February 14, 2016

Autocycle bill would classify three-wheelers

Kelsie Jennings KU Statehouse Wire Service A bill could create a new classification of vehicles in Kansas known as “autocycles.” Proponents of House Bill 2044 say autocycles are neither cars nor motorcycles and need their own classification to protect drivers from breaking the law. Autocycles are three-wheeled vehicles that weight about 1,200 pounds and have Continue Reading


Murray-Lumley Wayne and Joyce Murray of Gardner, and Paula and the late David Lumley of Olpe, announce the engagement of their children, Julie Murray and Mike Lumley. Julie is a graduate of GEHS ,Gardner, and Emporia State University. She is employed at the Johnson County Heath Department in Olathe. Mike is a graduate of Olpe Continue Reading

Mulford signs letter of intent

Hunter Mulford (center) signs a football letter of intent to play for Ottawa University this fall.Mulford was an all league offensive lineman for the Blazers. FRONT ROW: Chelle Mulford, Hunter Mulford, Newton Mulford BACK ROW: Hayden Mulford, Marvin Diener

Langrehr leads Jaguars to overtime win

Brooks Langrehr scored 22 points, leading the Pioneer Ridge seventh grade varsity boys basketball team to a 45-40 overtime win against Wheatridge Middle School last week. Langrehr scored 10 second quarter points to put Pioneer up 29-20 at halftime. Back came Wheatridge Middle School with 18 second half points to force overtime. From there, Pioneer Continue Reading

Lady Blazers fall to Blue Valley Southwest

A 19-12 third quarter run by Blue Valley Southwest spelled doom for the Lady Blazers varsity basketball team in a 49-43 EKL loss last Friday night. Early on, GEHS took control leading 13-6 after one quarter and up 24-17 at halftime. But back came Blue Valley Southwest with a 19-6 third quarter run and sealed Continue Reading

100 attend town hall meeting to discuss golf course

Rick Poppitz Special to The Gardner News It was standing room only at a Gardner town hall meeting on Feb. 9 held to discuss the future of the Gardner Golf Course.  City council members attending were Steve Shute, Todd Winters, Rich Melton and Lee Moore. After introductions by Mayor Chris Morrow, Jeff Stewart, parks and Continue Reading

Blazer basketball coach earns 300th win

Outscoring Blue Valley West 19-11 in the second quarter, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team handed Coach Jeff Langrehr his 300th career win last week. GEHS, 5-9, trailed 8-9 after one quarter, but went up 26-19 at halftime. Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter before the Blazers took control with 12 fourth Continue Reading

Third quarter lapse sinks SH Broncos

Outscored 20-8 in the third quarter, the Spring Hill boys basketball team lost a 50-44 decision to Ottawa last week. Spring Hill led 23-17 at halftime, but managed just eight third quarter points and dropped the Frontier League decision. The loss failed to overshadow a 23 point effort by Ivan Hughes. Trey Heinrich added nine Continue Reading

Starting your own seeds, get a jump on spring

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for your spring garden. If a vegetable garden is in your plans, then starting your own vegetable plants from seed makes a lot of sense, especially if you are planning a large garden. If a smaller garden is in your plans, collaborate Continue Reading

City workers replace traffic light

City workers recently took “to the air” to replace a street light near Elm Street in downtown Gardner.