November 24, 2014

Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards as selected by readers of The Gardner News.
We had a great response to this special section receiving hundreds of ballots from readers selecting their favorite business, person, …

Auxiliary breakfast set for Nov. 9

In honor of the men and women who have served the United States through military service, the Gardner American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 will host a breakfast in honor of veterans on Nov. 9. The meal will include biscuits and …

County Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner, but parade canceled

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The county’s annual Veterans Day celebration returns to Gardner this year, but it won’t include a parade as originally advertised. The event is set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veteran Memorial Park on Center Street.…

City council appoints member through new, public interview process

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Todd Winters will serve out the remainder of Larry Fotovich’s term on the Gardner City Council. His term expires in April 2015.
Council members selected Winters, a former council member and chiropractor,  after a lengthy, public interview …

Lady Jaguars win season opener

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade girls varsity basketball team jumped to a 19-12 first half lead and never looked back en route to a 39-13 season opening win at cross town rival Trail Ridge Middle School last week.…

Athletic director submits resignation

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Edgerton USD 231 athletic director and Gardner Edgerton High School Assistant Principal Kent Glaser has rendered his resignation. Members of the school board will be asked to accept the resignation during a Nov. 10 meeting.
As …

Cross country teams take 8th at regionals

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers boys and girls team brought back eighth place finishes from the 6A regional meet at Shawnee Mission Park last week.
GEHS freshman Larissa Wiedler lead the way earning 21st place.
Carson Hughes took 39th …

Election results

Ed Eilert will continue to chair the Johnson County Board of Commissioners. Eilert, Overland Park, defeated Patricia Lightner, Olathe, in the Nov. 4. election.

Tuesday evening was a very good night for local incumbents. Voters will also send Reps. Willie …

GEHS freshmen squad posts season’s first win

Using a strong running game, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer freshman football team broke an eight game losing streak with a 33-16 win against Olathe South High School last week.
Keegan Michael led the way with two rushing touchdowns …

Blazer football season ends

Gardner Edgerton High School senior quarterback Colton Mullin sets the offense in action at Olathe South High School last Friday night. The Blazers lost the season finale 49-22.  Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer offense huddles in the first quarter action at Olathe South High School Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team ended its season with a loss on …