January 31, 2015

Starling gets invited to Royals’ spring training

Bubba Starling will participate in Kansas City Royals spring training in Arizona. Spring training begins next month in Surprise, Ariz.
Starling, a 2011 first-round draft pick by the Royals, graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School in 2011. He played last …

Citizens, consultants brainstorm priorities

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A handful of citizens broke into small groups to brainstorm potential budget priorities during a Jan. 22 forum on the city of Gardner’s 2016 budget.
Derrick Neilsen, vice president of organizational development at Allen-Gibbs-Houlik (AGH), said the …

Police Body Cameras SB18

Austin Fisher
KU Statehouse Wire Service
TOPEKA — The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard testimony Thursday favoring a bill that would require Kansas police to use body-worn cameras while on duty.
Senate Bill 18 would require every state, …

Gardner 2016 city budget forum gets rocky start as several walk out

Consultants from Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik lead citizens in a brainstorming session to outline priorities for Gardner’s 2016 budget on Jan. 22. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Consultants from Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik lead citizens in a brainstorming session to outline priorities for Gardner’s 2016 budget on Jan. 22. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
An hour into a budget forum, a handful of Gardner …

Sprague grabs gold at Holton invite

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Andrew Sprague won the gold medal in the 220-pound division at the Holton tournament last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Andrew Sprague won the gold medal in the 220-pound division at the Holton tournament last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Andrew Sprague’s gold medal in the 220-pound weight division highlighted the Gardner Edgerton High School …

Full slate for city, school board spring elections

There will be a full slate of candidates for school board and city councils in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill. There will not be a local primary election, though.

Seven candidates filed for three seats on the Gardner City Council. …

Gun Legislation

Tomas Hoppough
KU Statehouse Wire Service
TOPEKA – The House Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced two bills Wednesday that would amend regulating conceal carry, and prohibit local regulation of firearm sales.
The bills would clarify House Bill 2578, …

GEHS Lady Blazers extend winning streak

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer varsity basketball team improved to 4-6 with a 61-39 win at Blue Valley West High School last week.
GEHS went up 15-8 after one quarter and held a 25-19 halftime lead. GEHS owned …

Late rally sinks Jags

Baldwin Middle School scored 16, fourth quarter points and defeated the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade varsity boys basketball team 34-30 last week.
PRMS, 1-3, jumped to a 9-6 first quarter lead, but fell behind 19-13 by halftime.
Both …

Voters approve increased LOB for USD 231

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

By a wide margin, USD 231 voters agreed to give the school board the authority to increase local option budget taxes (LOB) up to 33 percent of the amount the district receives in state aid.

Ballots in …