November 26, 2015

Locals fondly recall 1985 World Series

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News The Kansas City Royals brought home the World Series trophy for the first time in 30 years. The breathless, extra-inning game in New York City last week created long-lasted memories, just like the 1985 World Series win. Several local people have special memories of the excitement during the Continue Reading

WMS Mustangs open wrestling season well

Using balanced scoring, the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang wrestlers posted a 31-21 record in a season opening triangular against Ottawa and Spring Hill middle schools last week. “It was an impressive effort considering a majority of our team had never wrestled a match,” said WMS Coach Brian Essex. Leading the team with undefeated records were Continue Reading

Nothing but blue skies

Literally nothing but blue skies today as Royals fans climbed anything and everything to get a peek at their beloved Royals. Wheatridge Middle School student John Davis enjoys his day off school watching the Kansas City Royals’ World Series victory parade.

Fall Fest at Mildale Farm

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, Special to The Gardner News Johnson County Parks and Recreation hosted its annual Fall Fest at Mildale Farm on Halloween, Oct. 31. Mildale Farm is near Edgerton, just north of 199th Street. A number of fall-related activities were offered at the Fall Fest, all free to the public. Children could Continue Reading

Celebrating the crown

Gardner Edgerton to cancel school on November 3

Due to impending World Series celebrations scheduled tomorrow, there have been discussions among other Johnson County schools on how to handle the possibility of increased student absences and staffing challenges. It would be difficult to maintain a normal school day due to the possibility of a high number of USD 231 families and employees planning Continue Reading

Late rally lifts Blazers in season finale

Season ending win provides momentum for next football season Rallying from a 9-0 first half deficit, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team turned back visiting Olathe South High School 12-9 in a rain drenched season finale for both squads last Friday night at GEHS. Trailing 9-0, the Blazers went to work in the Continue Reading

Spring Hill to Honor Veterans

    All citizens young and old are cordially invited to join our veterans, Cole- Smith American Legion Post #350 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit #350, Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Riders chapters. The Spring Hill Historical Society, our school children, local dignitaries, a special military guest speaker from Ft. Leavenworth and the Continue Reading

Fire chief’s Mayo Clinic heart surgery cancelled

Mayo Clinic surgeons canceled Rob Kirk’s scheduled cardiac ablation last week. Kirk, Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 1 Chief, has Sarcoidosis. He was scheduled to undergo a heart surgery last week. According to a Facebook page dedicated to Kirk’s Sacoidosis fight, surgeons determined that the surgery risks outweighed the benefits of the surgery. Kirk Continue Reading

Hometown Hero

Sgt. Kevin Harmon receives a Chiefs football and a standing ovation at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs recognized Harmon as a hometown hero during a home game against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 11. Harmon, a 2008 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, joined the U.S. Marines after graduating from GEHS. He was stationed in Continue Reading