December 21, 2014

Baker scores 20 points in win

Shelby Baker scored 20 points leading the Spring Hill High School lady Bronco varsity basketball team to a 47-37 win against West Franklin High School. With the win, SHHS took third place in a tournament at Osawatomie High School last …

SH students to receive MacBooks

Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill High School students will soon have access to MacBook Air computers.
USD 230 board members approved the purchase of computers for all students in grades 6-12 during a Dec. 8 board meeting. The …

PRMS Lady Jaguars fall short in late rally

Pioneer Ridge Middle School’s seventh grade varsity girls basketball team lost to Spring Hill Middle School last week, after a late rally fell short. At the final buzzer, the score read 25-18 in Spring Hill’s favor.
Early on, Pioneer took …

Sharemet to play volleyball at NCCC

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Spring Hill High School senior Elly Sharemet signed a national letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Neosho County Community College last week. Seated are Irene Shoemaker,Elly Sharemet, Robert Sharemet, and Spring Hill High School volleyball coach Alicia Von Stein. …

University update

Several local students graduated from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University on Dec. 12. They include Thomas Dale Kilmurray, of Gardner, and Jeffery L. Brotherton, Carl Kearney, Kelsey Michelle Kohn, and Brianna G. Stevens, all of Spring Hill.…

Welcome Santa

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Santa meets with a child at Santa’s workshop in Cornerstone Park.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Gardner this weekend.
On Friday, Dec. 12, the city’s parks department will host a Candy Cane Hunt in Cornerstone Park. …

Late goal sinks Bronco boys basketball squad

Austin Downing’s three-point shot at the buzzer spelled doom for the Spring Hill High School boys basketball team in a tough 48-45 season-opening loss at Eudora High School Friday night.
Eudora’s Downing, who scored a game-high 25 points, tied the …

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd Wallet.com. The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

GE, SH schools count, track homeless students

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The number of American students who are homeless has increased significantly – 58 percent – in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an area in which the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring …

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 …