October 4, 2015

SME blanks Blazers in opener

Defending 6A state champions, the Shawnee Mission East High School Lancers, lived up to their preseason hype handing the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers a 45-0 loss at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium last Friday night. Using a balanced attack East jumped to a 33-0 first half lead and never looked back en route to Continue Reading

Shooting event raises money for local causes

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com It’s kind of like golfing with a gun. That’s how Mike Gardner describes the annual Adopt the Children Charity Clay Shoot. Gardner, of Gardner, has been organizing the annual event for the past 14 years. At that time, Gardner worked for Johnson County and enjoyed participating in the county government’s annual Feed Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office investigating theft

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of farm equipment stolen from barn buildings on Sunflower Road between Gardner and Edgerton last week. A 1993, faded red Kawasaki Mule was taken. The older machine doesn’t have a muffler, but does have mounting brackets for a sprayer bed. A faded red, flatbed pull tilt Continue Reading

GEHS teacher wins scholarship

Lindsey Ross, GEHS journalism teacher and graduate student, is the recipient of a $1,000 Future Teacher Scholarship from the National Journalism Education Association. The scholarship is to enhance journalistic skills as a journalism teacher and school media adviser. As a high school senior, Ross was yearbook copy editor, which, she said on her application, “inspired Continue Reading

Johnson County unveils new flag design

Johnson County received nearly 3,000 votes for a new county flag design, and today revealed the winning design at its Board of County Commissioners regular business session. The Johnson County flag helps residents identify places where county services are offered. As part of a countywide rebranding effort that began in 2013, Johnson County adopted a Continue Reading

GEHS announces ACT score averages

The Gardner Edgerton High School 2015 ACT Composite Score of 23.5 once again outperformed the state composite average of 21.9. GEHS’ composite average is the highest scoreUSD 231 history. Gardner Edgerton High School students outpaced the state averages in all areas. GEHS students tested higher average scores in English of 23. The state English average Continue Reading

Blazers prepare for opener against Shawnee Mission East High School

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team opens its season against defending state champion Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 4. Following four weeks of intense practice sessions, GEHS Coach Marvin Diener and the Blazer squad will kick-off the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, Continue Reading

Blazer Cross Country season begins in Wichita

Following four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams travel to the Gold Classic in Wichita for a varsity-only meet. “The boys team will be young again, but we will return four letter winners,” said Coach Larry Ward. “The girls also have four letter winners and have several talented freshmen on Continue Reading

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Three persons in Johnson County have been diagnosed with Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto. The illness, which is caused by a protozoan, causes diarrhea and is spread through contaminated water. The county health department is working with pool operators in Overland Park and Shawnee to treat or close those known swimming pools with which Continue Reading

Parties agree to mediation, trial schedule in Gilhaus suit against USD 231

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Attorneys for former Gardner Edgerton School District administrators and for the school district hammered out a schedule for a trial. Former USD 231 superintendent Bill Gilhaus, former USD 231 executive director for administrative services Lana Gerber, and former USD 231 executive director of educational services filed a lawsuit against current USD 231 Continue Reading