July 23, 2014

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 …

Banquet celebrates 4-H members accomplishments

Zach Nason, Jessica Gunkel, Anna Hester, Evan Eschliman and Carley Eschliman were Johnson County 4-H winners at the Emerald Circle Banquet that was recently held in Manhattan.  Submitted photo
Zach Nason, Jessica Gunkel, Anna Hester, Evan Eschliman and Carley Eschliman were Johnson County 4-H winners at the Emerald Circle Banquet that was recently held in Manhattan.  Submitted photo

Zach Nason, Jessica Gunkel, Anna Hester, Evan Eschliman and Carley Eschliman were Johnson County 4-H winners at the Emerald Circle Banquet that was recently held in Manhattan. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
On June 4th, the Kansas 4-H Youth …

Near drowning occurs at Gardner pool

Masthead with contact

A local toddler is in the hospital this afternoon after a near drowning incident at the Gardner Aquatic Center.

According to a press release, a lifeguard observed a three-year-old face down in the pool and unresponsive. The lifeguard rescued the …

City employee hourly wages as of 6/18/14

City staff salaries courtesy of the city of Gardner/Graphic by  Michelle Whitaker
City staff salaries courtesy of the city of Gardner/Graphic by  Michelle Whitaker

City staff salaries courtesy of the city of Gardner/Graphic by Debbie Hickman

Jazzing up the Fourth

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson
Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A saxophonist from the Billy Ebling and the Late for Dinner Band plays for a crowd at Celebration Park on July 4. Vendors, live music and local residents filled the park during the city’s annual …