December 21, 2014

Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive

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Members of the Gardner Police Department collected toys and food at Walmart last weekend as part of the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive. The organization will assist 65 Johnson Counties comprised of 411 people during …

PRMS Jags drop game to Baldwin Bulldogs

Falling behind 20-9 at halftime, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School Jaguar eighth grade varsity basketball squad dropped a 43-20 home decision to Baldwin Middle School last week.
Baldwin jumped to a 12-4 first quarter lead and went up 20-9 at …

Gardner City Council meeting re-scheduled

The date of the Gardner City Council’s regularly-scheduled Dec. 1 meeting has been changed. The council meeting in December is now set for 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at city hall.
City halls in Gardner, Edgerton, and Spring Hill will …

GEHS golfer hits big time

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Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey signed a national letter of intent to play golf at St. Mary’s College in Nebraska next fall. At right is Coach Keri Rodriguez.…

Wheatridge wrestlers earn medals at league

The Wheatridge Middle School wrestling squad finished its season on Nov. 15 at the Frontier League meet at Louisburg Middle School.
Liam Bickle brought home the championship, wrestling a perfect 3-0 on the day.
Two WMS wrestlers, Keith Casey and …

Landowners given 60 days to repair condemned walks

Danedri Thompson
During a Nov. 17 meeting, Gardner City Council members condemned the sidewalk between Casey’s General Store and QuikTrip on east Main Street.
The condemnation will require that the owners of the abutting properties fix the sidewalks within …

City prepares for arrival of winter snow storms

Danedri Thompson
Winter is coming and the city of Gardner officials are ready to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws at them, Public Works Director Brian Faust told the council.
“If you’ve researched winter weather predictions for our region, …

Residents offer suggestions on city’s capital improvement proposal

Danedri Thompson
Several citizens asked questions and commented on the city’s proposed 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), during a Nov. 17 city council work session.
In a warm-up to the quasi-interactive work session, David Warm, executive director of the …

GEHS senior receives double lung transplant

Judy Hart, right, poses with a friend outside of the hospital in St. Louis. Judy underwent a double lung transplant on Nov. 18. File photo

Judy Hart, right, poses with a friend outside of the hospital in St. Louis. Judy underwent a double lung transplant on Nov. 18. File photo

Danedri Thompson
A Gardner Edgerton High School senior was undergoing a double lung transplant …

Campaign finance reports

Citizens curious about who funded Kansas Legislature political candidates and how the candidates spent their campaign funds can visit the Kansas Ethics Commission’s website. Final reports are not due until the end of the year, but the most recent campaign …