September 30, 2014

Schmidt warns consumers to be wary of scams

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt last week warned consumers that an online company selling machinery is fraudulent and attempting to trick consumers into wiring money overseas.
Superior Heavy Machinery, an online entity claiming a Minnesota address, purports to sell used …

Sacred Heart builds their new addition

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Work continues on an addition at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. The large addition, with a full basement, will be known as the Divine Parish Multipurpose Room addition. The basement walls were poured recently …

Lady Broncos post victories at Eudora

Spring Hill High School’s freshman, JV and varsity volleyball teams landed league wins in Eudora last week.
The varsity played the best three out of five sets. After two set losses, the squad regrouped to win three in a row.…

Mustangs earn medals in Spring Hill Classic

Eight members of the Wheatridge Middle School cross country team scored medals in the Spring Hill Classic last week.
Kenzie Gust was a top, WMS seventh grade girl finisher, bringing home a third place medal. She was closely followed by …

Football team falls to Blue Valley West

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes returned a kickoff 99 yards for a tochdown in a home game against Blue Valey West on Sept. 26. The Blazer football squad is preparing for its homecoming this weekend.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes returned a kickoff 99 yards for a tochdown in a home game against Blue Valey West on Sept. 26. The Blazer football squad is preparing for its homecoming this weekend. Photo courtesy of

Late goals sink Blazer soccer squad

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad dropped a hard fought 3-0 decision to perennial power St. Thomas Aquinas High School last week.
GEHS trailed just 1-0 late in the second half, when St. Thomas …

Poker run to benefit traumatic brain injury set

Reece Good

Reece Good

Bikers, riders, hot and rat rodders are invited to the fourth annual Riding with Reece Poker Run on Oct. 4. The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury victims at the University of Kansas Medical Hopsital. Former Gardner-resident …

Third graders attend bike rodeo at Grand Star

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 third graders gathered at Grand Star …

Cold snap may have nipped Kansas sorghum, soybeans more than corn

Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research &Extension
From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough …

Restoring government by the people, for the people

Marge Baker
Guest Columnist
One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for …