May 29, 2015

GEHS Blazer baseball team finishes season with tough loss at Regionals

Seth Greer, delivers a pitch in the Blazers 11-0 6A regional loss to Shawnee Mission East last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Greer, delivers a pitch in the Blazers 11-0 6A regional loss to Shawnee Mission East last week. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

An 11-0 6A Regional loss to Shawnee Mission East High School ended the season for Coach Corey …

Tovkach qualifies for state golf tournament

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Trystan Tovkach carded an 81 at a golf tourney last week in Regional action at Alvamar in Lawrence. The score was enough to qualify the sophomore for state.
Tovkach shot a 42 on the front …

Lady Broncos win Regional soccer title

A close 2-1 win over Bonner Springs High School gave the Spring Hill High School Lady Bronco soccer team the Regional title last week at home.
The match was controlled by Spring Hill from the start, as the Broncos had …

GEHS grads honored following Shawnee fire

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Shawnee formally recognized two Gardner Edgerton …

Brownback signs 8 bills into law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week signed the following eight bills into law.
• HB 2155 – establishes the Kansas charitable gaming act; creates definitions and restrictions on fantasy sports leagues; and addresses specific aspects of the Kansas Lottery.
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Online tools show crime, allow tip reporting

The city of Gardner Police Department recently implemented an online crime map for public use.
The crime map allows citizens to see if criminal activity has occurred in their neighborhood. It also reveals the type of criminal activity and the …

Freeman, Meder appointed to PC

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A divided council approved the appointments of Heath Freeman and Adrianna Meder to the Gardner Planning Commission during a May 18 meeting.
Mayor Chris Morrow said after publishing two commission openings, four people applied for the job. …

SH Rec Commission earns KDHE grant

The Spring Hill Recreation Commission will receive a grant from the Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE). The commission will receive $6,240 in a waste tire grant to create surfacing for a 960-square-foot playground at the Spring Hill Sports …

City council to seek approval for half cent sales tax increase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Gardner will seek to reinstate a half cent sales tax before the end of the year.
During a May 18 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus to seek a sales tax …

Morning Glory 4-H Club visits Gieringer’s Orchard

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Ben Rogers
Club reporter
The Morning Glory 4-H Club held its annual educational tour at Gieringer’s Orchard in Edgerton. Morning Glory club members and parents toured the farm and learned about tomatoes, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, and a new product …