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Edgerton tables pole sign request

Edgerton tables pole sign request

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Edgerton City Council members tabled the approval for a conditional use permit for an interstate pole sign a their April 8 council meeting. The pole would be placed on property at 32501 W. 200th Street. Cliff Cole, Edgerton...

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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, 4:19.98  NEW SCHOOL RECORD Quenton Walion,...

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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 years ago my parents owned 20 acres on the south...

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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 finishers Olivia Walion - 1600M...

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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 of a local school board discussing an...

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Parents address BOE on loss of elementary principal

Parents address BOE on loss of elementary principal

Photo courtesy of USD 231 Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Parents and teachers addressed Gardner Edgerton board members at their April 5 board meeting on their opposition to the resignation of the Gardner Elementary principal. BOE members can’t comment on...

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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 that was unoccupied at the time of the...

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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, one child was killed. One adult and two...

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C team scores two wins over Shawnee Mission South

Coach Addison Lutchen C team started off the week with two wins over Shawnee Mission South at home on April 9. It wasn’t the prettiest, but they pulled out the W. Last night they played Blue Valley in a competitive double header. Karsen Schumaker did well on the mound...

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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. First place finishers for the 7th grade...

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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, of Wakeeney, was arrested for...

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Legal Notice Olathe City

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-12, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 6th DAY OF APRIL 2021.   SUMMARY   On April 6, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-12, which amended the...

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Legal Notice Olathe city

PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-11, PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS ON THE 6th DAY OF APRIL 2021.   SUMMARY   On April 6, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Olathe, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 21-11, which amended the...

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Legal Notice Edgerton City

      REQUEST FOR DESIGN TEAM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GLENDELL ACRES PARK RENOVATION PROJECT   The City of Edgerton is seeking qualifications from interested firms to provide park planning and landscape architecture services related to the planning and...

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Vernon George Pickert

          Vernon George Pickert Vernon George Pickert, 92, of Gardner, passed away April 10, 2021 at Villa St. Francis Hospice Care, Olathe. Vernon was born on Jan. 26, 1929 in a small farmhouse in Scipio, Kan., His parents were J. Albert Pickert and Blanche...

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Michael Ray Manns

Michael Ray Manns Michael Ray Manns, 55, of Gardner, passed away April 2, 2021 at Olathe Medical Center. Cremation. Service at a future date. Michael was born Jan. 10, 1966 at Kansas City, Kan. to Charles David and Carol Ann (Anderson) Manns. He grew up in Shawnee and...

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Dick Perdue

  Dick Perdue, 89, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away on March 21, 2021. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 11, 1932, the first of six children born to Barney Leslie Perdue and Katherine Claudia La Rochelle Perdue. The family lived in Kansas City,...

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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 tabled it for the next meeting. Todd...

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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. Whatever company it was, he worked with...

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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 excellent pitching, Aaliyah Moss had an...

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