May 27, 2015

Remembering

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A pair of buglers stand ready to play “Taps” during a Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park on May 25. Approximately a dozen people attended the ceremony, which recognized fallen members …

26 members of GEHS Blazer track team headed to state track meet

Sam Stranathan tossed the discus 135' 2" to place third at Lawrence Freestate 6A regional and advance to state. Submitted photo

Sam Stranathan tossed the discus 135′ 2″ to place third at Lawrence Freestate 6A regional and advance to state. Submitted photo

Twenty-six Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers are headed to the state track meet in Wichita, after posting qualifying marks …

GEHS Blazer baseball team finishes season with tough loss at Regionals

Seth Greer, delivers a pitch in the Blazers 11-0 6A regional loss to Shawnee Mission East last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Greer, delivers a pitch in the Blazers 11-0 6A regional loss to Shawnee Mission East last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

An 11-0 6A Regional loss to Shawnee Mission East High School ended the season for Coach Corey …

Tovkach qualifies for state golf tournament

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Trystan Tovkach carded an 81 at a golf tourney last week in Regional action at Alvamar in Lawrence. The score was enough to qualify the sophomore for state.
Tovkach shot a 42 on the front …

GEHS grads honored following Shawnee fire

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Shawnee formally recognized two Gardner Edgerton …

Online tools show crime, allow tip reporting

The city of Gardner Police Department recently implemented an online crime map for public use.
The crime map allows citizens to see if criminal activity has occurred in their neighborhood. It also reveals the type of criminal activity and the …

Freeman, Meder appointed to PC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A divided council approved the appointments of Heath Freeman and Adrianna Meder to the Gardner Planning Commission during a May 18 meeting.
Mayor Chris Morrow said after publishing two commission openings, four people applied for the job. …

City council to seek approval for half cent sales tax increase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Gardner will seek to reinstate a half cent sales tax before the end of the year.
During a May 18 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus to seek a sales tax …

Morning Glory 4-H Club visits Gieringer’s Orchard

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Ben Rogers
Club reporter
The Morning Glory 4-H Club held its annual educational tour at Gieringer’s Orchard in Edgerton. Morning Glory club members and parents toured the farm and learned about tomatoes, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, and a new product …

Senior players bid farewell to GEHS baseball program at senior night

Though the Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team put up a good fight on senior night, May 13, the team was unable to overtake Blue Valley West. West took the win 12-5.
GEHS seniors TJ Burger, an outfielder; Carter …