October 30, 2014

Question would legalize charity raffles

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Those Booster Club raffles are illegal, but a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution could change that.
A question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the Kansas Constitution …

State government has shifted away from prairie values to political extremes

Caitlin Trujillo
Guest Columnist
I moved to Gardner 12 years ago from Los Angeles. Starting seventh grade, I expected to undergo some degree of culture shock — you don’t move from a beach town to the prairie plains and expect …

Gardner chamber hires new executive director

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors hired a new executive director last week.
Jason Camis comes to Gardner from the Paola Chamber of Commerce, where he worked in a similar role for the past three years.
During …

Costumed fun event scheduled for Oct. 30

Kirsten Flageolle, 2, poses in her Olaf costume. She took third place in her age group during a city of Edgerton Halloween party on Oct. 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kirsten Flageolle, 2, poses in her Olaf costume. She took third place in her age group during a city of Edgerton Halloween party on Oct. 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Goblins, ghosts and Elsas – lots and lots of …

Royals, media create unusual election

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a strange …

Trunk or Treat

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Dozens of costumed youth descended on the Wheatridge Middle School parking lot on Oct. 26. The kids “trunk or treated” gathering candy from the backs of decorated vehicles.
The event was sponsored by Indian Creek …

GEHS soccer team loses in double OT

It took two overtimes, but Blue Valley West High School’s soccer squad prevailed 3-2 on senior night at Gardner Edgerton High School last week.
GEHS took an early 1-0 lead when Carson Harding assisted Dakota Steuber on a goal. Eight …

Lady Broncos lose volleyball match to Paola

It took five sets on senior night at Spring Hill High School for the Paola Panther volleyball team to take the victory.
“Our seniors really wanted to win on their final home game of their careers,” SHHS volleyball Coach Alicia …

Prairie Moon 4-H

Four members of the Prairie Moon 4-H club joined over 160 4-H members and their dogs from around the state of Kansas at the Rock Springs 4-H camp on October 18th and 19th for the State Dog Conference and Quiz …

SH Broncos defeat SA, 42-12

The Spring Hill High School football team jumped to a 21-6 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 42-12 second round district 4A home win against Sumner Academy last Friday night.
The Broncos went up 7-0 …