November 28, 2015

Pilots, council discuss changes to Gardner Municipal Airport

Lynn Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Local pilots and aviation enthusiasts voiced concerns to city council at their Nov. 23 meeting over the possible impact of amendments to the Gardner Municipal Code. The city seeks to add an Aviation section known as Title 11 that defines the management of the airport, rules and regulations Continue Reading

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

Newspaper editorial upsets councilman

The city’s attorney billed Gardner about $400 in legal fees to review and write an opinion regarding the Oct. 19 council meeting and a subsequent opinion piece published in this newspaper. Councilman Rich Melton, in an e-mail obtained under a Kansas Open Records Act, requested Ryan Denk, city attorney, review the council Oct. 19 meeting 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.

Bubba Starling added to Royals roster

The Kansas City Royals announced several moves this week to set the club’s 40-man roster for the offseason reserve list deadline, according to a press release. The Royals have selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Matthew Strahm, right-handed pitchers Alec Mills and Kyle Zimmer, infielder Ramon Torres and outfielders Brett Eibner and Bubba Starling from Continue Reading

City installs new decorations

Gardner begins installation, upgrade of holiday decorations. This year’s bulb replacement and new decorations are the first of a several year project to replace and upgrade existing decorations. “We will be using the same holiday banners that we’ve used for the past 15 years,” Jeff Stewart, Gardner parks and recreation director said.

Jags third at league wrestling meet

Crowning four champions, the Pioneer Ridge wrestlers brought back third place honors from the Frontier league meet in Ottawa last week. Winning individual league titles were Holden Andrews, Hunter Curbow, Dean Marshall and Caden Rodriguez. Runnerup in their respective weight classes were Brendan Ostel, AJ Rodriguez, David Grant and Zach Ghale. “Overall, a great way Continue Reading

Roberts launches candidacy for 43rd district

Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts today announced his candidacy to serve the people of Kansas’ 43rd District as their next state representative. Roberts, a Republican, said he is dedicated to finding solutions to resolve the state’s budget shortfalls by reviewing expenditures and incomes to resolve how to best assure that income is derived from sources fairly Continue Reading

GEHS team takes 5th in Battle of the Brains 

Leeann Northway USD 231 The Gardner Edgerton High School engineering team’s Battle of the Brains “Liftoff! KC” project was the secondary level fifth place winner in the 2015 Science City and Burns and McDonnell Competition. The engineering team received a $2,500 grant for their project at a special event at Union Station on November 18. Continue Reading

Trailridge JV loses to Louisburg

Despite a great defensive effort, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV team dropped a 21-8 decision to Louisburg last week. Kylie Webb led the defensive charge with two blocked shots. Meanwhile, top scorers included Audra Webb, four points. Franki Stumph and Sydney Oyer scored two points.