February 13, 2016

Nine Broncos earn Frontier league football honors

Nine Broncos were recently recognized on the All Frontier league football team. Earning second team honors were Ty Straw (junior running back), Nathan Ewing (sophomore running back), Sam Arnold (junior offensive lineman), Nick Nolte (senior defensive lineman), and Cameron Mills ( senior defensive back). Honorable mention awards went to Nick Sprague (junior offensive lineman), Vann Continue Reading

Medlin wins award

Ellen Moreland, Loveta Medlin, and Helen Hecke, members of Ladies Auxiliary Cole-Smith Unit 350 of Spring Hill attended the Paola Rally. Medlin was presented the National Woman of the Year Award for Kansas. Medlin has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 58 years. She has not only been a member but has Continue Reading

Broncos earn soccer league honors

Lucas Moore and Michael Werlein earned First Team All Frontier league soccer honors last week. Earning Second Team awards were Jonny Wagner and Carver Gertsberger and Keenan Powell. An honorable mention award went to goal keeper Killian Beck. Their efforts helped Spring Hill finish second in league with a 10-2 record. The team had an Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Nov. 6, Spring Hill Chamber members gathered to welcome new business, The Creative Place, LLC to Historic Main Street. Owners Kelly Ashton and Jeff Sieb.  The Creative Place, located at 118 South Main Street,  is a retreat center for artists with sleeping space for up to 15.  An open house was held Nov. 6-7 Continue Reading

SHHS theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

The theatre and music Departments are very excited to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peanuts cartoon by presenting the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, Nov. 12-14. Come and see this fast-paced, light-hearted show about a day in the life of everyone’s favorite Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.  He is surrounded by some classic Continue Reading

VFW honor Veterans

Veterans were honored during a ceremony at Veterans Park, Gardner, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11; members of the VFW conducted the ceremony.

First Option Bank wins Outstanding Commitment award

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce awards Chad Lewis of First Option Bank with an award for Outstanding Commitment. Lewis received the award from Missy Brown, chamber chairman of the board, during the Chamber’s 24th annual dinner.

University update

Central Methodist University Student-athlete at Central Methodist University, Melody Hanson is on the volleyball team. Hanson is a junior athletic training major from Spring Hill. CMU is located in Fayette, Mo. and is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Emporia State University Andrew McCutcheon of Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on October 21 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. The October program, presented by member Ruth Hermon, showcased some of the first projects undertaken by GFWC which was federated in 1922. Those projects included the organization of a local PTA, introduction of a hot school lunch program, Continue Reading