April 24, 2014

Convention to replace Apple set


Danedri Thompson
From Sen. Pat Apple was sworn-in as the newest member of the Kansas Corporation Commission on April 11. Apple, a Louisburg Republican, resigned from the Senate last week. He represented the 37th District, which includes the southern …

Former GEHS thrower hits record toss for KSU

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout Danie Plank is making her mark as a member of the Kansas State University track team.
Plank, a freshman, registered one of the best javelin throws in Kansas State history with a gold medal …

Public forums set to discuss county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

Fire crews battle flames at Unilever

Danedri Thompson
Fire investigators suspect lightning is to blame for a fire at the Unilever manufacturing plant at New Century.
Firefighters from Johnson County Fire District No. 1 responded to a two-alarm fire call at the plant, located at …

Senior photos needed

The following is a list of students that we do not have senior pictures for:
Samantha Akin
Ariana Barmayoun
Amber Chadwick
Kyle Denny
Juan Duque
Carmen Groff
Oscar Hernandez
Thomas Mendez
Angelica Noone
Miranda Overton
Azaina Smith
Damon Stroud
Kara …

Grocery grab

Grocery grab 2

Sarah Buchanan, Manhattan, prepares to have her groceries tallied at Constentino’s Price Chopper in Gardner on April 12. Buchanan won the Rotary Club’s raffle, which allowed her to race through the grocery store grabbing as much as she could in …

Lady Jaguars 2nd at Eudora Invitational

Using balanced scoring, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School seventh grade girls track team brought back a second place finish from the Eudora Invitational last week.
Baldwin won the triangular by a score of 73-59 over Pioneer. Eudora took thirrd with …

Hopping into spring


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 …