January 28, 2015

County hires new facility manager

Brad Reinhardt

Brad Reinhardt

Johnson County has a new director of facilities management. Brad Reinhardt has a 30-year career that includes related industry experience at Sprint Corporation and HCA Midwest Health. Reinhardt joined the county on Jan. 12. Joe Waters, who previously …

Broncos take fifth place at SHHS invitational

A 58-49 win over Osawatomie High School gave the Spring Hill High School Broncos a fifth place finish in the annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament last weekend.
Spring Hill jumped to a 17-7 first quarter lead and held a …

Blazers nab championship at basketball tourney

Gardner Edgerton High School rallied from a 10-point, first quarter deficit to turn back Wichita Collegiate and take the championship.
When the final buzzer rang, the Blazers had defeated the Wichita school 59-56 to take the top prize at the …

Medical marijuana advocates testify in Senate committee

Kansas patients and parents testified before the Health and Public Welfare Committee.
The patients asked lawmakers to support Senate Bill 9, SB 9.
Sponsored by Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, Kan., The Cannabis Compassionate Care Act would legalize medical marijuana.…

GEHS drama students earn state accolades

Several Gardner Edgerton High School students earned top rankings at the Kansas State Thespian Conference in Wichita.
More than 250 students from across the state competed in the event on Jan. 10.
“This year’s Conference was a huge success with …

Thespians successful at state conference

On January 10, thirty-five Gardner Edgerton High School drama students attended the annual Kansas State Thespian Conference in Wichita.
GEHS Thespians,along with more than 250 students from across the state, competed in individual events with only 38 Superior Ratings being …

GEHS to host information meeting

Gardner Edgerton High School will host an information night for parents of current eighth grade students. The session will be at 7 p.m.on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the high school auditorium.
The high school administration team will cover topics including …

Job club organizer hopes to help people find work, change careers

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The church bulletin for several weeks asked that people pray for those without jobs, but John Rothaus, Gardner, was moved to do a little more.
He created a job club in Gardner.
“I just wanted to do …

GEHS Blazerettes win big at competition

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette Dance Team include seniors: Amy Eichman, Carly Graceffa, Chandler Howard, Shelby Simpson, and Morgan Wheeler; junior Tori Hill; sophomores: Dani Davis, Lauren Haag, and Paige Riggs; and freshmen: Erinn Billups, Lynsie Britton, Rylie Duncan, Lauren Misse, and Rachel Swopes. Submitted photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette Dance Team include seniors: Amy Eichman, Carly Graceffa, Chandler Howard, Shelby Simpson, and Morgan Wheeler; junior Tori Hill; sophomores: Dani Davis, Lauren Haag, and Paige Riggs; and freshmen: Erinn Billups, Lynsie Britton,

Filing deadline approaches; school, city races take shape

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
One candidate has dropped out and two others have filed to seek seats on the Gardner City Council. There are now four candidates – Randy Gregorcyk, Lee Moore, Brett Limer and Tory Roberts — for three available …