September 4, 2015

GEHS announces ACT score averages

The Gardner Edgerton High School 2015 ACT Composite Score of 23.5 once again outperformed the state composite average of 21.9. GEHS’ composite average is the highest scoreUSD 231 history. Gardner Edgerton High School students outpaced the state averages in all …

Blazers prepare for opener against Shawnee Mission East High School

Holder Kolbee Finnell holds the ball for Austin George. George, Blazer kicker, could play a big part in the Sept. 4 Gardner Edgerton High School football season opener at Shawnee Mission East High School.

Holder Kolbee Finnell holds the ball for Austin George. George, Blazer kicker, could play a big part in the Sept. 4 Gardner Edgerton High School football season opener at Shawnee Mission East High School.

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer …

Hometown Heroes – Sandy & John Husted

A picture of the old Antioch Store

A picture of the old Antioch Store

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Sandy & John Husted recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They’ve spent all of that time, and more, living in the Antioch community, …

Blazer Cross Country season begins in Wichita

Following four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams travel to the Gold Classic in Wichita for a varsity-only meet.
“The boys team will be young again, but we will return four letter winners,” said Coach …

Police seek 3 suspects in aggravated robbery

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Police are on the lookout for three youths who they say attacked a 60-year-old man on the Gardner Greenway last weekend.
Police Chief Jim Pruetting said the 60-year-old Gardner man was walking the greenway at about …

Nike Middle School has interesting history

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
According to Greek Mythology, Nike was the winged goddess of victory.
In 1944, the United States Army thought Nike was the perfect name for their redesigned version of the German Wasserfall Missile, which was the world’s first …

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Danedri Thompson

Parties agree to mediation, trial schedule in Gilhaus suit against USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Attorneys for former Gardner Edgerton School District administrators and for the school district hammered out a schedule for a trial.
Former USD 231 superintendent Bill Gilhaus, former USD 231 executive director for administrative services Lana Gerber, and …

Military update

Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan V. Spiegel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Spiegel is a 2015 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, …

City hosts forum on sales tax ballot question

Lee Moore, city council member, addressed about 50 area residents who attended a Town Hall meeting at Gardner Senior Center Aug. 24, regarding the proposed sales tax renewal for infrastructure. Moore is also chair of the streets, sidewalks and stormwater advisory committee. Photo courtesy of Lynn Hermansen

Lee Moore, city council member, addressed about 50 area residents who attended a Town Hall meeting at Gardner Senior Center Aug. 24, regarding the proposed sales tax renewal for infrastructure. Moore is also chair of the streets, sidewalks and stormwater