September 2, 2014

Fired up for school

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 students headed back to school on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, but staff headed back to class much sooner. The district hosted a Back to School Convocation Aug. 7 complete with Chiefs Cheerleaders. …

Relay for Life

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Participants in the Santa Fe Relay for Life event walk the track at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in July. The 2014 event was moved from Wheatridge Middle School, due to repairs at the WMS track.
Despite the move from …

Military update

Army Pvt. Juanmanuel M. Cox-Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice …

Local students perform at choral institute

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

The 36th Kansas State University Summer Choral Institute, sponsored by the Master Teacher Institute for …

Cramer Products announces leadership changes

Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president …

Prairie Moon 4-H

Kylie Rogers shows her woodworking project at the Johnson County Fair.  Submitted photo

Kylie Rogers shows her woodworking project at the Johnson County Fair.  Submitted photo

Jackson Farrell
Club reporter
Prairie Moon 4-H Club had a project tour of the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1.
Members visited the rabbit/poultry barn and also …

Volunteer Spotlight : Ginger Crist

Ginger Crist

Ginger Crist

Ginger Crist, Edgerton, volunteers at JOY Closet for several hours each week. The closet was initially created to help those in need in the local community. However, since its inception the store’s concept has changed.
Crist said instead …

You gotta wear shades

 Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Lucky Clover’s 4-H banner entry had some viewers humming “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” the Timbuk3 song made famous from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”…

2014 Johnson County Fair Parade

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
August 2, 2014 – Crowds of spectators lined the main street of Gardner on Saturday to enjoy the 2014 Johnson County Fair Parade. The parade began …

Local school supply lists available online

School supply lists for several local schools are available online at www.TeacherLists.com, a national school supplies list directory.
Schools include Edgerton, Gardner and Sunflower Elementary Schools, Madison, Nike and Moonlight Elementary Schools and Pioneer Ridge and Wheatridge Middle Schools.
“For …