September 1, 2014

Cramer Products announces leadership changes

Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president …

Wrench to play football at BCCC

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall.  Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout running back Traevohn Wrench will be signing with Butler …

Council debates lowering property tax rates

Graphic courtesy of Steve Shute

Graphic courtesy of Steve Shute

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
After a marathon, six-hour-plus meeting, Gardner City Council members reached a consensus to examine a 2015 budget with a tax rate lower than the 2014 tax rate. Council members did not approve …

Website ranks Gardner one of safest in state

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner is one of the safest places in Kansas. That’s conclusion Movoto Real Estate, a brokerage website, drew after compiling FBI statistics for the top 35 most populated places in Kansas.
The web site writers examined FBI …

Specht competes in Junior Olympics

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin …

You gotta wear shades

 Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Lucky Clover’s 4-H banner entry had some viewers humming “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” the Timbuk3 song made famous from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”…

Gardner Edgerton Crushers win Olathe league softball title

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole, Katie Thompson, Makenna Trout, Sophia Summers, Lauren Salpas, Rylie Atterbury, Kyleigh Bobki, Coach Cliff Cole. NOT PICTURED: Pearl Savasten. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole,

Election night results

Election night results for most area races will be posted on the Johnson County Election Office website. Voters interested in results for the 37th District Kansas Senate race between Molly Baumgardner and Charlotte O’Hara can view partial race results …

2014 Johnson County Fair Parade

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Special to The Gardner News
August 2, 2014 – Crowds of spectators lined the main street of Gardner on Saturday to enjoy the 2014 Johnson County Fair Parade. The parade began …

Secretary of State anticipates 22 percent turnout in primary election

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

More than 22 percent of registered Kansas voters are likely to cast ballots in the 2014 primary election, according to Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

The last day to cast a ballot in the election is Aug. …