October 7, 2015

GEHS teacher wins scholarship

Lindsey Ross, GEHS journalism teacher and graduate student, is the recipient of a $1,000 Future Teacher Scholarship from the National Journalism Education Association. The scholarship is to enhance journalistic skills as a journalism teacher and school media adviser. As a high school senior, Ross was yearbook copy editor, which, she said on her application, “inspired Continue Reading

County service centers to host drive for hygiene products

Johnson County Human Services will host a “Nut” Your Average Food Drive through the month of September collecting personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for Johnson County residents in need. It’s an effort to help clients “store up” those items that can’t be purchased with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (formerly known as food stamps). Continue Reading

Hometown Heroes – Sandy & John Husted

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Sandy & John Husted recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They’ve spent all of that time, and more, living in the Antioch community, just south of 223rd on Waverly Road and north of Hillsdale Lake. It’s quiet on that piece of road today, but in Continue Reading

Nike Middle School has interesting history

Mica Marriott mmarriott@gardnernews.com According to Greek Mythology, Nike was the winged goddess of victory. In 1944, the United States Army thought Nike was the perfect name for their redesigned version of the German Wasserfall Missile, which was the world’s first successful guided-surface missile. There were two versions of the Nike Missile. The first, used from Continue Reading

Military update

Air Force Airman Adela T. Nichols graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2015 graduate of Spring Hill High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and Continue Reading

Military update

Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan V. Spiegel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Spiegel is a 2015 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat Continue Reading

Sen. Moran appoints Gardner man to board

Ernie Honas, Gardner, has been named to Sen. Jerry Moran’s 2015 Kansas Service Academy Selection Board. The 20-member board reviews applications and interviews candidates applying for admission to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Honas served in the Continue Reading

Johnson County seeks input for new flag

Johnson County is asking for public input on its new flag. An online survey is available at www.jocogov.org/flag, and participants can vote for one of four designs. Thousands of votes have come in and due to popular demand we will extend the vote through Friday, Aug. 21. The Johnson County flag helps residents identify places Continue Reading

Grant winners

Kim Brooks, Johnson County Livestock Association president; Emily Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Allyson Rietcheck, Mallory Meek, Ben Burling, Abigail Dawson, Brenden Meek, and Evan Zimmerman, Johnson County Farm Bureau, pose for a photo after the livestock association offered grants to the students pictured.

Pictures from the fair

Earl Allen Jr. prepares a sheep for sheering. 4-Hers show all kinds of livestock during the Johnson County Fair each year.