November 1, 2014

GE, SH school districts boast record enrollments

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 230 and USD 231 have more students this year than they did last year.
The Spring Hill School District added 97 students this year – or grew by approximately 3.9 percent. The Gardner Edgerton School District …

Johnson County commissioners again delay asphalt plant decision

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a second time, Johnson County commissioners delayed a decision to grant or deny a conditional-use permit for a proposed asphalt plant near Edgerton. During a Sept 25 meeting, commissioners agreed to postpone a decision until Edgerton …

Celebrating Homecoming

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Gardner Edgerton High School homecoming queen candidates are Krista Long, Jewelry Aphayarath, Amy Hurd, Carly Graceffa, and Alli Koelzer. King candidates are Ashton Vega, Jacob Haywood, Dylan McDonald, Jake Huppe and Colton Mullin. The homecoming …

Bruno leads Blazer golf effort

Hope Bruno, Jasmine Bailey, Emily Smith, Hannah Trivitt, Mary Hansen and Savannah Coc competed in the Heritage and Paola golf Invitationals for the Lady Blazers last week. Submitted photo

Hope Bruno, Jasmine Bailey, Emily Smith, Hannah Trivitt, Mary Hansen and Savannah Coc competed in the Heritage and Paola golf Invitationals for the Lady Blazers last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Hope Bruno took eighth place pacing the …

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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Special to The Gardner News
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