August 30, 2015

GEHS Project Grad to host car show, Aug. 8

The Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2016 Project Grad will host a car show this weekend. The rain-or-shine event will be at GEHS on Saturday, Aug. 8. It will start at 7 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. The …

Starling hits for cycle as Naturals win 10-4

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout and Kansas City Royals’ top prospect Bubba Starling hit for the cycle July 28 as his AA Arkansas Naturals, a Royals’ affiliate, defeated the Arkansas Travelers 10-4.
Starling became the first Natural to hit …

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates  Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community Forces meeting in Gardner last week. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community

Local Cub Scoutmaster builds medieval sling

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

Council creates citizen advisory committees

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members recently adopted a resolution creating five advisory committees. The committees will meet monthly offering recommendations to the Gardner City Council. The committees include a streets, sidewalks and stormwater advisory committee,  citizens police advisory committee, …

Dog days

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H member shows off her dog’s obedience skills on July 27. The dog obedience judging was one of the first events at the Johnson County Fair. The fair continues throughout the week with a …

Lions Club breakfast set

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1. Proceeds of the event benefit local projects including Lions Club scholarships.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy. Breakfast will be served from …

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July …

Come Ye to the Fair

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H competitor awaits her turn to show off her dog’s obedience skills. During the event, competitors walked their dogs through an obstacle course under the watchful eye of several judges. Dogs were required to …

GEHS alumni compete in area street vault events

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track star, Casey Bowen vaults in a competition at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track star, Casey Bowen vaults in a competition at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout Casey Bowen continues to excel in area pole vault competitions. The …