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Mandy Josephine Dolisi, 92, of Bella Vista, AR

MANDY JOSEPHINE DOLISI Mandy Josephine Dolisi, 92, of Bella Vista, AR formerly of Gardner, passed away November 28, 2010, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, AR. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee, Gardner, KS.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the church.  Burial at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner First Presbyterian Church or Circle of Life Hospice, nwacircleoflife.org or 479-750-6632. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Mandy was born July 4, 1918 in Mountain Grove, MO to William Clarence and Martha Viola Vanover Woods. She grew up in Ottawa, married Cecil Earl Dolisi Nov. 14, 1937 in Olathe, KS and moved to Gardner that same year. Mandy was employed by Cramer Chemical Company for about 15 years. She enjoyed making floral arrangements as well as arts and crafts projects. Mandy loved to cook and was still baking until the last month of her life. Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cecil in 1982, and siblings Raymond Woods, Opal Woodcock, Ernest Woods and William Woods. She is survived by her son Earl Edward Dolisi and wife Sharon, St. James, MO; daughter Carole Ann Beaver and husband Charles, Bella Vista, AR; two grandchildren: Julie Michele Leonard and...

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Local country band plays at fast food chain

Diners typically wouldn’t expect to find live music at a fast food chain, but that’s exactly what occurs every Tuesday night at a restaurant on 95th Street and Quivera in Overland Park. Stranger Creek Band, a country western band, starts playing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. They have been entertaining there for over five years.  Their following has increased over the years and many fans arrive early to secure a seat for the evening’s performance.  Last Tuesday brought in more than 175...

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Two GE players up for awards

Two Gardner Edgerton High School football players have been named finalists for most outstanding Kansas City metro area players. Bubba Starling, GEHS quarterback, was named a finalist for the 28th Annual Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award for most outstanding football player in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lucas Powell, GEHS lineman, was named a finalist for the 19th Annual Buck Buchanan Memorial Award for best lineman/linebacker in Missouri and Kansas top two athletic classes (MO 5-6, KS 5A-6A). For the Simone award, Starling faces competitors Corbin Berkstresser from LeeÆs Summit; Cameron Coffman of Raymore-Peculiar; and Darrian Miller of Blue Springs. Miller also was a finalist last year. For the Buchanan award, Powell faces Ian Allen of Blue Valley; Evan Boehm of LeeÆs Summit West; and Vidal Nelson of Staley. The Simone Awards are voted on by the member head coaches of the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association and a 12-member media committee. An awards ceremony will be held at the school of the Simone Award winner at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7. During the ceremony, Metro Sports will announce the Missouri and Kansas Coaches of the Year and the Gordon Docking Award for excellence in high school sports reporting. For the first time, an All-Simone Team will be unveiled during the awards...

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Mustang matmen wrap up season

Another successful season recently came to a close for Coach Brian Essex and his Wheatridge Middle School wrestling team. Crowned class champs in the Novice league division were Bryce Taylor, Trevon Jackson and Josue Aguirre. Earning second place in the Advanced league tournament division were Dustin Carstens, Andrew Sprague and Edrick Rouse. Third-place awards in the Advanced division went to Lane McKinney, Emilio Fowler and Corey Kidd. Recordwise, Aguirre posted a 7-2 mark. Fowler and Jordan Peralez were 5-2. Fowler and Aguirre led in takedowns with 16. Jamin Turner had 15 and Trevon Jackson,...

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George, Reynolds in punt, pass and kick final

Spring Hill’s Joshua George and Nick Reynolds have advanced to the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick championships after posting qualifying marks at the Regional competition in Bonner Springs, Nov. 7. George will participate in the 8-9 year-old division while Reynolds will be involved in the 12-13- year-old division. The championship will be Dec. 5 at Arrowhead Stadium when the Kansas City Chiefs play Denver at...

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Buie's 11 pts leads WMS to victory

Abby Buie scored 11 points, leading the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade girls varsity basketball team to a 38-18 win at Eudora, Nov. 18. Besides Buie, Angeliece Tucker and Ally Rodriguez tossed in five points. Lauren Strick had four; Lyric Henderson and Emily Smith, three; Taylor Stewart and Madison Hicks, two; and Lindsey Plank, one point. It was the same winning story in seventh-grade junior varsity action as WMs improved to 3-1 with a 30-10 win at Eudora, Nov. 18. WMS went up 10-4 at halftime thanks to the defense of Jordan Huffman, Miranda Tenove, Sydney Anderson, and Dawnisha Kendrick. From there, WMS poured in 20 second-half points and rolled to victory. Strick led the way with eight points. Tenove added six; Kendrick, Kali Stanley and Paige Rifford had four; Anderson and Adrienne Harrelson, two. In eighth-grade varsity action, WMS posted its first win of the season beating Eudora in overtime, 30-28, Nov. 18. Allison Koelzer led the way with 11 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, and two blocks. Taylor Johnston added nine points, six boards, five steals, and one block. Mikala Morgan was perfect at the foul line with four of four and had nine boards. Tiffani Richards collected six boards. In eighth-grade junior varsity action, WMS lost to Eudora, 12-8, Nov. 18. Despite the loss, Jasmine Bailey scored six points and Briana Hickingbottom,...

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Lady Mavs lose at Baldwin

Battling til the end, the Spring Hill Middle School Lady Mav seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought 26-12 decision at Baldwin, Nov. 18. The Mavs managed just two first-half points but got the offense untracked in the second half. Still the homestanding Baldwin team took a 14-point win. In the seventh-grade jv game, the Lady Mavs defeated Baldwin 13-9 behind the scoring of Mikayla Smith, Jaycee Flaming, Emily Nemer, Ramsey Hastings, Abby Krull and Jordan...

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Flores scored 10 points in Lady Jag win

Hannah Flores scored 10 points leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade girls junior varsity basketball team to a 25-8 win at Lexington Trail, Nov. 16. Besides Flores, Faith Jolly added five points; Ashtynn Trammell and Alivea Ruis, four; and Emma Fotovich, two points. PRMS improved to 5-1 with the...

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Hallier scores 13 pts in Jag win

Savannah Hallier scored 13 points, leading the Pioneer Ridge eighth-grade girls varsity basketball team to a 37-9 win at Lexington Trails, Nov. 16. Hallier scored six points in the first quarter as Pioneer (6-2) took control with a 15-13 run. The Lady Jags blanked Trails 13-0 in the second quarter and went up 28-3 by halftime. “I was proud of the way the girls played,” Coach Jeff Davidson said. “They moved the ball well on offense, took good shots, and then shut down Lexington on defense.” Pioneer, which shot 40 percent from the field, also to six points each from Krista Long and Taylor Rayburn. Taylor Lakey and Sydney Clarke scored three points. Versus Spring Hill Nov. 18, PRMS suffered its third loss of the season by a score of 38-30. A late rally fell just short for the Jags and the team lost by eight points. Despite the loss, Rayburn scored 10 points; Hallier added eight points; Lakey, five; and Long, three. Marissa Gray grabbed six rebounds and Clarke, five. Hallier collected four steals and Rayburn, three. PRMS traveled to Baldwin, Nov. 22. Results were not available at press...

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Ben Neil Donovan, 82

BEN NEIL DONOVAN Ben Neil Donovan, 82, died Nov. 24, 2010 at Olathe Medical Center. Memorial service will be held 5:00 pm Sat., Nov. 27, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm at the funeral home before the service. Private family committal at a later date at Gardner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, KS where the Donovan’s have been members for over five generations.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Ben was born to Jack and Flossie Donovan in Gardner, KS on Dec. 13, 1927. The family moved to the farm west of town in 1929 and later Ben was schooled at Four Corners School; a one room eight-grade rural school. He graduated from Gardner High School and served two years in the Navy immediately after graduation. When he returned from the Navy he attended Kansas State Univ.  Ben was raised on the farm and returned to farming three times during his adult years. When he was not farming he was a sales representative for several companies. Over the years Ben lived in five other states including Alaska but always called Gardner home. Ben and Barb returned to Gardner in 1991 and set about building their retirement home. Barb designed the green home and Ben, with the help of his...

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Jag wrestlers wrap up season

A league tournament at Spring Hill on Nov. 13 wrapped up the wrestling season for the Pioneer Ridge squads. Eighth-grader Seth Pesek led the way, posting a perfect 14-0 record, including a league championship. Other league champs were Jacob Beard, Payton Lott, Tyler Norton, Danny McClure and Jarod Weekley. Runner-up league awards went to Matt Klaurens, Jack Mills, Austin Crim, Austin Jones and Brandon Abney. “A great way to wrap up the season,’ Coach Jeremy Williams said. “We were 240-261 overall on the year out of 501 total matches in a very short 19-day season.” Third-place awards went to T.J. Burger, Tanner Gulley, Tanner Ewbank, Kyle Cunningham, Cesar David Valiente and Zac Davidson. Earning fourth place were Peighton Slifer, Gannon Miller, Christian Herndon, Jacob Hardeman, Casin Down and Chandler Dowell. Fifth-place finishers were Dylan Ross, Zach Shelton, Kyle Pheiffer and Guy...

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Raymond Francis Kurtz

Raymond Francis Kurtz, 78, Eudora, died Nov. 21, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27, 1932 in rural Douglas County in the Hesper community the son of Carl Fred and Frances Elizabeth (Hadl) Kurtz. Raymond graduated from the Eudora High School.  He was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Texas.   When Raymond returned to Douglas County he worked for COOP for 33 years retiring in 1995.  He also farmed in the Eudora community.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Eudora.  He especially enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, tractor pulls, derbys, county fairs and KU Basketball. Raymond married Delores Worthington on March 10, 1952 in Lawrence, Kan.  She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Jeanie and husband, Keith Rodgers of Eudora; a son, Michael Kurtz of Eudora; four grandchildren, Amber and husband, Peter Moody; Darcie and husband, Waylon Ziesenis; Brandon Kurtz; Robert and Amanda Kurtz; seven great-grandchildren, Sydney Elmer-Ziesenis, Joshua Ziesenis, Jacob Ziesenis, Gavin Moody, Addison Moody, Grayson Moody, and Brody James Kurtz. The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel. The family suggests memorials in his name to Eudora Endowment Association or Eudora Food Pantry and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel. Services will be at...

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4 Broncos on Tri-County spotlight cross country team

Four Broncos were recently selected to the Tri-County Spotlight cross country team. Leading the list was Makaela Willis whose 17:00 4K clocking at the Central Heights Invitational earned a spot on the first team. Also on first team was Macy Carbajo, a two-sport fall athlete (volleyball, cross country) who ran her way onto the team with a 4K time of 17:15 clocked at the Louisburg Invitational. Earning honorable mention was Brooke Smith with a 4K time of 18:09. On the boys’ side, where races were 5K, Derek Bybee earned honorable mention with a clocking of 18:23. “Congratulations to those chosen for the team,” Coach Rick O’Neil said. “The kids are certainly deserving of the post-season...

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‘Blazers football squad falls in state semi-finals to finish the season 12-1

Dave Switzer Special to The Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize-a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium on Nov. 19. GE got off to a great start in this one using a Bubba Starling 79-yard run for a score on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Gardner Edgerton’s quarterback showed why he is one of the nation’s best prep players by finishing with 395 yards rushing on the night. It wouldn’t be enough against a Blue Valley team that was firing on all cylinders. The Tigers quickly tied the game on their first possession, using a 51-yard pass reception for a touchdown, the first of six TD passes they completed in the contest. BV would score again late in the first period after stopping the ‘Blazers twice on fourth down plays. After the first stop, the ‘Blazers thwarted the Tiger drive with a Ryan Newhouse pass interception.  Unfortunately, GE couldn’t keep BV out of the end zone the second time as the Tigers took a 14-7 lead. They would not trail again in the contest. The ‘Blazers kept battling but a pair of turnovers midway through the game would prove costly. Starling scored TD’s on runs of six...

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Adelynn Justina Stone

Adelynn Justina Stone, daughter of Richard and Ronda (Vlasin) Stone, Mission, KS passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Our precious angel Adelynn was born April 6, 2009 in Overland Park, KS. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Ronda; grandparents, Ron and Elaine Vlasin, Crete, NE and Richard and Ruth Stone, Gardner, KS; and many loving relatives and friends. Online condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com. (arr. The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, KS 913-631-5566) Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 22 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church; burial in the Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 pm, Sunday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a prayer service will be at 3:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas and Missouri, 6700 Troost Ave., Ste. 316, Kansas City, MO 64131 or 164 Crestwood Plaza, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63136,...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID First Published Nov. 17, 2010 Grimm Construction, Inc. is seriously soliciting MBE, WBE, DBE and all other subcontractors and suppliers for the following project:  BNSF Kansas City Intermodal Facility located in Gardner/Edgerton, KS.  Bids Received By: December 3, 2010 @ 12:00 p.m. For more information on this project contact Anthony Mravunac at Grimm Construction            Ph# (816) 278-5950 FAX: (816) 278-5953.  Grimm Construction Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

First Published Nov. 19, 2010 REQUEST FOR DESIGN/BUILD QUALIFICATIONS WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS (ED-IMF-2011-2) CITY OF EDGERTON, KS The City of Edgerton, Kansas is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from Design/Build Teams for necessary improvements to its Wastewater Facilities and Conveyance System to serve the KCIMF and LPKC. The selected Design/Build Team will work for the City in developing the final design documents and negotiating a guaranteed construction cost (Project No. ED-IMF-2011-2). The City is obligated to design and construct a necessary Wastewater Improvements as part of the Public Infrastructure included in the Public Infrastructure Plan for the BNSF Intermodal Facility and Logistics Park-KC development. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Qualifications document by completing a registration form on the CityÆs website (Purchasing section found on the Budgeting and Finance page) or by calling City Hall at (913) 893-6231. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 pm on December 20,...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

First Published Nov. 19, 2010 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS (ED-CDBG-2011-3) CITY OF EDGERTON, KS The City of Edgerton, Kansas is soliciting Requests for Proposals from interested parties to assist in the design of Sanitary Sewer Improvements for the City of Edgerton, Kansas (Project No. ED-CDBG-2011-3). The City requires an upgrade from an existing 8-inch clay sanitary sewer main and adjoining manholes to a 10-inch main and manholes to improve flow capacity for the developed parts of town. The City will be using a grant award from Johnson CountyÆs Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to pay for a portion of the Project costs. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals document by completing a registration form on the CityÆs website at www.edgertonks.org (Purchasing section found on Budget and Finance page) or by calling City Hall at (913) 893-6231. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 pm on January 10,...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

First Published Nov. 19, 2010 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NEW QUIET ZONE (ED-IMF-2011-1) CITY OF EDGERTON, KS The City of Edgerton, Kansas is soliciting Requests for Proposals from interested parties to assist the City in the establishment of a New Quiet Zone in Edgerton, Kansas and unincorporated Johnson County, Kansas (Project No. ED-IMF-2010-1). The City is obligated to design and construct a New Quiet Zone as part of the Public Infrastructure included in the Public Infrastructure Plan for the BNSF Intermodal Facility and Logistics Park-KC development. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals document by completing a registration form on the CityÆs website at www.edgertonks.org (Purchasing section found on the Budget and Finance page) or by calling City Hall at (913) 893-6231. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 pm on December 20,...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

first Published Nov 19, 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of Gardner, Kansas will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 120 E. Main Street in consideration of the following item to-wit:  CASE NO. CUP-10-01, A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a recycling facility in an M-2, General Industrial District, zoning district. Location: 800 N. Center Street, Legal Description: All of Lot 3, Block 1, NORTHWEST INDUSTRIAL PARK, a platted subdivision of land in the City of Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas. All persons interested in said matter shall be heard at this time for the public record.  For additional information regarding this application, contact Amy Kynard in the Community Development Department at...

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