March 28, 2015

Dove seeks constituent input on Common Core

In advance of a hearing on the fate of Common Core before the House Education Committee on Wednesday, March 11, committee member Rep. Willie Dove, who represents a small portion of Gardner, is conducting an informal poll of his constituents …

Mayor Chris Morrow’s 2015 State of the City address

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 State of the City address delivered by Mayor Chris Morrow who will give a visionary speech on the future of Gardner.
Thursday, March 12th
8:30 a.m.
Council Chambers
Gardner City Hall
120 …

David Beaty,  head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber  president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

David Beaty, head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

About 115 attended the annual dinner chamber dinner at Mildale Farms March 4. The guest speaker was David Beaty, …

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BNSF to upgrade track switching at intermodal, invest $103m in KS

BNSF Railway Company plans to improve switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) through a yard track expansion. The upgrades at Edgerton will be part of an estimated $103 million BNSF anticipates spending on rail maintenance and capacity …

Former admins sue school, board members

Former USD 231 Superintendent gives a presentation to members of the school board sometime last year. Gilhaus and other former administrators are suing the school district, superintendent Pam Stranathan and four board members for unlawful termination. File photo

Former USD 231 Superintendent gives a presentation to members of the school board sometime last year. Gilhaus and other former administrators are suing the school district, superintendent Pam Stranathan and four board members for unlawful termination. File photo

Danedri Thompson

Raffle definition appears hazy

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

There appear to be discrepancies between the Kansas Gaming and Racing Commission, the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office on what constitutes a “raffle.”

In part, the confusion results from a recent …

Votes needed for photo contest

Get your votes in for the 2015 Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest. Gardner’s aquatic photo has made it to the second round along with 30 other cities, so we need your votes to win! The winning city photo will be …

City council considers building police station

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A new police department, or justice center, would cost the city of Gardner approximately $10.5 million. The figure doesn’t include the cost of land acquisition.
Andrew Pitts, a principal at Treanor Architects, told members of the city …

Fire crews respond to Sunflower Elementary

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Johnson County Fire District No. 1 engines responded to a potential fire at Sunflower Elementary School on March 2.
School was not in session when firefighters received the call at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening.

“There …

Candidates fund-raising through illegal raffles

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Although voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing raffles last November, raffles aren’t authorized until after the 2015 Kansas Legislature writes statutes to govern the practice.

Several candidates for Gardner City Council and USD 231 Board of Education …