September 16, 2014

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Long to lead Blazer tennis team

Senior Krista Long will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers tennis team into action at the home opener, Sept. 2.
Long returns after finishing 10th at 6A state a year ago. Other top returners include Mary Murphy and …

Blazers brace for battle against Shawnee Mission East

Led by seniors Josh Lang and Seth Pesek, the Blazer football team hosts highly ranked Shawnee Mission East in its home opener, Sept. 5.
GEHS lost top running back Traevohn Wrench to graduation and will rebuild around the likes of …

Edgerton council offers support for asphalt plant

Danedri Thompson
The Edgerton City Council will formally recommend that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approve a proposed asphalt and concrete plant just beyond the city limits.
Council member Cindy Crooks, Mayor Don Roberts, and city administrator Beth …

City appoints Troutner to replace Wiseman

Danedri Thompson
There’s a new face on the Edgerton City Council.
The group approved the appointment of Charlie Troutner to a seat left vacant by Heidi Wiseman’s departure. Wiseman announced her resignation, which was effective July 25, in late …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …


Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz,

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz,

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz,
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …

Borth earns All American Invitational

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

The honors just keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School freshman football player Garrett Borth.
Last week Borth earned an All American invitation to play in the Diamond Sports/ Maxx All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S. C. …

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …