August 29, 2014

Fired up for school

 Photo courtesy of by Leann Northwa

Photo courtesy of by Leann Northway

Teachers and staff from Grand Star Elementary School show off their cheer during a Back to School Convocation at the elementary school.…

University updates

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Meagan Crooks, Spring Hill, has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester of 2014. Meagan Crooks is the daughter of Kathy …

New to USD 231

Photo courtesy of  Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 welcomed 70 new teachers to the district, including staffing for a new middle school. Many of the new staff members are pictured here. Classes for the 2014-2015 school year began on Aug. 12.…

Fifth Annual Summer Vault a success

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

More than 50 participants entered the fifth Annual Gardner street pole vault competition on Aug. 2.  Many pole vaulters, including several from Gardner, showcased their talents at Gardner Elementary. Submitted photo

The fifth annual Gardner Summer vault was a big …

Wrench to play football at BCCC

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall.  Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout runningback Traevohn Wrench will play football at Butler County community college this fall. Photo courtesy of Adams Pro photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School standout running back Traevohn Wrench will be signing with Butler …

Specht competes in Junior Olympics

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, threw the javelin 154-feet, 3-inches for third place in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines last weekend. He also competed in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Submitted photo

Devlin …

School board conducts start-of-school business

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The first Gardner Edgerton USD 231 Board of Education meeting of the 2014-2015 school year, held July 28, addressed all the usual new school year housekeeping items: appointments of individuals and agencies to …

3 Blazers compete in national wrestling meet

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

Gardner girl earns big scholarship

Ava Laffoon

Ava Laffoon

On a visit to the campus of Kids TLC, a local youth psychiatric facility, Ava Laffoon noticed the children playing on a weathered swing set. Ava, 10 of Gardner, began raising funds to upgrade the playground equipment at …