September 30, 2014

Motorcycle Cannonball passes through Gardner

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Antique motorcycles will be roaring through town this afternoon as the Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 passes through.

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of the band, The Doobie Brothers. He is riding a 1929 Harley Davidson in the Motorcycle Cannonball. Cris is riding a 1934 Harley Davidson. The pair lives in Hawaii. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Pat Simmons and his wife, Cris, rode through Gardner on antique motorcycles on Thursday, Sept. 11. Simmons is a member of

Information wanted in intermodal theft

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
They have the truck, but they’re still searching for the thief.
Gardner Police officers recovered a semi-tractor that had been stolen from the Edgerton intermodal last week. The truck, a 2006 Freightliner, has been returned to its …

Walking through time

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Claud Steed portrays Jimmy Peters in the Gardner Cemetery on Sept. 4. The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual walk on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. This year’s walk featured World War II veterans, including …

GE tennis team nets wins in opening action

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis team turned in an impressive effort in season-opening varsity action at Leavenworth High School last week.
The Blazers swept all four matches against Shawnee Mission North High School; posted a 1-3 record versus …

GEHS freshmen lose football season opener

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer freshman football squad dropped an 18-14 season opener at Shawnee Mission East High School last week.
Leon Gaeta got the Blazers on the board, returning a fumble 35-yards for a …

Man charged in KCMO served time for local crime

Brandon B. Howell

Brandon B. Howell

Before he was charged with three murders in Kansas City, Mo., last week, Brandon B. Howell, 34, served time in jail for a crime he committed in Gardner.
In 1999, Howell invaded a Gardner apartment complex, kidnapping, …

Shut-out leads to GEHS soccer team victory

Dakota Stueber scored two goals leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys varsity soccer squad to a 3-0 win against Shawnee Heights High School in the season opener last week.
Off an assist from Jordan Peralez, GEHS went up …

Blazers lose season opener versus Shawnee Mission East High School

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Jaden Pearson-Bruce rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries in the Blazer football squad’s home opener on Sept. 5. Despite Pearson-Bruce’s efforts, the squad dropped the game against Shawnee Mission East High School last week.

Officials welcome new clerk to community

Jeanne Koontz

Jeanne Koontz

The city of Gardner welcomed a new city clerk, Jeanne Koontz, recently.  Mayor Chris Morrow administered the Oath of Office to Koontz at the Aug. 4 city council meeting.  Koontz comes to the city of Gardner with eight …

Lady Blazer golf team takes 5th in invitational

Taylor Snell helped the Lady Blazer JV golf team to a 5th place finish at the season open at Smileys golf course last week. Submitted photo

Taylor Snell helped the Lady Blazer JV golf team to a 5th place finish at the season open at Smileys golf course last week. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers junior varsity golf squad brought back a …