April 19, 2014

Complaint against former GE attorney dismissed

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator dismissed a complaint against former Gardner Edgerton School District attorney, Joseph Hatley.
Rep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, requested that the administrator, which reviews complaints of misconduct against lawyers, examine Hatley’s conduct during a USD 231 board of …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Freshman Trystan Tovkach shot an 87 to lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf effort at Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, last week.
Tovkach finished just eight strokes off first place. He shot a 45 on the front …

Lady Blazers earn gold at Shawnee Mission South Invitational

Taylor Claybon, senior, explodes out of the starting blocks in the girls 100-meter race at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational. Submitted photo

It was a good start to the season for Coach Larry Ward and his Lady Blazers at the Shawnee Mission South Relays on April 5.
Gold medal performances came from Lauren Strick in the shot put, Abby Buie in the …

Blazers run well at Shawnee Mission South track Invitational

Trae Henderson, junior, hands off the baton to Marcus Gilmore, junior, in the boys 400 meter relay at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational last weekend. Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School track teams turned in impressive performances in an opening-season Shawnee Mission South Invitational, April 5.
The Lady Blazers battled to a fourth place tie with Shawnee Mission West. The Blazer boys finished …

Van Vleet, Meeks lead Blazer tennis effort

Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks led the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis effort in competition at Washburn Rural in a quadrangular last week.
At Washburn, the Blazer duo posted a perfect 4-0 record to win the championship. They …

GEHS wrestlers compete at nationals

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Pesek, Tyler Norton, TJ Burger, Emilio Fowler and Dustin Williams participated in the USA National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa last weekend. Williams placed second in the 160-pound division.…

Blazer baseball team sweeps Blue Valley

Using strong pitching and defense, the Blazer baseball team swept Blue Valley by scores of 2-1, and 6-4 last week.
At Blue Valley April 1, pitcher Brett Wolford was near perfect. He tossed a one-hitter, with nine strikeouts and Jacob …

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Elementary dedicates memorial recess carts

Edgerton Elementary Principal Nancy Woolery presents indoor recess carts during an all-school assembly last week. The recess carts were dedicated to former elementary school staff member Joyce Higginbotham, who died earlier this year. Joyce’s family attended the dedication assembly. Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
An assembly was held at Edgerton Elementary School, March 28, to dedicate two new indoor recess carts, in memory of long-time teacher’s aide and recess supervisor, Joyce Higginbotham, who passed away on Feb. …

Good turnout for low-cost animal clinic

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Several residents brought their dogs and cats to the city of Edgerton’s annual low-cost vaccine clinic, held in downtown Edgerton on March 29.
Edgerton Code Enforcement Officer Charlie Lydon, who was in charge …