November 30, 2015

Giving back

Sunflower Elementary students recently dropped off 1000+ items and a $600 check was donated by the PTO for those in need during the holiday season.

Local officers recognized

On Nov. 20 four Gardner officers were among those recognized at the annual Metropolitian Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awards ceremony. Sergeant Kurt Hollingshead and Detective Todd Pembleton received the Bronze award for Valor from an incident where less lethal tactics were used to avoid a possible deadly force situation. Lieutenant Lee Krout and Officer Joseph Continue Reading

Rollover accident

There was a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Center and Madison Streets about 10:45 a.m. November 22. A van flipped on its top after apparently being struck broadside by another automobile. There were no injuries, according to the Gardner Police Department.


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2015 at the home of Ruth Hermon. Members answered roll call with their favorite line from the Collect. The November program, presented by member Linda Loyd, centered on the origin and meaning of the club Collect which is recited at the beginning of each meeting. The Continue Reading

Donations sought for Ernie Miller Nature Center

Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals. The Ernie Miller Nature Center, located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, has ongoing needs for supplies for both the animals Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter The Comet Tech 4-H Club toured the Bichelmeyer’s Meat Market in Kansas City. The tour, was led by a club member parent, Mr. Bichelmeyer gave members a look at how meat is processed, packaged, smoked and displayed for sale to the public. Fifteen Comet Tech members attended the tour with their Continue Reading

Gardner’s administrator selected as Lawrence manager finalist

Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, has been named one of three top finalists for the Lawrence city manager position, according to an article in the Lawrence Journal World. She has been in Gardner since 2012. Harrison-Lee started her career in municipal government in 1984 in Gainesville, Fla. She earned degrees from the University of Florida Continue Reading

Medlin wins award

Ellen Moreland, Loveta Medlin, and Helen Hecke, members of Ladies Auxiliary Cole-Smith Unit 350 of Spring Hill attended the Paola Rally. Medlin was presented the National Woman of the Year Award for Kansas. Medlin has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 58 years. She has not only been a member but has Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Nov. 6, Spring Hill Chamber members gathered to welcome new business, The Creative Place, LLC to Historic Main Street. Owners Kelly Ashton and Jeff Sieb.  The Creative Place, located at 118 South Main Street,  is a retreat center for artists with sleeping space for up to 15.  An open house was held Nov. 6-7 Continue Reading