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Bass Pro Shops offers FREE family activities for Easter

WHAT:             Families are invited to celebrate <a href=http://www.basspro.com/easter/>Easter at Bass Pro Shops</a> this spring by enjoying FREE photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts for the kids and an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. This free family Easter event is hosted at 76 Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada from Saturday, March 19 – 27*   The Easter Bunny is a favorite holiday symbol for many children, and families are invited to bring the kids to their nearest Bass Pro Shops store to have their FREE 4×6 photo taken with the Easter Bunny.   WHEN:             FREE family photos with the Easter Bunny Saturdays and Sundays, March 19-20 and 26-27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, March 21-24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.   FREE old-fashioned Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 – 10 Saturdays and Sundays, March 19-20 and 26-27, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at the store’s main entrance. Hunt starts promptly at 2 p.m.   FREE crafts for kids Create an Easter door hanger: Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Make a bunny bookmark: Friday, March 25, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Create a tree stump bunny box: Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   While supplies last; crafts may...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/27/16 through 03/04/16 02/26/2016 09:36:23 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 09:43:21 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 02/26/2016 09:59:07 ACCIDENT NON 31900 BLOCK OF W 175TH ST 02/26/2016 10:33:42 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 02/26/2016 10:42:17 FOLLOW 500 BLOCK OF NEW CENTURY PKWY 02/26/2016 10:45:22 WARRANT 300 BLOCK OF S GHOST CREEK LN 02/26/2016 10:56:15 SELF BUSINESS 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 12:00:29 TRAFFIC STOP W 151ST ST/W OLD 56 HWY 02/26/2016 12:43:39 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 02/26/2016 12:43:50 TRAFFIC INTOX N MOONLIGHT RD/E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 12:44:23 TRAFFIC STOP W 159TH ST/W OLD 56 HWY 02/26/2016 12:51:34 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 12:59:04 TRAFFIC STOP E COTTAGE CREEK DR/MOONLIGHT RD 02/26/2016 13:04:58 FORGERY 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 14:42:20 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF N OTT LN 02/26/2016 15:03:07 TRAFFIC PARK 17200 BLOCK OF JESSICA ST 02/26/2016 15:06:20 CIVSERV 700 BLOCK OF S OAK ST 02/26/2016 15:37:35 MEDICAL LIFE 100 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 02/26/2016 15:56:24 ANIMAL PICKUP 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 17:03:23 BUSINESS 700 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 17:09:49 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 02/26/2016 17:36:25 ANIMAL 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/26/2016 18:13:32 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/CLARE RD 02/26/2016 18:15:46 MEDICAL NONLIFE 300 BLOCK...

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Public Notice

Public Notice   The City of Gardner is accepting applications for three positions on the Planning Commission whose terms are expiring in May 2016 and July 2016. The appointments are for a three-year term. The Planning Commission for the City of Gardner, Kansas is a citizen body that reviews development proposals for compliance with the City’s adopted plans and development policies, receives reports from City staff, conducts public hearings, and makes recommendations to the City Council. Preferred candidates for appointment shall be: at least 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of the City of Gardner, or be otherwise connected to the community in terms of property ownership, business affairs or by offering a unique and necessary expertise.   Individuals wishing to be considered for this volunteer position are encouraged to visit the City’s website at www.gardnerkansas.gov to submit a formal application.  Applications are also available at City Hall.  Applications are due by Friday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m.  Please contact Jeanne Koontz, City Clerk, at (913) 856-0945 with any questions....

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Legal Notice

Ordinance No. 1011 Summary On February 25, 2016, the City of Edgerton, Kansas, adopted Ordinance No. 1011, amending Article 4 of Chapter I of the City Code to revise provisions on the City’s investment of idle funds to be in compliance with State statutes, to set forth a City Investment Policy, and to authorize the City to enlist the assistance of third parties in prudently investing the City’s idle funds. A complete copy of this ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 404 East Nelson, Edgerton, Kansas, or at www.edgertonks.org. This summary is certified by Patrick G. Reavey, Edgerton City Attorney pursuant to K.S.A. 12-3001, et...

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Women Writers of the Santa Fe TRail

The Douglas County Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will present a special program on Women Writers of the Santa Fe Trail. Noted Trail historian Dr. Leo Oliva will give this presentation on Saturday, March 5th, in the Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 704 8th Street, Baldwin City, Kansas. The event will start with a social time at 5:00 pm followed by a traditional pot luck supper at 5:30. Dr. Oliva will speak after a brief business meeting giving chapter updates. Dr. Oliva’s presentation will look at the adventures of four women who wrote their own stories about their travels on the Trail. He has noted that “Women who traveled the Santa Fe Trail provide a different perspective than men, with more intimate details about the environment, other travelers, their own feelings. Their letters, diaries, and memories still inform and enchant us today.” This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council and is free to the public. For more information call Roger Boyd at...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/20/16 through 02/26/16 02/19/2016 08:31:01        SELF BUSINESS  29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 02/19/2016 08:32:02        TELEPHON           400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/19/2016 08:38:49        ANIMAL LOOSE N PINE ST/W WASHINGTON ST 02/19/2016 08:45:09        TRAFFIC COMPLAIN        30100 BLOCK OF W 187TH ST 02/19/2016 10:27:27        TELEPHON           400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/19/2016 11:09:34        CIVSERV               800 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 02/19/2016 11:12:25        ALARM HOLDUP               2000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/19/2016 11:24:43        CIVSERV               500 BLOCK OF E PARMA WAY 02/19/2016 11:51:59        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF W COLLEEN CT 02/19/2016 11:59:09        CIVSERV               500 BLOCK OF N WALNUT ST 02/19/2016 12:09:54        ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/19/2016 12:14:23        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF N POPLAR ST 02/19/2016 12:42:22        CIVSERV               16900 BLOCK OF  AGNES ST 02/19/2016 12:50:21        TRAFFIC MOTORIST         700 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 02/19/2016 12:51:15        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF S BEDFORD ST 02/19/2016 12:58:36        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF W WARREN ST 02/19/2016 13:07:46        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF W WARREN ST 02/19/2016 13:12:22        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST: @CENTRAL BANK O 02/19/2016 13:15:18        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/19/2016 13:32:53        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF N ALDER ST 02/19/2016 14:28:34        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/19/2016 14:31:21        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA...

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JAMES CLYDE “JC” ALEXANDER

  James Clyde “JC” Alexander, 97, of Gardner, Kan. passed away February 22, 2016 at Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehab, Olathe.  James was born October 22, 1918 in Kansas City, Mo to Robert Edward and Margaret A. “Maggie” (McPherson) Alexander.  He graduated from Westport High School in 1934 and immediately began delivering ice and coal for The City Ice Company which was owned by his older brother, Edward.  In 1937 he was employed by The Postal Telegraph Company delivering telegrams in the Plaza and Mid-town areas until 1939 when he began a warehouse position with the Western Electric Distribution Center on Roanoke Road in Kansas City. In 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went on to serve throughout WWII on the USS William P. Biddle and the LCS 48. During the War he was involved in numerous US amphibious landings in the Pacific Theater, North Africa, and Sicily. In 1945 he received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, and then met and married his wife, Mary Virginia. He returned to Western Electric to resume employment and started a family. He also began night school finishing his education in 1952 with a J.D. law degree from University of Kansas City Law School finishing third in his class, and with subsequent admission to the Missouri Bar.  However, he elected to continue work with Western Electric in warehouse and distribution...

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Police Reports

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/13/16 through 02/19/16 02/12/2016 08:34:37        SPECIAL                400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 08:44:24        ALARM RESIDENT             18400 BLOCK OF  JUNIPER CIR 02/12/2016 09:29:17        WARRANT           5800 BLOCK OF  RENNER RD 02/12/2016 11:06:33        ALARM RESIDENT             28600 BLOCK OF W 160TH ST 02/12/2016 11:08:05        STATION              400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 11:56:07        ACCIDENT NON                US56 HWY/WAVERLY RD 02/12/2016 12:15:20        ASSIST 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 02/12/2016 12:44:17        SUICIDE THREAT               00 BLOCK OF  ST JOHN 02/12/2016 13:26:38        MEDICAL LIFE     1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 02/12/2016 13:33:02        DISTURB UNKNOWN      100 BLOCK OF  BEECH LN 02/12/2016 14:28:50        DISTURB UNKNOWN      S STONE CREEK DR/E PUMPKIN RIDGE ST 02/12/2016 14:46:43        FOLLOW               600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 14:51:50        TRAFFIC STOP    N US56 HWY/S US56 HWY 02/12/2016 14:59:09        FOLLOW               900 BLOCK OF  BUFFALO TRL 02/12/2016 15:14:35        TRAFFIC STOP    W 151ST ST/GARDNER RD 02/12/2016 15:24:34        TRAFFIC STOP    W KANSAS AVE/S CENTER ST 02/12/2016 15:50:35        WARRANT           500 BLOCK OF N CEDAR ST 02/12/2016 15:56:11        THEFT    400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:02:45        TELEPHON           400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:10:17        CIVSERV               500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 02/12/2016 16:28:17        SOLICIT                 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/12/2016 16:41:48        TRAFFIC STOP    600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/12/2016 16:52:50        ACCIDENT NON                E VALERIE LN/E PARMA WAY 02/12/2016...

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FHSU to offer summer camps

  HAYS, Kan. — Registration for math, science and engineering summer camps offered by two Fort Hays State University entities is open to students who will enter the second through 10th grade in fall 2016. KAMS Camps The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science offers five different four-day camps to high school underclassmen. Students can sign up for a maximum of two camps. Each camp costs $100 for Kansas residents and $400 for non-residents. Tuition includes camp supplies, a T-shirt, and room and board. Registration priority date is April 1. Computer Animation, June 6-9 Students will learn to use Alice, a freeware, object-based educational programming language with an integrated development environment. Through hands-on experiments, students will create computer animations using 3D models and produce their own short animated movie. Becoming an Everyday Mathematician, June 13-16 Students will learn to use Excel and statistical programs and go on field trips to understand mathematical concepts that affect daily life. Students will learn how to use mathematics to explain questions such as: How does the weather forecaster make predictions? What makes water taste the way it does? And, can you accurately predict the score of a big game? Chemistry of Cooking, June 13-16 Students will work with Ph.D. professors to learn chemistry through a fusion of culinary skills and scientific exploration of spices and herbs and cooking techniques like searing steaks, roasting...

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Janet Susan Wright

  Janet Susan Wright, 50, of Olathe, Kan. passed Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at home. Janet was born Dec. 16, 1965 at the Anderson County Hospital.  She grew up on the family farm outside of Greeley, Kan. with her 5 older siblings.  Just recently she had thanked her mother for her happy childhood. Janet attended St. John’s Elementary School and Garnett High, where she graduated in 1984.  She then went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Kansas in 1988.  She worked her way through college as a teller at Capital Federal.  After college she was an FDIC bank examiner, and traveled extensively throughout the United States.  She then became the Compliance Officer and Assistant to the President at University National Bank in Lawrence. She married Jim Wright of Texas August 11, 1990 at St. John’s in her home town of Greeley, Kan.  They built a home in Olathe, Kan. where they raised their daughter Maria.  Maria was born August 9, 1996 and is now a sophomore at KU, continuing the Jayhawk tradition. Janet excelled at and loved her work at UNB and the people she worked with there.  She greatly enjoyed all her daughter’s activities, especially being part of the softball family.  The Wrights have loved watching KU basketball, gardening at their farm in Parker, and enjoying life together.  Janet celebrated her...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 02/06/16 through 02/12/16 02/05/2016 08:44:08        TRAFFIC STOP    E MAIN ST/N SYCAMORE ST 02/05/2016 09:11:50        TRAFFIC STOP    1000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 09:12:41        MEDICAL NONLIFE           500 BLOCK OF N WALNUT ST 02/05/2016 09:33:02        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF E PINEWOOD ST 02/05/2016 09:57:13        MEDICAL NONLIFE           200 BLOCK OF S BEDFORD ST 02/05/2016 10:14:02        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:16:14        INFO      100 BLOCK OF N KANSAS AVE 02/05/2016 10:19:26        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:22:56        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 10:43:34        CIVSERV               1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 11:20:08        CIVSERV               31100 BLOCK OF W 169TH TER 02/05/2016 11:42:52        CIVSERV               700 BLOCK OF N COTTONWOOD ST 02/05/2016 11:48:07        CIVSERV               600 BLOCK OF N WINWOOD TER 02/05/2016 11:55:30        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 02/05/2016 12:00:19        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 02/05/2016 12:04:40        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF E PARK ST 02/05/2016 12:42:04        TRAFFIC PARK   1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 02/05/2016 12:50:15        CIVSERV               100 BLOCK OF W PAWNEE LN 02/05/2016 12:53:48        CIVSERV               200 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 02/05/2016 13:14:08        CIVSERV               28900 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 02/05/2016 13:15:42        RESIDENC            1000 BLOCK OF  WILDERNESS TRL 02/05/2016 13:20:27        TRAFFIC COMPLAIN        500 BLOCK OF...

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BRENT ALLEN LAWRENCE

    Brent Allen Lawrence, 51, of Edgerton, Kan. passed away Feb. 9, 2016. Brent was born Sept. 16, 1964 in Olathe to Dale Jason and Naomi Lucille (Kenton) Lawrence. He grew up in Gardner where he graduated from GEHS in 1983. Brent attended JCCC. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1984-1986 as a gunner and tank driver in the “Bravo Bandits” unit. Brent married Kimberly Schaefer on July 16, 1992 in Spring Hill, Kan.. They moved to Edgerton in 2013. He worked for many years as a road construction inspector for Anthony Construction Co and was an independent truck driver for Spec on the Job. Brent was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gardner and the Gardner American Legion. He will be missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Brent is survived by his wife, Kim, of the home; daughter, Emily and husband Matthew McCleary, Belton, Mo; son, Wade Lawrence, Edgerton, Kan.; siblings, Kent Lawrence, Edmund, Okla, Brenda Saville, Coralville, Iowa; Diane and husband Mike Zoeller, Coarsegold, Calif, Jeanne Greenfield, Lakewood, Colo and Larry Lawrence, Monument, Colo and grandchildren, Zoey, Isaac and Caleb. Funeral Service will be held 11:30 am Sat., Feb. 13, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan. Burial following the service at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 am also at the funeral home before the...

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Kansas University announces fall 2015 honor roll

 The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and territories, and 36 other countries. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of Architecture, Design & Planning; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare. Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll. Matthew Heintzelman, Edgerton, School of Engineering Matthew Pearson, Edgerton, School of Business Madison Reed, Edgerton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Kimberly Rosnick, Edgerton, School of Nursing Connie Smith, Edgerton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Ahrens, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Stephonn Alcorn, Gardner, School of Business Ryan Billups, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Bryce Campbell, Gardner, School of Business Kaela Clabaugh, Gardner, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Jesse Copp, Gardner, School of Engineering Kylan Dale, Gardner, School of Business Brock Duran, Gardner, School of Business Lyndsey Horner, Gardner, School of Education Ryan Jobe, Gardner, School of Engineering...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report 01/30/16 through 02/05/16 01/29/2016 08:05:09        TRAFFIC STOP    18300 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 01/29/2016 08:28:06        TRAFFIC STOP    1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 09:56:17        ANIMAL LOOSE 500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 01/29/2016 09:58:09        FOLLOW               31100 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 01/29/2016 10:15:42        MEDICAL UNKNOWN     1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 10:34:35        ACCIDENT NON                N US56 HWY/S US56 HWY 01/29/2016 10:58:51        ASSISTOA            400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 01/29/2016 11:46:13        ANIMAL STRAY  S CENTER ST/W APACHE LN 01/29/2016 13:08:25        SPECIAL                12500 BLOCK OF W 87TH ST PKWY 01/29/2016 13:44:29        TRAFFIC HAZARD             E MAIN ST/N CENTER ST 01/29/2016 13:46:16        ANIMAL DOGBITE            1000 BLOCK OF  CIMARRON TRL 01/29/2016 14:06:33        MEDICAL NONLIFE           1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 01/29/2016 14:33:58        FOLLOW               32600 BLOCK OF W 173RD ST 01/29/2016 15:00:26        TRAFFIC STOP    E COLLEEN DR/N CENTER ST 01/29/2016 15:07:16        TRAFFIC STOP    OLD 56 HWY/MERCURY ST 01/29/2016 15:10:06        TRAFFIC STOP    W MADISON ST/N WAVERLY RD 01/29/2016 15:20:04        MEDICAL NONLIFE           100 BLOCK OF N PINE ST 01/29/2016 15:33:52        TRAFFIC STOP    400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 01/29/2016 15:42:19        DISTURB               17900 BLOCK OF  MOONLIGHT RD 01/29/2016 16:10:45        ORDINAN            400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 01/29/2016 16:12:13        DISTURB UNKNOWN      200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 01/29/2016 16:27:14        ALARM RESIDENT             1000 BLOCK OF E PUMPKIN RIDGE ST 01/29/2016 16:27:20        ASSIST 400 BLOCK...

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Help wanted

Part Time Office Assistant Need Computer, office, phone and customer service skills. For property management.   816-561-2299  

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Great Backyard Birdcount

  Participants Needed for Great Backyard Bird Count PRATT – In lieu of conducting the Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Friday, Feb. 12 – Monday, Feb. 15. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all skill levels in counting birds from any location for as little as 15 minutes on one or more days of the event. Bird watchers can then report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. It’s free, fun and participants can feel good about playing an important role in the management and conservation of numerous bird species. Each submitted checklist provides valuable data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as well as experts in other conservation organizations, who interpret those results to learn more about how birds are doing and how we can better protect them and their habitats. For more information,...

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