October 30, 2014

Royals, media create unusual election

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a strange …

Trunk or Treat

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Dozens of costumed youth descended on the Wheatridge Middle School parking lot on Oct. 26. The kids “trunk or treated” gathering candy from the backs of decorated vehicles.
The event was sponsored by Indian Creek …

GEHS soccer team loses in double OT

It took two overtimes, but Blue Valley West High School’s soccer squad prevailed 3-2 on senior night at Gardner Edgerton High School last week.
GEHS took an early 1-0 lead when Carson Harding assisted Dakota Steuber on a goal. Eight …

Soccer game ends with loss after penalty kick

A successful penalty kick late in the game is all Blue Valley North High School needed to defeat the Gardner Edgerton High School soccer squad 1-0 the regular season soccer finale last week.
“We played outstanding defense again and created …

Blazers fall to Blue Valley Northwest

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes, number 16, returns a kickoff for nice yardage in the Blazers game with Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes, number 16, returns a kickoff for nice yardage in the Blazers game with Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School …

GEHS senior placed on active transplant list

Mary Hart, left, poses with her daughter Judy. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. Submitted photo

Mary Hart, left, poses with her daughter Judy. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Mary and Judy Hart, Gardner, are running a marathon of sorts, and the …

Prairie Moon installation of new officers

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015 Submitted photo

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015. Submitted photo

Alexis Fiedler
Club reporter
Prairie Moon 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on October 13th at the Morning Grange Hall in Spring Hill. The 50+ member 4-H club meets the …

City council seeks public input on capital improvement program

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members tabled until Nov. 17 the adoption of a capital improvement program (CIP) to allow time for members of the community to comment.
The CIP is a five-year plan developed to “guide the city in …

Athena Club

Margaret Ohmes
Reporter
On September 17, 2014, the GFWC Athena Club hosted author and inspirational speaker, Bambi Nancy Shen, who spoke about her book, “The Uncrushable Rose”, a memoir of her life and imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during …

Paving the way

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Crews prepare their machinery Friday morning to apply the finish layer of asphalt to complete the Main and Center Streets intersection project in downtown Gardner. City officials say paving was scheduled to start on Friday …