December 1, 2015

Late rally sinks Huskies

Losing a lead with just one minute left in regulation, the Trailridge Husky eighth grade girls varsity basketball team lost to Louisburg 28-25 last week. “We gave up too many rebounds and had turnovers late in the game,” said Coach Ryan Colston. Despite the loss, Kailani Donham had fourteen points. Sadie Watkins, Anna Tropanksy and Continue Reading

Successful season for Trailridge wrestlers

It’s been quite a season for Coach Brian Essex and the Trailridge wrestling team. The eighth graders posted a 54-32 record, 63% win ratio, while the seventh graders had a 76-54 record, 58% win ratio. Leading the way was Noah Short with a perfect 11-0 record. Johnny Akin had a 14-1 mark, Shawn Waters, 7-1, Continue Reading

BOCC proclaims ‘World Town Planning Day’

Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor was present when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” Roberts joined the county department of planning and codes to accept the proclamation. “World Town Planning Day” is an opportunity to highlight the contribution sound planning makes to the quality of communities Continue Reading

Create holiday gifts that keep on giving throughout the year

Melinda Myers Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year. Terrariums have made a comeback and make wonderful do-it-yourself projects and gifts for beginning and experienced gardeners. They enable gardeners to continue to grow no matter the weather outdoors and can be updated and used as Continue Reading

Gardner Lake sewer system construction underway

Work recently began on a $9.1 million low pressure sewer system for Gardner Lake; the project will serve about 85 acres and 352 properties. The estimated length of the sewer line is about 30,000 feet. The proposed district consists of about 279 homes which are currently served by septic tanks, according to Johnson County Wastewater’s Continue Reading

Christmas in the Park: A 25 Year Tradition in Gardner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The 25th Annual “Christmas in the Park” holiday event kicks off with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Park.  Seasonal music will be performed by area school children.  The event will include a Christmastime message from Mayor Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter The Comet Tech 4-H Club toured the Bichelmeyer’s Meat Market in Kansas City. The tour, was led by a club member parent, Mr. Bichelmeyer gave members a look at how meat is processed, packaged, smoked and displayed for sale to the public. Fifteen Comet Tech members attended the tour with their Continue Reading

GEHS to join Sunflower League

Leeann Northway USD 231 Since the fall of 2010, Gardner Edgerton High School has been a part of the Eastern Kansas League, but that is about to change. Official notice was made today that GEHS has accepted the invitation to become the newest member of the Sunflower League. With the opening of the newest Olathe Continue Reading

Meetings regarding $29.7 bond issue dates set

 Dates have been set for informational meetings regarding the proposed $29.7 million USD 231 bond issue. At the October 5, Board of Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution for application to the state to pose a $29.7 million dollar bond issue question to USD 231 voters. On November 10, the Kansas Continue Reading

Scientists seeking farmer involvement in overcoming herbicide-resistant weeds

The spread of herbicide-resistant weeds is a growing problem in many parts of the United States. While herbicide resistance has existed for decades, the number of weed species with resistance to glyphosate and other herbicides has risen dramatically in recent years. As a result, more time and money are being spent on weed control, and Continue Reading