October 9, 2015

Chamber to celebrate 40th year

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend. Incorporated on Sept. 15, 1975, the Chamber has invited past Chamber leaders and members and the general public to help celebrate its 40-year milestone. The informal celebration will include free hot dogs and hamburgers, anniversary cake, children’s activities and wine tasting. “If Continue Reading

Early figures show Gardner-Edgerton district added 3 percent, or 177

Kansas school districts won’t know official enrollment totals to the state until Sept. 21, the day the Kansas Department of Education sets for attendance count. However, USD 231 director of human resources Jody Marshall noted preliminary Gardner Edgerton School District totals in a Sept. 14 memo to the school board. The preliminary enrollment count shows Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton Blazers rush past Southwest in first win of season

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team earned its first win of the season on Friday night. Compiling 369 rushing yards at home, the Blazer squad toppled Eastern Kansas League foe, Blue Valley Southwest High School, 37-7. Junior running back Hunter Skeens lead the way, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards on Continue Reading

Lights on After School event set for Oct. 13

Moonlight Elementary School will host a Lights on After School event from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event is part of a nationwide series of celebrations in support of after school programs. More than 8,000 events are expected to take place this year across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Continue Reading

Penalty kick becomes game winner as GEHS defeats Mill Valley High

Carson Harding converted a penalty kick into a score with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to give the Gardner Edgerton High School soccer team a 4-3 home win against Mill Valley High School last week. Harding had two goals and two assists on the night as GEHS posted a big win versus Continue Reading

Blazer cross country team races to 2nd at Turner

Members of the girls and boys Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams brought back second place team finishes from last week’s nine-team Turner Invitational. Several GEHS runners earned medals. GEHS’ Carson Hughes took second place, Trent Cochran earned eighth place, and Jade Haney finished 10th. Garrett Pogue wasn’t far behind Haney. Pogue took 14th Continue Reading

Walk, read event set at Celebration Park

Gardner Parks and Recreation Department and the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library will host a Walk and Read event at Celebration Park this weekend. Two stories will be posted around the lake at Celebration Park for children to enjoy on Sept. 26. Walkers can read the stories, “Pete the Cat: I Love my Continue Reading

Bruno, Tovkach pace Blazer golf effort

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Hope Bruno and freshman Mia Tovkach earned first place medals pacing the lady Blazer effort at the annual GEHS Golf Invitational last week. The five team scramble event included Basehor-Linwood, Spring Hill, Mill Valley and Turner high schools. GEHS sophomore Taylor Hill and freshman Shae Stamps earned third place medals Continue Reading

Defense key to Jags’ win

Defense was the name of the game, as the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity football team brought back a 6-0 win from Eudora Middle School last week. Defensively, Jacob Butash and Tate Ewbank led the way. Meanwhile, Dayvin Johnson provided the lone score on a nine yard touchdown run. Providing up front running Continue Reading

GEHS Class of 1990

Lori (Klenke) Warren, a member of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 1990, poses with former Nike Junior High math teacher Joe McNulty. The class of 1990 hosted its 25th reunion last weekend.