January 26, 2015

Gardner officials to host forum on 2016 budget

The city of Gardner is inviting citizens to a forum to gather input about the city’s 2016 budget. The citizen forum will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in council chambers at city hall.
Beginning with …

Jaguars take victory using tight defense

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade boys junior varsity basketball team stepped up its defensive effort in the second half to post a 21-15 win at Louisburg Middle School last week.
Louisburg held a one-point, halftime lead, but PRMS …

Congressman Yoder assigned to committees

Representative Kevin Yoder has been named to a third term as a member of the House Appropriations Committee during the 114th Congress. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating federal dollars to fund various programs, departments, and agencies. Yoder previously …

Lady Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer basketball team dropped a hard fought 67-53 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 3-6, took an early 14-12, first quarter lead, but …

Hodge leads Broncos past Baldwin, 51-40

Danny Hodge fired in 24 points to lead the Spring Hill High School Broncos varsity boys basketball team to a 51-40 win against Baldwin High School last week.
Spring Hill, 4-4, jumped to a 22-0 lead, and Baldwin did not …

County to host forum on electronic cigarettes

Johnson County will host a panel of experts to discuss electronic cigarettes. The city of Olathe recently banned the sale and use of the cigarettes.
Where do kids get e-cigarettes? Are they dangerous? Questions like these will be addressed by …

Blazers upset St. Thomas Aquinas, 52-43

Seniors Kyle Hultgren, Brett Wright and Nash Bostwick scored 42 of Gardner Edgerton High School’s 52 points, leading the Blazer basketball squad to a big 52-43 upset of number-one ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.
“I thought our defensive pressure was the …

SWJEDC selects new president: Tom Riederer to retire; Greg Martinette joins organization

The Southwest Johnson County Kansas Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors announced that Greg Martinette will assume the role of president, succeeding Tom Riederer. Riederer, who has led the EDC since October 2006, will stay with the organization through the …

Gardner encourages citizen engagement; budget forum, interactive class offered

Gardner city staff
Residents have an opportunity to provide input on the 2016 budget Jan. 22, and Gardner will also host a “Citizens Academy” to provide information on how local governments work.
This year, the city is focusing on creating …

District adopts policy to protect student data

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 parents will have to opt in to allow their children to take part in informational surveys. Until recently, parents opted out instead of opting in, but a state law, effective last July, required the change.…