April 24, 2014

Historic Edgerton gas station gets facelift

A vintage automobile and a fresh paint job make Ray’s Service Station seem like a time capsule. Members of the Braun family spent last week sprucing up the historic station. Photo by Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Ray’s Service Station in Edgerton has recently received a facelift. Members of Ray Braun’s family have spent the last few days sprucing up and painting the three buildings that comprise Ray’s Service.
Ray …

Board hires assistant principal for WMS

Brooke Hughes is stepping up. She will take assistant principal job at Wheatridge Middle School on July 1. Hughes will fill the position left vacant by Jeremy McDonnell, who was named WMS Principal this spring. USD 231 board of education …

Lady Blazers set several personal bests at KU relays

Miranda Tenove anchored the Lady Blazers 1600 relay team to a second place finish in the Sunflower Showdown at the Kansas Relays last weekend. Submitted photo

Taking advantage of near perfect weather, the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers set several new personal bests at the University of Kansas relays last weekend.
Taylor Claybon set a new personal best in the 100-meter hurdles and Abby Buie …

Several set personal bests at track meet

Setting several new personal records, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade girls brought back a second-place finish from the Louisburg Triangular last week.
“All three teams were evenly matched, and the meet winner wasn’t decided till the final two …

Blazers drop DH to St. Thomas Aquinas

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity baseball team dropped a hard-fought doubleheader to St. Thomas Aquinas High School by scores of 12-5, 17-7.
Game one was played at Kauffman Stadium, and the Blazers lost …

Pay inequality exists between male, female teachers

John Schrock
Guest Columnist
How can pay be unequal for male and female teachers of identical experience when there is only one uniform pay scale at each unified school district?
Each Kansas school district negotiates a salary base for teachers. …

Council hosts discussion on utility management

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner made the right decision in 2008 when it opted not to sell its electric utility, Colin Hansen, executive director of Kansas Municipal Utilities, told city council members on April 15.
The meeting started a half hour …

Lady Jags set relay record

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade 400-meter relay team set a school record highlighting an impressive performance at the Eudora Relays last week.
The foursome of Lauren Highfill, Gracie Morehouse, Cierra Swait and Taylor Carpenter raced to gold in …

SH soccer squad blanks Baldwin

Placing its offense in high gear, the Spring Hill High School Lady Bronco soccer squad blanked Baldwin with a score of 9-0 last week.
Leading the way were Sydney Cluck and Mikayla Smith with three goals apiece. Alix Brown had …

School board to retain interim superintendent

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Pam Stranathan will continue to serve as interim superintendent of USD 231 next year.
A contract for the term of one year commencing, July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2015, was …