September 2, 2014

Officials haggle over proposed road funding

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The developers of a property located on the southwest corner of 188th Street and Gardner Road will dedicate land for a road to the city, but they won’t pay to build the proposed street.
Known as the …

City adopts budget with flat mill, rates

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Most city of Edgerton departments will spend less money in 2015 than they will in 2014, Beth Linn, city administrator, told members of the city council on Aug. 14.
Council members approved a 2015 budget that maintains …

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …

Around Town

QUESTION: Why were flags being flown at half-staff on Aug. 20?

ANSWER: Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that flags be flown at half-staff last Wednesday in honor of the passing of state Rep. Joe Edwards. Edwards, of Haysville, died late Aug. …

Citizen’s Police Academy

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the third Gardner Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy began on Aug. 21. The class will meet on Thursday evenings for nine weeks. Lenexa Police officers from the canine unit teach participants about canine operations.…

Blazer volleyball season begins at St. James Academy

The Gardner Edgerton High School fall sports season begins Aug. 30 with the Lady Blazers volleyball team at the metro slam tournament at St. James Academy.
Second-year coach Erica Book has been busy preparing a young, but very talented team …

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Celebration planned for captain’s retirement

Capt. James Moore

Capt. James Moore

The city of Gardner will host a retirement ceremony for Police Captain James Moore on Aug. 28.
Moore has served as a Gardner police officer for more than 30 years. The event will start at 3 p.m. …

Long to lead Blazer tennis team

Senior Krista Long will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers tennis team into action at the home opener, Sept. 2.
Long returns after finishing 10th at 6A state a year ago. Other top returners include Mary Murphy and …

Blazers brace for battle against Shawnee Mission East

Led by seniors Josh Lang and Seth Pesek, the Blazer football team hosts highly ranked Shawnee Mission East in its home opener, Sept. 5.
GEHS lost top running back Traevohn Wrench to graduation and will rebuild around the likes of …