October 21, 2014

Blazers lose district opener

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Submitted photo by Daphne Pippitt

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Photo courtesy of  Daphne Pippitt

Falling …

MAURICE LYNN TAYLOR

Maurice Lynn TaylorMaurice Lynn Taylor, 61, of Edgerton, KS passed away October 19, 2014 at his home.
Maurice was born October 14, 1953 in Portsmouth, Va. to Gaylen Vern and Roberta Joan (Frank) Taylor. He grew up in Gardner and was a …

Huskies complete perfect season

Compiling 319 total yards of offense, the Trail Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team wrapped up a perfect 7-0 season with a 40-12 win at Louisburg Middle School last week.
Jacob Hunsperger led the way with 137 rushing …

Board adopts election boundary changes

Graphic courtesy of USD 231

Graphic courtesy of USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner-Edgerton Board of Education members approved a proposal for new board member boundaries during an Oct. 6 meeting.
The USD 231 school board is comprised of seven board members, who represent six …

Christmas for Children program applications available

Applications are now available for the 2014 Christmas for Children Program.  These applications can be picked up at the Multi Service Center, Gardner Library, Edgerton Library and the City Hall Lobby.  Applicants must attend one of the interview sessions. Interviews …

Council accepts right-of-way for future road on town’s ‘front porch’

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials on Oct. 6 debated where a future north-south road linking Waverly Road to 183rd Street may one day be located.
Mark Hannah, an attorney representing a family trust that owns the land where the KC …

Prepping to serve

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 members Kim Brooks, left, and Sheri Barber, fill salt shakers prior to the Legion’s mountain oyster feed. The pair worked between watching the Royals play on Oct. 10.…

Isolation unit, travel questions part of nearest hospital’s Ebola prep

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Olathe Health System, the operator of Olathe Medical Hospital, is prepared should someone infected with Ebola arrive at its doors, Stephanie Manning, spokesperson, said.
In a way, preparations began long before the epidemic in West Africa.
The …

4-H on display

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

4-H members McKenna Holtgraver, Emily Gehlen, Kylie Rogers, and Claire Rogers showcase the 4-H with a display at Prairie Creek Elementary School.…

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it?
ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not …