December 19, 2014

Good Tiding of Great Joy

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Santa Claus pauses a moment after helping to illuminate Cornerstone Park on Dec. 1. GEHS senior Cooper McGuire and teacher Katie Zahner helped flipped the switch to turn on the lights. The annual lighting ceremony …

Furniture maker buys LPKC spec warehouse

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A speculation warehouse is off the market at the Logistics Park-Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. Northpoint Development, developers for the LPKC, sold a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility to Flexsteel Industries.
According to Beth Linn, Edgerton city administrator, …

Leading tackler

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

With 70 tackles, Gardner Edgerton High School Sophomore linebacker Jonas Pippitt was the team leader in tackles for the Blazer football team this season. Pippitt will be part of a strong returning class next fall.…

Police investigate deadly wreck on 199th Street

Law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly crash that occurred in the 35000 block of 199th Street on Dec. 2.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, the Gardner Police Department received multiple calls of an intoxicated person driving recklessly up …

Tough first half leads to PRMS Jag loss

Falling behind 20-9 at halftime, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity basketball team lost a 43-20 decision at Baldwin Middle School last week.
Despite the loss, Emma Prothe had six points and Taylor Fergola scored five. Gabby Schultz, …

Black Friday draws fewer shoppers, survey finds

Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well.
The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar …

40 students tapped to join SHHS honor society

In a “tapping” ceremony in front of the entire Spring Hill High School student body on earlier this month, officers of National Honor Society (NHS) named its newest members. More than 40 candidates were officially inducted into the organization at …

Trail Ridge teams lose to Spring Hill

Cold shooting in the third quarter spelled doom for the seventh grade Trail Ridge Middle School Huskies in an 18-11 loss to Spring Hill Middle School last week.
Both teams headed to halftime tied 8-8, but Spring Hill took control …

Fast start helps Pioneer Ridge to victory

Jumping to a 24-5 first half lead, the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade lady Jaguars posted a 40-13 win against Ottawa Middle School last week.
“The team played well, and we had balanced scoring,” said PRMS Coach Jeff Davidson, …

Communities to kick-off holiday season with celebrations next week

Santa’s helpers pose while working in Santa’s Workshop in Cornerstone Park. Santa will visit the sattelite workshop in Gardner during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration on Dec. 1. File photo

Santa’s helpers pose while working in Santa’s Workshop in Cornerstone Park. Santa will visit the sattelite workshop in Gardner during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration on Dec. 1. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill …