April 27, 2015

Looking Back: Former GHS students reunite

Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the Oct. 18, 1945 edition of The Gardner News. The 81st annual Gardner Edgerton High School all-school reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 17 at GEHS.

About 65 former students of …

Sheriff’s office to host sobriety checkpoint

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County the weekend of April 24, 2015.

Drivers suspected of being impaired will be given a brief sobriety test.  If the …

GEHS’ DeathTrap opens tonight

The Gardner Edgerton High School Theatre Department will present “Deathtrap” beginning Wednesday, April 22.
Written by Ira Levin, the play holds the record for longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. The five character, one-set play also won a Tony Award.
The curtain …

Blazers lose to St. Thomas Aquinas High

Conner Boyt

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Conner Boyt stroked a single against St. Thomas Aquinas last week. The Blazers dropped a 4-0 decision to the Saints. Submitted photo

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity baseball team …

Lady Jags win Paola Invitational

Using balanced scoring, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School lady Jags eighth grade girls track team brought back first place from the Paola Invitational last week.
The lady Jags opened the scoring with a 1-2-3 finish in the two mile run.…

Blazer boys place sixth at Baker Relays

Scoring 58 points, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity track team brought back a sixth place finish from the Baker Relays last week.
A gold medal went to the 1600 relay of Jamin Anderson, Tim Visos-Ely, Tanner Hughes …

Bushwhackers raid Gardner for first time Oct. 22, 1861

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely taken to their beds …

GEHS students attend Job Olympics

Gardner Edgerton High School life skills students attended Johnson County Community College’s annual Job Olympics on April 1. This year’s event marked the 17th annual Job Olympics.
GEHS students were pitted against special needs students from more than 30 Kansas …

District to seek extra tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will make an application to the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) requesting the authority to increase local school taxes due to extraordinary growth.
A unanimous board agreed to make the request during an …

New Century unit maintains Army vehicles

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used to move heavy equipment like Bradley tanks.  Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used