November 27, 2015

Blazer team drops game to Blue Valley Northwest in district footbal action

Falling behind 21-0, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers dropped a 21-7 decision at Blue Valley Northwest High School in second round district 6A action last Friday night. Northwest, 2-6, went up 7-0 with less than two minutes left in the first quarter on a 70-yard touchdown run by Jack Knutson. The point-after by Rahto Continue Reading

Community boasts haunted spaces, some say

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News With its rich history including settlers on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and its part in settling the Wild West hundreds of years ago, many of the older buildings in Gardner are known for their paranormal activity. The most well-known haunted location in the Gardner area is Continue Reading

School recognizes 2, first year teachers

Katie Stevenson, a Gardner Edgerton High School science teacher, and Stephie Brady, a kindergarten teacher at Madison Elementary School, were selected as secondary and elementary candidates to compete in the statewide First Year Teacher Horizon Award competition. The award recognizes exemplary first year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them. Winners will be Continue Reading

New overpass

Construction has reached the halfway mark on a new motor vehicle overpass on Waverly Road just west of Gardner. The bridge being built spans the lead tracks serving the BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City intermodal center, which opened two years ago. This photo shows one of six 145-foot long pre-stressed concrete I-beams that were Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter The Comet Tech 4-H Club met and presented National Youth Science Day to visitors at the county extension office. The facilitators taught youth “Motion Commotion” by using race cars equipped with modeling clay drivers and a simulated runway. The experiment tested the physics of motion and knowledge of speed and safety Continue Reading

Variety of fall events to entertain at Halloween

Danedri Thompson There’s plenty to be spooked about in the rural areas surrounding southwest Johnson County this fall. From hayrack rides to pumpkin patches and wineries, agriculture tourism has found a fall home nearby. There are also several events and parties planned for the Halloween season. Peckham’s Pumpkin Patch 4567 Marshall Rd Rantoul, KS Continue Reading


The Gardner Edgerton High School Trailblazer band entertains the crowd during halftime of the GEHS game last Friday night.

Blue Valley Tigers turns back Gardner Edgerton Blazer football team

Using a strong rushing attack, the Blue Valley High School Tigers turned back the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers 35-7 in first round 6A District play at GEHS last Friday night. Early on, it appeared that GEHS, 1-6, would make a game of it. Keegan Michael capped a long drive with a four-yard touchdown run, Continue Reading

Golf team goes to State

For the first time since 2008, the entire Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer golf team qualified for the state tournament. The Blazers did see a 6A Regional in Wichita last week placing third as a team. Leading the way was Mia Tovkach carding a score of 77 for a second place finish overall. Joining Continue Reading

District court dismisses portions of Gilhaus suit against USD 231

Danedri Thompson Several parts of a lawsuit against USD 231 have been dismissed, however parts of a lawsuit filed by former school district administrators Bill Gilhaus, Lana Gerber and Christy Ziegler will move forward. U.S. District Judge Julie A. Robinson dismissed the suit against Superintendent Pam Stranathan, but claims that board members Tresa Boden, Continue Reading