November 26, 2015

Scientists seeking farmer involvement in overcoming herbicide-resistant weeds

The spread of herbicide-resistant weeds is a growing problem in many parts of the United States. While herbicide resistance has existed for decades, the number of weed species with resistance to glyphosate and other herbicides has risen dramatically in recent years. As a result, more time and money are being spent on weed control, and Continue Reading

Gardner’s administrator selected as Lawrence manager finalist

Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, has been named one of three top finalists for the Lawrence city manager position, according to an article in the Lawrence Journal World. She has been in Gardner since 2012. Harrison-Lee started her career in municipal government in 1984 in Gainesville, Fla. She earned degrees from the University of Florida Continue Reading

City begins installation of holiday decorations

After more than a decade of service, holiday light strands that run along the tops of downtown historic buildings will be removed by city employees. “These strands have exceeded their useful life as we have experienced many problems with them in recent years, ” according to information from Jeff Stewart, Gardner parks and recreation director. Continue Reading

Medlin wins award

Ellen Moreland, Loveta Medlin, and Helen Hecke, members of Ladies Auxiliary Cole-Smith Unit 350 of Spring Hill attended the Paola Rally. Medlin was presented the National Woman of the Year Award for Kansas. Medlin has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 58 years. She has not only been a member but has Continue Reading

Trailridge beats Ottawa

Sadie Watkins scored ten points leading the Trailridge eighth grade girls varsity basketball team to a 29-13 win over Ottawa last week. “The team played great defense and I was proud of the effort,” said Coach Ryan Colston. Besides Watkins, Kailani Donham had nine points. Other scorers were Violet Rude-Chapman, Savanna Anderson and Payton Outler. Continue Reading

Broncos earn soccer league honors

Lucas Moore and Michael Werlein earned First Team All Frontier league soccer honors last week. Earning Second Team awards were Jonny Wagner and Carver Gertsberger and Keenan Powell. An honorable mention award went to goal keeper Killian Beck. Their efforts helped Spring Hill finish second in league with a 10-2 record. The team had an Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Blazer indoor hitting clinic scheduled

Our indoor winter hitting clinic for kids grades 5-8 has been scheduled GEHS for December 13- February 21. The clinic league will have two divisions; fifth and sixth grader and the other division is seventh and eighth graders. Each clinic league will be limited to a maximum of seven teams and will play six games. Continue Reading

Trailridge JV lose to Ottawa

Battling till the end, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV basketball team dropped a tough 29-19 decision to Ottawa last week. “The team played with great effort but just came up short,” said Coach Mike Gunderson. Leading scorers for Trailridge were Kayleigh Bobki with four points. Kylie Webb, Sarah Mayeske, Mckenzi Clark, and Franki Stumple Continue Reading

Page’s legacy of public service lives on

Rhonda Humble Publisher Although often used interchangeably, there’s a difference between a politician and public servant. A public servant can be involved in politics, but a politician’s focus isn’t necessarily to serve the public. Bob Page was a public servant in the true sense of the word, and his passing at age 87 leaves a Continue Reading