May 23, 2015

Edgerton man appointed to state appraisal board

Richard Livingston, Edgerton, has been named to the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board.
Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointment, along with several other appointments to other boards and commissions, last week.
The appraisal board regulates appraisers’ licenses, provides access to …

1957 tornado destroys homes, lives in SH

A tornado blazes through Spring Hill on May 20, 1957. File photo

A tornado blazes through Spring Hill on May 20, 1957. File photo

Mica Marriott-Ward
Special to The Gardner News
May 20, 1957, started out a like any other day. The Spring Hill High School senior class left for a …

School board approves 2015-2016 student trips

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner Edgerton High School groups will travel next year. USD 231 board members approved three school trips that may put more than 200 students on the road next year.
Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School …

OUR VIEW: Timely update of KOMA, KORA welcome

What’s the point of having a law requiring that government officials conduct business in the sunshine by providing access to public records when the elected leader tasked with enforcing the law cheerleads a Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) loophole large …

High school graduations set for this weekend

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a race to the finish

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

for staff and seniors at Gardner …

Wheatridge track teams compete at Spring Hill

It was a rainy afternoon for the Wheatridge Middle School Mustangs as they traveled to Spring Hill to compete in an invitational May 5.  The storms held off just long enough to allow most field event competition. Most running events …

Blue Valley North proves challenging for Blazer varsity baseball team

A late rally fell just short for the Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team last week.
The varsity squad dropped an 8-7 decision to Blue Valley North High School in Eastern Kansas League action.
GEHS got a homerun from junior …

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …

Civil War veteran laid to rest on land homesteaded near Edgerton

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…