May 3, 2015

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

Middle school robotics team rumble in the ridge

Gifted students from Trail Ridge Middle School and Wheatridge Middle School competed in a robotics competition on March 26, according to a report to the USD 231 school board from Judy Martin, director of special services. The competition pitted teams …

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

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Although his August 1863 raid …

Officials to consider boundary changes, new schools soon

The USD 231 demographer projections suggest that USD 231 board of education members should examine building capacity and school boundaries in the near future, according to a report from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall.
A district five-year …

New, old faces to fill councils, school board

There will be new faces on Gardner and Edgerton city councils and on the USD 231 board of education.
Gardner voters retained incumbent council member Todd Winters. Newcomers Lee Moore and Rich Melton also were elected. They will replace Heath …

Boys track team sets 15 personal bests at meet

Setting 15 personal records, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team turned in a top performance at the Olathe Invitational last week.
Leading the way was junior Andrew Sprague, who tossed discus 146-feet 3-inches to win the gold medal.…

Enrollment for USD 231 enrichment program open

USD 231 will offer a variety of enrichment programs over the summer months. Sessions will be offered June 1-4, June 8-11, June 15-18, July 6-9, and July 13-16.
Enrollment for the seven sessions will run through May 15. Already, 54 …

Lady Mustangs run well at Louisburg

The Wheatridge Middle School track teams opened the season with several record setting performances in action at the Louisburg Triangular last week.
In seventh grade girl’s competition, Zoe Daniels took gold in the 100 meter hurdles, Kailani Donham placed first …