July 31, 2014

Prairie Creek students win Battle of the Books

Prairie Creek Elementary School fifth graders Jordan Kinse, Lily Kuhn, Parker Kindig, and Hayden Splichal pose with the trophy after winning the Spring Hill School District’s Battle of the Books competition. The traveling trophy will go to the winning school each year. Submitted photo

Prairie Creek Elementary School fifth graders Jordan Kinse, Lily Kuhn, Parker Kindig, and Hayden Splichal pose with the trophy after winning the Spring Hill School District’s Battle of the Books competition. The traveling trophy will go to the winning school

University update

Southwest Baptist University
Justin Stout a junior at Southwest Baptist University from Gardner, is the state champion in Cybersecurity and won second place in Networking Concepts in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda state competition.
Stout’s placement qualified …

Seed valued at $28K stolen from Homestead site

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for grass – well, grass seed – valued at close to $20,000. They’re also seeking six bags of wildflower seeds valued at $12,000.
Detective Brett Wilson said thieves stole …

Urban farmers seek backyard food sources

Gardeners pick tomatoes from a plot at the Gardner Community Garden last season. From backyard gardens to communal vegetable patches, urban farming is gaining followers. Gardner’s council also has plans to discuss chickens in the future. File photo

Gardeners pick tomatoes from a plot at the Gardner Community Garden last season. From backyard gardens to communal vegetable patches, urban farming is gaining followers. Gardner’s council also has plans to discuss chickens in the future. File photo

Danedri Thompson

Local schools to host graduations this weekend

Gardner Edgerton and Spring Hill High Schools will host graduations this weekend. Seniors from both schools will collect their diplomas on Saturday, May 17.
Gardner Edgerton High School will graduate 317 seniors that morning. Graduation ceremonies will begin at 10 …

Broncos soccer squad blanks Maranatha

The Spring Hill High School Lady Bronco varsity soccer squad improved to 11-1 with a 4-0 win against Maranatha last week.
Scoring goals were Sydney Shoemaker, Sydney Cluck, Mikayla Smith, and Alix Brown.
Meanshile, goalie Abby Mikesell posted another shut-out.…

Jo Co Sheriff’s office sends out scam alert

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of scammers identifying themselves as sheriff’s deputies in an attempt to solicit money.
The first scam involves a person calling and identifying themselves as a deputy or supervisor with the sheriff’s …

SH education foundation golf tourney set for May 5

The 18th Annual Spring Hill Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course on May 5.  The annual event supports scholarships for Spring Hill High School seniors.
Since its inception in 1998 the foundation has given …

Bronco baseball team swings to victory

Late rally lifts Broncos
Spring Hill High School scored three runs in the seventh inning and turned back Ottawa 4-3 in Frontier League action last week.
Dalton Young was the winning pitcher, and Reid Burger and Brad Bink led the …

University update

Washburn University student Haley Jones, of Spring Hill, will participate in a study abroad program this summer at the Wuhan (China) University of Science and Technology.
This program is designed to maximize the student’s exposure to international business and give …