February 11, 2016

“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

Jags post 1-1 record

The eighth grade boys varsity boys team split games with Louisburg and Spring Hill in a season opener doubleheader at Spring Hill last week. In the opener, PRMS defeated Louisburg 37-31 but fell to Spring Hill 40-32 in game two. “We jumped out to an early lead in game one and were able to hang Continue Reading

Confederate flag in GEHS commons creates controversy

Stephonn Alcorn, former GEHS student council president who in 2012 announced his 2036 Presidential candidacy, was blocked from following the Blazers twitter account this week. The problem centers around a social media photo showing a Confederate flag hung by a student in Gardner Edgerton High School. In 2012, Alcorn said he dedicated himself to becoming Continue Reading

Safety first

About 15 youth attended a gun safety course at Edgerton Elementary on Jan. 16. The class, sponsored by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and Edgerton Parks and Recreation, lasted about an hour. Participants watched videos regarding gun safety and toy guns were used in the demonstration.

Blazers Matmen place eleventh at Newton Tournament of Champions

Using balanced scoring, the Blazer wrestlers brought back an eleventh place finish from the Newton Tournament of Champions last weekend. “It was one of our best showings in years and we improved from last year’s 20th place finish,” said Coach Jeremy Williams. We had five individual players and I was real proud of the effort.” Continue Reading

Jags split in double header with Louisburg, SH

The seventh grade Pioneer Ridge varsity boys basketball team met with mixed results in a season opening home doubleheader last weekend. In the opener, Pioneer posted a 45-33 win versus Louisburg behind the 10 point efforts of Kody Hughes and Brooks Langrehr. Pioneer jumped to a 13-2 first quarter lead and took control with 16 Continue Reading