April 1, 2015

Late goal sinks Bronco boys basketball squad

Austin Downing’s three-point shot at the buzzer spelled doom for the Spring Hill High School boys basketball team in a tough 48-45 season-opening loss at Eudora High School Friday night.
Eudora’s Downing, who scored a game-high 25 points, tied the …

Local towns rank among best to raise families

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top places in Kansas for young families, according to a study by Nerd Wallet.com. The internet number crunchers considered public school excellence, home affordability and growth and prosperity in its …

GE, SH schools count, track homeless students

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The number of American students who are homeless has increased significantly – 58 percent – in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s an area in which the Gardner-Edgerton and Spring …

Black Friday draws fewer shoppers, survey finds

Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well.
The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar …

40 students tapped to join SHHS honor society

In a “tapping” ceremony in front of the entire Spring Hill High School student body on earlier this month, officers of National Honor Society (NHS) named its newest members. More than 40 candidates were officially inducted into the organization at …

Trail Ridge teams lose to Spring Hill

Cold shooting in the third quarter spelled doom for the seventh grade Trail Ridge Middle School Huskies in an 18-11 loss to Spring Hill Middle School last week.
Both teams headed to halftime tied 8-8, but Spring Hill took control …

Communities to kick-off holiday season with celebrations next week

Santa’s helpers pose while working in Santa’s Workshop in Cornerstone Park. Santa will visit the sattelite workshop in Gardner during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration on Dec. 1. File photo

Santa’s helpers pose while working in Santa’s Workshop in Cornerstone Park. Santa will visit the sattelite workshop in Gardner during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration on Dec. 1. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill …

University update

Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Wednesday, Oct. 22, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
A total of 295 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic achievements and …

Mustang teams net mixed record against Baldwin, Spring Hill schools

It was a mixed bag for the junior varsity and varsity Wheatridge Middle School teams on Nov. 22.
The seventh grade junior varsity walked away from Spring Hill Middle School with a victory, but the seventh grade varsity fell short.…

Brenneman leads SH Cross Country team

Sophomore Dylan Brenneman was recently voted the Tri-County Male Cross Country Runner of the Year. He took fourth place at the Kansas 4A state meet. Submitted photo

Sophomore Dylan Brenneman was recently voted the Tri-County Male Cross Country Runner of the Year. He took fourth place at the Kansas 4A state meet. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for sophomore Dylan Brenneman and the Spring Hill …