Author: Gardner News

Boys do well at Olathe Invitational

Coach Brian McGee On April 9 the boys’ team competed well at the Olathe Invitational, ultimately placing third overall. Only Mill Valley and Olathe East edged the Blazers by a few points. 1st place Quenton Walion, 1600m,...

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Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, James Oltman’s letter in the 3/31/2021 issue of your paper was interesting, explaining the plight of Edgerton and describing it as a “community that struggled to provide for themselves”.  When I was born 73...

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Huskies compete against Wheatridge

Coach Wesley Slavens The Huskies Track and Field teams traveled across town to Wheatridge Middle School  and competed against PRMS and WMS on April 5. Below are the results. 7th Grade Girls: 2nd place team (43 Points) 1st place...

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USD 231 policy discussed behind closed doors

The school board met behind closed doors April 5 to determine policy regarding Senate Bill 40, which gives boards sole authority to take action in response to the COVID pandemic. Although the bill states “Any meeting or hearing...

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Train collides with car in Spring Hill

At approximately 2:10 a.m. the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was called to a crash on the train tracks just South of the intersection of W. 175th Street and Woodland Road in Spring Hill. A train collided with a parked truck...

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Fatality accident at 175th, Four Corners

At approximately 8 a.m. April 12 the #JCSO Accident Investigation Team and Mobile Command Unit responded to a four vehicle crash at the intersection of 175th and Four Corners Road just West of Gardner. As a result of the crash,...

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Mustangs play host at Gardner triangular

Coach Cassie Medina The Wheatridge Mustangs hosted the Gardner Triangular on April 5.  This was the first track meet for both seventh and eighth graders, and it was a great showcase of the Gardner middle school athletic talent....

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KBI working child pornography case

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) made an arrest in a child pornography case. On Wednesday, April 7, at approximately 8:10 p.m., KBI agents served an arrest warrant at on N. 4th St. in Wakeeney, Kan. Blaine D. Dryden, 62,...

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City tables city wide clean up

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News The Gardner Disposal Contract for the 2021 Citywide Cleanup was not approved at the April 5 Gardner City Council meeting. Council members pulled the item from the consent agenda and...

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Portal , picture phones and etiquette?

Joan Dorsey Contributing columnist My late brother in law, Garry, graduated from the Bell and Howell School of Electronics in Kansas City in the early 60’s. They moved to California, and I believe he worked for General Electric....

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Girls defeat Lawrence in opening games

Coach Addison Lutchen The girls were really excited to finally take the field April 1 in Lawrence. They ended up coming away with two wins (18-0, 18-0). Some highlights of the night: Karsen Schumaker and Grace Rieder led us with...

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Work continues on 207th Street grade separation

Crews from Pyramid Construction have started work on the 207th Street Grade Separation in Edgerton. The off-grade crossing over the railroad tracks at 207th Street and Co-Op Road will give first responders a clear route into...

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OUR VIEW: Cell phone costs should be contained

About 79 Gardner employees have city cell phones at a cost of about $44,000 annually. That’s about $3,690 per month or under $50 each per month. At first glance that doesn’t seem like a bad cost, but we’re curious if the city...

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