April 24, 2014

Firefighters respond to Gardner Animal Hospital

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Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

When Gardner Animal Hospital staff smelled smoke in a building used largely for pet boarding, they evacuated the building of animals and humans, shut off the building’s heating and cooling, and called the fire department.

There wasn’t …

Historic Edgerton gas station gets facelift

A vintage automobile and a fresh paint job make Ray’s Service Station seem like a time capsule. Members of the Braun family spent last week sprucing up the historic station. Photo by Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Ray’s Service Station in Edgerton has recently received a facelift. Members of Ray Braun’s family have spent the last few days sprucing up and painting the three buildings that comprise Ray’s Service.
Ray …

Board hires assistant principal for WMS

Brooke Hughes is stepping up. She will take assistant principal job at Wheatridge Middle School on July 1. Hughes will fill the position left vacant by Jeremy McDonnell, who was named WMS Principal this spring. USD 231 board of education …

Lady Blazers set several personal bests at KU relays

Miranda Tenove anchored the Lady Blazers 1600 relay team to a second place finish in the Sunflower Showdown at the Kansas Relays last weekend. Submitted photo

Taking advantage of near perfect weather, the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers set several new personal bests at the University of Kansas relays last weekend.
Taylor Claybon set a new personal best in the 100-meter hurdles and Abby Buie …

Several set personal bests at track meet

Setting several new personal records, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade girls brought back a second-place finish from the Louisburg Triangular last week.
“All three teams were evenly matched, and the meet winner wasn’t decided till the final two …

Blazers drop DH to St. Thomas Aquinas

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity baseball team dropped a hard-fought doubleheader to St. Thomas Aquinas High School by scores of 12-5, 17-7.
Game one was played at Kauffman Stadium, and the Blazers lost …

Perkins to raise giant flag on April 25

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Perkins Restaurant will host a flag raising ceremony Friday, April 25.
Matt Rahfaldt, vice president of operations, said the ceremony will be short. Members of the American Legion will help hoist the large flag to a perch atop a 70-foot-flag …

Council hosts discussion on utility management

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner made the right decision in 2008 when it opted not to sell its electric utility, Colin Hansen, executive director of Kansas Municipal Utilities, told city council members on April 15.
The meeting started a half hour …

Lady Jags set relay record

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade 400-meter relay team set a school record highlighting an impressive performance at the Eudora Relays last week.
The foursome of Lauren Highfill, Gracie Morehouse, Cierra Swait and Taylor Carpenter raced to gold in …

Chamber, EDC asks city of Gardner for funding

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Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
City council members heard presentations from two community organizations at the April 21 meeting; each requesting funds.
Both the Chamber of Commerce for Southwest Johnson County and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …