February 7, 2016

Cold temperatures don’t deter protesters

Protesters from a Topeka Church were met with a counter protest in Edgerton Jan. 17. Topeka protesters were apparently responding to an article in The Kansas City Star regarding an Edgerton pastor who came out as gay. The Topeka church is known for its anti-gay protests at events and funerals. According to estimates, Edgerton residents Continue Reading

Workers respond to many frozen pipe calls

The cold weather caused problems for some area residents and businesses this weekend when temperatures dropped to single digits with windchills below zero. Crews were dispatched to a total of four calls for no water and one sewer call. Three employees responded during the weekend totaling six hours of overtime. “Allow faucets to drip during Continue Reading

Defense key to SH Broncos victory

In a defensive battle, the Bronco boys varsity basketball team turned back Desoto, 41-31 last week. “By far our best defensive effort of the year,” said Coach Wes Book. “Great team effort.” Spring Hill trailed 9-6 after one quarter but posted 11 second half points to go up 17-12. The Broncos sealed the win with Continue Reading

SH Invitational basketball tournament underway

The annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament gets underway this week concluding with the finals on January 22. Joining GEHS and Spring Hill are Piper, Veritos Christian, Eisenhower-Goddard, Osawatomie and Blue Valley Southwest. First round action found Spring Hill versus Piper and GEHS versus Veritos Christian.

Slow start sinks Spring Hill Lady Broncos

Falling behind 20-2 after one quarter, the Lady Broncos varsity basketball team dropped a 67-27 Frontier League decision to Baldwin last Friday night. Baldwin held a 41-13 halftime and never looked back en route to victory. Despite the loss, Spring Hill got eight points from Jamie Hoffman and six from Hailey Jones. Lauren Delker had Continue Reading

Legislator recalls Dr. King’s march, historic speech 53 years ago

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com When Willie Dove boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. in August 28, 1963, he didn’t realize the magnitude of what he would witness. Fifty three years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, Dove said he knew the march’s participants were doing meaningful work at the time. But the full historic Continue Reading

SH teacher receives 2016 State Horizon award

A teacher at USD 230’s Wolf Creek elementary was named as the Horizon Award winner last fall. In October, Hannah Ozier, Wolf Creek first grade teacher, was named the elementary Horizon Award district winner for USD #230. On Jan. 6, 2016 Ozier received the call from Dr. Randy Watson, commissioner of education, to congratulate her Continue Reading

Spring Hill Library hosts Story Time, book club

Wednesdays, Jan. 20-April 27 (except March 16 & 23) 9:30-10:00am Spring Hill Book Club Thursdays, Jan.7; Feb. 4; March 3; April 7 – 6:30-7:30pm At K&M Bar-B-Q, 603 N. Webster January:   Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf February: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins March:  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Continue Reading

SH Invitational Basketball Tournament set

The annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament will run from Jan. 19-22. Included in the field are Spring Hill, GEHS, Osawatomie, Piper, Sumner, Blue Valley Southwest, Veritas Christian and Goddard-Eisenhower.

Blue Valley Southwest rallies past Broncos

Scoring 24 fourth quarter points, the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves turned back Spring Hill 65-50 last week. Spring Hill, 3-3, trailed just 26-24 at halftime and pulled even at 41-41 after three quarters. But Southwest placed its offense in high gear in the fourth quarter to seal the verdict. “We struggled with turnovers and rebounding,” Continue Reading