November 25, 2015

Meetings regarding $29.7 bond issue dates set

 Dates have been set for informational meetings regarding the proposed $29.7 million USD 231 bond issue. At the October 5, Board of Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution for application to the state to pose a $29.7 million dollar bond issue question to USD 231 voters. On November 10, the Kansas Continue Reading

Gardner’s administrator selected as Lawrence manager finalist

Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, has been named one of three top finalists for the Lawrence city manager position, according to an article in the Lawrence Journal World. She has been in Gardner since 2012. Harrison-Lee started her career in municipal government in 1984 in Gainesville, Fla. She earned degrees from the University of Florida Continue Reading

City begins installation of holiday decorations

After more than a decade of service, holiday light strands that run along the tops of downtown historic buildings will be removed by city employees. “These strands have exceeded their useful life as we have experienced many problems with them in recent years, ” according to information from Jeff Stewart, Gardner parks and recreation director. Continue Reading

Trailridge beats Ottawa

Sadie Watkins scored ten points leading the Trailridge eighth grade girls varsity basketball team to a 29-13 win over Ottawa last week. “The team played great defense and I was proud of the effort,” said Coach Ryan Colston. Besides Watkins, Kailani Donham had nine points. Other scorers were Violet Rude-Chapman, Savanna Anderson and Payton Outler. Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Blazer indoor hitting clinic scheduled

Our indoor winter hitting clinic for kids grades 5-8 has been scheduled GEHS for December 13- February 21. The clinic league will have two divisions; fifth and sixth grader and the other division is seventh and eighth graders. Each clinic league will be limited to a maximum of seven teams and will play six games. Continue Reading

Trailridge JV lose to Ottawa

Battling till the end, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV basketball team dropped a tough 29-19 decision to Ottawa last week. “The team played with great effort but just came up short,” said Coach Mike Gunderson. Leading scorers for Trailridge were Kayleigh Bobki with four points. Kylie Webb, Sarah Mayeske, Mckenzi Clark, and Franki Stumple Continue Reading

City council meeting rescheduled

The Gardner City Council Meeting regularly scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 120 E. Main St. The Budget Hearings for amending the 2015 Budget and 2016 Budget have also been rescheduled for Nov. 23, 2015, Continue Reading

USD 231 board discusses league change

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Gardner-Edgerton High School has been invited by the State of Kansas to join the Sunflower League. “It’s a move that’s very flattering and worth considering,” Mark Meyer, Gardner-Edgerton High School Principal, said at the USD 231 school board meeting on Monday, November 9. Meyer gave a presentation to Continue Reading

Moonlight, Lincoln traffic light installation begins

Starting Monday Nov. 16, the City of Gardner will begin installation of traffic signal lights at the intersection of Lincoln Lane and Moonlight Road. In addition to crews installing traffic signal lights, the project also includes upgrading sidewalk ramps and pavement markings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Motorists can expect temporary lane Continue Reading