November 30, 2015

Fall Fest at Mildale Farm

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, Special to The Gardner News Johnson County Parks and Recreation hosted its annual Fall Fest at Mildale Farm on Halloween, Oct. 31. Mildale Farm is near Edgerton, just north of 199th Street. A number of fall-related activities were offered at the Fall Fest, all free to the public. Children could Continue Reading

SH football completes season against Louisburg

Falling behind 23-13 at halftime, the Spring Hill High School Bronco football team dropped a 37-19 decision to Louisburg High School in the season finale last Friday night. Spring Hill jumped to a quick 7-0 lead when Tyshawn Straw returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Louisburg countered with a six-yard touchdown run Continue Reading

Spring Hill to Honor Veterans

    All citizens young and old are cordially invited to join our veterans, Cole- Smith American Legion Post #350 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit #350, Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Riders chapters. The Spring Hill Historical Society, our school children, local dignitaries, a special military guest speaker from Ft. Leavenworth and the Continue Reading

Hometown Hero

Sgt. Kevin Harmon receives a Chiefs football and a standing ovation at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs recognized Harmon as a hometown hero during a home game against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 11. Harmon, a 2008 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, joined the U.S. Marines after graduating from GEHS. He was stationed in Continue Reading

Ingold leads Broncos at State tourney

Erika Ingold brought back a sixth place finish from the State 4A golf tourney in Hays last week. Ingold carded a score of 90, helping the Spring Hill High School Bronco golf team to a fourth place team finish. “The team fought through 30 to 40 mile-per-hour wind conditions and really played well,” said SHHS Continue Reading

Late rally lifts Broncos football team

Scoring 28, second half points, the Spring Hill High School Bronco football team turned back Sumner Academy, 42-20, last Friday in second round 4A district action. Spring Hill, 2-6, took a 14-13 halftime lead thanks to touchdown runs of 16 and 27 yards by Tyshaun Straw. In the second half, the Broncos turned up the Continue Reading

Brenneman qualifies for State CC

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman will be making a trip to the 4A state cross country meet after placing first in last week’s regional meet in Baldwin. Brenneman took gold in a 5k time of 16:16 minutes. He will represent Spring Hill at the State meet in Wamego on Saturday. Other regional runners on Continue Reading

Community boasts haunted spaces, some say

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News With its rich history including settlers on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and its part in settling the Wild West hundreds of years ago, many of the older buildings in Gardner are known for their paranormal activity. The most well-known haunted location in the Gardner area is Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter The Comet Tech 4-H Club met and presented National Youth Science Day to visitors at the county extension office. The facilitators taught youth “Motion Commotion” by using race cars equipped with modeling clay drivers and a simulated runway. The experiment tested the physics of motion and knowledge of speed and safety Continue Reading

Variety of fall events to entertain at Halloween

Danedri Thompson There’s plenty to be spooked about in the rural areas surrounding southwest Johnson County this fall. From hayrack rides to pumpkin patches and wineries, agriculture tourism has found a fall home nearby. There are also several events and parties planned for the Halloween season. Peckham’s Pumpkin Patch 4567 Marshall Rd Rantoul, KS Continue Reading