April 23, 2014

USD 231 bus rolls over

A Gardner Edgerton School District bus collided with an SUV and rolled over at about 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 6.

The wreck occurred near Gardner Road and 223rd Street.  Sgt. Mike Early of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said …

School board terminates superintendent, other administrators

Bill Gilhaus

A narrow majority of the Gardner Edgerton School Board voted to terminate the superintendent, Bill Gilhaus; the executive director of education services, Christy Ziegler; and the executive director of human resources and administrative services, Lana Gerber. The same narrow majority, …

Chamber changes its name

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is changing its name. In the future, the chamber will be called the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Johnson County.
Members of the chamber board of directors announced the change during the organization’s annual …

Special school board meeting set for Feb. 27

The USD 231 Gardner Edgerton Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Feb. 27. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday evening in the board of education room, 231 E. Madison.

The only item on the …

Gardner State of the City Address scheduled

Chris Morrow

Chris MorrowGardner Mayor Chris Morrow will give a State of the City Address on March 5. The address will outline the city’s accomplishments in 2013 and 2014 opportunities.

The address will be at 8:30 a.m. on March 5 in council chambers.…

Council eliminates 167th Street as truck route

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Despite reaching a consensus on Jan. 21 to eliminate all truck routes within the city of Gardner, council members only mothballed one route, 167th Street, during a Feb. 3 meeting.
Public works director Brian Faust offered two …

Local offices open late; schools, state offices remain closed

Executive branch offices in Kansas are closed for a second day, but most local, public entities will open for business today, Feb. 5. Local schools, including Gardner-Edgerton and Spring Hill districts, are closed for a second.

Check with places of …

Some offices, schools announce closings ahead of snow storm

School will not be in session on Feb. 4. Officials announced school would close ahead of a winter storm headed this way on Feb. 3. Statewide offices in Shawnee County and executive branch offices in other affected counties are shuttered, …

USD 231 schools earn Governor’s Achievement Award

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 was notified by the Kansas State Department of Education on January 20, 2014, that five USD 231 schools were honored with the Kansas Governor’s Achievement Award. The award recognizes the TOP FIVE percent of schools in …

Edgerton woman sentenced to federal prison

An Edgerton woman is headed to federal prison in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man who died from a prescription drug overdose, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Stacy Ashley, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing …