November 27, 2014

Looking back

Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School Coach Marvin Diener talks with his team during a timeout in the Blue Valley Northwest game.The Blazers concluded the season with a 49-22 loss at Olathe South.…

Lady Mustangs defeat Trail Ridge

In a tight defensive battle, the Wheatridge Middle School seventh grade girls varsity basketball team took an 8-3 win against cross town rival Trail Ridge Middle School last week.
The WMS Mustangs scored six points in the third quarter to …

Wrestlers compete at triangular

Winning 13 different matches the Wheatridge Middle School Mustangs wrestler won their triangular tourney with Baldwin and Spring Hill Middle Schools last week.
The seventh graders won five different matches. Two seventh grade WMS wrestlers boasted perfect records. Gavin Brown …

GEHS senior to receive double lung transplant

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A Gardner Edgerton High School senior is undergoing a double lung

Judy Hart, right, poses with her mother Mary Hart. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, is receiving a double lung transplant in St. Louis today. File photo

Judy Hart, right, poses with her mother Mary Hart. Judy, a Gardner Edgerton High School senior, is receiving a double lung transplant in St. Louis today.

Cross town rivals compete

A second-half rally fell just short and the Wheatridge Middle School eighth grade girls varsity basketball team lost a 16-14 decision to Trail Ridge Middle School last week.
Ashlynn Anderson, Yeneth Lugan and Kaylei Cox lead WMS’ offense.…

Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington

Mica (Marriott) Ward, Gardner, escorts World War II veteran Les Page, Blue Springs, Mo., on a one-day tour of veteran monuments in D.C. Submitted photo

Mica (Marriott) Ward, Gardner, escorts World War II veteran Les Page, Blue Springs, Mo., on a one-day tour of veteran monuments in D.C. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For Mica (Marriott) Ward, serving as a Heartland Honor Flight guardian was …

SHHS grad takes gold for Team USA at Pan-American Championships

Travis Conely, far left, holds an American flag with other USA teammates at the Pan-American Sambo Championships in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in October. Teams from other countries also hold their nations’ flags. Conely graduated from Spring Hill High School in 2002, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Submitted photo

Travis Conely, far left, holds an American flag with other USA teammates at the Pan-American Sambo Championships in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in October. Teams from other countries also hold their nations’ flags. Conely graduated from Spring Hill

Edgerton hires director tasked with development

The city of Edgerton has hired a community development director. Officials named that Kenneth Cook will step into the role on Nov. 12.
The job will entail managing all aspects of community development and planning for the city, including planning …

Students of Character

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

USD 231 board of education members recognized a Student of Character from each of the district’s schools during a Nov. 10 board meeting. Students included third grader Reagan Wymer, Edgerton Elementary; first grader Elle Perez, …

Autumn falls

Photo courtesy of Gary Carson

Photo courtesy of Gary Carson

Fall ended with a burst of color. These photos depict the leaves in downtown Gardner at their brightest just days before Halloween. Officially autumn began on Sept. 22.
Winter doesn’t begin until Dec. 23, but …