July 6, 2015

Sanderson earns All-State 4A honor

Spring Hill High School sophomore Sierra Sanderson was recently voted to the 4A All-State Softball Team as a catcher.
Sanderson helped the Lady Broncos reach state for the first time since 2004. Spring Hill defeated Paola 7-2 to win the …

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Fourth of July events set for Celebration Park

The city of Gardner is gearing up for one of its biggest Fourth of July celebrations ever at Celebration Park. Two country music acts will headline the event.
Returning local Kansas City band Big Time Grain Company will kick off …

SHHS’ Brown earns top pitching accolades

Posting a perfect 9-0 record, Spring Hill High School’s Sarah Brown was recently named Tri-County Spotlight Pitcher of the Year.
She helped the Broncos earn the class 4A Regional title and the team’s first appearance in the state tournament since …

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state …

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state.
“Through his leadership, the department …

Fireworks stands to open in Edgerton, SH

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The cities of Spring Hill and Edgerton are two of only a few places in Johnson County where residents can purchase and shoot fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. As of Monday afternoon, fire officials were inspecting …

Billboard campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking in KS

New billboards near Topeka, the Kansas City metropolitan area and Wichita announce to drivers that human trafficking occurs in Kansas. The statewide billboard campaign seeks to raise awareness and reporting of human trafficking.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office is …

Libraries available as cooling centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be …