January 31, 2015

District may realize savings by bond resale

USD 231 may be able to save up to $1.5 million by calling, or refinancing, bonds used to build Pioneer Ridge Middle School, according to a memo from Jeremy McFadden, district finance director, to school board members.
The bonds, issued …

Kindergarten ’round-up’ scheduled

To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the upcoming school year, all elementary schools host the annual Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarten students. Kindergarten Round Up this year will be held at …

Registered voters receive LOB mail-in ballots

A USD 231 staff member unstacks chairs prior to the opening of Grand Star Elementary. District officials have promised that additional revenues raised locally would go directly to the classroom. File photo

A USD 231 staff member unstacks chairs prior to the opening of Grand Star Elementary. District officials have promised that additional revenues raised locally would go directly to the classroom. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 officials have spent …

Story Time

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The Edgerton Bank of Knowledge, or the Edgerton Branch of the Johnson County Library, hosted a family story time event on Jan. 10. While there are no other story time events scheduled in Edgerton this …

4 charged with murder in Gardner man’s death

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
One suspect has appeared in court and another was released from the hospital following a robbery attempt in Shawnee that ended with the death of a Gardner man last week.
Jon Bieker, …

Teacher contract negotiations set

The teachers union and Gardner Edgerton School District officials will exchange a list of items to be considered during contract negotiations. Each side will offer its list of items to the other no later than Feb. 1.
According to a …

AG sues NJ company for falsely billing schools

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed suit against a New Jersey company that sent false invoices for textbooks that were never purchased or delivered to at least 317 Kansas public schools.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday, Schmidt asked the …

Warehouse to expand its footprint in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development announces that Smart Warehousing is expanding its facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) by 220,000 square feet. Occupying the balance of Inland Port IV brings Smart Warehousing’s total footprint to nearly 575,000 square feet at LPKC, which …

Gregorcyk resigns from utility board

Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk

Randy Gregorcyk has resigned from the Gardner Utility Advisory Committee (UAC). Gregorcyk was appointed to the then-electric utility board has since become the utility advisory board, tasked with recommending water, wastewater and electric rates to the city council.…

JV boys team defeated, despite late rally at home

A furious second-half rally fell short, and the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer junior varsity boys basketball team dropped a 71-53 decision at home against Blue Valley West High School on Jan. 9.
Trailing by 13 points at halftime, GEHS …