February 14, 2016

Blazer basketball coach earns 300th win

Outscoring Blue Valley West 19-11 in the second quarter, the Blazer boys varsity basketball team handed Coach Jeff Langrehr his 300th career win last week. GEHS, 5-9, trailed 8-9 after one quarter, but went up 26-19 at halftime. Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter before the Blazers took control with 12 fourth Continue Reading

City workers replace traffic light

City workers recently took “to the air” to replace a street light near Elm Street in downtown Gardner.

Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest

Battling till the end, the Blazer boys sophomores and JV basketball team dropped a pair of close games to Blue Valley West last week. The JV lost a 47-38 EKL decision despite nine points from Brody Marshall and Matt Layng. The sophomores lost a 49-45 decision. Reid Frase scored nine points while Tyler Rollwagen and Continue Reading

Slow start sinks Jags

Falling behind 14-0, the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade varsity boys basketball team lost to cross town rival Wheatridge, 44-35 last week. “The kids never gave up and actually cut the lead to five points late in the game,” said Coach Kevin Collins. “I was proud of the comeback effort.” Despite the loss, Dayvin Johnson scored Continue Reading

Langrehr’s 13 points not enough

Brooks Langrehr scored 13 points but it was not enough in a 41-33 loss to Louisburg last week. Both team played to a 4-4 first quarter tie before Louisburg took a 17-13 halftime lead. A 12-7 fourth quarter run by Louisburg spelled doom for Pioneer Besides Langrehr, James Cox added seven points and Tye Wood Continue Reading

Council debates airport insurance; Chamber makes money request

Lynne Hermanson Special to Gardner News Updates on airport insurance for hangar tenants at the Gardner Municipal Airport was provided at the Feb. 1 council meeting. Council members had requested staff to find out information on the necessary requirements for airport tenant insurance at a previous council meeting. “As I understand it, what’s going on Continue Reading

Athena Club

Mary Pritchard Secretary The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2016 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. Members answered roll call with a favorite fad. Given that the group is made up of both young and old, it was fun to hear members reminisce about what used to Continue Reading

Edgerton council debates, discusses Bull Creek Park improvements

Rick Poppitz Special to The Gardner News On Jan. 28, in a meeting that lasted over three hours, the Edgerton City Council considered a variety of agenda items including a Johnson County Parks and Recreation draft version of a master plan for developing Big Bull Creek Park. Council members viewed a map which shows proposed Continue Reading

Blazer JV wrestlers take second place

Using balanced scoring, the GEHS JV wrestlers brought back fifth place team honors from the fourteen team Atchison tournament last week. Three Blazers took second; Carlos Gaeta (106 pound division), Tristen Martin (195 pound division), and Ryan Shirley (285 pound division). At 126 pounds, Alex Weber took third with a pin in the conselations. All Continue Reading

Blazers fall at Blue Valley 54-40

The Blazers varsity boys basketball team pushed highly ranked Blue Valley for three quarters, but dropped a hard fought 54-40 last Friday night at Blue Valley. GEHS held a 6-5 first quarter lead and trailed just 23-20 at halftime. But Blue Valley regrouped and outscored GEHS 16-5 in the third quarter to take control. “We Continue Reading