September 2, 2015

KS, CO, NE reach water use agreement

The states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have reached an agreement that will ensure more certainty to the basin’s water users in both Nebraska and Kansas. The agreement, in the form of a Resolution approved by the Republican River Compact …

Blazer Cross Country season begins in Wichita

Following four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams travel to the Gold Classic in Wichita for a varsity-only meet.
“The boys team will be young again, but we will return four letter winners,” said Coach …

SH Broncos blank Piper 1-0 in Soccer

A goal by Zach Barnum in the 34th minute of the first half was all the Spring Hill High School soccer team needed to post a 1-0 shutout over Piper High School last week.
Barnum’s goal came off a Carver …

Agritourism hot for Kansas farms, ranches

Two Longhorns grazing at Moore Ranch. Submitted photo

Two Longhorns grazing at Moore Ranch. Submitted photo

What’s hot among those looking for nearby adventure? Agritourism. Every weekend, local explorers visit Kansas farms and ranches to learn about regional agriculture production, sample great products and step into another life …

Free soil testing for Johnson County residents

The first key to lawn and garden success is knowing soil fertility. Johnson County residents are encouraged to take advantage of a free routine soil analysis which tests the pH, phosphorus and potassium levels of the soil, offered by Johnson …

Police seek 3 suspects in aggravated robbery

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police are on the lookout for three youths who they say attacked a 60-year-old man on the Gardner Greenway last weekend.
Police Chief Jim Pruetting said the 60-year-old Gardner man was walking the greenway at about …

Nike Middle School has interesting history

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
According to Greek Mythology, Nike was the winged goddess of victory.
In 1944, the United States Army thought Nike was the perfect name for their redesigned version of the German Wasserfall Missile, which was the world’s first …

Military update

Air Force Airman Adela T. Nichols graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
She is a 2015 graduate of Spring Hill High School.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in …

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Danedri Thompson

Wheat smut detected in KS, farmers warned

Kansas farmers are encouraged to be especially cognizant during wheat planting season to select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as to apply fungicides to seed before drilling wheat this season.  Wheat flag smut was detected …