March 30, 2015

The USD 231 Board of Education approved the hire of two new administrators

The USD 231 Board of Education approved the hire of two new administrators. Amy Wormington will serve as the principal of Grand Star Elementary, and John Sedler will be associate principal/athletic director at Gardner Edgerton High School next year.
Sedler …

Voters should reward candidates who campaign with humility

Stolen campaign signs.
Whispered innuendo.
Confusing campaign finance laws.
It’s local election time.
For more than two decades, we’ve covered area elections; and we appreciate those who have the courage to put their hat in the ring.
Running for office …

Police to conduct training this weekend

The Gardner Police Department will conduct training at 125 N. Moonlight Road on Saturday, March 14. The officers will use the building formerly known as Little Peoples Daycare.

The training will use realistic police scenarios that may appear suspicious. There …

Annual Chamber dinner draws hearty crowd

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and at KU, last December. Beaty will be tasked with rebuilding the faltering Jayhawk football program. Last year, the Jayhawks lost all but one game.

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former

Gardner-Edgerton wrestler Seth Pesek named Hy-Vee athlete of the week

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth Pesek was selected Hy-Vee and Time Warner Cable High School Athlete of the week on March 3. Pesek recently won his third straight state wrestling title. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth Pesek was selected Hy-Vee and Time Warner Cable High School Athlete of the week on March 3. Pesek recently won his third straight state wrestling title. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Seth …

Lady Blazers lose to Blue Valley Northwest High in sub-state action

The Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazers fought to continue their basketball season last week in first-round 6A sub-state play.
Early on, the Blazers took control of a game against Blue Valley Northwest High School on March 5. The GEHS …

Once-thriving Mt. Pleasant dwindled, died in southwest Johnson County

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
Several townships and communities that dotted the southwest Johnson County landscape 130 years ago are no longer in existence.
Mount Pleasant, which was better known by its nickname, “Four Corners,” was located near …

Pioneer Ridge Middle School 8th grade Jags complete perfect season

Members of the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade basketball team are pictured. Front row: Gage Gulley, Gabe Mendez, Matt Beyer, Trent Cochran, Tyler Rollwagen, Corbin Schrack. Back row:  Coach Collins, Tyler Chaffee, Brody Marshall, Lucas Soza,  and Katie Whittley. Submitted photo

Members of the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade basketball team are pictured. Front row: Gage Gulley, Gabe Mendez, Matt Beyer, Trent Cochran, Tyler Rollwagen, Corbin Schrack. Back row: Coach Collins, Tyler Chaffee, Brody Marshall, Lucas Soza, and Katie Whittley.

SHHS Broncos lose sub-state opener

Cold shooting proved to be the downfall for the Spring Hill High School Bronco boys varsity basketball team. The Bronco squad dropped a 67-48 decision against Paola High School in first round 4A sub-state action last week.
“We got into …

Overtime loss in sub-state game ends Blazer boys basketball season

Gardner Edgerton High School jumped to a 17-12 first quarter lead in 6A sub-state play against Olathe Northwest High School last week. The Blazer team was unable to hold on to the lead, however, and the loss ended GEHS’ boys …