October 7, 2015

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

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

KC Pumpkin Patch now in new location

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Kirk & Julie Berggren have been owners of the KC Pumpkin Patch for 11 years. After losing their lease at the former Gardner location, they have now relocated to 13875 S. Gardner Road in Olathe. The new location is just 1.6 miles north of Gardner Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton High School invited to join Sunflower League

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton High School officials have received an invitation to join the Sunflower Athletic League. “We’re in the first phase of even talking about that,” USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan said. GEHS currently belongs to the Eastern Kansas League, an eight team league including Bishop Miege, Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Continue Reading

Freed slave laid to rest in Gardner in 1900

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News Isam Smith moved to the Kansas Territory with the Jacob Victor family when he was 26. The life of Smith, who died in 1900 and is buried in the Gardner Cemetery, will be featured in the Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk this weekend. Isam was born into slavery Continue Reading

Science program set for New Century Fieldhouse

Students in the Gardner School District are invited to attend three Mad Science programs offered during non-school days in October at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway. The Mad Science sessions, offered through the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department, are a fall break camp for students between the ages of seven and 13. Continue Reading

Historical museum’s annual Cemetery Walk set to bring history to life

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Isam Smith’s grave marker in the Gardner Cemetery is incorrect, but re-enactors from the Gardner Historical Museum will set the record straight during a Talking Tombstones Cemetery Walk this weekend. The annual event raises funds for museum. Smith, a freed slave who lived on the current site of New Century AirCenter, died Continue Reading

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

Injured Blazer squad falls to league rival Blue Valley West High School

Falling behind 21-6 at halftime, the Gardner Edgerton High School football team dropped a 42-14 Eastern Kansas League decision at Blue Valley West High School Friday night. Early on, GEHS made a game of it. Junior quarterback Griffin Johns connected with Zach Bass on a 62-yard pass setting up the Blazers inside the 10-yard line. Continue Reading