October 6, 2015

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Offensive kick assists in GEHS soccer win

Placing its offense in high gear, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad brought back a 5-1 win from Ottawa High School last week. After a slow start, GEHS got things going thanks to junior Anthony Oneri’s first varsity goal. It came from an excellent corner assist from Sam Mayeske 17 minutes into action. Continue Reading

Late rally sinks SHHS

Scoring 10 fourth quarter points, the De Soto High School Wildcats escaped with a 27-24 win over Spring Hill High School last Friday night. “It was a tough loss for our guys,” SHHS Coach Jason Feeback said. “Hats off to De Soto. They are a good football team.” De Soto took an early 10-7 first Continue Reading

Boden sets record

Wheatridge Middle School seventh grader Mallory Boden set a new school record in the one mile. Her mile run, completed in 6:13 minutes, highlighted the lady Mustangs’ performance at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. Boden’s school record time was good enough for a seventh place medal. Meanwhile, Mitch Lumley placed seventh in Continue Reading

KC Pumpkin Patch now in new location

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Kirk & Julie Berggren have been owners of the KC Pumpkin Patch for 11 years. After losing their lease at the former Gardner location, they have now relocated to 13875 S. Gardner Road in Olathe. The new location is just 1.6 miles north of Gardner Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. It was the first meeting after a brief summer hiatus. The focus of the meeting was an opportunity for club members to invite other women in the community to learn about membership in GFWC. Three Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School invited to join Sunflower League

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton High School officials have received an invitation to join the Sunflower Athletic League. “We’re in the first phase of even talking about that,” USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan said. GEHS currently belongs to the Eastern Kansas League, an eight team league including Bishop Miege, Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Continue Reading

5 week biz workshop set to begin Oct. 22

On Oct. 22, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network in partnership with Miami County Economic Development, and the Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, and Spring Hill Chambers of Commerce will kick off the Kansas SBDC GrowSmart™ Workshop Series in Paola, Kan. GrowSmart is a five day intensive bootcamp delivered each Thursday for five consecutive Continue Reading

Planning Commission approves duplex rezone

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A unanimous planning commission will recommend city council members approve an application to rezone 22 acres of property on South Stone Creek Drive from light industrial to planned two family development. During a Sept. 22 meeting, city planner Chad Bahr told members of the Gardner Planning Commission that city staff recommended approval Continue Reading

Freed slave laid to rest in Gardner in 1900

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News Isam Smith moved to the Kansas Territory with the Jacob Victor family when he was 26. The life of Smith, who died in 1900 and is buried in the Gardner Cemetery, will be featured in the Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk this weekend. Isam was born into slavery Continue Reading