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Where’s Mildale Farm?

Work is underway on a 900 foot long wall to separate BNSF’s intermodal tracks from Mildale Farm, a two-story event facility owned by Johnson County. The county requested that BNSF construct the wall along with the nearby intermodal logistics park to reduce the impact of train noise on wedding receptions and other private events that take place inside the barn. The wall is a five-foot earthen berm topped with a five-foot sound...

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Trailblazer frosh basketball teams on a roll

Things have started on a successful note for the Gardner Edgerton High School freshmen boys ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams. The freshmen A team is now 2-2 after a 36-30 win versus Blue Valley Southwest. Leading the way were Willis Cook (12 points), Jared Hobby (10 points) and Zach Scroggin (five points). “Moving into the EKL has presented a great challenge for our freshmen boys,” Coach Ty Pfannenstiel said. “We see good teams every night and have to practice hard each day and need to be ready to compete. I’m excited and know the boys are excited for the new challenges ahead of us.” The B team is 2-1 following a thrilling 41-40 win versus the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves. Michael Corrales’ three-pointer at the buzzer proved to be the difference. Other scorers were Ryan Varney (eight), Damon DeVaney and Daniel Hughes (six), and Wally Nellor and Nicho Garcia (five). First action after the holidays comes Jan. 3 at Blue Valley...

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15 GEWC kids place at Paola tournament

Fifteen Gardner-Edgerton Wrestling Club kids brought back medals from the season-opening tourney in Paola, Dec. 18. “We had 17 wrestlers compete, many of whom it was their first tourney of the year,” Coach J.J. Peine said. “For the first tourney, we competed well and saw a lot of promising things to build on.” Earning gold medals were Evan Wooten, Zach Ghale, Gavin Brown, Lincoln Stripling, Matthew Klaurens, Tanner Peine, and Emilio Fowler. Second-place awards went to James Edwards, Zach Norton, and Lane McKinney, while bronze medals went to Alonzo Borjas, T.J. Burger and Dylan McDonald. George Barrager finished fourth and Hayden Stinemetz, fifth place. On Dec. 19, GEWC kids brought back five medals. Dylan Andrews took gold while Bryce Eckelberry took second place. Third places went to Kaleigh Norton and Dakota Taylor. Logan Lawrence took fourth place. Next action comes Jan. 8 at the Johnson County Classic at Olathe East. The Novice wrestlers travel to Bonner Springs, Jan....

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Starling is Metro Player of the Year in 2010

The football honors keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School senior Bubba Starling. Starling was recently named the KC Star Metro Player of the Year after rushing for 2,417 yards and 31 touchdowns for the 11-1 Trailblazers. Other top honors include the Simone Award, Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection. “The greatest thing that can be said about Bubba was that he was a star who was easy to cheer for, which says a lot about his character,” GEHS coach Marvin Diener said. “He’s as dynamic as they come. He’s a once-in-a-coaching career kind of kid.” The 6’5″ quarterback averaged 14.1 yards per rush and gained 2,417 yards in 172 carries. He scored 11 touchdowns on runs of 50 yards or more and 19 touchdowns of at least 25 yards. Through the air, Starling completed 40 of 93 passes for 812 yards and eight touchdowns with six interceptions. Starling has verbally committed to Nebraska to play football and baseball if he doesn’t sign a Major League baseball contract next summer. Starling has one more football game to play. He will be involved in next month’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Also named to the All-Metro First Team was senior offensive lineman Lucas Powell. He played center for a ‘Blazer offense that rolled up 5,225 rushing yards and more than 6,000...

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John William Kneedler

John William Kneedler 50, of Gardner passed away Dec. 14, 2010 at Villa St. Francis, Olathe. John was born in Gardner on Dec. 29, 1959 to Irvin C and Nellie D Winters Kneedler. He was a life-long Gardner resident who graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School. He was a retired grocery worker at Country Mart and Price Chopper in Gardner, a job he held for many years. John enjoyed dressing up and going out to eat. He liked visiting with his special community friends. John was a member and usher at First Presbyterian Church. John will be dearly missed by his family and many, many friends. John was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie and brother, Eddie. He is survived by his father, Irvin, Gardner, KS and sisters: Pam Franchett and husband, Bud, Spring Hill, KS and Patty Rodriguez and husband, Paul, Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Sat., Dec. 18, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation at 10:00 am at the church before the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Hospice or First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be sent to...

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Public Notice, First Published Dec 15, 2010

INVITATION TO BID 2010 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS CONTRACT Sealed bids for the 2011 Water Treatment Chemicals Contract for the Water Treatment Plant will be received at the Gardner City Hall Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street, Attn: Jim Melvin, until 4:30 p. m., December 21, 2010.  All bids will be publicly opened in the Community Development Conference Room in City Hall immediately following the deadline. Bid packets may be obtained at the Gardner City Hall Public Works window for a $25 fee; or via e-mail at no charge by contacting Peggy Gott @ [email protected]  Prospective bidders should contact Jim Melvin, Water/Wastewater Manager, at 913-856-0914, for specific bid...

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