August 30, 2015

Mediation fails in school funding lawsuit

Danedri Thompson
Attempts to resolve a school funding lawsuit against the state of Kansas fell short last week. According to a mediation status report filed by the parties May 1, mediation “was unsuccessful.”
Gov. Sam Brownback and Attorney General …

Judges rule Kansas’ school funding unconstitutional

State legislators must fund public education suitably by 2014.  That’s the word from a panel of Kansas District Court judges, who ruled on a case related to school funding today.
The Gardner Edgerton School District is a party to the

New DMV system shuts down

Mark Taylor

Tom Franzen, Johnson County treasurer, confirmed to The Gardner News that the controversial new state motor vehicle computer system shut down on June 29.

Franzen said it was the second malfunction in as many days. The system …

Renewal grace period extended to July 13

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles has asked law enforcement to extend a two-week grace period for drivers with tags expiring June 30.
The grace period will extend to July 13 and will apply to those …

Kansas authorities seek four prison escapees

Four inmates escaped from the Ottawa County Jail this morning, and

Gary Leslie Furthmyer

authorities are asking for help in apprehending three of the men. A fourth escapee is back in custody.

Santo Carrera-Morales

Santo Carrera-Morales, a convicted murderer; Eric …

State of Kansas hits lottery jackpot

It isn’t just one lucky Kansan who hit won millions in the Mega Millions Lottery last week.
The state of Kansas is set to receive a windfall as well. Three winning tickets for the largest jackpot in U.S. history were …

Gardner City Council Meeting – Video

Here are the videos of the Gardner City Council meetings from 2/6/12

Part 1






Part 2

Part 3


Bell named state finalist for Miss Kansas Pageant

Montana Bell

Montana Jo Bell, 11, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant to be held July 15-17 in Wichita.  The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have …

Jared Taylor Blog – Opinion – Pool mess up…

So who’s fired up about the “new pool” mess up? By the conversations I’ve had and overheard at baseball games, Fantastic Sams and neighborhood gatherings a good majority of paying pool members are upset over the apparent paint fiasco. If …

Census numbers reveal population boom in Gardner, SH

Danedri Thompson

Gardner and Spring Hill saw population booms over the course of the last decade, and Edgerton’s population saw a slight boost according to data from the U.S. Census.

The growth in all three cities outpaced that of …