May 4, 2015

24-hour fitness event set at Moonlight school

Moonlight Elementary students and staff are once again participating in the 5th annual 24 hour Challenge of Fitness. The 24 hour Challenge will begin on Thursday, April 16, at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m.…

Blazer baseball squad drop home doubleheader

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Nolan Beets gets set for a pitch in action last week against Ottawa High School. The Blazers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Cyclones. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Gardner Edgerton High School junior Nolan Beets gets set for a pitch in action last week against Ottawa High School. The Blazers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Cyclones. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

Battling until the end, the Gardner …

GEHS golf team ready for season’s beginning

After four weeks of practice, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer boys golf season begins in earnest this week.
GEHS Coach Chris Lutz will guide his group in the first round of the Eastern Kansas League tourney at Lions Gate …

Arts council names McGuire as recipient

GEHS Senior Cooper McGuire and GEHS Choir Director Todd Burd. Submitted photo

GEHS Senior Cooper McGuire and GEHS Choir Director Todd Burd. Submitted photo

The Arts Council of Johnson County awarded scholarships to 18 high school seniors recognized for their accomplishments in the arts at the 18th annual Shooting Stars Gala on …

Military update

Air Force Airman Cameron A. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, …

GEHS team captures third in economic competition

A team of Gardner Edgerton High School students placed third in the LifeSmarts State Varsity Championship. GEHS students, Sean Grossnickle, Conner Phillips, Nashton Shell and David Shute, answered questions about consumer rights, personal finance, health and safety, technology and the …

Project to stabilize Gardner Elementary considered

School district officials may stabilize the southwest corner of Gardner Elementary School this summer. Gary Diener, in a report to USD 231 board of education members, wrote that the southwest corner of the building has settled over the years.
“While …

Assessed value of GE school district increases

The market value of the Gardner Edgerton School District has increased, according to a memo from district business director Jeremy McFadden to board members.
Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome’s reported the value of real property within the district increased 11.41 …

It’s almost track time

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Conner McGuire clears a vault in Gardner Edgerton High School track practice last week. The pole vaulters are expected to provide consistent scoring again this season. The Blazers begin the season at the Shawnee Mission South Relays April …

USD 231 anticipates population growth

School officials anticipate USD 231 will grow by 2.5 to 3.5 percent next year, according to a report to school board members from Jody Marshall, director of human resources.
Marshall wrote that he anticipates more complete numbers including five-year growth …