November 28, 2015

Third graders learn about bike safety at rodeo

Grand Star Elementary hosted third grade students in the Gardner Edgerton School District for a bike rodeo, Sept. 22. During the event, students traveled to eight different stations to learn how to stop and go safely, how to use hand signals, to look over their shoulders, ride in a straight line, weave through cones and Continue Reading

SH postman receives award

Spring Hill Postman Keith Stiles, right, receives an award from Postmaster Richard Nuessen for working 30 years without having a preventable accident. Stiles began working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1979 as a substitute on a split route in Spring Hill and Gardner. He later became a sub for route 1 in Spring Hill. Continue Reading

Students of Character

USD 231 recognized first quarter Students of Character during the Sept. 14 board meeting. They included: Edgerton Elementary fourth grader Thomas Savasten, Gardner Elementary third grader Zach Hilliard, Madison Elementary first grader Bridget Simmons, Moonlight Elementary third grader Isaiah Williams, Nike Elementary fourth grader Maddie Xiong, Sunflower Elementary fourth grader Caroline Kuzma, Pioneer Ridge Middle Continue Reading

Kansans in the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe

A Lawrence, Kan., native is helping the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe and open in the Middle East, serving on the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM-6). Seaman Apprentice Nathan Davidson is a Navy logistics specialist and lives and works at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, where the Devastator is based. Bahrain is Continue Reading

GEHS Class of 1990

Lori (Klenke) Warren, a member of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 1990, poses with former Nike Junior High math teacher Joe McNulty. The class of 1990 hosted its 25th reunion last weekend.

Gardner Historical Museum

Members of the KC Bettys chat with VFW and American Legion member Jeff Barber during a World War I event at the Gardner Historical Museum. The event, which featured the Bettys, vintage cars and veteran recognition, kicked off a World War I exhibit, currently on display at the museum.

Kade Meyer memorial run set for Sept. 19

Danedri Thompson For Stormy Meyer and her family, the annual Kade Meyer Memorial 5K is joyous, but hard. The race raises funds for scholarships given in memory of Kade, the seven-year-old son of Stormy and Mark Meyer. He was killed in a car accident outside of Madison Elementary School Sept. 2, 2010. “We as Continue Reading

Kayak Run at Gardner Lake

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, Special to The Gardner News On Labor Day, Gardner Lake was the site of the 2015 Ricos Kayak Run. This was the first of what is expected to become an annual event at Gardner Lake. Ricos is a food service company from San Antonio. The local connection is Larry DeSmarteau, Continue Reading

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