February 10, 2016

Late rally sinks Jags

A late rally fell just short and the Pioneer Ridge boys seventh grade varsity boys basketball team dropped a close 38-34 decision to Trailridge last week. Kody Hughes’ three-pointer cut the deficit to three points but Pioneer’s rally fell short and Trailridge escaped with the victory. Despite the loss, Brooks Langrehr and Hughes led the Continue Reading

Lady Broncos place third at tournament

A 43-34 win over host Wellsville gave the Spring Hill lady Bronco varsity basketball team a third place finish in the Annual Top Gun tournament. Spring Hill 10-8 after one quarter, but rallied for a 16-15 halftime lead. Spring Hill won the third quarter 14-13, and then closed with a 13-6 fourth quarter run to Continue Reading

Samuels scores 15 points in Mustang win

Roman Samuels scored 15 points and Ethan Reynolds added 11 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School boys seventh grade varsity to a 37-27 win versus Ottawa last week. Wheatridge Middle School went up 15-8 at halftime and held on for victory with solid second half defense. Other scorers were Dylan Jacobs, six points and Hunter Continue Reading

Donors listed on campaign finance reports

State and county annual campaign reports were due and filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The reports cover the period from Jan. 1, 2015 thru Dec. 31 and were due Jan. 10. For District 9, incumbent Sen. Julia Lynn, R, lists cash on hand as $49,699 and challenger Chris Morrow, D, lists $1.860. Lynn’s Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.

Geocaching is a fun, free family experience

Joan Dorsey Guest columnist Winter is upon us and as long as the weather permits, any excuse is a good excuse to be outside. If you are looking for a new hobby or even something to try out on a nice weekend day, why not try geocaching? What is geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor Continue Reading

Candidate Sanders proves the pundits wrong

Jim Hightower Guest Columnist The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign. National media pundits have been riveted by Donald Trump’s flagrantly narcissistic run for the Republican presidential nomination. But Exhibit A for the most remarkable political challenge to conventional wisdom is Bernie Continue Reading

“CQ, CQ … this is Kansas calling”

Rick Nichols Special to The Gardner News The Olathe residence of former Gardner businessman Del Sawyer provided the setting Saturday for a special event celebrating Kansas Day organized by the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club. Starting at 10 a.m., members of the club attempted to make contact with as many amateur radio operators, or Continue Reading

Citizens invited to attend upcoming budget forum

Residents will be provided an opportunity to learn about priority based budgeting at the Citizens Budget Forum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the city hall council chambers. The city holds the forum annually to provide residents an opportunity to offer input on budget initiatives and priorities for the subsequent year. Gardner employs priority-based Continue Reading

Kobach calls for election audits

James Hoyt KU Statehouse Wire Service Secretary of State Kris Kobach has called for legislation that would require county election offices to audit a portion of electronic votes cast in elections, with the goal of finding possible discrepancies. Speaking Jan. 25 to the House Elections Committee, Kobach said his proposed bill would permit the Secretary Continue Reading