September 17, 2014

OUR VIEW: America’s poor remain wealthy comparitively

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a sharp increase in the number of Americans living below the poverty line. The statistics show that one in six Americans, or 46 million people, are living below the poverty line.
While the …

Information wanted in intermodal theft

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
They have the truck, but they’re still searching for the thief.
Gardner Police officers recovered a semi-tractor that had been stolen from the Edgerton intermodal last week. The truck, a 2006 Freightliner, has been returned to its …

Walking through time

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Claud Steed portrays Jimmy Peters in the Gardner Cemetery on Sept. 4. The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual walk on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. This year’s walk featured World War II veterans, including …

GE tennis team nets wins in opening action

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis team turned in an impressive effort in season-opening varsity action at Leavenworth High School last week.
The Blazers swept all four matches against Shawnee Mission North High School; posted a 1-3 record versus …

GEHS freshmen lose football season opener

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer freshman football squad dropped an 18-14 season opener at Shawnee Mission East High School last week.
Leon Gaeta got the Blazers on the board, returning a fumble 35-yards for a …

Congress hopes to reform Vets Administration

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest columnist
In a year when Kansans have been inundated by news reports of incidents of mismanagement and even death caused by failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there is finally good news to …

Man charged in KCMO served time for local crime

Brandon B. Howell

Brandon B. Howell

Before he was charged with three murders in Kansas City, Mo., last week, Brandon B. Howell, 34, served time in jail for a crime he committed in Gardner.
In 1999, Howell invaded a Gardner apartment complex, kidnapping, …

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed asphalt plant steps from city limits.
A tentative date for the meeting is Sept. 17, but planners are awaiting confirmation that representatives from Bettis Asphalt will attend …

Shut-out leads to GEHS soccer team victory

Dakota Stueber scored two goals leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity soccer squad to a 3-0 win against Shawnee Heights High School in the season opener last week.
Off an assist from Jordan Peralez, GEHS went up …

Blazers lose season opener versus Shawnee Mission East High School

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week.