Author: Gardner News

JCPRD presents homeschool art

Youth can join their friends and go on an adventure into art during a homeschool program being offered beginning in early September by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Homeschool Art is the name of this...

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Edgerton annexes property

Edgerton’s city council annexed property into the city limits and approved crosswalk signage at their Aug. 9 city council. Harold J. Curry, trustee of the Curry Survivor’s Trust dated June 13, 1996 and the Curry Family Trust...

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Filming BOE meetings is small cost

Beginning last month, patrons of the Gardner Edgerton school district may view board of education meetings online. It cost the district about $11,000 to purchase equipment to make filming possible. Equipment included a camera,...

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Sports Potpouri

Mac Stevenson Kansas State’s head-coaching debate concerning the football program has been as placid as a cloudless, calm summer day with a robin-egg blue sky; that changed suddenly, like a Kansas thunderstorm accompanied with a...

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Teachers receive raise

Teachers returning to USD 231 will receive about a 3.71 percent increase, according to a contract recently approved by the board of education. Last year, teachers received about 4 percent. Number of workdays for veteran teachers...

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USD 231 decreases mill levy, again

Homeowners may see a decrease in property taxes, based on the USD 231 proposed budget. This decrease would apply to the school portion of the property tax bill. Although the budget is expected to increase from $76 million to $81...

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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on Sept. 5 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special...

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Paratransit access provided countywide

Johnson County Government has removed service area restrictions on county-provided paratransit transportation, making transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities available to all Johnson County residents. The...

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OUR VIEW: USD 231 increases transparency

Congrats and accolades to USD 231’s Board of Education for their continued progress towards transparency. It hasn’t been that many years ago the district’s policies and procedures were kept in a loose leaf notebook full of typed...

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