November 26, 2015

Bond issue to expand GEHS to move forward

Danedri Thompson School officials will seek voter approval for a $29.7 million bond issue. Board members approved a bond application for submission during a Oct. 5 meeting. If approved, the bond issue would add 18 classrooms and a separate career and technical education building to Gardner Edgerton High School. Jeremy McFadden, director of business Continue Reading

Homecoming performance

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer dance and cheer teams entertain the Homecoming crowd last Friday night.

One-car wreck kills 2 on I-35 near Edgerton

A 25-year-old Wellsville woman and her 6-year-old passenger were killed in an accident on Interstate 35 south of Edgerton on Oct. 7. Ashley Nicole Towner, 25 of Wellsville, was driving southbound on I-35 near the Homestead Road exit when her 2003 Impala went into the median. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Towner overcorrected and Continue Reading

Blue Valley North spoils GEHS Blazer Homecoming in lopsided win

Building a 14-0 first quarter lead the Blue Valley North High School Mustangs turned back the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team, 42-7, on homecoming night. North, 5-1, now stands alone atop the Eastern Kansas League. BVN quarterback Joey Dolan lead the charge against the Blazer team. Dolan tossed two, first quarter touchdown passes, Continue Reading

Eisenhower Vigil

VFW Post11234 members at the Eisenhower Vigil in Ablilene, KS Oct. 9. PICTURED: Mike Hutton, Ron Burger, Gaylen Taylor, Alan Robbins, Mike Ficken. Not pictured Joe Scheuneman.

Record setting day for Lady Blazer golf team

It was a record setting day for the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer golf team in final round action of the Eastern Kansas League tournament at Swope Park last week. As a team, the Blazers posted a new school record of 360, shaving seven strokes off the previous best set just two weeks ago. Continue Reading

Wheatridge Middle School blanks Jags, 40-0

Wheatridge Middle School Mustang football team fired off 32 points in the first half of play against cross town rivals, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School Jags last week. By the end of play, WMS blanked the Jags in a 40-0 Mustang victory. PRMS Coach Jeff Davidson said the Jags faced challenges on both sides of Continue Reading

Cross country girls’ team takes 4th at Mill Valley

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer cross country teams turned in top performances at the 20-team Mill Valley Invitational last Saturday. The Lady Blazers brought back a fourth place team finish thanks to medalists Larissa Wiedler, 11th, and Jade Haney, 14th. Carson Hughes led the GEHS boys’ team effort. Hughes finished in 37th place with Continue Reading

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Actors recreate Gardner history in cemetery walk

The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual cemetery walk last weekend. The event raised funds from the museum, 204 W. Dan Thompson, left, poses with Kurt Hollingshead. Thompson portrayed Isam Smith and Hollingshead portrayed Benjamin Francis.