September 1, 2014

Council debates lowering property tax rates

Graphic courtesy of Steve Shute

Graphic courtesy of Steve Shute

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
After a marathon, six-hour-plus meeting, Gardner City Council members reached a consensus to examine a 2015 budget with a tax rate lower than the 2014 tax rate. Council members did not approve …

Specht competes in Junior Olympics

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin …

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.”…

Gardner Edgerton Crushers win Olathe league softball title

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole, Katie Thompson, Makenna Trout, Sophia Summers, Lauren Salpas, Rylie Atterbury, Kyleigh Bobki, Coach Cliff Cole. NOT PICTURED: Pearl Savasten. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole,

Election night results

Election night results for most area races will be posted on the Johnson County Election Office website. Voters interested in results for the 37th District Kansas Senate race between Molly Baumgardner and Charlotte O’Hara can view partial race results …

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 …

Chainsaw whittling

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Keith Gregory of Grizzly Mountain Saw Works lets the chips fall as he carves an Eagle out of a stump of wood. Catch him while you can at the Johnson County Fair.…

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 …

Fair-a-doodle-doo

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

This rooster on display at this years Johnson County Fair belongs to Spring Hill Rustlers 4-H member Justin Hoffman.…

School board conducts start-of-school business

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The first Gardner Edgerton USD 231 Board of Education meeting of the 2014-2015 school year, held July 28, addressed all the usual new school year housekeeping items: appointments of individuals and agencies to …