February 12, 2016

Applications accepted for Citizen’s Academy

The City of Gardner will host its second Citizens Academy, Gardner You!, beginning Jan. 28. From the 2015 class, at least one graduate, Lee Moore, is now an elected official, and at least four – Andy Stevens, Bruce Hughes, Julie Aldridge and Walter Hermreck – serve on advisory committees. “It’s a helpful experience for those Continue Reading

Athena Club

The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2015, at the Perkins Restaurant in Gardner, Kansas. Members answered roll call with a fact about Charles Dickens. Some surprising particulars about Dickens include that in 1865, Dickens was involved in the famed Staplehurst rail crash in which seven train carriages toppled off a Continue Reading

Snow Days

Cold snow was no hindrance to having a good time for Otto Poague, Edgerton, who enjoyed the taste of snow.

PRM student wins metro-wide art contest

Nine students from across the metro area won awards for designing a book cover as part of Price Chopper’s annual “Bag Your Favorite Book” contest. One winner per grade was selected from more than 9,500 entries. This year’s fifth grade winner was Pioneer Ridge Middle School student Madeline Clark. From Sept. 8 to Oct. 15, Continue Reading

Account, established to help Knudsen family

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family of Tyler Knudsen, 23, Edgerton. According to a statement from the GoFundMe account: “Although Tyler lived a short time on this earth, his time was well spent and impacted every single person around him. Unfortunately, this unexpected tragic, senseless and traumatic death has left his wife Continue Reading

Edgerton’s tree lighting

Dec. 4th was the date for this years Edgerton Christmas tree lighting. Edgerton Elementary carolers sang and the crowd watched as the lights were turned on. Everyone then traveled to city hall for refreshments and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. There were decorations to paint and everyone shared their Christmas spirit.

Wait helps KU volleyball team to Final Four

Former GEHS standout Cassie Wait recently helped the KU Lady Jayhawk volleyball team to its first ever Final Four appearance. Wait, a junior Libero, played a major role in KU’s upset of number one USC last week in San Digo. KU rallied from a 13-9 deficit in the fifth and final set to clinch the Continue Reading

Holiday donations

For the 31st year, Christmas Families Inc reached out to approximately 17 families or around 30 children in the Edgerton area. The gifts were gathered at Edgerton elementary school and then distributed to the families. Christmas Families Inc. was founded by Daniel Jacobs and continues to assist children, families and foster children throughout this area. Continue Reading

Gardner’s Hillsdale water staff receive award

Gardner’s Hillsdale Water Treatment Facility received a quality achievement award for its high-quality fluoridation practice of consistently adjusting the water fluoride content to the appropriate levels. The proper fluoride adjustments serve as a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay. This is the first year Oral Health Kansas, Inc. and the Kansas Department of Continue Reading

Blazers wrestle Topeka Seaman

Winning nine of fourteen matches, the Blazers varsity wrestlers turned back tenth ranked Topeka Seaman 35-32 on a home duel last week. At 106 pounds, Drake Taysom lost an 11-4 decision to Dawson Podlena. At 113 pounds, Taven Ewbank got GEHS a win with a pin of Tanner Murphy. At 120 pounds, Matt Klaurens lost Continue Reading