May 27, 2015

High school graduations set for this weekend

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a race to the finish

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2014 throw their hats in celebration. The class of 2015 will graduate this Saturday. File photo

for staff and seniors at Gardner …

Senior Grad Special Edition

The 2015 edition of The Gardner News featuring photo’s of  the senior graduation candidates  of GEHS and of Spring HIll HS are now available for purchase. As always you can get your copies at the newspaper office at 136 E …

Wheatridge track teams compete at Spring Hill

It was a rainy afternoon for the Wheatridge Middle School Mustangs as they traveled to Spring Hill to compete in an invitational May 5.  The storms held off just long enough to allow most field event competition. Most running events …

Blue Valley North proves challenging for Blazer varsity baseball team

A late rally fell just short for the Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team last week.
The varsity squad dropped an 8-7 decision to Blue Valley North High School in Eastern Kansas League action.
GEHS got a homerun from junior …

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …

Civil War veteran laid to rest on land homesteaded near Edgerton

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

Store seeks to build on south side of town

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Planning commissioners will recommend that city council members approve a preliminary and final plat and the rezoning more than six acres on the south side of Gardner to make way for an Orcheln Farm and Home store.…

SHHS Broncos run well at Paola Invitational

Despite inclement weather, the Spring Hill High School varsity boys track team turned in top performances at the Paola Invitational last week.
Several Broncos brought home medals from the event.
Charles Elam led the way with a gold medal performance. …

Buie leads lady Blazers at Track Invitational

Kayla Burcham clears 9-foot 6-inches to place second in the pole vault at the Blazer Invitational. Submitted photo

Kayla Burcham clears 9-foot 6-inches to place second in the pole vault at the Blazer Invitational. Submitted photo

Abby Buie won the pole vault and javelin titles leading the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers effort at a home Invitational …