April 18, 2015

Three lady Blazers on All-EKL league team

Eastern Kansas League coaches took notice of the efforts of the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer basketball team. The coaches recently named three Blazers, Kelsey Leffert, Cassidy Androff and Angeliece Tucker, to its elite post-season All-Eastern Kansas League squad.…

State fire marshal dog teaches safety via blog

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has much …

Stubler, Henderson pace GEHS boys track

Kyle Stubler, Gardner Edgerton High School senior,  cleared 15-feet to take first place in the pole vault at the Shawnee Mission South Relays last weekend. Submitted photo

Kyle Stubler, Gardner Edgerton High School senior, cleared 15-feet to take first place in the pole vault at the Shawnee Mission South Relays last weekend. Submitted photo

Paced by Kyle Stubler and Conner McGuire, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys …

Hollern leads Bronco Tennis effort

Spring Hill High School’s Chance Hollern posted a 4-1 record and placed third in number-one singles last week at the Mill Valley Tennis Invitational.
“The team is showing a lot of improvement,” said Coach Darrin May. “We posted nine wins …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Trystan Tovkach shot an 81, leading the Blazer golf charge at Lions Gate in Overland Park last week. It was the first leg of the Eastern Kansas League tournament.
GEHS sophomore Ben Hunsperger shot a …

Live poultry carries risk of infecting humans with Salmonella

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.
The beginning of spring includes blooms, blossoms, and baby poultry. Although adorable, live baby poultry can …

Stop blaming borrowers, hold predatory lenders accountable

LeeAnn Hall
Guest Columnist
Years after Toni Potter’s husband passed away from pancreatic cancer, debt collectors in her state of Washington were still relentlessly hounding her about his hospital bills.
Andrea Anderson, a young student in Oregon, has been saddled …

Candidates vie for councils, board on April 7

Gardner and Edgerton voters will select new city council and school board members next week.
Recently, the Gardner News sent questionnaires to candidates in the school board, Edgerton City Council and Gardner City Council races. They were given a 50-word …

Johnson County 4-H Dog Club

Alison Duarte handles a dog during Dog Club’s first dog trainging class. Submitted photo

Alison Duarte handles a dog during Dog Club’s first dog training class. Submitted photo

Alison Duarte
Club reporter
Johnson county 4-H Dog club held its first dog training class the evening of Feb. 19 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Dog …

Council candidates meet voters at forum

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Candidates for Gardner City Council addressed potential voters during a forum at Wheatridge Middle School last week. All seven candidates participated, giving voters a peek at what each candidate would like to accomplish if given the opportunity.…