October 25, 2014

Assessed valuations bode well for school budgets

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Doug Schwinn, school business director, is keeping his fingers crossed that preliminary assessed property valuations in the Spring Hill School District will hold. Although approximately 75 percent of homes in Johnson County were appraised at stagnant or …

Census numbers reveal population boom in Gardner, SH

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner and Spring Hill saw population booms over the course of the last decade, and Edgerton’s population saw a slight boost according to data from the U.S. Census.

The growth in all three cities outpaced that of …

Property values down countywide

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

There continue to be difficult segments in the residential real estate markets in Johnson County, according to the annual appraiser’s re-evaluation report. County officials mailed notices of appraisal values on March 1, and most home owners will …

George, Reynolds in punt, pass and kick final

Spring Hill’s Joshua George and Nick Reynolds have advanced to the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick championships after posting qualifying marks at the Regional competition in Bonner Springs, Nov. 7.
George will participate in the 8-9 year-old division while Reynolds …

4 Broncos on Tri-County spotlight cross country team

Four Broncos were recently selected to the Tri-County Spotlight cross country team.
Leading the list was Makaela Willis whose 17:00 4K clocking at the Central Heights Invitational earned a spot on the first team.
Also on first team was Macy …

Community commemorates local veterans

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

More than 200 area residents came together at the Spring Hill Civic Center Gymnasium on Saturday to honor veterans at the community’s annual Veterans Day Celebration.

LEFT: Don Stevens, left, and Ed Hodge salute following a presentation

SH voters reject initiative to save old school

Spring Hill voters rejected a ballot initiative that would’ve saved the old school building from demolition. The ballot question asked voters to allow the city to issue bonds up to $1.5 million to bring the building to code for use …

Lady Broncos earn win against Eudora

Showing marked improvement, the Spring Hill Lady Bronco varsity volleyball squad posted a pair of wins at Eudora, Sept. 22.
Spring Hill moved to 9-5 on the season beating Eudora by scores of 25-11, 25-22, and 25-20.
“We came out …

Bronco soccer squad posts win versus De Soto

The Spring Hill High School boys varsity soccer squad made a bit of history Sept. 22 posting its first win ever over the DeSoto Wildcats – by a score of 5-1.
Spring Hill jumped to an early lead when Eric …

Willis 9th at Tonganoxie cross country invite

Spring Hill’s Makaela Willis raced to a ninth-place 4k finish in the Tonganoxie cross country meet, Sept. 23.
“For the second straight week, Makaela really ran well and set a personal best,” said Coach Rick O’Neil. “Overall, I was pleased …