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ORDINANCE NO. 2353 First Published 11-5-10

ORDINANCE NO. 2353  AN ORDINANCE FIXING CERTAIN STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR PERSONS WITHIN THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS; MAKING VIOLATION OF ANY SUCH STANDARDS A PUBLIC OFFENSE, SUBJECT TO PENALTY; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “2010 UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE FOR KANSAS CITIES”, AND ALL ACTS SUPPLEMENTARY AND AMENDATORY THERETO, PREPARED AND PUBLISHED IN BOOKLET FORM BY THE LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-3009 THROUGH 12-3012 AND K.S.A. 12-3301 AND 12-3302. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS: SECTION ONE.  That certain standard code known as the “2010 Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities”, prepared and published by the League of Kansas Municipalities, 300 Southwest 8th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66063, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this ordinance including supplements and amendments, thereto, save and except such portions as may hereinafter be deleted, added or amended, as authorized and in the manner prescribed by the Statutes of the State of Kansas. SECTION TWO.  That Chapter 9.05 of the Municipal Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas 2008, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: CHAPTER 9.05   Uniform Offense Code. 9.05.010    UNIFORM OFFENSE CODE.  The certain standard code known as the “2010 Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities”, prepared...

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ORDINANCE NO. 2352, First Published 11-5-10

ORDINANCE NO.  2352, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING TRAFFIC UPON THE STREETS, ALLEYS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “2010 STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE FOR KANSAS CITIES” AND ALL ACTS SUPPLEMENTARY AND AMENDATORY THERETO, PREPARED AND PUBLISHED IN BOOKLET FORM BY THE LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES; CERTAIN CHAPTERS OF TITLE 10 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS 2008 EDITION, WITH CERTAIN DELETIONS, OMISSIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2334, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-3009 THROUGH 12-3012 AND K.S.A. 12-3301 AND 12-3302. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS; SECTION ONE:  That certain standard code known as the “2010 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities”, prepared and published by the League of Kansas Municipalities, 300 S. W. Eighth, Topeka, Kansas 66603, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this Ordinance, including supplements and amendments thereto, save and except such portions as may hereinafter be deleted, added, or amended, as authorized and in the manner prescribed by the Statutes of the State of Kansas.  SECTION TWO:  That Ordinance 2334 is repealed and Chapter 10.05 is amended to read as follows: CHAPTER 10.05     Standard Traffic Ordinance, 10.05.010 STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE, The certain standard code known as the “2010 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities”, prepared and published by...

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VIRGINIA RAE BOWMAN, 80,Edgerton, Ks

Virginia Rae “Ginnie” Bowman, 80, of Edgerton, KS, passed away on the Sabbath, October 30, 2010 at her home.  Graveside Service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Edgerton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Continua Hospice or Compassion International.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Virginia was born October 5, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Arthur Henry and Dorothy Margaret (Glass) Krause.  Ginnie married Robert Calvin Bowman on June 17, 1950 in Edison Park, IL.  They traveled extensively, living in Minnesota and Prairie Village and moved to Edgerton 24 years ago.  Ginnie volunteered at Edgerton Elementary for ten years.  She was a Torah Observant Messianic Believer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert and her sister Judith Mae Anderson.  Ginnie is survived by her children, Kathie Sue Gillihan and Kenneth of Bucyrus, KS, Robert Dana Bowman of Edgerton, KS, and Linda Ann Donaldson and Terry of Edgerton, KS; sisters, Dorothy H Rizzo of McHenry, IL, Susan C Krause of Prairie Village, KS; four grandchildren, Heather, Megan, Justin and Kristen; and great grandson Henry...

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WANITA L. HENDERSON

Wanita L. Henderson, 49, of Gardner, KS, passed away Nov. 1, 2010 at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, KS. Wanita was born April 15, 1961 in Denver, CO, to Billy G. and Bettie Jean (Duffield) Whittington. She retired as a licensed CNA and CMA for Mariner Health of Olathe 13 years ago. She was a member of the New Life Penticostal Church. Wanita loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren, very much. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ginna Lynn Nunley and brother Dwayne Whittington. Wanita is survived by her children, Roni Krenger and Guy of Gardner, Nita Murillo and Jose of Gardner, Bobby Whittington and Christina of Houston, TX, and Stacy Garza of AR; siblings Richard Whittington of Grandview, Mo, Wendall Whittington of TX, James Whittington of Carmel, IN, Terri Whittington of Olathe and Wanda Lou Ann Vivia of Houston, TX; and seven grandchildren, Salina, Jordan, Taylor, Moriah, Olivia, Luis and Dylan. Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am Friday, November 5, 2010 at the New Life Pentecostal Church, 11995 S Monticello Terr, Olathe, KS. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am before the service at the church. Burial to follow at the Gardner Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Life Pentecostal Church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be sent to...

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ORDINANCE NO. 895 First Published 11-3-10

ORDINANCE NO. 895 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE RANGE OF SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF VARIOUS CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, EFFECTIVE UPON PUBLICATION AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS: SECTION ONE:  In accordance with the provisions of the Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of Edgerton, Kansas, the following appointed officers and employees of the City of Edgerton, Kansas shall have the following annual pay ranges: City of Edgerton, Kansas Base Salary Structure Range Job Title Minimum Maximum 1 Laborer $26,301 $31,561 Administrative Assistant 2 Maintenance Technician I $28,931 $34,717 Account Clerk 3 Reserved $31,824 $38,188 4 Maintenance Technician II $35,006 $42,007 Assistant City Clerk 5 Reserved $38,507 $46,208 6 Reserved $42,357 $50,829 7 Assistant Superintendent $46,593 $55,912 City Clerk 8 Public Works Superintendent $51,252 $61,503 The normal work week for all full-time employees will be a forty-hour work week. The City of Edgerton will pay compensation at one and one-half times the normal hourly rate for all hours actually worked in excess of forty hours per week for all employees who are non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. SECTION TWO:  The following officers and employees of the City of Edgerton, Kansas shall receive the compensation as hereinafter provided: Position Compensation City Treasurer $180.25 per...

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ORDINANCE NO. 896 First Published 11-3-10

ORDINANCE NO.  896 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XIV, ARTICLE 1, SECTIONS 14-101, 14-102, 14-103, 14-104, AND 14-105 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, CONCERNING THE STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS. SECTION ONE. That Chapter XIV, Article 1, Section 14-101 of the Code of the City of Edgerton is hereby amended to read as follows: 14-101. UNIFORM CODE INCORPORATED.  There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Edgerton, Kansas, that certain code known as the ôStandard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Citiesö Edition 2010, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are omitted, deleted, modified, or changed.  No fewer than one copy of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped ôOfficial Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 895ö with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this Ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be open for inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.  The SheriffÆs Department of Johnson County, Kansas, the municipal judge and all...

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ORDINANCE NO. 894 first Published 11-3-10

ORDINANCE NO. 894 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING ANNEXATION FOR SPECIFIC LAND TO THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, PURSUANT TO  K.S.A. 12-520(a) WHEREAS, the owner of the land described herein below desires to annex said land into the City of Edgerton so that operation of its business may continue; and WHEREAS, the owner of the property described herein below has filed a Consent for Annexation with the City Clerk as provided by Exhibit A; WHEREAS, the land adjoins the existing jurisdiction of the City of Edgerton; and NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS: Section One. That the property described below is hereby annexed to become part of the incorporated boundaries of the City of Edgerton, Kansas, pursuant K.S.A. 12-520(a): Beginning at a point 380.00 feet East of the Northwest (NW) corner of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 3, Township 15 South, Range 22 East, Johnson County, Kansas, said point being on the North line of said Quarter Section; South 600.00 feet and parallel to the West line of said Quarter Section; thence East 388.40 feet and parallel to the North line of said Quarter Section; thence North 600.00 feet and parallel to the West line of said Quarter Section to a point on the North line of said Quarter Section; thence West 388.40 feet and along the North line of said...

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ORDINANCE NO. 893 First Published 11-3-10

ORDINANCE NO. 893 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XI, ARTICLE 1, SECTIONS 11-101 AND 11-102 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, CONCERNING THE UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS: SECTION ONE. That Chapter XI, Article 1, Section 11-101 of the Code of the City of Edgerton is hereby amended to read as follows: 11-101.  UNIFORM CODE INCORPORATED.  There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the corporate limits of the City of Edgerton, Kansas, that certain code known as the ôUniform Public Offense Code,ô Edition 2009 prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are omitted, deleted, modified, or changed.  No fewer than three copies of said Uniform Public Offense Code shall be marked or stamped ôOfficial Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No 859ö with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the city clerk to be open for inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. SECTION TWO. That Chapter XI, Article 1, Section 11-102 of the Code of the...

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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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