August 31, 2015

County fair culminates with annual town parade

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Horses, politicians and the Gardner Edgerton High School marching band will help make the Johnson County Fair parade a fair e tail on Saturday morning. The annual parade starts at 10:30 a.m., but traffic will be disrupted …

Courts throw curve into school budgeting

Gov. Sam Brownback presents Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent Pam Stranathan with a $20,000 check in June 2014. The check was in support of the district’s Career Technical Education program. While funding for that program has not changed, the 2015 Kansas Legislature changed the way public schools are funded. Their plan, to fund schools with block grants, has been challenged in court. File photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presents Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent Pam Stranathan with a $20,000 check in June 2014. The check was in support of the district’s Career Technical Education program. While funding for that program has not changed, the 2015

Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life set for July 10-11; raises funds to fight cancer

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the event. File photo

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the

Davis takes second

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Jazz Davis is one of several Blazer vaulters competing in area summer meets. He recently placed second in the 17-18 year old pole vault at Washington High School.…

Students elevated to office at Boys State

More than 450 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA). …

Blazer vaulters reaching new heights at area summer competitions

Tom Fabing placed second in the boys 15-16 year-old division with a jump of 9 feet, 6 inches at the KC Invitational at Washington  high school last weekend.Submitted photo

Tom Fabing placed second in the boys 15-16 year-old division with a jump of 9 feet, 6 inches at the KC Invitational at Washington high school last weekend. Submitted photo

Several Gardner Edgerton High School vaulters continue to post top …

Gardner Ice softball squad competing in Blue Valley League

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra  Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Coached by Steve Adamson, the Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team remains competitive in the Blue Valley League this summer.
On …

GEHS students to receive personal devices in 2016

Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.…

SHMS teacher awarded scholarship

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, a Spring Hill Middle School teacher, poses with Gary Sigle, SHMS Principal Rod Sprague after winning a scholarship. Submitted photo

Jamie Droegemeier, math teacher at Spring Hill Middle School (SHMS), was recently awarded a teacher scholarship by the …

Local teachers play The Star Spangled Banner at Royals game

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Two USD 231 music teachers played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Royals game on June 6. Here, Gardner Edgerton High School Music Director, appears on the jumbo tron. Trailridge Middle School music teacher also …