August 28, 2015

Bronco volleyball prepares for opener

Following four weeks of practice, the lady Bronco volleyball team begins the season August 29th.
Veteran Head Coach Alicia Von Stein is working with 34 players and has experienced a good attitude in preseason practices.
Providing leadership for a young …

Broncos host Paola in season opener

New head coach Jason Feeback will lead his Spring Hill Broncos in the September 4th home opener versus rival Paola.
Feeback comes to Spring Hill from Pawnee Heights where his team recorded 4-5, and 7-2 marks. He also had a …

County adopts budget with tax rate increase

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly  differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

Danedri Thompson

Bronco cross country team stacked for season

Coach Brent Smitheran welcomed a talented group to Spring Hill High School cross country practice Aug. 17 in preparation for a Sept. 3 Anderson County season opener.
Makayla Kosberg, Andi Oursler and Taylor Mangels will lead the girls’ team.
“We …

SH boy competes in national competition

Mikey Sandidge, 5, recently competed at the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in Tennessee. Sandidge starts kindergarten in Spring Hill next week. Submitted photo

Mikey Sandidge, 5, recently competed at the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in Tennessee. Sandidge starts kindergarten in Spring Hill next week. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Mikey Sandidge starts kindergarten next week, but last …

Grant winners

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Kim Brooks, Johnson County Livestock Association president; Emily Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Allyson Rietcheck, Mallory Meek, Ben Burling, Abigail Dawson, Brenden Meek, and Evan Zimmerman, Johnson County Farm Bureau, pose for a photo after the livestock association offered grants …

Spring Hill students learn history with help from laptops

Learning about the African-American Civil Rights Movement recently took on a new twist at Spring Hill Middle (SHMS) and High Schools (SHHS). Thanks to 1-to-1 laptops and 21st Century technology and skills, students at the high school became the teachers …

Pictures from the fair

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Earl Allen Jr. prepares a sheep for sheering. 4-Hers show all kinds of livestock during the Johnson County Fair each year.…

Fair parade 2015

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Members of the Great Plains 4-H Club await the start of the Johnson County Fair Parade.…

Pancake time

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Members of the Gardner Lions Club serve patrons during a club pancake feed at the Gardner Senior Center on Aug. 1. Proceeds from the annual breakfast benefit the civic organization’s scholarships.…