January 30, 2015

Mat men

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School senior T J Burger finished fifth at the Johnson County Classic just before the holiday break.Burger and the Blazers return to action in the Newton Invitational Jan. 16-17.…

City to host budgeting forum

The city of Gardner will host a citizen 2016 budget forum. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at city hall.
The goal of the event will be to facilitate a deeper understanding of …

Blazer matmen prepare for Newton tourney

The Gardner Edgerton High School wrestling team will return to action after the holiday break with a trip to Newton for the Tournament of Champions. The tournament runs Jan. 16-17.
This year’s champion invitational includes 10-ranked Kansas teams. Top entrants …

Blazer boys, girls basketball seasons resume

After a brief holiday break, the Gardner Edgerton High School girls and boys basketball teams resume their seasons with a home games against Blue Valley North this week.
On the boys side, GEHS posted a 2-2 record at the break.…

Local voters will have 2 elections, several choices in upcoming year

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s election season, again.
Registered voters should begin receiving ballots for the USD 231 Local Option Budget (LOB) election shortly after New Year’s Day. Ballots will be mailed from the county election office beginning Jan. 7.
The …

Looking back on 2014

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dylan McDonald has been a solid performer for the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer wrestling team in the 132-pound weight division this season.…

Staffing changes, warehouses mark sometimes contentious 2014

A giant flag is unfurled and hoisted at Perkins Restaurant in April. The flag was larger than permitted by Gardner city code. The restaurant was able to win a variance to fly it. File photo

A giant flag is unfurled and hoisted at Perkins Restaurant in April. The flag was larger than permitted by Gardner city code. The restaurant was able to win a variance to fly it. File photo

Staffing changes dominated local headlines …

Carstens takes 3rd

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Dustin Carstens, a Gardner Edgerton High School junior, took third place in the 170-pounds weight division at the Johnson County Wrestling Classic .…

Jan. 9 auction will benefit Project Grad

Project Graduation will hold a silent auction to benefit the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2015. Project Grad is a national movement by students, parents and school administrators to provide an alternative party for graduation.
Statistics show that graduation …

WMS girls finish end season against Paola

The Wheatridge Middle School lady Mustang basketball teams concluded their seasons in Paola last week.
The eighth grade WMS varsity squad lost 34-12 to crosstown rival Pioneer Ridge Middle School. In the season finale, the WMS varsity eighth graders lost …