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Blazers enjoy their dinner

ABOVE: Gardner Edgerton Boys’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball teams enjoyed a catered dinner from Blazers Restaurant Thursday, Jan.12 for their team dinner. Photo courtesy of Tami Kirkwood Pascarelli LEFT: Gardner Edgerton Girls’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Lady Blazers teams enjoyed a catered dinner from Fronteras Mexican Restaurant and Cantina for their team dinner Thursday, January 12. Photo courtesy of Cory Moss
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Coats for Kids

The 6th Annual Coats for Kids coat drivesponsoredbySouthwestJohnson County Cert was held last week. They dropped off coats, hats and gloves to the USD 231 school district office for distribution. The coat drive has been held every year at the Gardner Walmart location. CERT said The overwhelming support for the kids in the community was amazing. They also thanked Fire District #1 for their continued support.
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Gardner Gold Special Olympics honored at City Council

Mayor Todd Winters and city council members proclaimed Monday, November 7 as Gardner Gold Special Olympics Day. Winters said they are committed to providing residents of Gardner with developmental disabilities a place to experience activities many take for granted.
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State Representative Bill Sutton wins re-election

Keith Davenport, candidate for District 43 State Representative, held an election night watch party at Warren Place Tuesday, November 8. Davenport ran and lost against 10-year incumbent Bill Sutton. The final vote tally reported from Johnson County election office showed 3,965 votes for Republican Sutton and 2,905 votes for Davenport. Five votes were write-in candidates. Davenport congratulated Sutton on his re-election. “Thank you for keeping this race on local issues rather than national politics or smear campaigns,” he said. “I look forward to seeing how you will serve our community these next two years.” Davenport thanked everyone who volunteered, donated, supported and voted. “I am so proud of the campaign we were able to put together and the relationships we were able to build,” he said. Davenport said he plans to continue to keep the community informed about legislative activity in Topeka and advocating for fully funding special education and other policies.
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