April 2, 2015

It’s almost track time

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Conner McGuire clears a vault in Gardner Edgerton High School track practice last week. The pole vaulters are expected to provide consistent scoring again this season. The Blazers begin the season at the Shawnee Mission South Relays April …

USD 231 anticipates population growth

School officials anticipate USD 231 will grow by 2.5 to 3.5 percent next year, according to a report to school board members from Jody Marshall, director of human resources.
Marshall wrote that he anticipates more complete numbers including five-year growth …

Blazer track season begins at Shawnee Mission South Relays

After nearly a month of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers boys track season will begin at the Shawnee Mission South Relays, April 4.
Teams competing in the Shawnee Mission South Relays will include Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission …

Lady Blazers track season to begin

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers track season sprints out of the blocks with a freshman meet at Blue Valley West on March 26.
The varsity team will wait until April 4, when the squad is set to compete …

Edgerton candidate forum cancelled

Due to scheduling conflicts, a scheduled forum for Edgerton City Council candidates has been cancelled. The forum was set for March 24 at Edgerton Elementary School.  However, several of the seven candidates were unable to attend.

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Broadway star to appear at GEHS

Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music, and she is now scheduled to appear at Gardner Edgerton High School.
On Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m., Susan …

Gardner Edgerton Chamber to host candidate forums

The Gardner-Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will host a series of candidate forums in the lead-up to the April 7 General Election. Three separate forums will feature candidates for Gardner City Council, Edgerton City Council and the USD 231 Board of …

Scholarship contest announced

Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney announced the opening of the 2015 Financial Scholars Video Contest last week, which will run through April 21.

He said his office is looking for original persuasive, TED-talk style video essays conveying the value of …

Bowen ties for 7th in NCAA track meet

Casey Bowen, center, tied for seventh place in pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the University of Arkansas last week. Bowen is a Gardner Edgerton High School alum. Submitted photo

Casey Bowen, center, tied for seventh place in pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the University of Arkansas last week. Bowen is a Gardner Edgerton High School alum. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout, Casey …

KDOT begins truck parking study

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority have started a freight truck parking study.
“As more freight moves across the state, truck parking needs to be reevaluated in order to determine if current needs are being met,” …