February 6, 2016

Unofficial USD 231 bond results

According to unofficial results posted on the Johnson County Election website, the USD 231 $29.7 school bond has passed. This information will be updated as received. Additional information can be viewed at: LINK

Wheatridge nominated for award program 

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award program announced that the Kansas State Department of Education nominated a Gardner Edgerton school for the 2016 National Blue Ribbon (NBR) Schools Award Program. Wheatridge Middle School was among only five Kansas schools chosen and was nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School. Wheatridge Middle administrators and staff were Continue Reading

Late rally sinks Jags

A late rally fell just short and the Pioneer Ridge boys seventh grade varsity boys basketball team dropped a close 38-34 decision to Trailridge last week. Kody Hughes’ three-pointer cut the deficit to three points but Pioneer’s rally fell short and Trailridge escaped with the victory. Despite the loss, Brooks Langrehr and Hughes led the Continue Reading

Samuels scores 15 points in Mustang win

Roman Samuels scored 15 points and Ethan Reynolds added 11 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School boys seventh grade varsity to a 37-27 win versus Ottawa last week. Wheatridge Middle School went up 15-8 at halftime and held on for victory with solid second half defense. Other scorers were Dylan Jacobs, six points and Hunter Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.

“CQ, CQ … this is Kansas calling”

Rick Nichols Special to The Gardner News The Olathe residence of former Gardner businessman Del Sawyer provided the setting Saturday for a special event celebrating Kansas Day organized by the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club. Starting at 10 a.m., members of the club attempted to make contact with as many amateur radio operators, or Continue Reading

Meeting set to determine golf course’s future

Gardner golf’s lease is coming to an end. From 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the senior citizen building, there will be a town hall meeting to discuss the Gardner golf course’s future. The current 30-year golf course operating agreement is scheduled to expire in August, 2018. “As the current operating agreement nears the end Continue Reading

Blazers second at SH basketball invite

Reaching the finals for the second season in a row, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team brought back second place honors from the Spring Hill Invitational last week. GEHS, 3-8, reached the final by virtue of wins against Veritas Christian (67-58) and Spring Hill (49-43). That set up a rematch with Goddard-Eisenhower. GEHS jumped to Continue Reading

Steel Magnolias

GEHS Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias” on Feb. 3, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium. Rehearsing cast members (left to right) Emily Worth, Larissa Weidler, Faith Garrie, Lindy Maska, Olivia Schultz, and Ali Shappell.

Blazer matmen third at Holton Classic

The Blazers held off a late Rossville run and brought back a third place finish from the Holton wrestling classic last weekend. Holding off the late Rossville run were seniors Dustin Carstens and Andrew Sprague. At 182 pounds, Carstens (18-5), and currently ranked fourth in 6A took on number one ranked in 3A and all Continue Reading