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Lakeside Speedway Recap: April 18

Posted on Apr. 19th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN.  – Tim Karrick left no doubt tonight as to why he has over a dozen track championships to his credit in the 25-lap, USRA A-Modified feature.

Taking the lead...
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Annual Gardner City-Wide Garage Sale to be held Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Posted on Apr. 19th, 2014

The annual Gardner city-wide garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 3rd. In year’s past, this event has raised from $1,000-$2000 for a worthy cause right here in Gardner, Kansas. This year,...
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T-Bones sign veteran lefty Regas

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed left-handed pitcher Kris Regas to a contract for the 2014 season.

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U.S. 69 resurfacing project to begin in Johnson County

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. ----- On Monday, April 21, a resurfacing project will begin on a 7-mile stretch of U.S. 69 from south of 199th Street to the 143rd Street Bridge in Overland Park...
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Schmidt: Kansas receives $62.2 million payment from tobacco settlement

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN.– Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling $62.2 million, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The final installment of the...
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Performing with a Purpose donates a BIG check to Christmas Tree Fund

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

On March 29, 2014 a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show...
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USD 231 Business of the Quarter – Tradenet Publishing, Tom Mertz

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

Several times during the school year we recognize an area business that has provided support and service to the students and staff of the school district. We are extremely fortunate to have so many...
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JCCC College Republicans to host tax freedom day event

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College College Republicans, in conjunction with the FairTax Kansas Association and the Association of Mature American Citizens (Amac), will...
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Tree JCCC set for April 22

Posted on Apr. 18th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College and United Parcel Service are teaming up on Earth Day to plant 340 trees on the north side of campus.

JCCC students, faculty...
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K-State's Sheep and Goat Conference Planned May 2-4

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host its Sheep and Goat Conference May 2-4 in Weber Hall on the Manhattan campus.

The conference begins on Friday, May 2 with...
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Saving the Lesser Prairie Chicken: What Landowners Should Know

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cumulative habitat loss, encroachment by invasive woody plants, wind energy development, petroleum production and the ongoing drought are just a handful of reasons why there...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

The little girl’s eyes grew big as she pumped the foot pedal and fed yarn into the loom. As the loom moved back and forth, the little girl gazed in amazement. For the first time in her life,...
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JCCC Performing Arts Series gets NEA arts grant

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College has received a $10,000 grant to support an initiative called New Dance Partners.

The grant from...
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CITY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD VACANCY

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

The City of Gardner is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Electric Utility Board (EUB) until 5:00 PM on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate below five percent in Kansas

Posted on Apr. 17th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) reported the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, unchanged from February and down from 5.5 percent in March...
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Man charged with dealing methamphetamine, cocaine in Johnson County

Posted on Apr. 16th, 2014

GARDNER, KAN. ----- Javier Zambrano-Sanchez, 39, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, nine counts of distributing various amounts...
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Hard Freeze Could Damage Some Wheat In Kansas

Posted on Apr. 16th, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production...
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NASA Grant Awarded to MNU Professor

Posted on Apr. 16th, 2014

OLATHE, KAN, -- Physics professor Andrew Overholt, PhD, learned last week that he and two colleagues will receive a $500,000 NASA Exobiology grant over three years to study the "Terrestrial Impact of...
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K-State Researcher Says Local Strawberries Survived Winter

Posted on Apr. 16th, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. – Between record low temperatures last fall and a particularly harsh winter, strawberry growers in eastern Kansas have had some sleepless nights wondering how their crop might fare...
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Bob Dole to visit Olathe April 21; community invited to attend

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

OLATHE, KAN. ----- Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole will be visiting Olathe, Kan., on Monday, April 21.

Dole will be in town from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The Olathe City Hall, located at 100 E....
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T-Bones announce 2014 promotions and giveaways

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – As the Kansas City T-Bones prepare for their home opener on Thursday, May 15, the club has announced its promotions and events schedule for the 2014 season.

For...
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Hughes named Assistant Principal at Wheatridge

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

At the Monday, April 14, USD 231 Board of Education meeting, board members approved the hire of Brooke Hughes as Assistant Principal at Wheatridge Middle School.    Hughes will fill...
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Denning: Civilianized dispatchers unit could jeopardize public safety

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

In recent weeks, an audit on the Johnson County Sheriff's Office detailing overtime pay and other expenses has generated buzz in the Kansas City metro area. Today, The Olathe Edge interviewed...
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Gardner Police Department Activity Report - March 26 through April 15, 2014

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

GARDNER, KAN. -----

03/26/2014 08:12:58 MEDICAL INFO 400 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST
03/26/2014 08:17:21 FOLLOW 17200 BLOCK OF S AGNES ST
03/26/2014 08:20:57 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N...
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Olathe Med’s CEO Receives MNU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

OLATHE, KAN, -- Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI), was honored with MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Lifetime Achievement Award at...
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Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentation

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College will host visiting artists’ presentations on the Third Thursday afternoon of April 17, 2014, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in...
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Scours in Beef Calves Prevalent this Spring

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temperatures, scours is still...
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Celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood

Posted on Apr. 15th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or...
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Denning: County under-funding sheriff's office led to high overtime costs

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2014

In recent weeks, an audit on the Johnson County Sheriff's Office detailing overtime pay and other expenses has generated buzz in the Kansas City metro area. Today, The Gardner Edge interviewed...
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Indictment alleges Olathe business produced, sold controlled substances

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – An indictment unsealed here today alleges the owners of an Olathe-based business produced and sold dangerous controlled substances, and controlled substance analogues of THC...
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Gardner Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Posted on Apr. 14th, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Gardner Police Department will join the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies participating in the eighth National...
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Multiple deaths reported in Jewish-related shootings in Overland Park; suspect in custody

Posted on Apr. 13th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. ----- One person was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. 

Little information is known about the shooting or the...
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TRAFFIC ALERT - I-635 at Gibbs Road

Posted on Apr. 12th, 2014

EXPECT DELAYS! WEEKEND DAY SHORT-TERM LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound I-635 at Gibbs Road will be reduced to ONE LANE each direction so that AT&T crews can place a telephone line across...
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Monster fun at Godzilla and Friends Film Festival VIII May 2 and 3

Posted on Apr. 12th, 2014

TOPEKA - Once again, the world is in peril and giant monsters are stomping around the Washburn University campus!

The eighth annual Godzilla and Friends Festival on May 2 and 3 at Washburn...
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Schmidt: 182 crime victims to receive support

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

GARDNER, KAN. – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 182 victims of violent crime at its April meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt...
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation launches new phase of training exclusively at JCCC

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Before its national launch, the newest version of a popular motorcycle-rider training program made its debut at Johnson County Community College.

The new...
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Kennedy Center invites college to participate in arts partnership

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College and the Shawnee Mission School District will be inducted this month into an arts education program led by the John F. Kennedy Center for...
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'Beefing Up Your Future' to be Presented at K-State April 28

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers, the Kansas State University student organization, Food for Thought, presents the Upson Lecture Series on Monday,...
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KDOT announces approved March bids

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place March 26 in...
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Danger lurks in highway work zones

Posted on Apr. 11th, 2014

Rick Looper, Kansas Department of Transportation Supervisor in Kansas City, Kan., has seen many close calls in work zones during his 24-year career.
“At one location we had three different...
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Schmidt: Another record year for consumer protection

Posted on Apr. 10th, 2014

GARDNER, KAN. ----- For the second straight year, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has returned a record amount of money to Kansas consumers and taxpayers, Attorney General...
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The Sutton Capitol Report

Posted on Apr. 10th, 2014

Lawmakers pass new school funding bill
Following days of debate and compromise, the Kansas Legislature approved a new school finance bill Sunday that provides significantly more...
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Silent auction, student performances highlight Multicultural Night at JCCC April 18 event raises money for Invisible Children

Posted on Apr. 10th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – To celebrate diversity and raise money for the Invisible Children organization, attend The 6th Annual Multicultural Night beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Craig...
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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Posted on Apr. 10th, 2014

A young woman is going through nurses’ training. As she prepares for a career helping others, it is cause to reflect on a time when she needed help herself. She is “giving back” for...
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