October 25, 2014

Census numbers show number of Kansas families in poverty decline

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to see that the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Supplemental Measure of Poverty report shows Kansas poverty has declined and is below the national average.
“We are committed to …

Long places 12th at state tennis meet

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Krista Long earned a 12th place medal in number one singles at the 6A state meet in Topeka last weekend. She is a two-time state finisher for the Blazers. File photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Krista Long earned a 12th place medal in number one singles at the 6A state meet in Topeka last weekend. She is a two-time state finisher for the Blazers. File photo

Gardner Edgerton High School …

Bronco volleyball squad loses to Ottawa

Battling until the end, the Spring Hill High School Bronco varsity volleyball squad lost at Ottawa High School last week. The Broncos fell by scores of 25-27, 22-25, and 18-25.
Senior middle blocker Shelby Baker had 10 kills and senior …

Royal fever

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

A 15-foot long Japanese hornet adorned with a Kansas City Royals crown sits in front Union Station this morning (Oct. 21) as part of the Extreme Bugs exhibit currently on display at the …

Accident on I-35

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Northbound I-35 traffic was blocked this morning at approximately 8:45 due to an accident involving a 5th-wheel trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck. The vehicles came to rest in the median just north of …

Bailey qualifies for state golf tourney

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey qualified for the state golf tournament last week. She has been  a scoring leader for the Lady Blazers team all season. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey qualified for the state golf tournament last week. She has been a scoring leader for the Lady Blazers team all season. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jasmine Bailey shot a 98, …

Blazers lose district opener

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Submitted photo by Daphne Pippitt

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer defense gets set in first round district action at Blue Valley High School last Friday. The Blazers return home to host Blue Valley Northwest High School this week. Photo courtesy of  Daphne Pippitt

Falling …

Huskies complete perfect season

Compiling 319 total yards of offense, the Trail Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team wrapped up a perfect 7-0 season with a 40-12 win at Louisburg Middle School last week.
Jacob Hunsperger led the way with 137 rushing …

An inconvenient truth: Environmentalists love oil

Drew Johnson
Guest Columnist
America’s largest environmental group just admitted to earning millions of dollars each year from oil.
The Nature Conservancy routinely guilt trips Americans about using fossil fuels. Yet its Texas prairie preserve is home to an oil …

Board adopts election boundary changes

Graphic courtesy of USD 231

Graphic courtesy of USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner-Edgerton Board of Education members approved a proposal for new board member boundaries during an Oct. 6 meeting.
The USD 231 school board is comprised of seven board members, who represent six …