March 4, 2015

GEHS Hall of Fame created in year 2000

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School 1996 boys basketball team gather around Coach Don Bechard, center. Bechard is listed individually in the school’s hall of fame. The team has also been inducted. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School 1996 boys basketball team gather around Coach Don Bechard, center. Bechard is listed individually in the school’s hall of fame. The team has also been inducted. File photo

The Gardner Edgerton Athletic Hall …

Man lobbies to get 1967 team into hall of fame

A Texas man is lobbying to get the 1967 Gardner High School football team inducted into the Gardner Edgerton High School Hall of Fame. Members of the 1967 team included: Don Alumbaugh, Jim Anderson, Alan Anderson, Dennis Attebery, Steve Bell, Mike Bowen, Alan Burch, Bob Burgdorfer, Grey Colboch, Gene Eastland, Frank Finders, Robert Flores, J.H. Freund, Rick Gay, Matt Gill, Clifford Good, Stan Haynes, Steve Haynes, Fred Hartmen, Junie Holtgraver, Carl Humphrey, Lee Humphrey, Jim Kessler, Chuck McClelland, Elliott Moore, Dave Nelson, Mike Riley, Daryl Scheele, Paul Scheele, Cliff Schick, Mike Schick, Richard Soetart, Robbie Smith, Cliff Sparks, Audie Starkey, Bob Swank, Steve Triebel, Micky Wallis, and Leo Watson. Coaches included Head Coach Dennis Delay, Ralph Snavely, and Lowell Hoch. Submitted photo

A Texas man is lobbying to get the 1967 Gardner High School football team inducted into the Gardner Edgerton High School Hall of Fame. Members of the 1967 team included: Don Alumbaugh, Jim Anderson, Alan Anderson, Dennis Attebery, Steve Bell,

Goodbye fuel tanks

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Underground fuel storage tank was removed February 13, 2015 from the old Gardner Casey’s General Store no. 1 at 632 E Main Street. The fuel pumps and canopy were removed a few days earlier. …

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