Photo submitted by Larry Byers

With a continuing long dry spell in recent months, steady progress is being made on a new elementary school building, a few blocks south of the downtown business district in Gardner. The building was part of a major bond issue for new school facilities in the Gardner Edgerton Unified School District that was approved by district patrons in late January. Construction of an additional middle school is in the early stage just east of this new elementary school. No work has yet started on the connecting streets, drives and parking lots on the nearly 60-acre educational complex site.