October 30, 2014

Residents: crosswalk poses danger to pedestrians

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Not only is a crosswalk on north Center Street in Gardner unsafe, it may also be illegal. That’s the word from several residents of Brittany Court, a housing development on the west side of Center Street.
The …

Districts announce nominees for award

Kylee Stutheit

Kylee Stutheit

USD 231 and USD 230 have each selected two candidates for the annual First Year Horizon Teacher Award.
The award, given by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), recognizes teachers for exemplary performance during their first year …

Ready to ride

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Motorcyclists gathered in Gardner Saturday for the annual Riding with Reece fundraiser on Oct. 4. The event raises money for head trauma programs and patients at the University of Kansas Medical Hospital. The race is …

Gardner Edgerton Republicans to host revival

The Gardner Edgerton Republican Party will host a revival on Oct. 11.
The event, titled “Faith, Family and Freedom” will include several guest speakers including Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.
It will also feature a …

Kansas planning for transloading facilities

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a

Senior wins $10K scholarship at school-wide assembly

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly.  Submitted photo

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire received a pleasant surprise during an all-school homecoming assembly on …

Student arrested at GEHS for physical altercation

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A Gardner Edgerton High School student was transported to Johnson County Juvenile Assessment following a fight at the school on Oct. 6.

According to Gardner Police Sgt. Jay Belcher, police responded to a physical altercation between two …

Public servants sought for council, commission

The cities of Gardner and Edgerton are seeking a few good people.
Edgerton is seeking two volunteers to serve on its planning commission. The commission is tasked with reviewing development projects and making recommendations to the city council.
Applicants must …

Man arrested for Gardner stabbing

A Gardner man is under arrest following a stabbing that occurred late in the afternoon on Oct. 8.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Jill Koch, a spokesperson from the Johnson County Sheriff’s …

8th grade volleyball squad competes in Paola league event

The Wheatridge Middle School eighth grade JV volleyball team traveled to Paola on Saturday for the league tournament.
The Mustangs faced off against Louisburg Middle School in the first match and lost 10-25 and 19-25. Great serving was done by …