March 29, 2015

GEHS team captures third in economic competition

A team of Gardner Edgerton High School students placed third in the LifeSmarts State Varsity Championship. GEHS students, Sean Grossnickle, Conner Phillips, Nashton Shell and David Shute, answered questions about consumer rights, personal finance, health and safety, technology and the …

KCMO ranks low in public-spending investments

Kansas City, Mo., is one of the worst run cities in America, according to an in-depth analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance and social networking website.
Using three key metrics, the website’s analysts identified cities that are spending taxpayer dollars …

Sheriff’s vehicles to unveil new decal in Gardner

One of the Sheriff’s vehicles will display new decals in support of our community impacted by Autism and Alzheimer’s. These decals hope to bring about more community awareness of the Sheriff’s Take Me Home Program launched in 2011.
The car …

Project to stabilize Gardner Elementary considered

School district officials may stabilize the southwest corner of Gardner Elementary School this summer. Gary Diener, in a report to USD 231 board of education members, wrote that the southwest corner of the building has settled over the years.
“While …

Morning Glory 4-H

Miranda Herzog serves her Night at the Improve-themed box supper to Morning Glory 4-H Community Leader Arn Eccles. Submitted photo

Miranda Herzog serves her Night at the Improve-themed box supper to Morning Glory 4-H Community Leader Arn Eccles. Submitted photo

Ben Rogers
Club reporter
Before the monthly meeting, the Morning Glory 4-H Club held a Box Supper competition. This is …

Officer-involved shooting leaves woman dead

Two police officers are on administrative leave after a shooting in a Gardner home on March 26.

The shooting left a 53-year-old woman, Deanne Choate,  dead inside a home in the 400 block of N. Birch Street.  Shortly before 10 …

Council reaches consensus to move forward on sales tax initiative

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members agreed to move forward with a proposal that would ask voters to approve a half-cent or larger sales tax initiative to fund street upgrades and maintenance. Council members appeared to reach a consensus during …

Assessed value of GE school district increases

The market value of the Gardner Edgerton School District has increased, according to a memo from district business director Jeremy McFadden to board members.
Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome’s reported the value of real property within the district increased 11.41 …

Engagement

Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

It’s almost track time

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Conner McGuire clears a vault in Gardner Edgerton High School track practice last week. The pole vaulters are expected to provide consistent scoring again this season. The Blazers begin the season at the Shawnee Mission South Relays April …