October 13, 2015

Broncos lose to Paola in season opener

It was a rough night for the Spring Hill High School Bronco football team. The squad dropped its home opener against Paola High School on Sept. 4. The Bronco team fell behind at halftime, 35-6, and the team wasn’t able to overcome the first half deficit. When the clock marked the end of the second Continue Reading

New leader takes helm at Spring Hill Chamber

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There’s a new face running the show at the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce. Sharon Mitchell replaced Ann Jensen, who recently retired, as the Spring Hill Chamber President and CEO on July 1. Mitchell also serves on the USD 230 board of education. She holds a bachelor degree in communications studies from Continue Reading

Johnson County unveils new flag design

Johnson County received nearly 3,000 votes for a new county flag design, and today revealed the winning design at its Board of County Commissioners regular business session. The Johnson County flag helps residents identify places where county services are offered. As part of a countywide rebranding effort that began in 2013, Johnson County adopted a Continue Reading

Spring Hill School District to receive extra state funding for growth

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School District is one of four area schools that will receive additional funding from the state. The Kansas Financial Council met last week and heard extraordinary needs requests from 40 school districts, before deciding to grant additional funding requests totaling $6 million to 22 districts. The Gardner Edgerton School Continue Reading

Cross country team ready to race into Bronco season

After four weeks of practice, the Spring Hill High School Bronco cross country teams travel to the Anderson County Invitational for the season opener, Sept. 2. “We have a lot of new runners out and improving daily,” said SHHS Coach Brent Smitheran. “We are excited about our first meet. We have 22 runners competing in Continue Reading

SH Broncos blank Piper 1-0 in Soccer

A goal by Zach Barnum in the 34th minute of the first half was all the Spring Hill High School soccer team needed to post a 1-0 shutout over Piper High School last week. Barnum’s goal came off a Carver Gertsberger assist. Goalie Killian Beck provided the defensive shutout. “It was a total team effort,” Continue Reading

Military update

Air Force Airman Adela T. Nichols graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2015 graduate of Spring Hill High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and Continue Reading

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Three persons in Johnson County have been diagnosed with Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto. The illness, which is caused by a protozoan, causes diarrhea and is spread through contaminated water. The county health department is working with pool operators in Overland Park and Shawnee to treat or close those known swimming pools with which Continue Reading

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 team will be senior Megan Curry, senior Madi Miller, senior Dani Townley, Amanda Dickie and Continue Reading

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 stint at Chanute. He recorded an 8-5 and 4-5 mark during his time there. Feeback Continue Reading