February 28, 2015

State energy plan

Alyssa Scott
KU Statehouse Wire Service
TOPEKA – The process Kansas uses to form its state energy plan could change with the implementation of House Bill 2233.
In the House Energy and Environment Committee hearing Wednesday, the Kansas Corporation Commission …

Theater group cancels summer production

Gardner Community Theatre will not produce a summer musical this year. President Jim Hurd made the announcement in a Feb. 16 email to members.
“We are disappointed by this situation and are hopeful to produce a Christmas show in 2015,” …

Wrestlers take 2nd at EKL meet

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Jensen McDermott and Dustin Carstens took the top spots in their weight …

McKelvey leads Mustangs past Paola

Tevon McKelvey scored 27 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang seventh grade varsity boys basketball team to a 46-39 win at Paola Middle School last week.
WMS trailed 12-6 after one quarter, but pulled within two points by halftime.…

World of Wheels

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner was well-represented this past weekend at the 55th annual World of Wheels. Gardner resident Chris Parr’s 1956 F-100 Custom is pictured here. Built by local business Kultured Custom Restorations, also of Gardner, this yellow …

Great Mall to close mid-to-late fall 2015

The Great Mall of the Great Plains will close later this year.
Developers of the property announced the closure in a Feb. 16 press release. The 786,000 square-foot mall opened in 1997. At one point, it was home to more …

SHHS celebrates winter homecoming

Pictured are Spring Hill High School 2015 Winter Homecoming candidates. In front: Brenna Ewing, Haley Potter, Shelby Baker and Riley Pettit. In back: Brandon Dofat, Danny Hodge, Ryker Johnson and Bradley Smith. King and Queen will be crowned during at a basketball game on Feb. 20. Photo courtesy of Christine Splichal

Pictured are Spring Hill High School 2015 Winter Homecoming candidates. In front: Brenna Ewing, Haley Potter, Shelby Baker and Riley Pettit. In back: Brandon Dofat, Danny Hodge, Ryker Johnson and Bradley Smith. King and Queen will be crowned during at

Lady Broncos turn back Eudora, 33-30

With a balanced scoring attack, the Spring Hill High School lady Broncos basketball team turned back Eudora High School last week. The Broncos edged out Eudora 33-30 in Frontier League action.
Spring Hill jumped to an early 9-2 first quarter …

Lady Blazers defeat Blue Valley North

Kelsey Leffert scored 13 points leading the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer varsity girls basketball team to a 48-44 at Blue Valley North High School last week.
GEHS, 8-9, jumped to an early 17-9 first quarter lead and went …

BVNW loses to GEHS

Scoring 25 fourth quarter points, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team claimed a 62-50 Eastern Kansas League win against Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 9-7, led 15-12 after one quarter and held a 26-21 …