August 2, 2015

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state …

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state.
“Through his leadership, the department …

Fireworks stands to open in Edgerton, SH

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The cities of Spring Hill and Edgerton are two of only a few places in Johnson County where residents can purchase and shoot fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. As of Monday afternoon, fire officials were inspecting …

Billboard campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking in KS

New billboards near Topeka, the Kansas City metropolitan area and Wichita announce to drivers that human trafficking occurs in Kansas. The statewide billboard campaign seeks to raise awareness and reporting of human trafficking.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office is …

Libraries available as cooling centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be …

USD 230, 231 parents can enroll students online

Returning students in the Spring Hill and Gardner Edgerton School Districts can enroll online for the 2015-2016 school year.
Online enrollment for USD 231 began on June 15. Parents of returning students can enroll from the comfort of their homes …

Canine flu not diagnosed in Kansas

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Dr. Tom Buckley isn’t recommending that local dogs receive the canine flu vaccination, but that could change if the outbreak that recently hit Chicago were to reach Johnson County. To date, there have been no reported cases …

Local funeral director installed as head of association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

SH volleyball player named to USA Youth National Training Team

Regan Pittman, Spring Hill, is a member of the 20-player USA Volleyball Girls’ Youth National Training Team. The athletes will compete in youth world volleyball championships in Lima, Peru.
The GYNT is the highest level of programming for players born …