July 31, 2014

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

GEHS grad wins big at poker event

Chris Shaw poses with his chips during the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas lat week. Shaw, a Gardner Edgerton High School grad, placed 85th in a field of 6,683. Submitted photo

Chris Shaw poses with his chips during the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas lat week. Shaw, a Gardner Edgerton High School grad, placed 85th in a field of 6,683. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chris Shaw, …

Local man recalls 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook in Gardner

Bob Stockmyer

Bob Stockmyer

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner resident Bob Stockmyer has seen many changes during his more than 40 years of employment at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly Gardner Community Medical Center.
Stockmyer is the head of maintenance …

City utility required to file resource plan

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
During a July 3 meeting, members of the Gardner Electric Advisory Board (GEAB), formerly the electric utility board discussed a proposed Gardner Energy Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be filed with the Western …

Near drowning at pool ruled accidental event

A local toddler was hospitalized on July 9 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 …

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …

Gardner Ice softball team competes in Metro tournament

The Gardner Ice softball finished second in their bracket at the Kansas City Metro tournament last weekend in Blue Valley. The tournament concluded the squad’s season. Submitted photo

The Gardner Ice softball finished second in their bracket at the Kansas City Metro tournament last weekend in Blue Valley. The tournament concluded the squad’s season. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for Coach Steve Adamson and his Gardner …

Top ranking for Bruins baseball team

With a final record of 31-11, the Gardner 11-and-under A Bruins baseball team finished as the number one ranked 11-under A team in the state of Kansas.
“With our points for the entire season, we finished as the number one …

Gardner gave merit, COLA increases in 2014

debbies chart with story

Graphic by Debbie Hickman

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner officials gave merit raises and cost-of-living adjustments in 2014. The wages shown in the chart above include base pay for full time employees and do not include benefits, …