October 21, 2014

Cross country TRMS Huskies medal

The Trail Ridge Middle School cross country teams turned in impressive performances at the Ottawa Invitational last week.
The seventh grade girls led the way with four medal performances. Anna Tropansky took 11th place, while Hanna Thomas finished 12th. Thomas …

Renaud scores four TDs in Trail Ridge win

Jacob Renaud scored four touchdowns and rushed for 200 yards leading the Trail Ridge Middle School seventh grade varsity football team to a 36-0 win at Eudora Middle School last week.
TRMS’ Alex Jennings added a 63-yard touchdown run, and …

Military Muster hosted by Gardner Historical Museum

Replica of ordinance produced at Sunflower Ordinance Works in WWII on display at Gardner Historical Museum

Replica of ordinance produced at Sunflower Ordinance Works in WWII on display at Gardner Historical Museum

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The Gardner Historical Museum hosted an afternoon of conversation and socializing for veterans of …

PRMS Jags lose to Paola

Down two touchdowns at halftime, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade varsity football team dropped a 22-16 decision at Paola last week.
“We started out slow, but the boys battled back and gave a nice effort,” said Coach Jeff …

Mustangs earn medals in Spring Hill Classic

Eight members of the Wheatridge Middle School cross country team scored medals in the Spring Hill Classic last week.
Kenzie Gust was a top, WMS seventh grade girl finisher, bringing home a third place medal. She was closely followed by …

Football team falls to Blue Valley West

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes returned a kickoff 99 yards for a tochdown in a home game against Blue Valey West on Sept. 26. The Blazer football squad is preparing for its homecoming this weekend.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes returned a kickoff 99 yards for a tochdown in a home game against Blue Valey West on Sept. 26. The Blazer football squad is preparing for its homecoming this weekend. Photo courtesy of

Late goals sink Blazer soccer squad

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer soccer squad dropped a hard fought 3-0 decision to perennial power St. Thomas Aquinas High School last week.
GEHS trailed just 1-0 late in the second half, when St. Thomas …

Poker run to benefit traumatic brain injury set

Reece Good

Reece Good

Bikers, riders, hot and rat rodders are invited to the fourth annual Riding with Reece Poker Run on Oct. 4. The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury victims at the University of Kansas Medical Hopsital. Former Gardner-resident …

Third graders attend bike rodeo at Grand Star

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 third graders gathered at Grand Star …

Board to request increase in school budget authority

There will be a mail-in ballot election in January 2015. The one-question ballot will seek approval to increase the USD 231 Local Option Budget from 30 percent to 33 percent.
School board members unanimously approved the measure, which if approved, …