September 4, 2015

Blazer volleyball team preps for season opener

Gardner Edgerton High School Volleyball Coach Erica Book welcomed a young, but very talented group to practice Aug. 17 in preparation for the season opener in September at home against Olathe Northwest High School.
“I’m very excited about this group,” …

Extension office to offer upholstery class in Gardner

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension will offer a five-day, hands-on upholstery class at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in September.
The five-day class will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Sept. 14-18.
Participants must attend an orientation meeting at …

USD 231 adopts budget with small tax decrease

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the USD 231 board of education approved a 2015-2016 $266 million budget during a brief Aug. 10 meeting. Though the budget is approximately $12 million more than last year’s budget, the tax rate will likely …

Construction update

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

With Waverly Road closed south from U.S. 56 to 183rd Street on the west side of Gardner the past few weeks, construction workers have been busy building some of the large support pillars for an …

Record turnout for Gardner Street Vault

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week.Submitted photo

Kayla Burcham prepares for a vault in competition at the annual Gardner street vault last week. Submitted photo

A record 66 pole vaulters participated in the annual Gardner Street Vault at Gardner Elementary Aug. 1.
An additional five youngsters participated …

Gardner City Council adopts 2016 budget

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In a special meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes, city council members adopted a 2016 budget on Aug. 10. Council members had previously discussed the budget at a series of work sessions and at a public …

Pool to open only on weekends

The Gardner Aquatic Center will revert to weekend-only hours beginning Aug. 13. The schedule change coincides with the start of school.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 will be the last full weekday with extended hours at the aquatic center.
Beginning Aug. 13, …

Westside Sluggers conclude successful season

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould, Garret Peterson, and Heath Good. Submitted photo

The Westside Sluggers recently won the 9-and-under World series title. Team members include Back: Ty Schiller,Jordin Neal, Carson Eddleman, Jayden Good, Cooper Peterson. Front: Walker Beets, Aidan Gould, Jack Dilley, Aven Hanna, Jack Richards Coaches include Billy Hann, Dereck Gould,

Junior Olympics

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Mallory Boden, Gardner, placed 68th in the 1500 meters with a time of 6.06.65 at the 12-and-under AAU Junior Olympics in Florida last week.…

Kubota Tractor hosts Edgerton grand opening

Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts welcomed Kubota Tractor Corporation executives from around the globe for the official grand opening of the company’s 765,000 square-foot North American Distribution Center in Edgerton.

Officials anticipate that the facility will eventually …