September 22, 2014

Congress hopes to reform Vets Administration

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest columnist
In a year when Kansans have been inundated by news reports of incidents of mismanagement and even death caused by failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there is finally good news to …

Man charged in KCMO served time for local crime

Brandon B. Howell

Brandon B. Howell

Before he was charged with three murders in Kansas City, Mo., last week, Brandon B. Howell, 34, served time in jail for a crime he committed in Gardner.
In 1999, Howell invaded a Gardner apartment complex, kidnapping, …

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed asphalt plant steps from city limits.
A tentative date for the meeting is Sept. 17, but planners are awaiting confirmation that representatives from Bettis Asphalt will attend …

Shut-out leads to GEHS soccer team victory

Dakota Stueber scored two goals leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity soccer squad to a 3-0 win against Shawnee Heights High School in the season opener last week.
Off an assist from Jordan Peralez, GEHS went up …

Blazers lose season opener versus Shawnee Mission East High School

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week.

SHHS volleyball team hits into new season

After nearly a month of practice, the Spring Hill High School Lady Broncos volleyball team began the season at a home meet last weekend.
In pool play, Spring Hill lost to Baldwin High School, 17-25 and 18-25; and to Paola …

Officials welcome new clerk to community

Jeanne Koontz

Jeanne Koontz

The city of Gardner welcomed a new city clerk, Jeanne Koontz, recently.  Mayor Chris Morrow administered the Oath of Office to Koontz at the Aug. 4 city council meeting.  Koontz comes to the city of Gardner with eight …

Broncos rally past Paola in OT

Spring Hill High School rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit and to take a hard-earned 14-13 overtime victory from Paola High School last week.
After a scoreless first quarter, Paola got on the scoreboard, thanks to a 6-yard touchdown run …

Lady Blazer golf team takes 5th in invitational

Taylor Snell helped the Lady Blazer JV golf team to a 5th place finish at the season open at Smileys golf course last week. Submitted photo

Taylor Snell helped the Lady Blazer JV golf team to a 5th place finish at the season open at Smileys golf course last week. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers junior varsity golf squad brought back a …

Jags lose home opener

Falling behind 16-0 after one quarter, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade varsity boys football team dropped a 42-8 decision to Spring Hill Middle School in the home opener last week.
Pioneer, (0-1), got its offense going in the …