October 22, 2014

Senior wins $10K scholarship at school-wide assembly

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly.  Submitted photo

Copper McGuire, a Gardner Edgerton High School student, is surprised during an all-school homecoming assembly. McGuire learned he had won a $10,000 scholarship during the assembly. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire received a pleasant surprise during an all-school homecoming assembly on …

Public servants sought for council, commission

The cities of Gardner and Edgerton are seeking a few good people.
Edgerton is seeking two volunteers to serve on its planning commission. The commission is tasked with reviewing development projects and making recommendations to the city council.
Applicants must …

Royalty named

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School selected a homecoming king and queen last Friday. The titles were bestowed upon Carly Graceffa and Jake Huppe, seniors, during the homecoming football game on Oct. 3. Other queen candidates included Krista Long, Jewelry …

GEHS drops rival game against Aquinas

Anthony Cisneros, number 35, runs for yardage in Gardner Edgerton High School’s game against St. Thomas Aquinas. The Blazers dropped a 34-21 decision to the Saints. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Anthony Cisneros, number 35, runs for yardage in Gardner Edgerton High School’s game against St. Thomas Aquinas. The Blazers dropped a 34-21 decision to the Saints. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Despite an early 6-0 lead, the Gardner Edgerton High …

Soccer teams fall to Wyandotte

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity and varsity soccer squads dropped a pair of decisions against Wyandotte High School last week.
The JV squad lost 2-0, and the varsity fell 3-1 in non-league action.
On …

City officials debate snow removal guidelines

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
Nary a snowflake in sight, but shoveling snow was the topic of discussion at the Edgerton City Council work session immediately following the Sept. 25 council meeting.
Last March, the city council alerted …

GE, SH school districts boast record enrollments

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 230 and USD 231 have more students this year than they did last year.
The Spring Hill School District added 97 students this year – or grew by approximately 3.9 percent. The Gardner Edgerton School District …

Johnson County commissioners again delay asphalt plant decision

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a second time, Johnson County commissioners delayed a decision to grant or deny a conditional-use permit for a proposed asphalt plant near Edgerton. During a Sept 25 meeting, commissioners agreed to postpone a decision until Edgerton …

Celebrating Homecoming

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Gardner Edgerton High School homecoming queen candidates are Krista Long, Jewelry Aphayarath, Amy Hurd, Carly Graceffa, and Alli Koelzer. King candidates are Ashton Vega, Jacob Haywood, Dylan McDonald, Jake Huppe and Colton Mullin. The homecoming …

Bruno leads Blazer golf effort

Hope Bruno, Jasmine Bailey, Emily Smith, Hannah Trivitt, Mary Hansen and Savannah Coc competed in the Heritage and Paola golf Invitationals for the Lady Blazers last week. Submitted photo

Hope Bruno, Jasmine Bailey, Emily Smith, Hannah Trivitt, Mary Hansen and Savannah Coc competed in the Heritage and Paola golf Invitationals for the Lady Blazers last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Hope Bruno took eighth place pacing the …