February 9, 2016

Donors listed on campaign finance reports

State and county annual campaign reports were due and filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The reports cover the period from Jan. 1, 2015 thru Dec. 31 and were due Jan. 10. For District 9, incumbent Sen. Julia Lynn, R, lists cash on hand as $49,699 and challenger Chris Morrow, D, lists $1.860. Lynn’s Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.

“CQ, CQ … this is Kansas calling”

Rick Nichols Special to The Gardner News The Olathe residence of former Gardner businessman Del Sawyer provided the setting Saturday for a special event celebrating Kansas Day organized by the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club. Starting at 10 a.m., members of the club attempted to make contact with as many amateur radio operators, or Continue Reading

Citizens invited to attend upcoming budget forum

Residents will be provided an opportunity to learn about priority based budgeting at the Citizens Budget Forum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the city hall council chambers. The city holds the forum annually to provide residents an opportunity to offer input on budget initiatives and priorities for the subsequent year. Gardner employs priority-based Continue Reading

Meeting set to determine golf course’s future

Gardner golf’s lease is coming to an end. From 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the senior citizen building, there will be a town hall meeting to discuss the Gardner golf course’s future. The current 30-year golf course operating agreement is scheduled to expire in August, 2018. “As the current operating agreement nears the end Continue Reading

Legislative agendas support taxation

With little discussion or change at the Jan. 19 meeting, the Gardner council approved the city’s legislative agenda 4-0. Rich Melton, council member, was absent. Last November area city managers met with county officials to discuss a joint city/county legislative platform to be used to lobby legislators for positions area governments/taxing entities have in common. Continue Reading

Citizens invited to attend upcoming budget forum

Residents will be provided an opportunity to learn about priority based budgeting at the Citizens Budget Forum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the city hall council chambers. The city holds the forum annually to provide residents an opportunity to offer input on budget initiatives and priorities for the subsequent year. Gardner employs priority-based Continue Reading

30-year golf course contract drafted in 1988

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in a 1988 edition of The Gardner News. A 30-year contract for management of the Gardner Golf Course expires in 2018. The old cliché about “the grass being  greener” is coming true at Gardner golf course, where construction on grass greens and a new lake is underway. The nine Continue Reading

Blazers second at SH basketball invite

Reaching the finals for the second season in a row, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team brought back second place honors from the Spring Hill Invitational last week. GEHS, 3-8, reached the final by virtue of wins against Veritas Christian (67-58) and Spring Hill (49-43). That set up a rematch with Goddard-Eisenhower. GEHS jumped to Continue Reading

Kueser’s goal lifts Huskies to 36-34 win

Kellen Kueser’s three point goal with six seconds left lifted the Trailridge seventh grade boys varsity to a dramatic 36-34 win over Louisburg last week. A 10-2 first quarter run put TRMS up 19-14 at halftime. Austin Smith scored eight of his team high 12 points in the last quarter. Smith led the way with Continue Reading