted clothing. It all began when Bush was offered a full-ride scholarship to art school. McIntosh said that since their grandmother was an artist, Bush learned to paint from her. However, Bush declined the scholarship and chose to work. The painted clothing phase began with a painting of Santa Claus on a simple sweatshirt. After receiving so much praise for her work, she decided to do more and eventually created her own label. Bush’s label, called Creations by Tina, is located in Sand Springs, Okla. The clothing she sells is vibrant and playful, and her most popular items include cotton jersey overalls and tank-skirt sets. “They’re feel-good clothes,” McIntosh said of the clothing. “They’re fun, and you’ve got to have a good personality to wear them.” Although the paints she uses are acrylic, she has in her time of experience developed a blending technique that allows the paint to soften but remain durable after washing. According to McIntosh, the paint ‘lasts forever,’ and is completely machine-washable, wearable and easy to care for. “We’ve been told by some of our...

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Gardner Farmer’s Market The 2010 Gardner Farmer’s Market will be located at 1200 Energy Center Drive (just west of Walmart.  The market dates and hours of operation are Thursdays from June 17 through Sept 9; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or until sellout.  The market features locally grown produce as well as jams, honey, flowers, baked goods, and other food items. For more information about the market, contact Melanie Gieringer at (913) 893-9626, or Delbert Sawyer at (913) 856-8050 or email market volunteers at [email protected] Additional information can be found on the market website at gardnerfarmersmarket.com. American Legion Riders Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Gardner.  For more information call Cary Guild (913) 856-6104. Gardner Lions Club The Gardner Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtowner Cafe.  For more information call Evans at (913) 856-6183. TOPS The Gardner chapter 388 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday evening with weigh-in between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Gardner Church of the Nazarene educational building, located at 16640 N. Moonlight Rd.  Further information can be obtained from Karen Thomas at (785) 883-2629, Annette Hoffman at (913) 856-8300, Sandy Husted at (913) 856-7061 or Tamera Tramm at (913) 449-3494. Edgerton Seniors Pot Luck Luncheon Join the Edgerton Senior...

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Kiegerl updates Edgerton council on legislative session

Corbin H. Crable [email protected] The Edgerton City Council at a meeting June 23 heard a state legislative summary from Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe). Kiegerl represents Gardner, Olathe, parts of Spring Hill and parts of Edgerton. He discussed the Legislature’s successes and failures during the most recent session, which he  described as the most difficult he’s faced in his six years in the state House of Representatives. Besides talking about the governor’s veto of the House’s original proposed budget, which did not include a tax increase, Kiegerl also touched on his reasoning for voting against the controversial Transportation Bill. “I...

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GEHS’ Berry scores twice in Kansas All-Star victory

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Justice Berry made the most of his final high school football game, scoring two touchdowns to lead the Kansas All-Stars to a 26-23 win versus Missouri at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium. Missouri took a quick 14-0 lead only to see Kansas finish the first half with 19 consecutive points. Kansas’ first score came on a 28-yard run by Lawrence Free-State’s Camren Torneden with 7:66 left in the first half. Blue Valley quarterback Anthony Abenoja then connected with Berry on a 41-yard touchdown strike to give Kansas its next score. Joining Berry in the game were Blazer linemen Cameron McLain and linebacker Jeremy...

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Six Broncos on all-Frontier league team

Frontier League coaches recently took notice of Spring Hill’s 4A State runner-up baseball team and named six of its players to the elite All-Conference squad. Spring Hill closed the season at 19-7 after bowing to Bishop Ward 6-4 in the state championship game. “I’m real proud of the kids’ effort,” said Coach Dave Londene, who collected his 300th win this season. “The kids are certainly deserving of the post-season honors.” Leading the way was senior Jordan Miller, who was a first-team selection at outfield and a second-team selection at pitcher. Dylan Shafer, second base, and Evan Smith, catcher, were also first-team selections. Derek Bybee, designated hitter; Brady Donahue, shortstop; and Ryan Otto, pitcher; were honorable mention selections. As a pitcher, Miller had an 8-4 record with two saves and a 3.21 ERA. He helped his cause with a .494 batting average (38-77) and 20 RBI. He stroked nine doubles and three triples. Smith had 34 hits in 74 at bats for a .459 batting average. He had 22 RBI and scored eight runs. Shafer hit .414 with eight RBI, 20 runs scored and 24 hits. Donahue hit .435 (30-69) with 30 runs scored and nine RBI. Bybee hit .429 with 11 RBI and scored 13 runs. He had one triple, one home run and five...

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City officials brief council on capital improvement projects

Corbin H. Crable [email protected] City officials presented to the Gardner City Council wish lists for capital improvement projects at the council’s June 21 meeting, but it may be a while before some of them become a reality. The presentations came a week before the council is set to begin discussions on the city of Gardner’s 2011 budget. The first of several work sessions on the budget will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 28 at City Hall, 120 E. Main St. Public Works Director Dave Greene listed several street rehabilitation programs that could come to fruition in the next few years, including improvements on 183rd Street between Center and Moonlight, and improvements on Waverly Road from Madison to West 167th. City staff has recommended the 183rd Street project be a priority, which will cost a total of $750,000, Greene told the council. The city will need to fund a little less than half the cost, with the rest of it coming from CARS funding. City Engineer Celia Duran said that all told, city staff has listed 20 potential projects totaling $12.2 million between 2011 and 2015. Those include an engineering study for the intersection of Cedar Niles and Santa Fe, as well as the installation of a traffic signal at Moonlight and Lincoln Lane. Local business owners submitted letters to the city voicing a concern about a lack...

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