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Statute requires fund to be self-supporting

In the 1990’s the Kansas Legislature passed KSA 72-8238, which grants school districts the ability to establish operate and maintain; fees, collection, limitations, disposition; fund extraordinary school programs. USD 231...

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UPDATE: Harrison-Lee issues statement

On Aug. 29 The Gardner News was barred from covering an early morning multi-jurisdictional meeting between area public officials held at a conference room at the New Century Fire Station. The group meets twice a month, and it...

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School starts, students always need supplies

Joan Dorsey Contributing columnist The Johnson County Fair has passed and that means school should be about ready to begin. My daughter, who teaches, is getting ready for another year in Idaho. She really likes what she has...

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Kidz Fest

Photos courtesy of Todd Riggins-frozenintimephotography It was lots of fun at new Life Community Church Aug. 25 for Kidz Fest. Everyone was welcome for bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses, food, games, prizes, carnival...

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Sports Potpourri

Mac Stevenson Kansas State University’s 2018 football team is ready for their 123rd season on this coming Saturday, September 1. Last season K-State won eight games and finished with a win against UCLA in the 2017 Cactus Bowl....

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Threatened, endangered meetings announced

Every five years, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff review the state Endangered, Threatened and Species-in-need-of-conservation (SINC) lists. These lists were authorized by the Nongame and Endangered...

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Access fees no longer required on two trails

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, visitors at Prairie Spirit Trail State Park and Flint Hills Trail State Park will no longer be required to purchase trail access permits. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission repealed...

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Plans underway for Legion’s poker night

It’s time to mark your calendar for Feb. 23. The Gardner American Legion will hold their third annual Texas Hold’em Poker at Post 153, Olathe. This charity night honors the memory of SSG Chris A. Boschert to benefit the Veterans...

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Residents respond to cold storage construction

There are now 840 area residents signed on in objection to the planned construction of a cold storage facility in New Century. The numerous signs along Moonlight Road are easily noticed, and many more have been planted all...

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GE schools prepare for solar eclipse

According to NASA, the Gardner-Edgerton area is in the path of a partial eclipse. This partial eclipse will reach its maximum impact at 1:08 p.m. GE staff members are preparing for the Aug. 21, solar eclipse with an emphasis on...

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