April 16, 2014

Hopping into spring

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TOP: The Easter Bunny visited with local kids in several places on April 12. Here the bunny waves after visiting with kids in Edgerton. The Easter Bunny stopped in during an egg hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts and Edgerton …

Police officers to collect prescription medications

The Gardner Police Department wants your drugs.
Police officers will join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies in the eighth National Prescription Take Back Event.
Old or expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to …

GEHS Lady Blazer track squad takes 2nd place at Olathe Invitational

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Taylor Claybon races to state-leading time in the 300-meter hurdles.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz 

The Lady Blazers had six individual champions and accumulated 155-and-a- half points to claim runnerup honors behind Olathe East High School at the Olathe Invitational on April 11th.
Gardner Edgerton High School hosted the invitational meet due to construction at …

GEHS Blazer baseball splits doubleheader

The Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team split in doubleheader competition at Ottawa last weekend.  In game one, GEHS dropped a 9-8 decision to St. James.  Carter Hohn pitched in that game. Nolan an Beets had three hits while …

Council work session gets late start

Several people milled around for a half hour awaiting the start of a city council work session that was supposed to start at 7 p.m. The start time was delayed for almost a half hour as constituents and special guests awaited the arrival of council members Heath Freeman and Larry Fotovich. Steve Shute did not attend the meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Gardner-Edgerton pole vaulters lead Blazer charge at track invitational

Kyle Stubler sprints down the pole vault runway en route to a state-leading pole vault of 14-foot, 6-inches.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Kyle Stubler’s first place finish in the pole vault highlighted an impressive performance by the GEHS boys track team at the Olathe Invitational, April 12.
GEHS hosted the Olathe Invitational due to construction at the Olathe District Activity Center.
Stubler …

VIDEO: Lynn, Sutton provide legislative update

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
April 12, 2014 – The city of Gardner hosted a public forum for a review of accomplishments of the 2014 Kansas legislative session,  followed by a question-and-answer session.

Sen. Julia …

Lady Broncos sweep De Soto

The Lady Broncos softball team improved to 5-1 with a sweep of De Soto last week.
In game one, Sarah Brown was the winning pitcher as Spring Hill outscored De Soto 9-3.
It was the same winning story in game …

Blazers net wins at Paola tennis Invitational

Playing their best tennis of the season, the GEHS boys team netted several wins at the Paola Round Robin last week.
In number one doubles, Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted a perfect 4-0 record and took first place.…

Local Chamber of Commerce may lose its tax-exempt status

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce may no longer be a non-profit organization.
Chamber officials have not filed the form used by the Internal Revenue Service to designate tax-exempt organizations since 2009.
It’s been a year …