October 24, 2014

Isolation unit, travel questions part of nearest hospital’s Ebola prep

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Olathe Health System, the operator of Olathe Medical Hospital, is prepared should someone infected with Ebola arrive at its doors, Stephanie Manning, spokesperson, said.
In a way, preparations began long before the epidemic in West Africa.
The …

Poker run to benefit traumatic brain injury set

Reece Good

Reece Good

Bikers, riders, hot and rat rodders are invited to the fourth annual Riding with Reece Poker Run on Oct. 4. The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury victims at the University of Kansas Medical Hopsital. Former Gardner-resident …

Cross country earns 5th at Olathe North

Drake Taysom, Larissa Weidler and Sierra Coen earned medals leading the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys and girls teams to a fifth-place finishes at Olathe North last week.
Taysom took ninth, Weidler placed 14th and Coen landed in 19th …

Blazers host Shawnee Mission East in football season opener

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro Photo

Senior Carson Hobby, No. 36, will lead the Gardner Edgerton Blazer defense in the home opener against Shawnee Mission East High School on Sept. 5. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the USD 231 District Stadium. Photo courtesy of Adams

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …

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 …

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 …

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

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 …

Jail cell death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an Overland Park man.
Matthew C. Worsham was found unresponsive in his Johnson County jail cell on Aug. 3.
Johnson County MedAct responded and initiated life-saving measures. They were able to revive the 30-year-old …