July 30, 2015

Grann guides three SH recreation teams

It’s been a busy summer for Coach Michael Grann and his Spring Hill Recreation teams.
Grann guided a 12-and-under boys baseball team, a 5-6 year old co-ed pitch team, and a 7-8 year-old girls softball team in the league.
Grann’s …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Brenneman, Hanson earn Tri-Co track honors

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman, pictured, earned Tri-County honors for his success in track and field. Jonathan Hanson also earned Tri-County honors. File photo

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman, pictured, earned Tri-County honors for his success in track and field. Jonathan Hanson also earned Tri-County honors. File photo

Spring Hill’s Dylan Brenneman and Jonathan Hanson recently earned Tri County track Spotlight honors.
Brenneman …

Sanderson earns All-State 4A honor

Spring Hill High School sophomore Sierra Sanderson was recently voted to the 4A All-State Softball Team as a catcher.
Sanderson helped the Lady Broncos reach state for the first time since 2004. Spring Hill defeated Paola 7-2 to win the …

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Fourth of July events set for Celebration Park

The city of Gardner is gearing up for one of its biggest Fourth of July celebrations ever at Celebration Park. Two country music acts will headline the event.
Returning local Kansas City band Big Time Grain Company will kick off …

SHHS’ Brown earns top pitching accolades

Posting a perfect 9-0 record, Spring Hill High School’s Sarah Brown was recently named Tri-County Spotlight Pitcher of the Year.
She helped the Broncos earn the class 4A Regional title and the team’s first appearance in the state tournament since …

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state …

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state.
“Through his leadership, the department …