November 26, 2014

Autumn falls

Photo courtesy of Gary Carson

Photo courtesy of Gary Carson

Fall ended with a burst of color. These photos depict the leaves in downtown Gardner at their brightest just days before Halloween. Officially autumn began on Sept. 22.
Winter doesn’t begin until Dec. 23, but …

OUR VIEW: Parade cancellation a disappointment

It was exciting to have Johnson County’s Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner on Nov. 11. However, we were disappointed in a decision to cancel a scheduled parade in conjunction with the event.
The approximate block long parade was to take …

Gardner man charged with sexual battery

Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark

Danedri Thompson
A Gardner man is out on $10,000 bond after being charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery in Wyandotte County.
Dennis Clark, 47 of Gardner, is a nurse who worked at Providence Medical Center …

Warehouse boom continuing

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Ever since the Logisitics Park Kansas City and the Edgerton intermodal opened in late September 2013, there has been ongoing construction work on massive new warehouses. The latest warehouse building going up is on the …

Successful Lady Blazer golf season

The Lady Blazer golf squad recently completed another successful season under the guidance of Gardner Edgerton High School Coach Amy Van Rheen.
“This year marked the seventh in a row we have taken individuals or a team to the state …

Blazer soccer squad earns honors

It’s been another successful season for Coach Andy Weber and his Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad. Two players recently earned All-Eastern Kansas League honors.
Dakota Steuber was named to the All-EKL first team, and Carson Harding was named …

SH Broncos lose to Piper High

A 33-0 first-round state 4A playoff loss at Piper High School brought the season to a close for Coach Anthony Orrick and the Spring Hill High School Broncos.
Piper jumped to a 26-0 first-half lead and never looked back en …

Gardner woman sings into collegiate semifinals

Abby Christensen, a sophomore at Bethel College from Gardner, sang her way into the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) semifinals at the west central region conference in Denver, Oct. 24-26.
Christensen was one of two Bethel students to …

Davidson leads Lady Jaguars to wins

Brenna Davidson scored 15 points leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade junior varsity girls basketball team to a 17-8 win against Louisburg Middle School last week.
Chelsay Gilliland had two points and Olivia Hogue was the assist leader.…

Small WMS squad wins at wrestling meet

Members of the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang wrestling team competed against Spring Hill Middle School and Baldwin Middle School in their second triangular meet.
Mustangs won 13 different matches.
The seventh graders won five matches with Gavin Brown going 3- …