September 18, 2014

GEHS graduate to chair KU conference

Laura Wehmeier, a 2012 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, will co-chair a student housing conference at the University of Kansas next month. Wehmeier, a KU junior in nursing, and Taylor Hanna, a KU senior in applied behavioral sciences, will help …

Rare virus filling KCMO hospitals not reported in USD 231, JoCo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Hospital beds at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo., were full last week. Hospital officials told Fox 4 News that they had treated more than 300 cases of enterovirus 68, an unusual illness that mimics the common …

Lady Broncos place 3rd at Jeff West Invite

Mackenzie Fabrizious shot a 38 and took first place honors leading the Spring Hill High School Lady Broncos golf effort at the Jeff West Invitational last week.
Other participants included Lauren Oberkrom, Erika Ingold, Mikaela Crotchett, Chandler Davis and Amber …

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

Around Town

QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

Lady Blazers begin tennis season at Aquinas

The Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazer junior varsity tennis squad showed marked improvement in its season opener at St. Thomas Aquinas High School last week.
“The girls battled hard and showed great improvement against some tough season competition,” said …

SH Broncos brace for battle at Paola

The Spring Hill High School Bronco football season begins on the road at rival Paola High School, Friday night.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Panther stadium in Paola.
“We look forward to the start of the season,” said …

Blazer volleyball season begins at St. James Academy

The Gardner Edgerton High School fall sports season begins Aug. 30 with the Lady Blazers volleyball team at the metro slam tournament at St. James Academy.
Second-year coach Erica Book has been busy preparing a young, but very talented team …

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Long to lead Blazer tennis team

Senior Krista Long will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Lady Blazers tennis team into action at the home opener, Sept. 2.
Long returns after finishing 10th at 6A state a year ago. Other top returners include Mary Murphy and …