December 20, 2014

Welcome Santa

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Santa meets with a child at Santa’s workshop in Cornerstone Park.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Gardner this weekend.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the city’s parks department will host a Candy Cane Hunt in Cornerstone Park. …

USD 231 will not conduct search to replace former superintendent

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 will not post an opening for superintendent.
School board members opted not to open a search for the top job in the district following a heated discussion at a Dec. 8 school board meeting.
Pam …

Teams from 4 states compete at GEHS

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Cunningham won the 152-pound weight division in the season opener against Lansing High School last week. The Blazers defeated Lansing 45-20 un the home dual.  Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Cunningham won the 152-pound weight division in the season opener against Lansing High School last week. The Blazers defeated Lansing 45-20 un the home dual. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Three Gardner Edgerton High …

Blazers beat Lansing in home wrestling dual

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Dustin Carstens placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class in the Blazer Invitational last weekend. Nationally-ranked wrestlers from four states competed. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Dustin Carstens placed fifth in the 170-pound weight class in the Blazer Invitational last weekend. Nationally-ranked wrestlers from four states competed. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer …

Lady Mustangs defeat Spring Hill

Ashlyn Anderson scored eight points leading the Wheatridge Middle School lady Mustang eighth grade basketball team to a 31-17 win at Spring Hill Middle School last week.
In addition to Anderson’s points, Kaylee Cox and Mckinsey Aynes each added six …

2014 Holiday Homes Tour

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Blazer basketball season begins against Mill Valley

After nearly three weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys basketball team will open the season at home against the Mill Valley High School Jags this week.
Six seniors return led by point guard Brett Wright. Wright …

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd Wallet.com. The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

GE, SH schools count, track homeless students

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The number of American students who are homeless has increased significantly – 58 percent – in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an area in which the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring …

Soups on!

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Mary Peters and Betty Smith, both of Gardner, take donations during a soup dinner on Dec. 1. Beta Sigma Phi’s annual soup dinner funds a scholarship for a Gardner Edgerton High school senior.…