December 1, 2015

Broncos fall to Meige

Highly-ranked Bishop Miege High School jumped to a 32-0 first quarter lead against the Spring Hill High School Broncos. Miege never looked back en route to a 67-14 first round 4A district game on Friday night. Spring Hill scoring came on an 84-yard touchdown pass from William Lovetinsky to Nathan Ewing and a four yard Continue Reading

Brenneman, Ingram lead Broncos CC

Dylan Brenneman and Ashley Ingram led the Spring Hill High School Bronco cross country effort at the Frontier League meet in Louisburg High School last week. Brenneman brought back second place with a 5K time of 16:17. Right behind came Trey Mathis in 17th place in a time of 17:49. All told, the SHHS boys’ Continue Reading

SHHS Broncos fall to Eudora Cardinals

Scoring early and often, the Eudora Cardinals handed the Spring Hill High School football team a 59-22 loss last Friday night. Following a 28-yard field goal by the Broncos Carver Gertsberger, Eudora went to work. The Cardinals posted a 60-yard first quarter touchdown run and a 52-yard touchdown pass to go up 12-3. The Eudora Continue Reading

Late rally sinks SHHS

Scoring 10 fourth quarter points, the De Soto High School Wildcats escaped with a 27-24 win over Spring Hill High School last Friday night. “It was a tough loss for our guys,” SHHS Coach Jason Feeback said. “Hats off to De Soto. They are a good football team.” De Soto took an early 10-7 first Continue Reading

Freed slave laid to rest in Gardner in 1900

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News Isam Smith moved to the Kansas Territory with the Jacob Victor family when he was 26. The life of Smith, who died in 1900 and is buried in the Gardner Cemetery, will be featured in the Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk this weekend. Isam was born into slavery Continue Reading

Historical museum’s annual Cemetery Walk set to bring history to life

Danedri Thompson Isam Smith’s grave marker in the Gardner Cemetery is incorrect, but re-enactors from the Gardner Historical Museum will set the record straight during a Talking Tombstones Cemetery Walk this weekend. The annual event raises funds for museum. Smith, a freed slave who lived on the current site of New Century AirCenter, died Continue Reading

SH postman receives award

Spring Hill Postman Keith Stiles, right, receives an award from Postmaster Richard Nuessen for working 30 years without having a preventable accident. Stiles began working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1979 as a substitute on a split route in Spring Hill and Gardner. He later became a sub for route 1 in Spring Hill. Continue Reading

Miller leads SHHS Broncos golf effort

Spring Hill High School’s Amber Miller carded a 46 to bring home a fourth place finish from the Paola Invitational last week. Erika Ingold was right behind carding a 47 to help the Bronco golf squad to a third place team finish. “The girls are improving each week and work real hard at practice,” SHHS Continue Reading

Broncos post first win

Scoring nine, fourth quarter points, the Spring Hill High School football team outlasted rival Baldwin High School 23-18 for the Broncos’ first win of the season Friday night. Spring Hill got things started when running back Tyshaun Straw scored on a 24-yard run. Carver Gertsberger added a successful point-after kick, and the Broncos owned a Continue Reading

Vintage war planes take flight at New Century

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Heart of America Wing will showcase war birds in flight during an air show at New Century this weekend. The event, which runs Sept. 25-27 will feature the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, Fifi. Fifi was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944. Acquired by the CAF Continue Reading