Madison student killed while crossing street
Kade Meyer, a Madison Elementary student, died after he was struck by an SUV while crossing the street after school on Sept. 2. The Madison Elementary School second grader is the son of GEHS Vice Principal Mark Meyer. According to police, he was not struck in the crosswalk.
Council offers support for low-income apartments
Council members lent their support to a developer seeking tax credits to build a low-income apartment complex in Gardner.
Overland Property Group submitted an application to the Kansas Department of Housing in August for tax credits to build up to 48 units in three apartment buildings in Gardner’s Waverly Pointe subdivision in August.
The group’s application was denied in December and since that time, USD 231 has made known its intent to purchase the land as use for practice fields and parking at the high school.

Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual cemetery walk in September. The museum also purchased a second house in 2010. File photo

Gardner, Edgerton quibble over boundary lines
Although their proposed boundary lines overlap by approximately a mile, Gardner and Edgerton City Council members appeared to be light years away from a compromise after a joint work session in Gardner Monday night.
Gardner has proposed using Waverly Road south of 183rd as a western boundary, but Edgerton council members are adamantly opposed to the idea. Instead, Edgerton proposed limiting Gardner’s western boundary to its current city limits.