July 22, 2014

SH chamber hosts county chair candidates

ounty chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson
ounty chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

County chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County chair candidates visited with the Spring Hill Chamber of …

Borth to participate in Football University Top Gun Event

Garrett Borth
Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, has been invited and will be competing at the nation’s top prep football All-Star camp, Football University’s Top Gun at Dublin Jerome high school in Dublin, Ohio July 21-24.
Borth …

Blazer vaulters impressive at St. Theresa’s Invitational

Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school.  Submitted photo
Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school.  Submitted photo

Jazz Davis, Gardner, cleared 12 feet in the United Invitational pole vault competition last weekend at St. Theresa’s high school. Submitted photo

Four Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer pole vaulters turned in impressive performances in the United Invitational at St. …

Borth to participate in Football University Top Gun Event

Garrett Borth, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, has been invited and will be competing at the nation’s top prep football All-Star camp, Football University’s Top Gun at Dublin Jerome high school in Dublin, Ohio July 21-24.
Borth was invited …

City of Gardner budget to include extra funds for merit raises

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
It was announced at the July 7 Gardner city council work session that approximately 30 employees shared $60,000 in merit increases that were effective in 2014.
These merit increases were based on performance …

Mayor offers award of distinction to two

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When Dylan McDonald, Gardner, saw a collapsed man on the side of the road and another man attempting to provide CPR, the Gardner Aquatic Center lifeguard swung into action.
McDonald took over for the grieving man and …

Prairie Punisher set for July 12 at local park

Prairie Punisher athletes race off the starting line during the 2012 event. The 2013 event was rained out. Submitted photo
Prairie Punisher athletes race off the starting line during the 2012 event. The 2013 event was rained out. Submitted photo

Prairie Punisher athletes race off the starting line during the 2012 event. The 2013 event was rained out. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Dozens of athletes will go the distance in Gardner on July 12. For the 13th year, the …

Commission remands concrete plant decision back to planning board

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Administrator, Beth Linn, played a little hard ball at the July 3 Johnson County Board of Commissioners meeting, a stance not taken at the June meeting of the Southwest Johnson County …

Jazzing up the Fourth

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson
Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A child toddles through the park while listening to live music. There were several things to keep kids entertained during the Fourth of July celebration. Vendors, including an ice cream truck, dotted Celebration Park. Bounce …

City budget will raise utility rates, levy flat mill

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Water and wastewater rates are set to increase. Gardner finance director Laura Gourley presented portions of a proposed 2015 budget to the city council on July 7.
The proposal included an 8 percent water rate increase and …