April 24, 2014

Blazers drop DH to St. Thomas Aquinas

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity baseball team dropped a hard-fought doubleheader to St. Thomas Aquinas High School by scores of 12-5, 17-7.
Game one was played at Kauffman Stadium, and the Blazers lost …

School board to retain interim superintendent

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Pam Stranathan will continue to serve as interim superintendent of USD 231 next year.
A contract for the term of one year commencing, July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2015, was …

KU Relays

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GEHS  vaulter Conner McGuire made a personal best jump of 14’4 ½” en route to securing a seventh place finish in pole vault. McGuire finished ahead of all other 6A competitors but one (tied).…

Baumgartner replaces former Senator Pat Apple

Molly Baumgartner was elected as Senator during a precinct members’ meeting April 21.
Baumgartner replaces  Sen. Pat Apple who was sworn-in as the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11.
Apple, a Louisburg Republican, recently  resigned from

HOMETOWN HEROS: Dorothy Brecheisen, Born in a house fire

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
March 14, 2014 – Dorothy Brecheisen was born in 1922, in a rural Edgerton Kansas house on fire. That’s right. 1922.
I visited with Dorothy and her daughter Judi Rochte …

Blazers ‘net’ win in Olathe South duel

The Blazer boys tennis team turned in an impressive effort in a duel against Olathe South last week.
The number one doubles team of Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted an 8-1 record while the number two duo of …

Performing with a Purpose donates a big check to Christmas Tree Fund

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On March 29, a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show “Entertainment Through the Ages” at the GEHS Auditorium. The profits from …

Edgerton city financials look good

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
City financials are in a good place, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn told the council during a brief meeting on April 10.
Linn presented council members with a  presentation regarding the financial report …

Legislators give update on session happenings

Danedri Thompson
State Sen. Julia Lynn told an audience of approximately 50 people that part of the legislative process is ugly.
Lynn and state Rep. Bill Sutton updated constituents on the 2014 Kansas Legislative session on April 12. Lynn …

Chicken Foot

Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

A group including Virginia Means, Phyllis Harris, Donna Bratton, and Linda and Virgil Florence, plays a dominoes game called, “Chicken Foot,” during a lunch and fun senior program last week. As part of the program, senior citizens are invited to …