April 21, 2014

GEHS Lady Blazer track squad takes 2nd place at Olathe Invitational

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Taylor Claybon races to state-leading time in the 300-meter hurdles.  Photo courtesy of Courtney Franz 

The Lady Blazers had six individual champions and accumulated 155-and-a- half points to claim runnerup honors behind Olathe East High School at the Olathe Invitational on April 11th.
Gardner Edgerton High School hosted the invitational meet due to construction at …

Johnson County 4-H now offering SPIN clubs

Jessica Gunkel
Special to The Gardner News
Every participating 4-H club member is eager to tell others of their enjoyment and experience of 4-H. But sometimes it’s hard for people to understand how 4-H clubs operate. Johnson county 4-H has …

Military update

Army Spec. Hakeem K. Young has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, …

Five Blazers make District I Championship Tournament

Gardner Edgerton High School  senior Dustin Williams  won the 160-pound division for Kansas vs. Missouri in the 2104 Metro Classic at Kansas City Kansas Community College March 11. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Five Blazers advanced to the District I Olathe East Championship tournament after posting qualifying marks at the sub-district tourney, March 16.
The Blazers were competing for the East Kansas Wrestling Club. Earning a gold medal in the 160-pound division was …

Toplikar will run for insurance commissioner

John Toplikar

John Toplikar will run for Kansas Insurance Commissioner. Toplikar currently represents Gardner, Edgerton and part of Olathe on the Johnson County Board of Commissioners.
The former state representative joins a crowded insurance commissioner primary. A Republican, Toplikar will face Beverly …

Blazers fall to Blue Valley North

Falling behind early, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity boys basketball team dropped a 68-50 decision to visiting Blue Valley North, Feb. 14.
North moved to 13-3 and remains undefeated in the Eastern Kansas League behind the 24-point performance …

One person killed on I-35 at weigh station

One person was killed near the weigh station on Interstate 35 between Gardner and Olathe on Friday, Jan. 31.
A victim and witness were standing on the shoulder of the ramp to the northbound scale house. Their vehicles were parked …

GEHS dance team wins awards

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerette dance team pose with awards from competition. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazerettes competed in the 5-Star Competition this earlier this month at Olathe South High School.  Team members earned the following awards:
• Paige Riggs, solo winner
• Shelby Simpson and Paige Riggs; and Paige Johnson …

Blazers wrestle well at Olathe South

 The Blazer C-team wrestlers turned in an impressive performance at the Olathe South Invitational last weekend.
Posting perfect records were Dave Collins (103 lbs.), James Edwards (113 lbs.), Anthony Oneri (120 lbs.), Austin Furnas (145 lbs.), Daniel Yount (170 lbs.), …

Sunset Drive VITA site offers free tax preparation

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is partnering with Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash) and El Centro to host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in …