July 5, 2015

Ball team posts split record at tournament

The Gardner Blazers, a 13-and-under baseball team, recently posted a 2-2 record in the Midwest Sports Productions Father’s Day Classic in Lawrence.
The team also competed in the State 13 and under tournament. Results were not available at press time.…

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

Ball team posts split record at tournament

The Gardner Blazers, a 13-and-under baseball team, recently posted a 2-2 record in the Midwest Sports Productions Father’s Day Classic in Lawrence.
The team also competed in the State 13 and under tournament. Results were not available at press time.…

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state …

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state.
“Through his leadership, the department …

Square dancing club celebrates more than 90 years

The Docey Dandies Square Dance Club celebrated its 59th anniversary in May with a dance on May 16.
More than 90 past and present club members and their families and guests attended the event as did guests from other square …

Thieves break windows of parked cars, police say

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner police officers are reminding residents to keep valuables out of sight in parked cars.
The Gardner Police Department’s Facebook page warned that police have investigated several auto burglaries recently in which a window was broken in …

Billboard campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking in KS

New billboards near Topeka, the Kansas City metropolitan area and Wichita announce to drivers that human trafficking occurs in Kansas. The statewide billboard campaign seeks to raise awareness and reporting of human trafficking.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office is …

School district bond counsel agrees to pay SEC fines

George K. Baum & Co., a Kansas City based firm that also serves as bond counsel for USD 231, will pay fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly selling municipal bonds with incomplete documents.
The Kansas City Business …

Libraries available as cooling centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be …