May 26, 2015

Project will add crosswalks, lighting on North Center

A Gardner project that began earlier this week will add pedestrian crosswalks near Brittany Court on North Center St.
Work began on the project May 18. The construction is in response to public safety concerns at the location. On Monday, …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge at EKL league

Trystan Tovkach carded an 82 leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf charge on the final leg of the Eastern Kansas League tourney at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence last week.
Besides Tovkach, Jacob Ellis shot an even 100, …

Blazers boys take 4th at league track meet

Using balanced scoring, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys track team brought back a fourth place finish from the Eastern Kansas League meet last week.
Host Blue Valley High School won the meet with 151.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas took …

JV blanks De Soto; GEHS varsity loses

Playing its best soccer of the season, the Gardner Edgerton Blazer junior varsity soccer team turned back De Soto High School 4-0 last week.
Freshman Erin Fabing got things going, scoring two goals. Other goals came from Kayla Hartman and …

City to host opening day celebration for newly rehabilitated aquatic center

On Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m., the City of Gardner will host an opening day celebration event to recognize the completion of its newly rehabilitated aquatic center.
The aquatic center, known as one of Gardner’s greatest summer attractions, underwent …

Gardner Police Department makes area crime map available to public

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 …

Park Clean Up

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jeff Stewart (right), city parks director, and a volunteer prep Winwood Park before the clean-up session began. Volunteers were served a lunch following the park and trail sprucing event.…

Resident asks board to codify LGBT protections

Danedri Thompson
Rev. Erika Marksbury, Gardner, asked school board members to adopt a policy to protect lesbian and gay staff in the school district.
She told the board during the public comment portion of a May 11 meeting that …

33 teachers, admins to leave USD 231

The district will lose 33 teachers and administrators next year. According to a report to the school board from USD 231 Director of Human Resources Jody Marshall, seven are retiring from education, 14 are moving out of the area or …

1957 tornado destroys homes, lives in SH

A tornado blazes through Spring Hill on May 20, 1957. File photo

A tornado blazes through Spring Hill on May 20, 1957. File photo

Mica Marriott-Ward
Special to The Gardner News
May 20, 1957, started out a like any other day. The Spring Hill High School senior class left for a …