August 1, 2014

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 …

Dog days of summer

A team discusses strategy during a water game that somewhat resembled dodge ball. Squads threw wet sponges at one another.

A team discusses strategy during a water game that somewhat resembled dodge ball. Squads threw wet sponges at one another. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Heartland Center Presbyterian Church in Parkville, Mo., hosts a summer camp in its community, but …

Road Closure – 2014 Fair Parade

Gardner, Kansas will be hosting the 2014 Johnson County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 2 beginning at 10:30 AM.
To accommodate the parade route, the following streets will be closed from approximately 9:45 AM to Noon:

Street Closures
Sycamore – …

Gardner Police seek assistance in locating burglary suspect

Gardner Police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in a string of commercial burglaries.

A white male is suspected of breaking into two Gardner businesses in the early morning hours of July 29. The suspect broke into Metcalf Bank, …

Squirrel causes brief power outage

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A squirrel is to blame for a 22-minute power outage this morning.

Typically, a squirrel on the power line wouldn’t cause an outage. However, Bruce Baldwin, Gardner Energy interim supervisor, said crews were working on a power …

3 Blazers compete in national wrestling meet

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

Possible burglaries investigated

Gardner police and a crime scene unit investigate a possible break-in at Metcalf Bank on Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner police and a crime scene unit investigate a possible break-in at Metcalf Bank on Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner police officers and a crime scene unit from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a string of …

Fur and Feathers

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Sponsored by Consentiono’s Price Chopper this rabbit and chicken silhouette entry is one of many decorated on display at the Johnson County Fair.…

Gardner girl earns big scholarship

Ava Laffoon

Ava Laffoon

On a visit to the campus of Kids TLC, a local youth psychiatric facility, Ava Laffoon noticed the children playing on a weathered swing set. Ava, 10 of Gardner, began raising funds to upgrade the playground equipment at …