September 17, 2014

Outdoor Warning Siren Test Rescheduled

The Johnson County Division of Emergency Management will not be conducting the monthly test of the outdoor warning siren system as scheduled today, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. The test has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 10. …

Blazers host Shawnee Mission East in football season opener

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams

Around Town

QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

Local girl attends space camp program

Alyssa Putnam, Gardner, attended Camp KAOS Space 101 program at the Cosmosphere this summer.
Alyssa, a freshman at Gardner Edgerton High School, attended the four-day introductory astronaut training camp in June. The camp emphasized teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. Developed by …

Lady Blazers begin tennis season at Aquinas

The Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazer junior varsity tennis squad showed marked improvement in its season opener at St. Thomas Aquinas High School last week.
“The girls battled hard and showed great improvement against some tough season competition,” said …

SH Broncos brace for battle at Paola

The Spring Hill High School Bronco football season begins on the road at rival Paola High School, Friday night.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Panther stadium in Paola.
“We look forward to the start of the season,” said …

Officials haggle over proposed road funding

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The developers of a property located on the southwest corner of 188th Street and Gardner Road will dedicate land for a road to the city, but they won’t pay to build the proposed street.
Known as the …

City adopts budget with flat mill, rates

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Most city of Edgerton departments will spend less money in 2015 than they will in 2014, Beth Linn, city administrator, told members of the city council on Aug. 14.
Council members approved a 2015 budget that maintains …

County announces new procedures for athlete neck injury response

Johnson County EMS System Medical Director Dr. Ryan Jacobsen announced last week a new trauma protocol for athletes. The new protocol is aimed at improving care for athletes in protective gear with potential neck and back injuries. Jacobsen explained the …

LPKC developer inks downtown KC deal

NorthPoint Development, the company developing the KC Logistics Hub adjacent to the intermodal, has a new project on the horizon.
The company announced on Aug. 21 that it would redevelop the Power & Light Building in downtown Kansas City.
The …