February 9, 2016

Starling moves up in Royals organization

Bubba Starling is moving up. The KC Royals announced last week that the former Gardner Edgerton High School baseball standout and 2011 first round draft pick has been promoted from High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks to the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Starling debuted with the Naturals on April 25. His squad fell 4-3 to the Continue Reading

Auction celebrates 45 years in community

Mica Marriott Special to The Gardner News It’s been 45 years, and Gardner residents can still once per month on Monday nights at Stricker’s Auction. A staple in the community, Stricker’s Auction first opened its doors on  April 5, 1970.  Forty-five years later, and auctiongoers can still hear “six dollar, now seven,” chanted over the Continue Reading

Council sets agreement with humane society

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton city council members approved an agreement between the city and the Lawrence Humane Society (LHS) on April 23. Under the terms of the agreement, the city of Edgerton would pay LHS $40 per animal transferred to the humane society. Charlie Lydon, animal control and code enforcement officer, said there are no Continue Reading

Family still seeks answers in 11-year-old death

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com It’s an unpleasant anniversary for Angela Cox. On May 1, it had been 11 years since the body of her nephew, Alonzo Brooks, was found lying in a creek in rural Linn County. The 23-year-old Gardner man attended a party in La Cygne, Kan., on April 3, 2004 and never returned home. Continue Reading

Tovkach leads GEHS golf charge

Trystan Tovkach fired a 77 to finish for 17th place leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge at the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence last week. Twenty-four teams and 133 golfers participated in the event. An outstanding score of 68 won the tourney. GEHS’ Joe O’Connor and Lucas Allen posted personal bests. Continue Reading

Wheatridge Middle School 8th grade teams take first in home meet

Wheatridge Middle School hosted Paola and Eudora middle school track teams at a WMS track meet on April 21. WMS’ eighth grade boys took the top spot on the podium, with the help of many first place finishes. WMS’ Dakota Crownover took first in the shot put, tossing 33-feet 2 inches to secure gold. Parker Continue Reading

Trail Ridge Middle School boys track team takes Louisburg meet title

Posting five first place finishes, the Trail Ridge Middle School seventh grade boys track team took top honors in the Louisburg triangular last week. Owen Krouch grabbed gold in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 18.56 seconds, while Brett Harding took first in the 100 meters in 12.56 seconds. Harding also took first Continue Reading

Eudora defeats SHHS baseball team

Despite an even start, a tough fourth inning sunk the Spring Hill High School Bronco baseball team in Frontier League play last week. The Eudora High School Cardinals scored six runs in the fourth inning to turn back the Broncos 12-7. Both teams played to a 3-3 tie until the fourth inning when the Cards Continue Reading

PRMS girls track team take high honors

Using balanced scoring, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade girls track team brought back a second place finish from the Ottawa Invitational last week. Winning four events, the PRMS seventh grade squad brought back seven golds. Morgan McIntire vaulted into the top spot clearing 7-feet 6-inches. PRMS’ Elle Lefmann secured gold in the 400 Continue Reading

Blazer soccer team defeats Ottawa

The Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity and varsity girls soccer teams defeated the Ottawa High School Cyclones last week. In JV action, goalie Megan Wetherington earned her first shut out of the season with a 4-0 win. Kayla Hartman opened GEHS’ scoring, finding the net from 18 yards out. Briley Mittendorf also earned two Continue Reading