December 22, 2014

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

GE, SH schools count, track homeless students



Danedri Thompson
The number of American students who are homeless has increased significantly – 58 percent – in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an area in which the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring …

Soups on!

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Mary Peters and Betty Smith, both of Gardner, take donations during a soup dinner on Dec. 1. Beta Sigma Phi’s annual soup dinner funds a scholarship for a Gardner Edgerton High school senior.…

Furniture maker buys LPKC spec warehouse

Danedri Thompson
A speculation warehouse is off the market at the Logistics Park-Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. Northpoint Development, developers for the LPKC, sold a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility to Flexsteel Industries.
According to Beth Linn, Edgerton city administrator, …

Leading tackler

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

With 70 tackles, Gardner Edgerton High School Sophomore linebacker Jonas Pippitt was the team leader in tackles for the Blazer football team this season. Pippitt will be part of a strong returning class next fall.…

Police investigate deadly wreck on 199th Street

Law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly crash that occurred in the 35000 block of 199th Street on Dec. 2.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, the Gardner Police Department received multiple calls of an intoxicated person driving recklessly up …

Tough first half leads to PRMS Jag loss

Falling behind 20-9 at halftime, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity basketball team lost a 43-20 decision at Baldwin Middle School last week.
Despite the loss, Emma Prothe had six points and Taylor Fergola scored five. Gabby Schultz, …

Black Friday draws fewer shoppers, survey finds

Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well.
The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar …

Trail Ridge teams lose to Spring Hill

Cold shooting in the third quarter spelled doom for the seventh grade Trail Ridge Middle School Huskies in an 18-11 loss to Spring Hill Middle School last week.
Both teams headed to halftime tied 8-8, but Spring Hill took control …

Fast start helps Pioneer Ridge to victory

Jumping to a 24-5 first half lead, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade lady Jaguars posted a 40-13 win against Ottawa Middle School last week.
“The team played well, and we had balanced scoring,” said PRMS Coach Jeff Davidson, …