October 6, 2015

Vintage war planes take flight at New Century

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Heart of America Wing will showcase war birds in flight during an air show at New Century this weekend. The event, which runs Sept. 25-27 will feature the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, Fifi. Fifi was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944. Acquired by the CAF Continue Reading

Students of Character

USD 231 recognized first quarter Students of Character during the Sept. 14 board meeting. They included: Edgerton Elementary fourth grader Thomas Savasten, Gardner Elementary third grader Zach Hilliard, Madison Elementary first grader Bridget Simmons, Moonlight Elementary third grader Isaiah Williams, Nike Elementary fourth grader Maddie Xiong, Sunflower Elementary fourth grader Caroline Kuzma, Pioneer Ridge Middle Continue Reading

Kansans in the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe

A Lawrence, Kan., native is helping the U.S. Navy keep sea lanes safe and open in the Middle East, serving on the mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM-6). Seaman Apprentice Nathan Davidson is a Navy logistics specialist and lives and works at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, where the Devastator is based. Bahrain is Continue Reading

Chamber to celebrate 40th year

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend. Incorporated on Sept. 15, 1975, the Chamber has invited past Chamber leaders and members and the general public to help celebrate its 40-year milestone. The informal celebration will include free hot dogs and hamburgers, anniversary cake, children’s activities and wine tasting. “If Continue Reading

Early figures show Gardner-Edgerton district added 3 percent, or 177

Kansas school districts won’t know official enrollment totals to the state until Sept. 21, the day the Kansas Department of Education sets for attendance count. However, USD 231 director of human resources Jody Marshall noted preliminary Gardner Edgerton School District totals in a Sept. 14 memo to the school board. The preliminary enrollment count shows Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton Blazers rush past Southwest in first win of season

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team earned its first win of the season on Friday night. Compiling 369 rushing yards at home, the Blazer squad toppled Eastern Kansas League foe, Blue Valley Southwest High School, 37-7. Junior running back Hunter Skeens lead the way, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards on Continue Reading

Lights on After School event set for Oct. 13

Moonlight Elementary School will host a Lights on After School event from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event is part of a nationwide series of celebrations in support of after school programs. More than 8,000 events are expected to take place this year across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Continue Reading

Penalty kick becomes game winner as GEHS defeats Mill Valley High

Carson Harding converted a penalty kick into a score with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to give the Gardner Edgerton High School soccer team a 4-3 home win against Mill Valley High School last week. Harding had two goals and two assists on the night as GEHS posted a big win versus Continue Reading

Blazer cross country team races to 2nd at Turner

Members of the girls and boys Gardner Edgerton High School cross country teams brought back second place team finishes from last week’s nine-team Turner Invitational. Several GEHS runners earned medals. GEHS’ Carson Hughes took second place, Trent Cochran earned eighth place, and Jade Haney finished 10th. Garrett Pogue wasn’t far behind Haney. Pogue took 14th Continue Reading

Bronco soccer team blanks Paola High

A goal by Spring Hill High School’s Michael Werlein was all the Bronco soccer team needed for a 1-0 home win against Paola High School last week. Werlein’s assist came from Carver Gerstberger, and the shutout was provided by goalie Killian Beck. The win improved to Spring Hill 6-1 on the season.