August 29, 2014

Relay for Life

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Participants in the Santa Fe Relay for Life event walk the track at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in July. The 2014 event was moved from Wheatridge Middle School, due to repairs at the WMS track.
Despite the move from …

University updates

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Meagan Crooks, Spring Hill, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester of 2014. Meagan Crooks is the daughter of Kathy …

Military update

Army Pvt. Juanmanuel M. Cox-Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

New to USD 231

Photo courtesy of  Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 welcomed 70 new teachers to the district, including staffing for a new middle school. Many of the new staff members are pictured here. Classes for the 2014-2015 school year began on Aug. 12.…

Fifth Annual Summer Vault a success

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

The fifth annual Gardner Summer vault was a big …

Local students perform at choral institute

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire and Abbie Lane, both of Gardner and Trevor Thoelke, of Spring Hill attended Kansas State University’s 36th Annual Summer Choral Institute. Submitted photo

The 36th Kansas State University Summer Choral Institute, sponsored by the Master Teacher Institute for …

Future oil well regulations could be a possibility

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials aren’t particularly interested in allowing oil wells within city limits. That’s the consensus council members appeared to reach during a work session on Aug. 4.
Community Development Director Mike Hall shared information about oil drilling …

Cramer Products announces leadership changes

Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president …

Wrench to play football at BCCC

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall.  Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout running back Traevohn Wrench will be signing with Butler …