October 23, 2014

Blazer soccer squad blanks Heritage Christian

Dakota Steuber scored two goals leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity soccer squad to a 3-0 win at Heritage Christian last week.
Steuber scored the two goals off assists by Jansen Ahrens and Sam Mayeske.
Carson Harding netted …

Big blimpin

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

The “Create a Great State” blimp was recently spotted at New Aircenter. The blimp, “Grow Missouri,” has been leased by a Missouri conservative group.…

Council may ease RV parking restrictions

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Recreational vehicle owners may be allowed to park and store their RVs in Gardner driveways in the near future.
During an Oct. 6 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus that would change city code …

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With breast cancer currently the second most common cancer in women, according to government health statistics, awareness and early detection are crucial for treatment outcomes. With this in mind, every October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time …

Residents: crosswalk poses danger to pedestrians

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Not only is a crosswalk on north Center Street in Gardner unsafe, it may also be illegal. That’s the word from several residents of Brittany Court, a housing development on the west side of Center Street.
The …

Districts announce nominees for award

Kylee Stutheit

Kylee Stutheit

USD 231 and USD 230 have each selected two candidates for the annual First Year Horizon Teacher Award.
The award, given by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), recognizes teachers for exemplary performance during their first year …

Ready to ride

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Motorcyclists gathered in Gardner Saturday for the annual Riding with Reece fundraiser on Oct. 4. The event raises money for head trauma programs and patients at the University of Kansas Medical Hospital. The race is …

Gardner Edgerton Republicans to host revival

The Gardner Edgerton Republican Party will host a revival on Oct. 11.
The event, titled “Faith, Family and Freedom” will include several guest speakers including Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.
It will also feature a …

JoCo to host electronic waste collection day Oct. 11

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will once again be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on Oct. 11. This event will mark the last of …

Kansas planning for transloading facilities

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a