October 1, 2014

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services.
DaVita …

Traffic enforcement nets 38 citations

The Gardner Police Department recently wrapped up its participation in the 2014 “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. GPD officers provided 72 hours of extra traffic enforcement between Aug. 14 and Sept. …

Gardner Grange

Linda Rothwell
The September meeting of the Gardner Grange was held Sept. 8 at the Grange building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The potluck dinner was great as usual, with Ed and Patsy Bruns as hosts. Approximately 12 members and …

Board to request increase in school budget authority

There will be a mail-in ballot election in January 2015. The one-question ballot will seek approval to increase the USD 231 Local Option Budget from 30 percent to 33 percent.
School board members unanimously approved the measure, which if approved, …

Election boundaries may be redrawn for school board

School officials may redraw boundaries for USD 231 school board member districts. There are seven board of education members – two from each of three districts and one at-large school board member.
USD 231 is working with a demographer to …

Officers to collect unused meds on Saturday

Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Sept. 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications …

Wheatridge football squads take on Louisburg

The eighth-grade Wheatridge Middle School football squad hosted the Louisburg Middle School Wildcats in the season home opener last week. Coach Susnik and Coach Peavey noted positives in both offense and defense.  However there is still much room for improvement.  …

Jags blank Ottawa, 28-0

Scoring early and often, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team brought back a 28-0 win from Ottawa Middle School last week.
Baylor Maxwell led the way with two touchdowns on runs of three and twenty yards. …

Gardner officers earn award for valor

The Kansas City Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awarded two Gardner police officers with its “Bronze Award of Valor.”
The award recognizes police officers for their professionalism and their commitment above the normal call of service.
Sergeant Steve Benz and …

3rd quarter surge lifts BV Southwest past Blazers

 Jadon Pearson-Bruce ran for two touchdowns and over 200 yards in a 48-25  loss at Blue Valley Southwest last Friday night.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Jadon Pearson-Bruce ran for two touchdowns and over 200 yards in a 48-25 loss at Blue Valley Southwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Scoring three, third quarter touchdowns, the Blue Valley Southwest High School Timberwolves posted a …