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A Guide to Spring Concerts in Kansas

Lindsey Babcock, Reporter March 11, 2022

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and musicians are beginning to travel again, concerts are back and better than ever. Here is a local guide to concerts for this spring. *Search through...

Senior Luka Majstorovic cooking in a kitchen.

Culinary Competitors Win Bronze

Amara Whited, Copy Editor March 9, 2022

On February 14, a select few students from Chef Anne Cort’s culinary classes went to Johnson County Community College to compete in a cooking competition. At stake was possible scholarship money for...

Kristen Schultzs professional photo.

Board Member Kristen Schultz Resigns as Nicholas Robinson is Selected for Vacant Seat

Olivia Steele March 8, 2022

A fourth board member within the past year submitted their resignation on Tuesday, March 1, while a new member was appointed at the March 7 meeting to fill Robin Stout’s previous resignation.  Kristen...

Turner Brown and Ellie Parks sporting masks due to the mandate.

COVID Causes School District to Implement Second Round of Mask Mandates

Alyssa Huffmaster and Lindsey Babcock January 31, 2022

On Monday, January 24, grades 9-12 returned to mandated masks. If the percentage of students absent due to COVID are down to 2%, masks will be optional once again beginning February 7. In November,...

On January 18, the BOE met to explain the process for hiring an interim superintendent.

The Search for USD 231’s Interim Superintendent

Olivia Steele January 27, 2022

After former superintendent Pam Stranathan resigned in December, the search began for a new superintendent to fill Stranathan’s open spot, starting with naming former GEHS principal and Director of Auxiliary...

Effective January 20, board member Robin Stout resigned from the board. She has served for seven years and cited the January 10 meeting and additional ethical concerns as reasons for stepping down.

School Board Member Robin Stout Resigns

Olivia Steele January 21, 2022

Updated January 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm On Friday, January 21, it was announced that school board member Robin Stout resigned from her position. She is the third school board member in the last year to...

All school board members present the night of the meeting.

Tense First School Board Meeting Ends With Naming Mark Meyer Interim Superintendent

On Monday, January 10, new school board members were welcomed to their positions with a tense first meeting which ended with naming former GEHS principal and current Director of Auxiliary Services Mark...

A screenshot from Monday nights BOE meeting.

Superintendent Pam Stranathan Resigns

Olivia Steele and Alyssa Huffmaster December 13, 2021

On Monday, December 6, 2021, superintendent Pam Stranathan resigned from her position. Her final day as superintendent will be Sunday, January 9, 2022. Stranathan resigned during the December school...

The new species that was discovered by a Baker University.

New Species of Tardigrade Discovered in Kansas by Baker University Students

Madeline Clark, Reporter November 21, 2021

Baker University discovered a new species of tardigrades in July 2019. Tardigrades are microorganisms that live all over the world in moss, lichen, algae, rocks, and aquatic habitats such as streams. There...

Fathers arms locked together to show how much they have bonded.

Father’s Club: A Way For Dad’s to Connect

McKenzie Sullivan, Reporter November 19, 2021

The Father’s Club is a group run by fathers to connect with other fathers in their communities. “The Father’s Club is a dad-led, grass roots effort promoting intentionally around dads’ relationships...

Mr.Bell alongside a couple of Gardner Edgerton staff members.

Local Banks Help Fund AP Exams

Turner Brown, Entertainment Editor November 5, 2021

Thanks to a $1,000 donation from Gardner Central National Bank, some students will be able to reduce the cost of AP exams this year. "This huge gift means any student in an AP class who wants to take...

Election Winners Announced

Election Winners Announced

Olivia Steele November 5, 2021

Tuesday, November 2 was Election Day and the results are in. City Council President Todd Winters won the mayoral seat. His term will begin in January 2022. School board candidates, Jeff Miller,...

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