June 30, 2015

GEHS student wins Starlight Theatre scholarship

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, was awarded a Rising Star Scholarship during the 2015 Blue Star Awards. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blue Star …

Former USD 231 super headed to Texas district

A former USD 231 administrator is headed to Texas. According to the Kansas City Star, Tom Trigg, Blue Valley Superintendent, will become the head administrator for a Texas school district next fall.
Trigg, 62, is a former Gardner resident. He …

Parties request more time in USD 231 lawsuit

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

School board member Brad Chandler asks questions during a board meeting. Chandler is one of four board members named in a lawsuit by former employees against the district. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Both sides have filed requests for more …

Festival on the Trails set for next weekend

A local band, The Family Bed, performs during the 2012 Festival on the Trails. The annual event is back for an eighth round the weekend of June 12-13. File photo

A local band, The Family Bed, performs during the 2012 Festival on the Trails. The annual event is back for an eighth round the weekend of June 12-13. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Music, food, fun and community pride will …

Council to make changes to appointment process

Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Council members appeared to reach a consensus on changes to how the governing body appoints to boards and commissions. During a June 1, council work session, members discussed reworking the appointment process.
Under the existing …

State loss ends Lady Blazers season

ABOVE: Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kiana Baderdeen gets set for a pitch in first round 6A state action against Olathe North. The tournament was held at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

ABOVE: Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kiana Baderdeen gets set for a pitch in first round 6A state action against Olathe North. The tournament was held at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Battling until the …

Edgerton, Flexsteel Industries to host community career open house June 4

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Since the intermodal opened for business, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said people have been asking: where are the jobs?
They’ve been there all along, Roberts said, but now residents will have an opportunity to apply and ask …

Blazer vaulters hit competitive highs

Conner McGuire and Kyle Stubler received their state pole vault medals in Wichita last weekend. Submitted photo

Conner McGuire and Kyle Stubler received their state pole vault medals in Wichita last weekend. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for Gardner Edgerton High School coach Thane Nonamaker and his Blazer vault crew.
Senior Conner McGuire capped a …

Get served

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kyra Wedding, Gardner, gets a little help serving breakfast during the American Legion Auxilary Unit 19’s Memorial Day breakfast.
The annual breakfast raises money for veteran causes and local scholarships.

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety for kids

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Kids Handgun Safety and Awareness Seminar Saturday, June 6 for children ages 5-12.
There will be two classes offered this Saturday one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from noon …