October 6, 2015

Teens confess to stealing farm equipment from barn

Juveniles confessed to taking farm equipment from a barn located between Gardner and Edgerton. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the theft of a 1993 Kawasaki Mule, flatbed single axle bumper tilt trailer and a black Polar Trailer on Aug. 25. The equipment was likely stolen sometime between Aug. 22 and Aug. 25. The Continue Reading

Friends raise funds for fire chief’s surgery costs

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Rob Kirk was battling an upper respiratory cold or something in the spring of 2014. The Edgerton man had allergies in the past, and it wasn’t uncommon for people to battle the flu, chest gunk. His family assumed Kirk had some common cold. Then, Kirk had what doctors thought was a heart Continue Reading

Kayak Run at Gardner Lake

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News On Labor Day, Gardner Lake was the site of the 2015 Ricos Kayak Run. This was the first of what is expected to become an annual event at Gardner Lake. Ricos is a food service company from San Antonio. The local connection is Larry DeSmarteau, Continue Reading

Police hope to question juveniles in park robbery

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Merriam police picked up a person of interest in an aggravated robbery that occurred on the Gardner Greenway in August. Gardner Police are still seeking two persons of interest and are in the process of questioning the person Merriam police picked up on Sept. 8. Witnesses identified three juveniles, who are wanted Continue Reading

Lady Blazers win Paola golf invite

Led by freshman Shae Stamps score of 41, the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers brought back first place team honors from the Paola Golf Invitational last week. Other first place team members included Emily Smith, Taylor Snell and Alexis Bailey. On Sept. 2, the team participated in a scramble event at Smileys’ Golf Course Continue Reading

Lady Jags win season opening Triangular

The Pioneer Ridge Middle School varsity volleyball team began the season with a triangular win over Ottawa and Paola Middle Schools. The Jags defeated Ottawa in the opener, 25-6, 22-25, and 25-17 and defeated Paola, 25-11, 19-25, and 25-22. PRMS volleyball coach Darrell Wait called the wins a “great team effort.” “I was really proud,” Continue Reading

Final showing of movie in the park on Saturday

The city of Gardner will show the film Despicable Me 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Cornerstone Park, 215 N. Center St. This viewing is the final movie of the city’s 2015 Summer Movie Series. This animated sequel is a fan favorite. In Despicable Me 2 Gru has retired from his life of Continue Reading

Blazers net tennis wins at Tennis quadrangular

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers tennis team turned in an impressive performance at the Leavenworth quadrangular last week. The doubles team of junior Rylie Mueller and sophomore Korah Calvin posted a 2-1 record as did the team of sophomores Alexis Headrick and freshman Abby Keeney. Senior Emily Worth finished 1-2 on the day. Continue Reading

Golden passes to GEHS events available to seniors

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 welcomes area seniors to home sporting events. Golden Passes for seniors are available at no charge to any district resident who is age 65 or older. The pass grants seniors full admission to all home activities at all USD 231 schools, with the exception of KSHSAA State Tournament events. To obtain a Golden Pass, please Continue Reading

SME blanks Blazers in opener

Defending 6A state champions, the Shawnee Mission East High School Lancers, lived up to their preseason hype handing the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers a 45-0 loss at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium last Friday night. Using a balanced attack East jumped to a 33-0 first half lead and never looked back en route to Continue Reading