November 25, 2015

Jags third at league wrestling meet

Crowning four champions, the Pioneer Ridge wrestlers brought back third place honors from the Frontier league meet in Ottawa last week. Winning individual league titles were Holden Andrews, Hunter Curbow, Dean Marshall and Caden Rodriguez. Runnerup in their respective weight classes were Brendan Ostel, AJ Rodriguez, David Grant and Zach Ghale. “Overall, a great way Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2015 at the home of Ruth Hermon. Members answered roll call with their favorite line from the Collect. The November program, presented by member Linda Loyd, centered on the origin and meaning of the club Collect which is recited at the beginning of each meeting. The Continue Reading

Roberts launches candidacy for 43rd district

Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts today announced his candidacy to serve the people of Kansas’ 43rd District as their next state representative. Roberts, a Republican, said he is dedicated to finding solutions to resolve the state’s budget shortfalls by reviewing expenditures and incomes to resolve how to best assure that income is derived from sources fairly Continue Reading

GEHS team takes 5th in Battle of the Brains 

Leeann Northway USD 231 The Gardner Edgerton High School engineering team’s Battle of the Brains “Liftoff! KC” project was the secondary level fifth place winner in the 2015 Science City and Burns and McDonnell Competition. The engineering team received a $2,500 grant for their project at a special event at Union Station on November 18. Continue Reading

Donations sought for Ernie Miller Nature Center

Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals. The Ernie Miller Nature Center, located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, has ongoing needs for supplies for both the animals Continue Reading

Trailridge JV loses to Louisburg

Despite a great defensive effort, the Trailridge seventh grade girls JV team dropped a 21-8 decision to Louisburg last week. Kylie Webb led the defensive charge with two blocked shots. Meanwhile, top scorers included Audra Webb, four points. Franki Stumph and Sydney Oyer scored two points.

Borth named to All League team

Baldwin high school sophomore Garrett Borth was recently named to the All Frontier league team in a balloting of conference coaches. Borth earned an honorable mention award as a defensive lineman. He played defensive end and tackle and also played tight end on offense for the Bulldogs. He was only one of three sophomores named Continue Reading

Late rally sinks Huskies

Losing a lead with just one minute left in regulation, the Trailridge Husky eighth grade girls varsity basketball team lost to Louisburg 28-25 last week. “We gave up too many rebounds and had turnovers late in the game,” said Coach Ryan Colston. Despite the loss, Kailani Donham had fourteen points. Sadie Watkins, Anna Tropanksy and Continue Reading

Successful season for Trailridge wrestlers

It’s been quite a season for Coach Brian Essex and the Trailridge wrestling team. The eighth graders posted a 54-32 record, 63% win ratio, while the seventh graders had a 76-54 record, 58% win ratio. Leading the way was Noah Short with a perfect 11-0 record. Johnny Akin had a 14-1 mark, Shawn Waters, 7-1, Continue Reading

BOCC proclaims ‘World Town Planning Day’

Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor was present when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” Roberts joined the county department of planning and codes to accept the proclamation. “World Town Planning Day” is an opportunity to highlight the contribution sound planning makes to the quality of communities Continue Reading