August 22, 2014

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

State teacher’s union files suit against new law

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The state’s largest teacher’s union filed a lawsuit to block a portion of a state law that ended tenure for public teachers.
Specifically, the Kansas National Educator’s Association alleges that the law, passed in the waning days …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

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 …

Kansas schools 5th in nation, study says

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas schools are the fifth best in the nation, according to a WalletHub study.
Using 12 key metrics, WalletHub examined school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Kansas scored well in several metrics, …

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …

Tropical mosquito-spread virus arrives in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has identified the state’s first two cases of travel-associated chikungunya virus. The patients, both of whom are adults from Sedgwick County, reported recent, but separate, travel to the Caribbean.
“Chikungunya virus can …

USD 231 receives $20K check from Governor

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presented a $20,000 check to Gardner Edgerton School District interim superintendent …

Gubernatorial candidate’s campaign trail passes through Edgerton

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Paul Davis swept through Edgerton on June 21, walking through town during the Frontier Days parade.
The gubernatorial candidate hoped to win the votes of southwest Johnson County voters and parade into the Governor’s mansion …

Local man sentenced in drug, murder case

A Gardner man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for his involvement with a drug ring that ended with a killing.
Steve Hohn, 34 of Gardner, was one of a 16 people convicted in the case, U.S. …