November 24, 2014

Question would legalize charity raffles

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Those Booster Club raffles are illegal, but a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution could change that.
A question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the Kansas Constitution …

Royals, media create unusual election

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a campaign stop at New Century Oct. 27. In his re-election bid, Brownback faces Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It’s a strange …

Blazers fall to Blue Valley Northwest

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes, number 16, returns a kickoff for nice yardage in the Blazers game with Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Tanner Hughes, number 16, returns a kickoff for nice yardage in the Blazers game with Blue Valley Northwest last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Daphne Pippitt

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School …

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 …