December 21, 2014

Pool repairs

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Work is in progress to renovate the lap pool at the Gardner Aquatic Center. The lap pool predates the aquatic center.…

City to make heavy-haul improvements to Waverly

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton will upgrade Waverly Road making it usable for heavy haul traffic. The $30 million road improvements will be financed via a gift from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and a dedicated local utility sales tax …

Soup Supper & Live Auction

Jan. 10
The Gardner Lions Club will host a soup supper and auction to benefit its USD 231 scholarship fund. The group will serve several soups including taco soup, vegetable soup and chili. Dinner will run from 4:30 p.m. to …

School hosts LOB forum

School officials presented information about increasing the school district’s local option budget (LOB) authority on Dec. 18. State statute allows school boards to assess a local tax rate of up to 33 percent of the district’s general operating budget, which …

Police seek man who confronted juvenile

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police are still tracking leads following a Dec. 4 report that a subject confronted a juvenile in the front yard of a home in St. John’s Trace subdivision, near 171st Street and Osage Street.
Law enforcement …

Code changes to permit chickens in backyards

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chickens may soon be coming to a yard nearby.
Gardner City Council members approved amendments to the zoning code that will allow residents to have vegetable gardens and to keep chickens.
The new regulations will allow Gardner …

Blazer matmen lose to Topeka Seaman HS

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Dylan McDonald won by a decision in the 132-pound weight class at Topeka-Seaman last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Several Blazer wrestlers were out of the lineup last week. The wrestler deficit likely assisted …

Out and about in Gardner

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Submitted photo

Jason Camis, president, Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Morrow, Gardner mayor, attended the chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony at R&K Downtown Café and Betty Lou’s Sweet Shop. R & K is located at 108 S Elm.…

Balanced scoring helps Blazers

Using a balanced scoring attack, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team posted an impressive 64-49 win in its home season opener against Mill Valley High School on Dec. 9.
Four players scored in double figures with Kyle …

PRMS Lady Jaguars fall short in late rally

Pioneer Ridge Middle School’s seventh grade varsity girls basketball team lost to Spring Hill Middle School last week, after a late rally fell short. At the final buzzer, the score read 25-18 in Spring Hill’s favor.
Early on, Pioneer took …