September 15, 2014

Brief

The American Legion will host a 95th birthday celebration for Morris Eastland, a past commander of Post 19. The celebration will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the legion, 315 S. Meadowbrook Circle. Members of …

JCCC locked down

Johnson County Community College is locked down, following reports of a person with a weapon on campus.
Police have not confirmed there is a person with a weapon. However, campus remains locked down.…

Rare virus filling KCMO hospitals not reported in USD 231, JoCo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Hospital beds at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo., were full last week. Hospital officials told Fox 4 News that they had treated more than 300 cases of enterovirus 68, an unusual illness that mimics the common …

Dog Days of Summer

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Channel 9 news was at the Johnson County Fair to interview dog club leaders, Tammy Locke and Wendy Karr. Students Ali Duarte and J.R. Newton were featured in the live interview with Bryan Busby.…

Gov. Sam Brownback names Caleb Stegall to Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced the selection of Kansas Court of Appeals judge Caleb Stegall to fill a seat on the Supreme Court left vacant by the recent departure of Justice Nancy Moritz for the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of …

Lady Broncos place 3rd at Jeff West Invite

Mackenzie Fabrizious shot a 38 and took first place honors leading the Spring Hill High School Lady Broncos golf effort at the Jeff West Invitational last week.
Other participants included Lauren Oberkrom, Erika Ingold, Mikaela Crotchett, Chandler Davis and Amber …

Outdoor Warning Siren Test Rescheduled

The Johnson County Division of Emergency Management will not be conducting the monthly test of the outdoor warning siren system as scheduled today, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. The test has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 10. …

Blazers host Shawnee Mission East in football season opener

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams

Around Town

QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

Local girl attends space camp program

Alyssa Putnam, Gardner, attended Camp KAOS Space 101 program at the Cosmosphere this summer.
Alyssa, a freshman at Gardner Edgerton High School, attended the four-day introductory astronaut training camp in June. The camp emphasized teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. Developed by …