July 30, 2015

Edgerton seeks planning commissioner

The city of Edgerton is seeking a planning commissioner. The Planning Commission reviews development projects and makes recommendations to the city council on land issues. Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month and more frequently …

Courts throw curve into school budgeting

Gov. Sam Brownback presents Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent Pam Stranathan with a $20,000 check in June 2014. The check was in support of the district’s Career Technical Education program. While funding for that program has not changed, the 2015 Kansas Legislature changed the way public schools are funded. Their plan, to fund schools with block grants, has been challenged in court. File photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presents Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent Pam Stranathan with a $20,000 check in June 2014. The check was in support of the district’s Career Technical Education program. While funding for that program has not changed, the 2015

Successful season for Blazers 10 and under

Pictured are members of the Gardner Blazers 10 and under AA baseball team coached by Robert Davis.The team recently completed a very successful season in the Blue Valley Gold Glove league. Submitted photo

Pictured are members of the Gardner Blazers 10 and under AA baseball team coached by Robert Davis.The team recently completed a very successful season in the Blue Valley Gold Glove league. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for Coach …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Thunder ball club wins Gardner league title

The Gardner Thunder nine and under baseball team recently won the Gardner-Olathe Prairie  League title. Team members include Nick Woolington, Brady Winslow, Ethan Gilmore, Austin Elley, Nick Kilonzo, Ethan Bruce, Gunnar Gyle, Noah Pride, Connor Plantz and Chase Karlin. Submitted photo

The Gardner Thunder nine and under baseball team recently won the Gardner-Olathe Prairie League title. Team members include Nick Woolington, Brady Winslow, Ethan Gilmore, Austin Elley, Nick Kilonzo, Ethan Bruce, Gunnar Gyle, Noah Pride, Connor Plantz and Chase Karlin. Submitted

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Davis takes second

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Jazz Davis is one of several Blazer vaulters competing in area summer meets. He recently placed second in the 17-18 year old pole vault at Washington High School.…

Fourth of July events set for Celebration Park

The city of Gardner is gearing up for one of its biggest Fourth of July celebrations ever at Celebration Park. Two country music acts will headline the event.
Returning local Kansas City band Big Time Grain Company will kick off …

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

Ball team posts split record at tournament

The Gardner Blazers, a 13-and-under baseball team, recently posted a 2-2 record in the Midwest Sports Productions Father’s Day Classic in Lawrence.
The team also competed in the State 13 and under tournament. Results were not available at press time.…