October 25, 2014

Christmas for Children program applications available

Applications are now available for the 2014 Christmas for Children Program.  These applications can be picked up at the Multi Service Center, Gardner Library, Edgerton Library and the City Hall Lobby.  Applicants must attend one of the interview sessions. Interviews …

Council accepts right-of-way for future road on town’s ‘front porch’

Danedri Thompson
City officials on Oct. 6 debated where a future north-south road linking Waverly Road to 183rd Street may one day be located.
Mark Hannah, an attorney representing a family trust that owns the land where the KC …

Prepping to serve

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 members Kim Brooks, left, and Sheri Barber, fill salt shakers prior to the Legion’s mountain oyster feed. The pair worked between watching the Royals play on Oct. 10.…

Isolation unit, travel questions part of nearest hospital’s Ebola prep

Danedri Thompson
Olathe Health System, the operator of Olathe Medical Hospital, is prepared should someone infected with Ebola arrive at its doors, Stephanie Manning, spokesperson, said.
In a way, preparations began long before the epidemic in West Africa.
The …

4-H on display

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

4-H members McKenna Holtgraver, Emily Gehlen, Kylie Rogers, and Claire Rogers showcase the 4-H with a display at Prairie Creek Elementary School.…

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it?
ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not …

Talking Tombstones

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Submitted photo

On Oct. 7, Spring Hill Middle students presented Talking Tombstones for the Spring Hill Historical Society and the community.  The event which took place at historical downtown Main Street, had students portraying people of Spring Hill’s past.  Students …

Thieves take box trailer, supplies near intermodal

Law enforcement officers are seeking a box trailer that was stolen near the Interstate 35 interchange at Homestead Lane. The white trailer has Minnesota plates and a license plate number CAT9636. “PCI” was printed on its side.
According to detective …

Teacher struck during student fight at GEHS

Danedri Thompson
A Gardner Edgerton High School student was transported to Johnson County Juvenile Assessment and following a fight at the school on Oct. 6.
According to Gardner Police Sgt. Jay Belcher, police responded to a physical altercation between …

Jags remain perfect

Scoring early and often, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School grade varsity football team posted a 44-0 home win against Wheatridge Middle School last week.
Pioneer, 6-0, went up 14-0 in the first quarter thanks to a 1-yard Andrew Adams touchdown …