January 26, 2015

Jan. 9 auction will benefit Project Grad

Project Graduation will hold a silent auction to benefit the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2015. Project Grad is a national movement by students, parents and school administrators to provide an alternative party for graduation.
Statistics show that graduation …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Bob & Phyllis Thomen

Bob & Phyllis Thomen Photo of courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Bob & Phyllis Thomen Photo of courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Bob & Phyllis Thomen are longtime residents of Gardner who have raised a family here and contributed greatly to …

USD 231 seeks support for more tax authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials are asking for voters’ trust in a ballot initiative. In January, USD 231 registered voters will be asked to approve an increase in the district’s budget authority, or its local option budget (LOB).
Currently, the …

GEHS Wrestlers topple Lawrence in dual

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Edrick Rouse posted a victory in the 285-pound weight class in a 46-19  win at Lawrence High School on Dec 16. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Edrick Rouse posted a victory in the 285-pound weight class in a 46-19 win at Lawrence High School on Dec 16. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School wrestling team …

Edgerton man displays 100s of inflatables

By day, Kenny Pritchard’s yard is filled with flat inflatables and life-size characters. By night, the inflatables come to life for people to enjoy. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

By day, Kenny Pritchard’s yard is filled with flat inflatables and life-size characters. By night, the inflatables come to life for people to enjoy. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kenny Pritchard doesn’t take Brenda MacLachlan out to …

Blazers matmen take 5th at JoCo classic

Gardner Edgerton High School wrestler, Jensen McDermott, placed third in the 113-pound weight division at the Johnson County wrestling classic last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School wrestler, Jensen McDermott, placed third in the 113-pound weight division at the Johnson County wrestling classic last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

The second-place finish of Gardner Edgerton High School’s Tyler Norton helped the Blazer …

Senior Lunch

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Edgerton seniors enjoy a monthly pot luck luncheon at Edgerton City Hall. December’s lunch featured a holiday theme and a rousing Bingo game. Esther Sein, left, helps Edgerton Parks and Recreation Director Teagan Meadors gather …

McGuire signs letter of intent

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Conner McGuire recently signed a national letter of intent to pole vault at Pittsburg State University. Also pictured is GEHS track coach Thane Nonamaker.…

Pioneer Ridge wins twice to end season

It was a successful final week of the season for Coach Jeff Davidson and his Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade girl varsity team with wins against Paola Middle School and Wheatridge Middle School.
In a close 30-24 win against Paola, …

Slow start sinks Blazer JV team

Scoring just three points in the first quarter, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer junior varsity boys basketball team lost a 49-45 non-conference home game to Olathe North last week.
“The kids battled back, but turnovers and missed free throws …