September 20, 2014

Make It Count

Shyan Locke, President of Johnson County Dog Club, volunteered her  time to direct traffic to The Make It County’s special 5K run  Submitted photo

Shyan Locke, President of Johnson County Dog Club, volunteered her time to direct traffic to The Make It County’s special 5K run Submitted photo

A special 5K run was held Aug. 2 at New Century Airport. The Make It Count …

Chamber hosts event

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Shooting Clay Tournament this Friday.
Participants can register as individuals or as four-person teams. Individuals will be placed on a team. In addition to the tournament, the event will …

OUR VIEW: America’s poor remain wealthy comparitively

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a sharp increase in the number of Americans living below the poverty line. The statistics show that one in six Americans, or 46 million people, are living below the poverty line.
While the …

Information wanted in intermodal theft

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
They have the truck, but they’re still searching for the thief.
Gardner Police officers recovered a semi-tractor that had been stolen from the Edgerton intermodal last week. The truck, a 2006 Freightliner, has been returned to its …

Walking through time

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Claud Steed portrays Jimmy Peters in the Gardner Cemetery on Sept. 4. The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual walk on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. This year’s walk featured World War II veterans, including …

GE tennis team nets wins in opening action

The Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer tennis team turned in an impressive effort in season-opening varsity action at Leavenworth High School last week.
The Blazers swept all four matches against Shawnee Mission North High School; posted a 1-3 record versus …

GEHS freshmen lose football season opener

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer freshman football squad dropped an 18-14 season opener at Shawnee Mission East High School last week.
Leon Gaeta got the Blazers on the board, returning a fumble 35-yards for a …

Congress hopes to reform Vets Administration

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest columnist
In a year when Kansans have been inundated by news reports of incidents of mismanagement and even death caused by failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there is finally good news to …

Man charged in KCMO served time for local crime

Brandon B. Howell

Brandon B. Howell

Before he was charged with three murders in Kansas City, Mo., last week, Brandon B. Howell, 34, served time in jail for a crime he committed in Gardner.
In 1999, Howell invaded a Gardner apartment complex, kidnapping, …

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed asphalt plant steps from city limits.
A tentative date for the meeting is Sept. 17, but planners are awaiting confirmation that representatives from Bettis Asphalt will attend …