October 8, 2015

2 dead following fatality wreck on I-35

A 25-year-old Wellsville woman and her 6-year-old passenger were killed in an accident on Interstate 35 south of Edgerton on Oct. 7. Ashley Nicole Towner, 25 of Wellsville, was driving southbound on I-35 near the Homestead Road exit when her 2003 Impala went into the median. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Towner overcorrected and Continue Reading

Sign code enforcement doubles over last year

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Sign violations in Gardner have more than doubled in 2015. Last year, city officials issued nine sign violation notices. To date this year, the city has issued 19 violation notices to 13 Gardner businesses. Two businesses have been cited and sent to municipal court for violating the city’s sign regulations. Larry Powell, Continue Reading

GEHS celebrates homecoming this week

Gardner Edgerton High School students will select a Homecoming King and Queen this week as part of the annual Homecoming Week. The theme is “Under the Sea.” Throughout the week, students will compete in several spirit-building activities. The annual Powder Puff football game will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the district athletic Continue Reading

School board to seek $29.7 million GEHS expansion

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com School officials will seek voter approval for a $29.7 million bond issue. Board members approved a bond application for submission during a Oct. 5 meeting. If approved, the bond issue would add 18 classrooms and a separate career and technical education building to Gardner Edgerton High School. Jeremy McFadden, director of business Continue Reading

PRMS Competitors set CC school records

Kyleigh Bobki and Wrenner Brown set new school record leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School effort at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. In seventh grade girls’ competition, Bobki finished in 44th place, bringing home a new one mile record time of 7:07 minutes. Sadie Chorney followed finishing in 62nd place, Jennifer Hernandez Continue Reading

Blazers fall to St. Thomas Aquinas High, 30-7

Falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team dropped a 30-7 Eastern Kansas League (EKL) decision at St. Thomas Aquinas High School Friday night. The Aquinas Saints, 3-2, struck first, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 67-yard run by quarterback Carter Oderman. The Saints added Continue Reading

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Offensive kick assists in GEHS soccer win

Placing its offense in high gear, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad brought back a 5-1 win from Ottawa High School last week. After a slow start, GEHS got things going thanks to junior Anthony Oneri’s first varsity goal. It came from an excellent corner assist from Sam Mayeske 17 minutes into action. Continue Reading

Late rally sinks SHHS

Scoring 10 fourth quarter points, the De Soto High School Wildcats escaped with a 27-24 win over Spring Hill High School last Friday night. “It was a tough loss for our guys,” SHHS Coach Jason Feeback said. “Hats off to De Soto. They are a good football team.” De Soto took an early 10-7 first Continue Reading

Boden sets record

Wheatridge Middle School seventh grader Mallory Boden set a new school record in the one mile. Her mile run, completed in 6:13 minutes, highlighted the lady Mustangs’ performance at the Celebration Park Cross Country Invitational last week. Boden’s school record time was good enough for a seventh place medal. Meanwhile, Mitch Lumley placed seventh in Continue Reading