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ElevateEdgerton! receives international award

ElevateEdgerton! receives international award

Submitted photo ElevateEdgerton! won a silver category award for Where the World Meets the Heartland, a project in the Magazine and Newsletter category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The...

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Roberta “Joan” Taylor

Roberta “Joan” Taylor Roberta “Joan” Taylor, 88, of Gardner, passed away Oct. 19, 2020 at Wellsville Retirement Community. Joan was born May 29, 1932 in Odebolt, Iowa to Clyde D. and Zelma (Murr) Frank. She grew up in Westmoreland where she graduated from high school...

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Chambers host Women in Business program

A “virtual’ Women in Business program was recently co hosted by the Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill chambers. “We began the event four years ago and each year featuring three - four women business leaders on a panel who share their success, challenges, hopes and...

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Gardner council discusses Tobacco 21, mask order

Gardner council discusses Tobacco 21, mask order

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News City Council members passed an ordinance at their Oct. 19 meeting updating standards of conduct for Gardner. The updates are for the Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities. Amy Foster, business services manager, said...

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Varsity spikers play back to back, finish 4-0

Hannah Bettge The varsity volleyball team played four games back to back with absolutely no breaks. Games were against Blue Valley West (currently ranked #3 in Kansas), Shawnee Mission North, Desoto, and a solid Eudora volleyball team, finishing 4-0!. The...

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Girls end season 15-1

Hayley Christensen The girls had two big wins last weekend against Shawnee Mission West (25-13 25-10) and Olathe West (25-15 25-23). With these wins added, the girls ended their season 15-1. Congratulations to: Lily Marshall, Elenor Marshall, Payton Hofer, Miah...

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Accidents leave imprints on KDOT workers

Tim Potter KDOT Over the years, in crash after crash on Kansas highways, they’ve seen bodies covered by sheets — and worse. One remembers a car seat outside a mangled vehicle. It’s imprinted in his memory. They’ve witnessed grief, up close – a woman looking for her...

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Volleyball Trailblazers beat BV Southwest

Pete Logan Despite losing the first game of what would turn out to be a four-game match, the Gardner-Edgerton High School volleyball team rallied to win three straight and dispatch the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 3 games to 1 at Gardner-Edgerton High School...

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Frosh girls win game

The freshman girls won their last home game of the season. They defeated Blue Valley Southwest 2-13 and 25-7. The girls are now 13-1. Some Stats for the game are Aces: Payton Hofer-4 Olivia Balzic- 3 Gabi Blazic 2 Kills: Elenor Marshall- 8 Payton Hofer-8 Miah Mattias-...

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The secret art of selective procrastination

Dorothy Rosby Contributing columnist I often wonder how my life would be different if there were no Free Cell. For you non-procrastinators unfamiliar with it, Free Cell is a type of solitaire, and one of many ways one can put off doing actual work on one’s home...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

First published in The Gardner News Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS NOTICE TO RESPONDENTS Submittals will be received online at www.publicpurchase.com, until November 10, 2020 – 3:00 PM CST SECURITY SERVICES RFP-19-0142 Vendors must register on...

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State may fund some students twice under finance formula

State may fund some students twice under finance formula

Submitted graphic courtesy of KSDE Under current statutes taxpayers could pay to educate some students twice under the school finance formula, and the GE district could net up to $2.8 million for students not enrolled. “Yes, as the statutes are set now, it is possible...

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Homecoming King, Queen

Homecoming King, Queen

The Gardner-Edgerton High School football team dominated both sides of the ball and dominated visiting Shawnee Mission North 50-0 on the Trailblazers’ Homecoming night at Gardner-Edgerton District Activities Center. Davonte Pritchard and Maycee Beasley were named king...

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Trailblazers lose heartbreaker to Cougars

Pete Logan The Gardner-Edgerton High School football team found themselves in an offensive slugfest with Shawnee Mission Northwest Oct. 16 at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium. At the end of the night, however, the Blazers found themselves just short of a...

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Nature walk infuses mind, body and spirit

Nature walk infuses mind, body and spirit

Photo courtesy of JCPRD Adults are invited to experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga to stretch and renew their mind, body, and spirit during an early November program being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park and...

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OUR VIEW: Newspaper week passes quietly

Newspapers are important. Last week was National Newspaper Week, and it passed unnoticed, buried down beneath all the other special days marked by proclamations and resolutions. This pandemic has been rough on everyone. Businesses closed. Mandated masks. An economic...

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Edgerton discusses their street issues

Edgerton discusses their street issues

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News City staff presented the future of Edgerton’s Street maintenance plans to the city council Oct. 8. Dan Merkh, public works director, presented the City’s Push to Zero Initiative. He said every level of road has been touched...

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Edgerton swears in their new city clerk

During the Oct. 8 Edgerton City Council meeting, Alexandria Clower was sworn in as the new city clerk. She replaces Chris Clinton, who had been serving as interim city clerk since February. Clower has served the City of Edgerton as the customer service representative...

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Lanesfield School fall open house set for Oct. 31

Lanesfield School fall open house set for Oct. 31

Submitted photo With attendance limits imposed due to COVID-19, this year’s annual Mildale Farm Fall Fest on Halloween day has already filled to capacity, but a companion event on the same day at the Lanesfield Historic Site in southeast Johnson County is still going...

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Voters to decide on individual drink sales

Voters can decide whether to allow liquor by the drink to be sold without requiring establishments to sell food at the Nov. 4 election. Prohibition was approved in Kansas in 1917 and lasted until 1948. In fact, three Kansas counties are still “dry,” and 67 require the...

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