November 23, 2014

Around Town

QUESTION: Why were flags being flown at half-staff on Aug. 20?

ANSWER: Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that flags be flown at half-staff last Wednesday in honor of the passing of state Rep. Joe Edwards. Edwards, of Haysville, died late Aug. …

Bronco football season begins at Paola

After three weeks of practice, Coach Anthony Orrick and his Spring Hill High School varsity football team will begin the season on the road at rival Paola on Sept. 5.
Orrick led the Broncos to their first playoff win in …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …

Spring Hill Broncos begin fall sports practice

Fall sports practice is under way on the Spring Hill High School campus as several teams prepare for their season openers.
New cross country coach Brent Smitheran inherits a talented team and is excited about the season opener Sept. 4 …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Carolyn Hammon

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

Annual fishing derby scheduled at Gardner Lake

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kids can drop a line and compete for prizes at Gardner Parks …

Spring Hill School District welcomes new teachers, other staff to school

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

The Spring Hill School District welcomes …

University updates

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Meagan Crooks, Spring Hill, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester of 2014. Meagan Crooks is the daughter of Kathy …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …