October 25, 2014

City council seeks public input on capital improvement program

Danedri Thompson
City council members tabled until Nov. 17 the adoption of a capital improvement program (CIP) to allow time for members of the community to comment.
The CIP is a five-year plan developed to “guide the city in …

Athena Club

Margaret Ohmes
On September 17, 2014, the GFWC Athena Club hosted author and inspirational speaker, Bambi Nancy Shen, who spoke about her book, “The Uncrushable Rose”, a memoir of her life and imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during …

Paving the way

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Crews prepare their machinery Friday morning to apply the finish layer of asphalt to complete the Main and Center Streets intersection project in downtown Gardner. City officials say paving was scheduled to start on Friday …

Chamber announces new executive director

In a press release, the board of directors of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce announces they have hired a new executive director, Jason Camis.
Camis comes to Gardner from the Paola Chamber of Commerce, where he’s held the same …

Fresh paint

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Newly repainted CH-47 Chinook helicopters sit outside the Army Reserve hangar complex and airport control tower at New Century AirCenter located adjacent to Gardner. The helicopters’ parking ramp is now enclosed by a chain link …

8 vie for Fotovich seat on Gardner council

Danedri Thompson
There are eight applicants to replace city council member Larry Fotovich.
Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow said when the deadline passed on Oct. 20, he had eight contenders for the vacant seat. They include Clinton Barney, Shawn Carlisle, …

SH marches to Baldwin

Photo courtesy of Michelle Whitaker

Photo courtesy of Michelle Whitaker

Members of the Spring Hill High School Broncos band performed at the 16th annual Marching Festival held Oct 15 at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. The high school drum line took home a level …

OUR VIEW: Voters should get educated about candidates

It’s said every few years, and it’s usually true. However, this year more than ever may truly be one of the most important elections in American history.
The United States is in a new and different sort of war – …

Debate over concrete, asphalt plant continues

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
“Building the future of tomorrow, one road at a time,”  was the message Bettis Asphalt and Construction used as a greeting to those who attended an Oct. 15 neighborhood pubic meeting in Edgerton. …

State agencies draft plan for Ebola response

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working diligently with public health officials and hospitals across the state to ensure a swift and effective response in the event of a case of Ebola in Kansas. Kansas has had …