May 22, 2015

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 …

Gardner Police Department makes area crime map available to public

The City of Gardner Police Department recently implemented an online crime map for public use.
The crime map allows citizens to see if criminal activity has occurred in their neighborhood. It also reveals the type of criminal activity and the …

Woman must repay Kansas Medicaid

A Kansas City woman was ordered last week to repay more than $4,600 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading guilty to charges of Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Michelle Ferguson, 31, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty …

Spring Hill woman graduates from agriculture leadership program

Susie Mackey

Susie Mackey

Susie Mackey, Spring Hill, became a recent graduate of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program (KARL). Graduation ceremonies, honoring Mackey and 29 classmates, were April 18 at Kansas State University.
Mackey began this journey of leadership excellence …

Park Clean Up

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jeff Stewart (right), city parks director, and a volunteer prep Winwood Park before the clean-up session began. Volunteers were served a lunch following the park and trail sprucing event.…

OUR VIEW: The world awaits the graduates of Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill high schools

High school graduates, there is one thing we hope you have learned during your 12 years of school: Take nothing for granted and know that life is never about what you did yesterday, but your worth is measured only by …

Resident asks board to codify LGBT protections

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Rev. Erika Marksbury, Gardner, asked school board members to adopt a policy to protect lesbian and gay staff in the school district.
She told the board during the public comment portion of a May 11 meeting that …

33 teachers, admins to leave USD 231

The district will lose 33 teachers and administrators next year. According to a report to the school board from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall, seven are retiring from education, 14 are moving out of the area or …