December 21, 2014

2014 Holiday Homes Tour

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Tour homes were lavishly decorated for the holidays. Tour homes include 249 W. Main St, 212 W. Park, 154 W. Warren, 415 S. Center, and 439 S. Center. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Blazer basketball season begins against Mill Valley

After nearly three weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys basketball team will open the season at home against the Mill Valley High School Jags this week.
Six seniors return led by point guard Brett Wright. Wright …

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd Wallet.com. The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

Gardner police investigate unattended death

Gardner Police are investigating an unattended death in Willow Springs.
Captain Jay Belcher said it’s protocol to investigate any time a person dies unattended.
“You want to treat every scene as such so you can assess what’s going on,” Belcher …

GE, SH schools count, track homeless students

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The number of American students who are homeless has increased significantly – 58 percent – in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an area in which the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring …

Soups on!

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Mary Peters and Betty Smith, both of Gardner, take donations during a soup dinner on Dec. 1. Beta Sigma Phi’s annual soup dinner funds a scholarship for a Gardner Edgerton High school senior.…

Gardner man charged after deadly car wreck

A Gardner man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter – driving under the influence — following a deadly accident Thanksgiving morning.
According to Olathe Police reports, Souksavanh C. Chamnongchith, 32 of Gardner, was traveling west on 159th Street in Olathe, …

Good Tiding of Great Joy

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Santa Claus pauses a moment after helping to illuminate Cornerstone Park on Dec. 1. GEHS senior Cooper McGuire and teacher Katie Zahner helped flipped the switch to turn on the lights. The annual lighting ceremony …

Leading tackler

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

With 70 tackles, Gardner Edgerton High School Sophomore linebacker Jonas Pippitt was the team leader in tackles for the Blazer football team this season. Pippitt will be part of a strong returning class next fall.…

Police investigate deadly wreck on 199th Street

Law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly crash that occurred in the 35000 block of 199th Street on Dec. 2.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, the Gardner Police Department received multiple calls of an intoxicated person driving recklessly up …