February 11, 2016

Baseball draft starts tonight; Gardner’s Starling a top draft prospect

Many Gardner residents will likely be tuned to the Major League Baseball Draft this afternoon as a Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, Bubba Starling, is widely considered to be one of the top draft prospects. The MLB Network will air an interview with Starling during its pre-draft coverage which starts at 3 p.m. The major Continue Reading

OPINION: Cat tails and feline furry wardens

Rhonda Humble Publisher When I married my husband, he said the only good cat was a dead cat, but that was years ago and more cats than I can remember. Just like some marriages are split along political lines, one a Democrat, the other a Republican, he was the dog guy and I was the Continue Reading

Festival on the Trails returns to town next weekend

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Music, food, fun and community pride will all be on display when the fourth annual Festival on the Trails takes place in downtown Gardner on Saturday, June 11. The daylong event, first organized in 2007 for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, will feature the combined efforts of community volunteers from local businesses. Continue Reading

Scout earns honors for bravery during medical emergency

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Always be prepared, the motto for the Boy Scouts of America, is more than a slogan to Blake Phelps, Gardner. It’s a way of life, for which he recently received one of the Boy Scout’s highest honors for bravery, a Certificate of Merit. He also earned an award from Fox 4 News Continue Reading

Intermodal has first tenant

The Intermodal has a tenant. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, grain exporter, The DeLong Co. has purchased the first site in Edgerton. “The DeLong Co. is pleased to partner with local farmers in bringing their agricultural products to global markets,” Bo DeLong, vice president of grain for The DeLong Co., said in a Continue Reading

Storage unit sale organizers hope to draw crowd Saturday

Amy Cunnigham acunningham@gardnernews.com One man’s trash can turn into another man’s treasure – or so attendees may find out on Saturday if they choose to buy the contents from one of the storage units that Outback Storage will auction off on Saturday. The contents of 15 abandoned units will be sold individually to the highest Continue Reading

Woman’s t-shirt design makes cinematic debut

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com It started out as a simple image of a Labrador on a bright yellow t-shirt. Now, the shirt, designed by Gardner resident Rita Reed, has found its way to Hollywood. Reed’s shirt makes an appearance in the new film “The Hangover II,” starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis as Continue Reading

Boy Scout troop works to light flag at Gardner Cemetery

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com This Memorial Day a volunteer from the American Legion agreed to tend to the American flag located at the Gardner Cemetery; each day at dawn the Legionnaire would dutifully trek out to the cemetery to raise Old Glory and at evening he would lower her right at dusk. Members of the Legion Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office seeks whereabouts of stolen county truck

Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a Johnson County Airport pickup that was reported stolen on May 26. The truck has markings, including a large number “8” on the sides and bed and a county license plate, that indicate it is an airport commission vehicle. The plate number is 68528 The vehicle was parked Continue Reading

Vandals cause hour-plus long power outage Saturday

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Vandals damaged a Gardner substation over the weekend, causing a power outage for about one-third of the city’s electric customers. Bill Krawczyk, electric utility director, said someone broke into Substation 2 at Main Street and Moonlight Road around 11 p.m. on May 29 after cutting a hole in the fence surrounding the Continue Reading