July 6, 2015

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety for kids

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Kids Handgun Safety and Awareness Seminar Saturday, June 6 for children ages 5-12.
There will be two classes offered this Saturday one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from noon …

Local funeral director to lead association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

Hive of 100K bees relocated from Spring Hill

Save a Bee Rescue worker carries buckets of honeycomb to a truck. The bee hive will be relocated to a 28-acre farm near Independence, Mo. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Save a Bee Rescue worker carries buckets of honeycomb to a truck. The bee hive will be relocated to a 28-acre farm near Independence, Mo. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several thousand bees are getting a new …

Remembering the fallen

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A man places crosses and U.S. flags on graves at the Gardner Cemetery. The American Legion and affiliated groups assist in decorating the graves of more than 400 veterans in Gardner and St. Columba Cemeteries. …

10-year-old recognized for life-saving 911 call

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) recognized a Spring Hill Elementary student on May 20. MARC’s Public Safety and Communications Program and the Johnson County Communications Center honored Eli Kehl, 10, for demonstrating the proper use of 9-1-1 during an emergency.…

Talks, walks to discuss city’s future plannned

Spring Hill residents are invited to discuss the city’s future with council members, the mayor and city staff in a series of Neighborhood Walk & Talk events. Over the course of five Mondays beginning June 1, guests and officials will …

SH students earn Kansas 4-H scholarships

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members. Recipients include Brenna Ewing and Tessa Davids of Spring Hill.
The scholarships fund post-secondary …

Lady Broncos win Regional soccer title

A close 2-1 win over Bonner Springs High School gave the Spring Hill High School Lady Bronco soccer team the Regional title last week at home.
The match was controlled by Spring Hill from the start, as the Broncos had …

SH Rec Commission earns KDHE grant

The Spring Hill Recreation Commission will receive a grant from the Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE). The commission will receive $6,240 in a waste tire grant to create surfacing for a 960-square-foot playground at the Spring Hill Sports …

Spring Hill woman graduates from agriculture leadership program

Susie Mackey

Susie Mackey

Susie Mackey, Spring Hill, became a recent graduate of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program (KARL). Graduation ceremonies, honoring Mackey and 29 classmates, were April 18 at Kansas State University.
Mackey began this journey of leadership excellence …