September 21, 2014

WMS football take win

The Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade football squad clocked its first win of the season against Paola Middle School on Sept. 9.
The WMS Mustang team engaged in a well-executed game to take the 20-14 victory at home.
Mustang quarterback Preston …

Air show will feature vintage WWII planes

The Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing will host an Air Expo at New Century this weekend. The event will feature a variety of vintage war aircraft including a B-17, a B-25, and a P-51.
The air show will …

Throw back to class of ‘82

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of Mrs. Gieringer’s 1978-1979 second grade class pose for a class picture. They graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School in 1989, and will re-unite during their 25th class reunion this weekend. An ornery second grader drew beards …

Officials network, discuss local issues, projects

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts, and Gardner city council member Heath Freeman share a meal together during a public official networking event on Sept. 4. USD 231 Board of Education President Rob Shippy, in the background, later joined the table. Public officials updated one another on projects and issues in the Gardner-Edgerton area. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts, and Gardner city council member Heath Freeman share a meal together during a public official networking event on Sept. 4. USD 231 Board of Education President Rob Shippy, in the background, later

Riding with Reece event set for Oct. 4

The fourth annual Ridin’ with Reece Poker run is set for Oct. 4.
The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury patients in need at the University of Kansas Hospital.
In August 2006, Reece Good, formerly of Gardner, was returning …

Bicyclists to pass through Edgerton Saturday

Bikers are headed to Edgerton, but residents won’t hear the roar of engines and the smell of grease. The MS 150 Bike Race will pass through Edgerton on Sept. 13.
The race is a two-day fundraiser for the National Multiple …

GEHS graduate to chair KU conference

Laura Wehmeier, a 2012 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, will co-chair a student housing conference at the University of Kansas next month. Wehmeier, a KU junior in nursing, and Taylor Hanna, a KU senior in applied behavioral sciences, will help …

Information wanted in intermodal theft

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
They have the truck, but they’re still searching for the thief.
Gardner Police officers recovered a semi-tractor that had been stolen from the Edgerton intermodal last week. The truck, a 2006 Freightliner, has been returned to its …

Walking through time

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Claud Steed portrays Jimmy Peters in the Gardner Cemetery on Sept. 4. The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual walk on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. This year’s walk featured World War II veterans, including …

GE tennis team nets wins in opening action

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis team turned in an impressive effort in season-opening varsity action at Leavenworth High School last week.
The Blazers swept all four matches against Shawnee Mission North High School; posted a 1-3 record versus …