April 1, 2015

Project to stabilize Gardner Elementary considered

School district officials may stabilize the southwest corner of Gardner Elementary School this summer. Gary Diener, in a report to USD 231 board of education members, wrote that the southwest corner of the building has settled over the years.
“While …

Officer-involved shooting leaves woman dead

Two police officers are on administrative leave after a shooting in a Gardner home on March 26.

The shooting left a 53-year-old woman, Deanne Choate,  dead inside a home in the 400 block of N. Birch Street.  Shortly before 10 …

Council reaches consensus to move forward on sales tax initiative

Danedri Thompson
City council members agreed to move forward with a proposal that would ask voters to approve a half-cent or larger sales tax initiative to fund street upgrades and maintenance. Council members appeared to reach a consensus during …

Assessed value of GE school district increases

The market value of the Gardner Edgerton School District has increased, according to a memo from district business director Jeremy McFadden to board members.
Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome’s reported the value of real property within the district increased 11.41 …


Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

It’s almost track time

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Conner McGuire clears a vault in Gardner Edgerton High School track practice last week. The pole vaulters are expected to provide consistent scoring again this season. The Blazers begin the season at the Shawnee Mission South Relays April …

USD 231 anticipates population growth

School officials anticipate USD 231 will grow by 2.5 to 3.5 percent next year, according to a report to school board members from Jody Marshall, director of human resources.
Marshall wrote that he anticipates more complete numbers including five-year growth …

City officials discuss development strategy

Danedri Thompson
City officials are seeking a balanced economic development policy. That’s the conclusion of Herbert Hardwick, a consultant hired to assist in drafting such a policy for the city of Gardner.
At a work session last week, Hardwick …

Blazer track season begins at Shawnee Mission South Relays

After nearly a month of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers boys track season will begin at the Shawnee Mission South Relays, April 4.
Teams competing in the Shawnee Mission South Relays will include Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission …

Lady Blazers track season to begin

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers track season sprints out of the blocks with a freshman meet at Blue Valley West on March 26.
The varsity team will wait until April 4, when the squad is set to compete …