January 27, 2015

Borth plays in All-American Bowl game

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Garrett Borth, center, recently competed in the Diamond Combine All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach,South Carolina. Borth started as a defensive end and helped his team to a 10-6 championship win. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Garrett Borth, center, recently competed in the Diamond Combine All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach,South Carolina. Borth started as a defensive end and helped his team to a 10-6 championship win. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High …

Lady Blazers extend win streak

With a convincing lead over Blue Valley West High School last week, the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers varsity basketball team improved to 3-4 season record.
The lady Blazers lead from start-to-finish.
GEHS jumped to a 26-4 first quarter …

Political theater may be in store for session

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Budget and education funding will take center stage during the 2015 legislative session, but Sen. Julia Lynn says there will be action backstage as well.
Behind-the-scenes, Lynn anticipates juggling for political position by those who hope to …

Education funding to dominate 2015 session

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year.  File Photo

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year. File Photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Education and budget will dominate debate in …

Mat men

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior T J Burger finished fifth at the Johnson County Classic just before the holiday break.Burger and the Blazers return to action in the Newton Invitational Jan. 16-17.…

Blazer matmen prepare for Newton tourney

The Gardner Edgerton High School wrestling team will return to action after the holiday break with a trip to Newton for the Tournament of Champions. The tournament runs Jan. 16-17.
This year’s champion invitational includes 10-ranked Kansas teams. Top entrants …

Blazer boys, girls basketball seasons resume

After a brief holiday break, the Gardner Edgerton High School girls and boys basketball teams resume their seasons with a home games against Blue Valley North this week.
On the boys side, GEHS posted a 2-2 record at the break.…

Local voters will have 2 elections, several choices in upcoming year

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s election season, again.
Registered voters should begin receiving ballots for the USD 231 Local Option Budget (LOB) election shortly after New Year’s Day. Ballots will be mailed from the county election office beginning Jan. 7.
The …

Looking back on 2014

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dylan McDonald has been a solid performer for the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer wrestling team in the 132-pound weight division this season.…

Staffing changes, warehouses mark sometimes contentious 2014

A giant flag is unfurled and hoisted at Perkins Restaurant in April. The flag was larger than permitted by Gardner city code. The restaurant was able to win a variance to fly it. File photo

A giant flag is unfurled and hoisted at Perkins Restaurant in April. The flag was larger than permitted by Gardner city code. The restaurant was able to win a variance to fly it. File photo

Staffing changes dominated local headlines …