April 27, 2015

JV softball team sweeps Blue Valley SW

Solid pitching and defense led the Gardner Edgerton High School junior varsity softball team to a 2-0, 15-0 sweep of Blue Valley Southwest High School last week.
Britney Davidson and Haley Drawbaugh were the winning pitchers. Top offensive performances came …

SHHS drops 2 close games against De Soto

The Spring Hill High School Broncos baseball team dropped a double-header to De Soto last week in tight games with final scores of 5-4 and 7-6.
In the opener, Spring Hill fell behind 3-2 after three innings. The Broncos plated …

Blazer baseball team posts 1st win

Gardner Edgerton High School got its offense going and posted its first win of the season at Shawnee Mission North High School last weekend.
GEHS, 1-5, turned back North 8-5 on the strength of a 12-hit attack.
GEHS’ Andrew Halverson …

New leader to take helm at Spring Hill High School

There will be a new principal at Spring Hill High School next year. The Spring Hill School District announced the hire of a new principal, Marc Williams last week.
A committee comprised of representatives from key stakeholder groups interviewed multiple …

KS asks EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas reg

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed new greenhouse gas regulation.
Schmidt, along with 18 other attorneys general, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to withdraw the proposed …

Creating Awareness

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow proclaims April Autism Awareness Month during an April 6 city council meeting. Local children and Jennifer Smith with Autism Society of the Heartland were on-hand to hear the proclamation.…

Evidence suggests woman did not follow officer instructions, spokesman says

Danedri Thompson
An investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of Deanne Choate, Gardner, continues. According to a press release from Olathe Police Sgt. Bryan Hill, however, evidence suggests that Choate failed to follow officers’ verbal commands about a handgun …

AG asks court to reject home health care regs

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked a federal appeals court to reject new U.S. Department of Labor regulations that threaten the availability of home health care services in Kansas.
Schmidt on Monday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for …

Late goal sinks lady Blazer soccer squad

A last second goal fell just short, and the Gardner Edgerton High School lady Blazer soccer squad dropped a hard fought 1-0 decision to Bishop Miege High School last week.
GEHS’ Gracie Moorehouse had a few scoring chances with 10 …

Council tables plan to update city salaries

Danedri Thompson
Gardner City Council members tabled a proposal to revise the city’s employee pay and classification system during an April 6 meeting.
Council members debated a proposal that would create a new base salary structure and class system …