April 23, 2014

GEHS Blazer baseball splits doubleheader

The Gardner Edgerton High School varsity baseball team split in doubleheader competition at Ottawa last weekend.  In game one, GEHS dropped a 9-8 decision to St. James.  Carter Hohn pitched in that game. Nolan an Beets had three hits while …

Council work session gets late start

Several people milled around for a half hour awaiting the start of a city council work session that was supposed to start at 7 p.m. The start time was delayed for almost a half hour as constituents and special guests awaited the arrival of council members Heath Freeman and Larry Fotovich. Steve Shute did not attend the meeting. Submitted photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Gardner-Edgerton pole vaulters lead Blazer charge at track invitational

Kyle Stubler sprints down the pole vault runway en route to a state-leading pole vault of 14-foot, 6-inches.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz

Kyle Stubler’s first place finish in the pole vault highlighted an impressive performance by the GEHS boys track team at the Olathe Invitational, April 12.
GEHS hosted the Olathe Invitational due to construction at the Olathe District Activity Center.
Stubler …

USD 231 board censures member

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board

member James Repshire for violating a board ethics policy. Board members specifically cited the work his company, J. R. Electric, performed for the …

VIDEO: Lynn, Sutton provide legislative update

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
April 12, 2014 – The city of Gardner hosted a public forum for a review of accomplishments of the 2014 Kansas legislative session,  followed by a question-and-answer session.

Sen. Julia …

Lady Broncos sweep De Soto

The Lady Broncos softball team improved to 5-1 with a sweep of De Soto last week.
In game one, Sarah Brown was the winning pitcher as Spring Hill outscored De Soto 9-3.
It was the same winning story in game …

Blazers net wins at Paola tennis Invitational

Playing their best tennis of the season, the GEHS boys team netted several wins at the Paola Round Robin last week.
In number one doubles, Micah Van Vleet and Dylan Meeks posted a perfect 4-0 record and took first place.…

Local Chamber of Commerce may lose its tax-exempt status

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce may no longer be a non-profit organization.
Chamber officials have not filed the form used by the Internal Revenue Service to designate tax-exempt organizations since 2009.
It’s been a year …

Apartment complex proposal draws crowd

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Approximately 20 residents attended an informational meeting on April 3 at Edgerton City Hall, regarding the a proposed Pheasant Ridge affordable housing apartment complex in Edgerton.
The proposal is in a very early …

Gardner museum seeks donations, photos

Gardner resident Eileen Hertzler’s wedding dress was on display at the Gardner Historical Museum in 2010. The museum is seeking donated items that preserve and local history and stories. File photo

One man’s junk may be Gardner Historical Museum’s treasure. Museum volunteers are asking local people to consider donating items to the museum collections. Items that may be considered junk or not worth anything could have historical significance to Gardner, Edgerton …