April 17, 2014

Blazers edge Eagles in wild one, 29-26

Traevohn Wrench rambles for yardage in the Blazers 29-26 win over Olathe North last Friday. Blazers continue 6A district action at Olathe Northwest Friday night. Photo courtesy of Adam’s Pro Photo

Dave Switzer
Special to The Gardner News    
Overcoming five turnovers, crucial penalties, special team mistakes and numerous dropped passes, Gardner Edgerton High School pulled out a miraculous 29-26 win over Olathe North, sealing the district championship in the process.
The …

Blazers blast South 52-7

Traevohn Wrench rushed for 240 yards and scored six touchdowns in the Blazers 52-7 win at Olathe South Oct. 18. The Blazers return home to host Olathe North in second round district 6A action Friday night.  Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Dave Switzer
Special to The Gardner News
Gardner Edgerton took a big step toward a state playoff berth by dismantling Olathe South 52-7 in the opening district contest played at Olathe District Stadium on Oct. 19.
The Blazer defense was …

Brownlee interviewed for JCCC board

Former  state Sen. Karin Brownlee, who represented Gardner and Edgerotn and parts of Olathe in the Kansas Senate, applied for a position on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. She hoped to replace former trustee Melody Rayl who …

Former Gardner State Senator applies for JCCC Board of Trustees

Former Gardner State Senator, Karin Brownlee, has applied for a position on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. She hopes to replace former trustee Melody Rayl who resigned from the board in July.
Current trustees will select Rayl’s …

Meals on Wheels program looking for volunteers

Johnson County’s Meals on Wheels program has an immediate need to fill more than a dozen volunteer positions. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or whenever they can.
“Currently out of …

JoCo Extension council elections slated for Oct. 9

OLATHE — Johnson County residents 18 years and older are eligible to vote in the Extension Council elections from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite …

County approves waste plan update

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Over vocal objections from several residents, county commissioners approved an update to Johnson County’s Solid Waste Management program last week.
The review and update, required every five years by state statute, recommends promoting the expansion of existing …

K-State researchers awarded $158k in grant monies

OLATHE, Kan. – Great Plains states are well known for wheat, sorghum and cattle production. Fruits and vegetables, not so much. But a Kansas State University researcher may have a hand in changing that.
Cary Rivard, assistant professor of horticulture …

Classes now forming regarding emerald ash borer

OLATHE, Kan — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s July 15 confirmation that the destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, has been found in Johnson County has caused a lot of concern and confusion amongst area homeowners. Johnson …

Johnson County Extension offers guidance on local ash trees, Emerald Ash Borer

OLATHE, Kan — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s July 15 confirmation that the destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, has been found in Johnson County has caused a lot of concern and confusion amongst area homeowners. Johnson …