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ORDINANCE NO. 891 First Published 11-3-10

ORDINANCE NO. 891 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE ONE OF CHAPTER IV OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS AND AMENDING AND REPEALING THE EXISTING SECTIONS 4-101, 4-102, ARTICLES TWO, THREE, AND SIX OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NOS. 732, 760, 734, 733, AND 736. WHEREAS, º 4-101, 4-102, 4-201, 4-301, and 4-601 of Chapter IV of the City Code of the City of Edgerton, Kansas adopts the 2000 Editions of the International Building Codes; and WHEREAS, the City desires to update its building standards by adopting the 2006 Editions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Existing Building Code, 2005 National Electric Code, and International Fire Code. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS: SECTION ONE:  Existing Section 4-101 of the Code of the City of Edgerton, Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows: 4-101.  ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, FUEL GAS, PLUMBING, MECHANICAL, EXISTING BUILDING, NATIONAL ELECTRIC, AND INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODES.  There is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, removal, demolition, equipment, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of buildings and structures, and plumbing and mechanical equipment, the International Building Code, 2006 Edition, the...

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Gardner Get Fit – 6 tips to keep the weight off

Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru.  Make sure you read about keeping the fat off during the holidays here. 6 things to help you lose more weight and keep it off Whether  you are at you target goal or are very close and plan on losing a few more.  I am going to give you some tips on how to maintain your weight and to even lose a few more.  If this article applies to you then you will know that this is indeed a lifestyle.  It took some time but you finally there or are on you way.  So I hope that this will help you. 1.  Once you lose the weight, get rid of all your old clothes.  Don’t store them in the attic.  That is so messed up.  When you do that your telling yourself that your going to gain the weight back.  GIT RID OF IT NOW!! 2.  Don’t skip meals.  This can slow down your metabolism and cause to over eating late in the day. 3.  Exercise daily.  Do exactly what you have been doing.   Try interval training like a boot camp.  Cardio mixed with strength training. 4.  Weigh yourself weekly.  This will help you stay on track and to keep from gaining much weight.  If you go up a pound or two you know that you have to get back on track...

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‘Blazer freshmen win shoot-out vs. Aquinas

The Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys football team outlasted St. Thomas Aquinas 58-42 in an Eastern Kansas League shoot-out at Aquinas, Oct. 20. Trevohn Wrench led the way with touchdown runs of three, 19, and 24 yards, and Jared Hobby tossed touchdowns of 49 and 52 yards to Wrench. Marshall Wade added touchdown runs of seven and 29 yards and top defensive play was turned in by Mijo Gray and Jacob...

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Broncos defeat Paola

The Spring Hill varsity volleyball squad celebrated Senior/Parents Night with an impressive win versus rival Paola, Oct. 19. “We played aggressive throughout the entire match and improved our record to 24-14,” said Coach Alicia Von Stein. Spring Hill also won the freshmen and JV matches in front of the large home crowd. “We had a disappointing showing at the league tourney and the girls were determined to play well,” added Von...

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ELOIS B. HENDRIX

Her voice grew weak, while the spirit carried on.  Sustained and soothed by her unfaltering trust in God, she said “I’m ready to go to bed now”, closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.  Elois B. Hendrix, 82 years young, of Spring Hill, KS passed away October 23, 2010.  Memorial services celebrating her life will be at Stilwell Baptist Church in Stilwell, KS on October 27 at 1:30pm.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Stilwell Baptist Church where Elois has been a member for many years. Elois was born July 23, 1928 in Braman, OK the daughter of Nicholas Jack and Ethel (Myers) Baker. She grew up on the farm and was a farmer’s wife for 30+ years.  Elois was happy outside helping in the fields, driving grain trucks, picking apples or blackberries.  Elois later moved to Wichita and Kansas City settling in Spring Hill.  Before retirement, Elois worked for Olan Mills and did volunteer work at the VA Hospital.  After retirement, she did volunteer work with her church including picking up and distributing for the Food Bank. Elois loved being around water whether it was Hula Lake, the ocean, or any body of water in between.  She enjoyed boating and water skiing.  She enjoyed fishing on the river bank as well as the ocean shores.  Just as long as she was outside and/or near water. She was preceded in death by her first husband Clay Burns Sr, sister Marie Forth, parents Jack...

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Jr. ‘Blazers lose to Olathe North, 28-15

The fifth-grade ‘Blazers tackle-football squad dropped a hard-fought 28-15 decision to Olathe North, Oct. 10. North jumped to a 6-0 first-quarter lead and went up 28-0 at halftime. Back came the ‘Blazers with 13, third-quarter points to make a game of it. The ‘Blazers accumulated 224 total yards of offense on 52 plays – mostly in the second half. A safety concluded the scoring and left the outcome 28-15, North. Despite the loss, Luke Laskowski led the rushing with 144 yards on 28 totes. A. Bond added 38 yards on 14 carries. On Oct. 2, the Jr. ‘Blazers lost a tough 7-6 contest to Blue Valley Northwest – one of the top teams in the Blue Valley Football Club. The Huskies went up 6-0 in the first quarter and held the lead til a fourth-quarter rally by the ‘Blazers. The ‘Blazers tied the score at 6-6, scoring with just one minute left in the game. That forced overtime. In overtime, both teams failed to score from the 20-yard line. However, Blue Valley Northwest had a net gain of nine yards to the ‘Blazers seven, and were awarded a one-point win. Once again, Laskowski led the rushing with 83 yards on 25 totes and one touchdown. Bond added 27 yards on seven...

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Jesse, Hartsock get ‘hat tricks’ in SH soccer win

Cody Jesse and Tyler Hartsock scored hat tricks as the Spring Hill varsity soccer squad posted a convincing 9-2 win at Sumner Academy, Oct. 19. Other goals came from Shane Bontrager, Dalton Rudy and Niles Kahn as Spring Hill improved to 13-3 on the season. Earlier in the evening, Spring Hill’s JV closed its season with a 11-2-3 record with a 3-0 win versus Sumner. Scoring goals were Matthew Lundy, Austin Miller and Lucas...

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State earns high marks on Forbes’ business list

Kansas ranked 10th on Forbes’ new “Best States for Business” list, up from last year’s rank of 15th. The state scored particularly well for its regulatory environment and economic climate, finishing 11th and 13th, respectively, in those categories. Kansas also ranked 18th for labor supply, 23rd for business costs (such as labor and energy), 27th for quality of life and 30th for growth prospects. Utah was No. 1 on the list this year, knocking Virginia, a longtime leader, down to second place. The Forbes list compiles data from 10 sources, including Moody’s Economy.com, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and the U.S. Census Bureau. “We are committed to keeping Kansas a strong state for business, and I am proud to see respected publications like Forbes recognize our efforts,” said Governor Mark Parkinson. “With this ranking, Kansas has proven that by investing in areas of our economy and working with the private sector to keep jobs in our state, our economic recovery can flourish.” View the complete report online here. Today’s announcement marks the seventh time since May a major media outlet, business publication or survey has recognized Kansas for business excellence. • On Aug. 17, Kansas was named a Top 10 state in eight of 20 categories in Business Facilities magazine’s 2010 Rankings Report. It was the state’s best-ever performance in the annual rankings. • On Aug. 11, Kansas was ranked...

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‘Blazer cross country runners qualify for state

Several Gardner Edgerton High School cross country athletes earned a trip to the 5A state meet after posting qualifying marks in the St. Thomas Aquinas 5A regional at Johnson County Community College, Oct. 23. The Lady ‘Blazers placed three runners in the top 20 and brought back a third-place team finish. St. Thomas Aquinas took the team title with a low score of 17 followed by Blue Valley, 61; GEHS, 74; Bishop Miege, 115; Mill Valley, 128; and Pittsburg, 135. Leading the way was Ali Daniels who clocked a 4k time of 16:35 – good enough for sixth place. Right behind came McKenzie Scroggin in ninth place with a personal best 16:40. Dana Goodwin followed with a 12th place and personal best 16:48; Katie Groshong, 16th, personal best 17:12; Anna Gardiner took 35th, 18;29; Kristen Moore, 44th, 19:15; and Nicole Stroda, 46th, 20:21. The girls qualified as a team and will enter all seven runners. The top five Lady ‘Blazers will figure in the scoring. “I was real pleased with the girls’ effort,” said Coach Larry Ward. “We’ve had a lot of advresity to overcome this year and several girls have stepped up. To take third in this regional is quite an accomplishment.” On the boys’ side, where the races were 5k, Dewey Molenda set the pace with a 16th-place time of 18:15. Arron Scott was the other qualifier...

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Willis, Bybee pace Broncos at 4A CC meet

Makaela Willis and Derek Bybee paced the Spring Hill cross country effort at a 4A regional in Wyandotte County Park, Oct. 23. Willis just missed qualifying for state with a personal best 4k time of 16:47 – good enough for 18th place. Bybee claimed 26th in a 5k time of 18:29. “Overall, I was real pleased with our performances,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “The kids kept improving and worked hard every day in practice. It’s been a good year.” Besides Bybee, Ricardo Garcia claimed 27th in 18:31 followed by Michael Nemer (40th, 19:01), and Trent Schartz (80th, 22:38). Right behind Willis came Michaela Gustafson in a 4k time of 20:35 – good enough for 75th. Amanda Williams finished 77th in 20:47; Cheyenne Townley, 80th in 22:21; and Vera Swinski, 81st in 22:38. Baldwin won both divisions and De Soto claimed...

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LEGAL NOTICE,FIRST PUBLISHED OCT,22, 2010

CANCELLATION OF PUBLIC HEARING, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Public Hearing that was to be held by the Planning Commission of the City of Gardner, Kansas at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2010, for the purpose of considering amendments to Chapter 18.10 (Rules and Definitions), Chapter 18.140 (Accessory Uses), Chapter 18.145 (Special Uses), and Chapter 18.160 (Parking and Loading Requirements) of the Zoning Regulations of the City of Gardner, Kansas has been cancelled. Instead, the Planning Commission will vote to consider holding a Public Hearing regarding these amendments at a later date. /s/ Doreen K. Pesek, City...

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Aleman 7th at EKL tennis tourney

Samantha Aleman brought back a seventh-place finish in singles competition at the Eastern Kansas League tennis tournament, Oct. 2. Aleman posted a 2-2 record in the 24-player single draw. In other singles competition, Amanda Wilson posted a 1-2 record and Stacey Kessler had an 0-3 record. In doubles, Calley Brey and Logan Meyer posted a 1-1 record. Also competing in doubles were Madison Edstrom, Evy Sayavong, Hannah West, and Courtney...

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5 CC Broncos medal at Louisburg

Five Broncos brought back medals from the Louisburg cross country invitational, Oct. 7. On the girls side, Makaela Willis continued to excel with a fifth-place 4k time of 17:15. Right behind came Macey Carbajo with a sixth-place medal time of 17:45 and the other medal went to Brooke Smith in a ninth-place time of 18:09. Although not medaling, Michaela Gustafson finished 24th in 20:14 and Megan Moody finished 26th in 20;25. Cheyenne Townley took 30th place in 23:27. “I was real pleased with our overall performance,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “We made improvement and look in good shape for the Frontier League meet.” On the boys’ side, where races were 5k, Derek Bybee medaled in a ninth-place time of 19:17 and Ricardo Garcia took 10th in 19:26. Just missing a medal was Michael Nemer in a 16th-place time of 19:51. Ryan Kindig was 18th in 20:10. Next action comes Oct. 14 at the Frontier League meet in Lawrence. The girls race begins at 4:30 p.m. and the boys follow at...

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GEHS takes 5th place at EKL meet

Gardner Edgerton High School seniors Jami DeGrande and Katie Daniels led the Blazer gold effort in the third round of the Eastern Kansas League tournament at Swope Park Golf Course, Oct. 5. Daniels carded a 94 and DeGrande, 102, both personal best scores. As a team, GEHS finished fifth place with a three-round team total of 1291. “I was real pleased with our effort, especially our seniors,” said Coach Amy Van Rheen. “Great finish for our first year in the league.” Rounding out the scores were Jacque Buckingham, freshman, 111, and junior Kelsey Schaefer,...

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Bronco volleyball takes 2nd at home

Posting a 4-1 record, the Spring Hill varsity volleyball squad captured second place in its home invitational, Oct. 2. Spring Hill’s only loss came to eventual tournament champion Olathe Northwest in two tough games, 20-25, 19-25. “Overall, I was real pleased with our performance,” said Coach Alicia Von Stein. “We played well as a team and got key wins versus Louisburg and Paola.” Libero Brooke Curry had 45 digs and nine aces. Macy Carbajo had 22 digs and six aces. Courtney Swope was the offensive leader with 31 kills, 23 digs and seven aces. Mollie Ravnikar had 19 kills and 15 blocks while Jami Hodge had 26 digs and 14...

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Broncos football squad post first win of season

Charlie Briggs’ 1-yard touchdown run with just 7 minutes left in the game lifted the Spring Hill varsity football team to a 22-19 win at Valley Center Oct 8. Aaron Barnes’ two-point conversion run sealed the verdict and wrapped up the Broncos first win of the season. Spring Hill opened the scoring on a one-yard touchdown run by Lake Johnson.Eric Kahn added a succesful extra point kick. Valley Center countered with an eight yard Tate Anderson touchdown run and 26 yard field goal by Neal Supernaul to go up 11-7 at halftime. Spring Hill went up 14-11 when Johnson connected on an 18 yard pass with Carson King. Valley Center scored on a 2-yard Anderson run only to see Briggs seal the win with a late touchdown.Barnes adde a two-point conversion run. ”This was a big win and provides momentum headed onto district” said Coach Anthony Orrick. Now 1-5, Spring Hill will host Louisburg in first round 4A district...

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George Mott, 79, of Edgerton

George Mott, 79, of Edgerton, KS, passed away October 8, 2010 at Meadowbrook Rehab Hospital, Gardner, KS. A lifetime Johnson County resident, George was born July 9, 1931 in rural Gardner to Nelson and Irene (Eiseman) Mott. He graduated from Edgerton High School. George served in the US Army in Korea. George married Helen Louise (Wilson) Rogers on February 15, 1966 in Edgerton. He was a hard working man. George was a custodian at Johnson County Community College. He also worked for J E Dunn Construction and was self employed doing home repairs. He enjoyed spending time in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Beth Roberts. George is survived by his wife Helen of the home; children Thomas S Rodgers and Donna of Olathe, Mary Ann Rogers of Edgerton, Bradley V. Rogers and Dee Wheeler of Enid, OK, and Ricky L. Rogers and Sharon of Olathe; sister Dorothy Bailey and Wayne of Olathe; brother Joe Mott and Natalie of Jefferson City, MO; brother in law Bill Roberts of Edgerton; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Anatomical Donation to KU Medical Center. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 913-856- 7111. Condolences may be sent to...

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Gardner Get Fit – Thanksgiving and Christmas

Community Contributor Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru.  Did you read the two part series about setting yourself up to succeed? See Part1 here and Part2 here. Thanksgiving 44 days, Christmas 75 days If you didn’t know, I will remind you that those dreaded Holidays are just around the corner.  With Halloween just weeks away we forget that Thanksgiving is just 44 days away.  Christmas is right behind it 75 days from today.  Now if your like me then you love this time of year.  I love Thanksgiving through Christmas.  But I also know from talking with so many of my clients that it is a really hard time for most.  So I am going to outline some different things you can do to be ready for it and maybe lose a few pounds too. Just when your kids Halloween candy is gone, it seams like Thanksgiving hits.  Now it’s a smorgasbord of fattening pies,  tons of bread and dinner rolls, mommas stuffing and Grandma’s mashed potatoes and gravy.  Once that is over then you have to start doing all that Christmas shopping.  People start talking about family pictures and Christmas cards.   Oh and don’t forget about all those Christmas parties you have to attend either.  And now that I reminded you , your ready to pull your hair out already. So before I get you to stressed...

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HUGH ROBERT RILEY

Hugh Robert “Bob” Riley, 92, of Gardner, KS, passed away October 7, 2010 at Providence Medical Center, K C, KS. Bob was born May 28, 1918 in St. Joseph, MO to Charles and Virginia A. (McKenzie) Riley. Bob served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a machine operator for Sealright in KC, KS for 34 years retiring in 1981. He moved from KC, KS to Gardner in 2004. Bob was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Bob is survived by his daughter Patricia Riley of Rock Springs, WY; sons Daniel Riley and Cathy of KC, KS, and Michael Riley of Gardner; two grandchildren, Nick and Jason; and two great grandchildren Alexandria and Elijah.  Prayer Service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, north of Wheeling, MO. Condolences may be left at...

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