May 23, 2015

Freeman, Meder appointed to PC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A divided council approved the appointments of Heath Freeman and Adrianna Meder to the Gardner Planning Commission during a May 18 meeting.
Mayor Chris Morrow said after publishing two commission openings, four people applied for the job. …

SH Rec Commission earns KDHE grant

The Spring Hill Recreation Commission will receive a grant from the Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE). The commission will receive $6,240 in a waste tire grant to create surfacing for a 960-square-foot playground at the Spring Hill Sports …

City council to seek approval for half cent sales tax increase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Gardner will seek to reinstate a half cent sales tax before the end of the year.
During a May 18 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus to seek a sales tax …

Morning Glory 4-H Club visits Gieringer’s Orchard

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Ben Rogers
Club reporter
The Morning Glory 4-H Club held its annual educational tour at Gieringer’s Orchard in Edgerton. Morning Glory club members and parents toured the farm and learned about tomatoes, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, and a new product …

Senior players bid farewell to GEHS baseball program at senior night

Though the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team put up a good fight on senior night, May 13, the team was unable to overtake Blue Valley West. West took the win 12-5.
GEHS seniors TJ Burger, an outfielder; Carter …

DA clears officers in fatal shooting

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner police officers involved in a shooting are reinstated, and have been back at work for several weeks now, according to Gardner Police Chief Jim Pruetting.
The officers were put on paid leave following a fatal shooting …

Overruled: Council approves rezoning to make way for oil production

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Over the objections of the planning commission and city staff, Gardner City Council members approved the rezoning of 156 acres from residential and commercial to agriculture. The rezoning request was made so the agriculturally zoned land can …

Pool opening postponed due to weather

The opening day celebration for the Gardner Aquatic Center originally set for  Saturday, May 23, has been postponed due to the forecast of  rain and cool temperatures.  The opening day celebration will now take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May …

Class of 2015!

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth Pesek collects his diploma during the school’s graduation ceremony last weekend. Due to weather conditions, the GEHS graduation ceremony was moved inside. Spring Hill High School also conducted its graduation ceremony last …

Henderson to run track at Nebraska-Kearney

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee.  Submitted photo

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton …