May 3, 2015

JV softball team sweeps Blue Valley SW

Solid pitching and defense led the Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity softball team to a 2-0, 15-0 sweep of Blue Valley Southwest High School last week.
Britney Davidson and Haley Drawbaugh were the winning pitchers. Top offensive performances came …

Blazer baseball team posts 1st win

Gardner Edgerton High School got its offense going and posted its first win of the season at Shawnee Mission North High School last weekend.
GEHS, 1-5, turned back North 8-5 on the strength of a 12-hit attack.
GEHS’ Andrew Halverson …

Creating Awareness

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow proclaims April Autism Awareness Month during an April 6 city council meeting. Local children and Jennifer Smith with Autism Society of the Heartland were on-hand to hear the proclamation.…

Evidence suggests woman did not follow officer instructions, spokesman says

Danedri Thompson
An investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of Deanne Choate, Gardner, continues. According to a press release from Olathe Police Sgt. Bryan Hill, however, evidence suggests that Choate failed to follow officers’ verbal commands about a handgun …

Late goal sinks lady Blazer soccer squad

A last second goal fell just short, and the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer soccer squad dropped a hard fought 1-0 decision to Bishop Miege High School last week.
GEHS’ Gracie Moorehouse had a few scoring chances with 10 …

Council tables plan to update city salaries

Danedri Thompson
Gardner City Council members tabled a proposal to revise the city’s employee pay and classification system during an April 6 meeting.
Council members debated a proposal that would create a new base salary structure and class system …

University update

Lauren Bechard, Hannah Bettge, Teresa Drovetta, Jessica Lane, Katherine Stueve, Krystina Townsend, and Ciarra Washington of Gardner; and Michael Epp and Lindsey Mateer of Spring Hill have been named to the Baker University College of Arts and Sciences and School …

Legislature considers changing spring elections

Danedri Thompson
Kansas voters elected new representation on school boards and city councils on April 7.
Turnout in April municipal elections is typically low, which has state legislators considering moving April elections to November. The Kansas Senate has passed …

Serving Abroad

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Airman Aubrie Scobey, Gardner, observes flight deck operations aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard in the Sea of Japan. U.S. Sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme …

Baseball team competes at Blue Valley

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior pitcher Carter Hohn delivers a pitch against Blue Valley High School last week. The Blazers dropped the home opener 18-0 to the Tigers.…