May 22, 2015

DA clears officers in fatal shooting

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner police officers involved in a shooting are reinstated, and have been back at work for several weeks now, according to Gardner Police Chief Jim Pruetting.
The officers were put on paid leave following a fatal shooting …

Overruled: Council approves rezoning to make way for oil production

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Over the objections of the planning commission and city staff, Gardner City Council members approved the rezoning of 156 acres from residential and commercial to agriculture. The rezoning request was made so the agriculturally zoned land can …

Class of 2015!

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth Pesek collects his diploma during the school’s graduation ceremony last weekend. Due to weather conditions, the GEHS graduation ceremony was moved inside. Spring Hill High School also conducted its graduation ceremony last …

Henderson to run track at Nebraska-Kearney

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee.  Submitted photo

Trae Henderson (right) signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nebraska-Kearney next year. At left is his mother, Crystal Henderson, and standing is Gardner Edgerton High School coach Brian McGee. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton …

Project will add crosswalks, lighting on North Center

A Gardner project that began earlier this week will add pedestrian crosswalks near Brittany Court on North Center St.
Work began on the project May 18. The construction is in response to public safety concerns at the location. On Monday, …

Facebook discussions mirror in-person political talk

Political discussions conducted on social networking sites like Facebook mirror traditional offline discussions and don’t provide a window into previously untapped participants in the political process, according to a new study that includes two University of Kansas researchers.
“Social networking …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge at EKL league

Trystan Tovkach carded an 82 leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge on the final leg of the Eastern Kansas League tourney at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence last week.
Besides Tovkach, Jacob Ellis shot an even 100, …

Blazers boys take 4th at league track meet

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team brought back a fourth place finish from the Eastern Kansas League meet last week.
Host Blue Valley High School won the meet with 151.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas took …

JV blanks De Soto; GEHS varsity loses

Playing its best soccer of the season, the Gardner Edgerton Blazer junior varsity soccer team turned back De Soto High School 4-0 last week.
Freshman Erin Fabing got things going, scoring two goals. Other goals came from Kayla Hartman and …

City to host opening day celebration for newly rehabilitated aquatic center

On Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m., the City of Gardner will host an opening day celebration event to recognize the completion of its newly rehabilitated aquatic center.
The aquatic center, known as one of Gardner’s greatest summer attractions, underwent …