January 29, 2015

Gregorcyk resigns from utility board

Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk has resigned from the Gardner Utility Advisory Committee (UAC). Gregorcyk was appointed to the then-electric utility board has since become the utility advisory board, tasked with recommending water, wastewater and electric rates to the city council.…

JV boys team defeated, despite late rally at home

A furious second-half rally fell short, and the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer junior varsity boys basketball team dropped a 71-53 decision at home against Blue Valley West High School on Jan. 9.
Trailing by 13 points at halftime, GEHS …

Borth plays in All-American Bowl game

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Garrett Borth, center, recently competed in the Diamond Combine All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach,South Carolina. Borth started as a defensive end and helped his team to a 10-6 championship win. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Garrett Borth, center, recently competed in the Diamond Combine All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach,South Carolina. Borth started as a defensive end and helped his team to a 10-6 championship win. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High …

Lady Blazers extend win streak

With a convincing lead over Blue Valley West High School last week, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers varsity basketball team improved to 3-4 season record.
The lady Blazers lead from start-to-finish.
GEHS jumped to a 26-4 first quarter …

Overtime push falls short for freshmen

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer freshman boys basketball team pushed Blue Valley North High School to overtime, but fell 54-49 last week.
GEHS rallied for 18 points in the fourth quarter to force an extra period. However, North regrouped …

City to partner with SWJCEDC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner will continue its partnership with the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) to the tune of $35,000.
During a Jan. 5 meeting, council members approved an agreement that will provide SWJCEDC $35,000. In return, SWJCEDC …

Political theater may be in store for session

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Budget and education funding will take center stage during the 2015 legislative session, but Sen. Julia Lynn says there will be action backstage as well.
Behind-the-scenes, Lynn anticipates juggling for political position by those who hope to …

Former city administrator retires

Stewart Fairburn

Stewart Fairburn

Stewart Fairburn, who served as Gardner City Administrator for a decade, will retire from a similar gig in Chickasha, Okla., according to the Chickasha News.
Fairburn arrived in Gardner late in the winter of 2000, just as the …

Education funding to dominate 2015 session

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year.  File Photo

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year. File Photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Education and budget will dominate debate in …

RV, boat, trailer parking codes relaxed

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
At least one anonymous-letter writer in Prairie Village is not impressed with Gardner codes that allow recreational vehicle parking in residential neighborhoods.
According to the Prairie Village Post, a homeowner in Prairie Village received an anonymous letter …