April 19, 2014

GEHS wrestlers compete at nationals

Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Seth Pesek, Tyler Norton, TJ Burger, Emilio Fowler and Dustin Williams participated in the USA National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa last weekend. Williams placed second in the 160-pound division.…

SHMS student competes at geography bee

Mason Salmen, a Spring Hill Middle School seventh grader, competed in the state level National Geographic Society Kansas State Geography Bee in Abilene last weekend. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum hosted the event.
SHMS principal Rod Sprague …

Blazer baseball team sweeps Blue Valley

Using strong pitching and defense, the Blazer baseball team swept Blue Valley by scores of 2-1, and 6-4 last week.
At Blue Valley April 1, pitcher Brett Wolford was near perfect. He tossed a one-hitter, with nine strikeouts and Jacob …

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Couple cherishes new beginnings in Gardner

Melissa Brigman, right, and Nathanial Brigman, center, greet Brian Brignman at Kansas City International Airport on Feb. 24. The soldier recently returned home from a six  month deplpyment in Kuwait. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Brian and Melissa Brigman moved to Gardner in April 2012 seeking a fresh start. Life handed the couple several new beginnings. Melissa hopes the most recent commencement  – reintegrating into family life following Brian’s six-month deployment  – …

Elementary dedicates memorial recess carts

Edgerton Elementary Principal Nancy Woolery presents indoor recess carts during an all-school assembly last week. The recess carts were dedicated to former elementary school staff member Joyce Higginbotham, who died earlier this year. Joyce’s family attended the dedication assembly. Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
An assembly was held at Edgerton Elementary School, March 28, to dedicate two new indoor recess carts, in memory of long-time teacher’s aide and recess supervisor, Joyce Higginbotham, who passed away on Feb. …

Grass fire scalds several acres on south side

A firefighter attaches a hose to a fire truck. Firefighters battled a grass blaze near 191st and Gardner Road on March 31. No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When firefighters from Johnson County Fire District No. 1 arrived on the scene of a fire near 191st and Gardner Road on March 31, flames burned near the road.
“This was just a normal response,” fire chief …

Construction underway at New Century

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellog Sr.

Penny’s Concrete, based in Lenexa, KS, has contracted Rose Design Build, Inc. to construct their new ready-mix concrete batch plant at 16500 Conestoga Drive, New Century AirCenter. The new plant will include a state of the art dry mix facility, …

Gardner woman files to represent 43rd District

Gardner resident Caitlin Trujillo, Democrat, has filed to run for the 43rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Trujillo grew up attending USD 231 schools and is a 2008 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. As a student, she …

Good turnout for low-cost animal clinic

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Several residents brought their dogs and cats to the city of Edgerton’s annual low-cost vaccine clinic, held in downtown Edgerton on March 29.
Edgerton Code Enforcement Officer Charlie Lydon, who was in charge …