March 5, 2015

Wrestlers take 2nd at EKL meet

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School freshman Jensen McDermott finished first in the 113-pound division at the league championships at Blue Valley Southwest last weekend. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Jensen McDermott and Dustin Carstens took the top spots in their weight …

McKelvey leads Mustangs past Paola

Tevon McKelvey scored 27 points leading the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang seventh grade varsity boys basketball team to a 46-39 win at Paola Middle School last week.
WMS trailed 12-6 after one quarter, but pulled within two points by halftime.…

World of Wheels

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner was well-represented this past weekend at the 55th annual World of Wheels. Gardner resident Chris Parr’s 1956 F-100 Custom is pictured here. Built by local business Kultured Custom Restorations, also of Gardner, this yellow …

Lady Blazers defeat Blue Valley North

Kelsey Leffert scored 13 points leading the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer varsity girls basketball team to a 48-44 at Blue Valley North High School last week.
GEHS, 8-9, jumped to an early 17-9 first quarter lead and went …

BVNW loses to GEHS

Scoring 25 fourth quarter points, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team claimed a 62-50 Eastern Kansas League win against Blue Valley Northwest High School last week.
GEHS, 9-7, led 15-12 after one quarter and held a 26-21 …

Late rally sinks Blazers

The Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team battled until the final buzzer, but the team was unable to overcome Blue Valley North High School last week. The final score saw the Blazers down 62-49 in the Eastern Kansas …

Wally’s Valentines Day surprise

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe  pictured outside of Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe pictured outside Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

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Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe had barbershop quartets out delivering singing valentines to …

City hires new police chief

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner will have a new police chief come Feb. 27.
City council members approved the hiring of James Pruetting, during a Feb. 16 council meeting.
Pruetting replaces former Chief Gerald Cullumber, who resigned in June …

State to provide lower school funding to USD 231

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas public schools will receive less money than they anticipated for the remainder of the fiscal year.
As a result of lower-than-expected sales tax revenue, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that future allotments from the state to school …

Some schools to offer grab-and-go breakfast

Several USD 231 schools now have a grab-and-go breakfast option, nutrition services reported to the school board. Students at Wheatridge Middle School and at Edgerton, Madison, and Moonlight Elementary Schools can now pick up a breakfast on-the-run.
At WMS, students …