September 2, 2014

Borth earns All American Invitational

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

The honors just keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School freshman football player Garrett Borth.
Last week Borth earned an All American invitation to play in the Diamond Sports/ Maxx All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S. C. …

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

Annual fishing derby scheduled at Gardner Lake

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kids can drop a line and compete for prizes at Gardner Parks …

Jail cell death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an Overland Park man.
Matthew C. Worsham was found unresponsive in his Johnson County jail cell on Aug. 3.
Johnson County MedAct responded and initiated life-saving measures. They were able to revive the 30-year-old …

Council discusses possible chicken, garden regulations

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner residents can request a special use permit in order to keep chickens in town, but the rules for keeping chickens in residential areas aren’t clear, Mike Hall, Community Development Director, told city council members during a …

Gardner residents indicted on trafficking, money laundering

Two Gardner residents last week were indicted on federal drug trafficking and money laundering.
Gregory Rapp, 30 of Gardner, is charged with one county of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 10 counts …

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13.

The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology.

All incoming …

Progress on the new Casey’s locaton

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Surveying and earth moving work underway August 13 at the southwest corner of Moonlight Road and Madison Street in Gardner.

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City plans to decrease property tax rates in 2015

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner residents will likely pay a city lower tax rate in 2015 than they did in 2014. During an Aug. 11 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus for a 2015 budget that will drop …