February 28, 2015

Council lends support to tax subsidy request

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A divided council gave its blessing to a property management company seeking tax subsidies for an apartment complex in Gardner.
The MACO Development Company needed a resolution of support from the Gardner City Council in order to …

Full candidate slate for councils, school boards

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be a full slate of candidates for school board and city councils in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill. There will not be a local primary election, though.
Seven candidates filed for three seats on the …

Mayors to deliver speeches about Gardner, Edgerton

Both Gardner and Edgerton mayors will give State of the City Addresses in the next several weeks.
Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts will outline the community’s progress and the challenges that lie ahead during an address at 6 p.m. on Feb. …

GEHS matmen dominate Olathe Northwest

Kyle Cunningham, Gardner Edgerton High School, scored a pin in the 146 pound weight class. Dylan McDonald, at 126 pounds, also scored a pin in a 55-22 home dual win against Olathe Northwest High School last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Kyle Cunningham, Gardner Edgerton High School, scored a pin in the 146 pound weight class. Dylan McDonald, at 126 pounds, also scored a pin in a 55-22 home dual win against Olathe Northwest High School last week. Photo courtesy of

Turnovers spell doom for GEHS Blazer JV squad

Second-half turnovers proved to be the difference as the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer JV boys dropped a 58-41 decision to Blue Valley High School last Friday night.
GEHS, 3-8, got nine points from Jordan McIntyre and eight from Jacob …

Blazer squad beats Mill Valley at home

Scoring 14 first quarter points, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers varsity basketball team defeated Mill Valley High School 49-28 at home last Friday night.
By halftime, GEHS owned a 26-17 lead and sealed the win with 14, third …

Club’s largest fundraising event approaches

 In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18. The Rotary Club will notify 11 grand prize finalists on April 10. Raffle tickets are now available through local Rotary Club members. File photo

In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18.

GEHS senior finalist for Kansas State University leadership scholarship

Cooper McGuire, front row far right, poses with finalists and Kansas State University vice president for student life, Pat Boscoe, for a civic leadership scholarship at Kansas State University. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire, front row far right, poses with finalists and Kansas State University vice president for student life, Pat Boscoe, for a civic leadership scholarship at Kansas State University. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, is one of 11 high school …

District voters approve upped LOB authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
By a wide margin, USD 231 voters agreed to give the school board the authority to increase local option budget taxes (LOB) up to 33 percent of the amount the district receives in state aid.
Ballots in …

Hultgren leads GEHS in Midwest showcase

Led by senior Kyle Hultgren, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity basketball team turned back Liberty, Mo., 75-67, in the inaugural 810 Varsity’s Best of the Midwest Showcase at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 31.…