July 3, 2015

District gets slight increase in special ed funding

USD 231 will receive about $20 more per special education educator than officials anticipated.
The Kansas Department of Education notified the school district that the final amount of categorical aid per special education educator will be $27,520 for the 2014-2015 …

Officials recognize outgoing board members

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Officials offered an appreciative send-off to three long-serving members of the school board on June 8. A brief, 20-minute meeting served as the swan song for board members Mark Grannell, Mary Herbert and James Repshire. The three …

Downtown streets to close for annual fest

Several downtown Gardner streets will close Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 for Festival on the Trails.
Though the festival doesn’t officially kick-off until the early evening hours on June 12, Elm Street north of Main Street will close …

Ottawa team joins Gardner city baseball league

Members of the Ottawa Hurricane 9-and-under team are pictured. They include Front row: Joshua Audiss, Casey Cobbs, Haydon Hull, Judah Olson and Caleb Hepner, Back row: Jaxon Mourning, Ryan Carey, Adam Ream, Owen Blaine, Cole McGrath and Carter Hepner. Coaches Cory Blaine, Ryan Cobbs, and Wade Hepner are not pictured. Submitted photo

Members of the Ottawa Hurricane 9-and-under team are pictured. They include Front row: Joshua Audiss, Casey Cobbs, Haydon Hull, Judah Olson and Caleb Hepner, Back row: Jaxon Mourning, Ryan Carey, Adam Ream, Owen Blaine, Cole McGrath and Carter Hepner. Coaches

Jumpin Jive, Man Alive, We’re the Class of ’65

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the class of 1965 celebrated their 50 year reunion in May. The group joined the All-School Reunion luncheon. They were also recognized during the 2015 Gardner Edgerton High School graduation ceremony. BACK ROW: Lynn Anderson, Dennis …

11-under team ranked 3rd in state

Members of the 11-and-under AA ball team are pictured. They include front row: Carson Schrack, Jake McClure,Derek Toomey, Brady LeCluyse, Tyler Butash; second row: Connor Wisecup, Charlie Kuzma, Avery Pillow, Zach Soza, Loudon Nokes, Jacob Dillion; Third row: Coach Matt McClure, Coach Robert Dillon and Coach Blair Lecluyse Submitted photo

Members of the 11-and-under AA ball team are pictured. They include front row: Carson Schrack, Jake McClure,Derek Toomey, Brady LeCluyse, Tyler Butash; second row: Connor Wisecup, Charlie Kuzma, Avery Pillow, Zach Soza, Loudon Nokes, Jacob Dillion; Third row: Coach Matt

State loss ends lady Broncos soccer season

A State quarterfinal loss to De Soto High School brought the season to a close for Coach Susan Putnam and her Spring Hill High School Bronco soccer squad.
“I’m so proud of this team,” said Putnam. “De Soto had more …

13-under ball club meets Starling

Members of Jeff Stewart’s 13-and-under AA baseball team pose with Bubba Starling before a tournament game in Springdale, Ark. The local ball team was in Arkansas for a tournament. Submitted photo

Members of Jeff Stewart’s 13-and-under AA baseball team pose with Bubba Starling before a tournament game in Springdale, Ark. The local ball team was in Arkansas for a tournament. Submitted photo

The Blazers 13-and-under AA baseball team is making its …

Officials approve permit for oil wells in Gardner

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Council members approved a 20-year conditional use permit (CUP) for oil wells on property at 167th Street and Waverly Road.
Council also formally approved rezoning of 156 acres from commercial and residential to agricultural in order to …

GEHS student wins Starlight Theatre scholarship

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, was awarded a Rising Star Scholarship during the 2015 Blue Star Awards. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blue Star …