March 5, 2015

Full candidate slate for councils, school boards

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be a full slate of candidates for school board and city councils in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill. There will not be a local primary election, though.
Seven candidates filed for three seats on the …

District voters approve upped LOB authority

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
By a wide margin, USD 231 voters agreed to give the school board the authority to increase local option budget taxes (LOB) up to 33 percent of the amount the district receives in state aid.
Ballots in …

Full slate for city, school board spring elections

There will be a full slate of candidates for school board and city councils in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill. There will not be a local primary election, though.

Seven candidates filed for three seats on the Gardner City Council. …

Broncos take fifth place at SHHS invitational

A 58-49 win over Osawatomie High School gave the Spring Hill High School Broncos a fifth place finish in the annual Spring Hill Invitational basketball tournament last weekend.
Spring Hill jumped to a 17-7 first quarter lead and held a …

Hodge leads Broncos past Baldwin, 51-40

Danny Hodge fired in 24 points to lead the Spring Hill High School Broncos varsity boys basketball team to a 51-40 win against Baldwin High School last week.
Spring Hill, 4-4, jumped to a 22-0 lead, and Baldwin did not …

SH district teachers earn prestigious state honors

Jamie Droegemeier teaches math at Spring Hill Middle School. He recently learned he was one of 16 secondary education teachers to earn a statewide distinction. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier teaches math at Spring Hill Middle School. He recently learned he was one of 16 secondary education teachers to earn a statewide distinction. Submitted photo

The Kansas State Department of Education notified the district’s Horizon Award winners that …

Political theater may be in store for session

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Budget and education funding will take center stage during the 2015 legislative session, but Sen. Julia Lynn says there will be action backstage as well.
Behind-the-scenes, Lynn anticipates juggling for political position by those who hope to …

Education funding to dominate 2015 session

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year.  File Photo

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year. File Photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Education and budget will dominate debate in …

SH man found dead of gun shot wound

Mark E. Taylor

Mark E. Taylor

A Spring Hill man is in jail on suspicion of homicide.
Miami County Undersheriff Wayne McKinley said deputies continue to investigate the death of Larry Rangel, Spring Hill, though they have arrested Rangel’s roommate, Mark E. Taylor, …

Spring Hill school meals earn high reviews

In the Spring Hill School District, families can help ensure students have a great start to their academic day with a nutritionally sound breakfast and healthy lunch.  Last year, the district’s Nutrition Department served 240,000 lunches and 55,000 breakfasts. The …