July 4, 2015

SHHS’ Brown earns top pitching accolades

Posting a perfect 9-0 record, Spring Hill High School’s Sarah Brown was recently named Tri-County Spotlight Pitcher of the Year.
She helped the Broncos earn the class 4A Regional title and the team’s first appearance in the state tournament since …

Morrow to chair northeast KS mayor’s association

Mayor Chris Morrow was recently elected to serve as the Northeast Regional Chair of the Kansas Mayors Association (KMA).  KMA is an affiliate of the League of Kansas Municipalities.
Voted in by his peers at the Annual Kansas Mayors Conference, …

Ball team posts split record at tournament

The Gardner Blazers, a 13-and-under baseball team, recently posted a 2-2 record in the Midwest Sports Productions Father’s Day Classic in Lawrence.
The team also competed in the State 13 and under tournament. Results were not available at press time.…

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

Ball team posts split record at tournament

The Gardner Blazers, a 13-and-under baseball team, recently posted a 2-2 record in the Midwest Sports Productions Father’s Day Classic in Lawrence.
The team also competed in the State 13 and under tournament. Results were not available at press time.…

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state …

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state.
“Through his leadership, the department …

Fireworks stands to open in Edgerton, SH

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The cities of Spring Hill and Edgerton are two of only a few places in Johnson County where residents can purchase and shoot fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. As of Monday afternoon, fire officials were inspecting …

Square dancing club celebrates more than 90 years

The Docey Dandies Square Dance Club celebrated its 59th anniversary in May with a dance on May 16.
More than 90 past and present club members and their families and guests attended the event as did guests from other square …

Thieves break windows of parked cars, police say

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner police officers are reminding residents to keep valuables out of sight in parked cars.
The Gardner Police Department’s Facebook page warned that police have investigated several auto burglaries recently in which a window was broken in …