July 29, 2014

USD 231 board censures member

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

member James Repshire for violating a …

I-35 near Gardner re-opens after semi overturns

The 175th Street exit is open to traffic after an overturned semi-truck full of meat rolled over on northbound Interstate 35 near Gardner.

The accident occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m.,  and traffic was detoured while crews cleaned up the accident. …

Complaint against school’s former legal counsel dismissed

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator (KDA) dismissed a complaint against former Gardner Edgerton School District attorney, Joseph Hatley.

Rep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, requested that the KDA, which reviews complaints of misconduct against lawyers, examine Hatley’s conduct during a USD 231 board …

Man fatally struck at Moonlight rail crossing

A 52-year-old man has died after attempting to cross the railroad tracks in front of a BNSF train near the intersection of Moonlight Road and Main Street.

William Gainey, of Yankton, S.D., was fatally struck shortly after 6 p.m. on …

Gardner woman files to represent 43rd District in KS House

Gardner resident Caitlin Trujillo, Democrat, has filed to run for the 43rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Trujillo grew up attending USD 231 schools and is a 2008 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. As a student, she …

SH middle school, elementary school put on lockdown

Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill Elementary School were on lockdown March 26 as school officials and law enforcement responded to an unknown and unauthorized person who attempted to enter the building.

District officials said students and staff were …

OPINION: Kansas goes Kremlin with arrests, secrecy

Dane Hicks

Guest Columnist

You and your spouse are sitting in your living room watching Laverne &
Shirley re-runs some night when all of a sudden you hear a window break and something that looks like a jelly jar lands …

After appointment to KCC, Apple to resign from Senate

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Sen. Pat Apple, who represents the southern part of Gardner and Edgerton in the Kansas Legislature, will take a new role in Topeka. Gov. Sam Brownback named Apple to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) on March 24. …

Chamber president announces resignation

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Steve Devore, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, will resign from his post effective March 28.

Devore served as chamber president for five years.

“…My tenure with the Chamber of Commerce has been nothing short of …

Board releases official statement on firing of administrators

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Gardner Edgerton School Board released its official statement on the terminations of former administrators Bill Gilhaus, Lana Gerber and Christy Ziegler.

Board members voted to release a statement about the terminations during a March 10 board …