Author: Gardner News

Locals honored for fiddle skills, yodeling

Two Gardner residents took top prizes at the 40th annual Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers in Osawatomie, Kan., at the City Auditorium last weekend. Contestants from 14 chapters across the state of Kansas, including the Santa Fe Trail Chapter in Gardner, competed in the competition. Gardner residents Gary Gourd and Luke Laskowski took home some top awards.  Luke Laskowski competed in the Junior Division for ages 5-18 and placed second in both guitar-picking and singing.  Gary Gourd placed first in Men’s singing and yodeling.  Gary’s band also placed second in the Dance Band competition. Gourd is a department manager at Price Chopper in Gardner and Lakowski is in the fifth grade at Pioneer Ridge Middle School. Gourd is also Luke’s instructor. Lakowski has been playing the guitar for about two-and-a-half years and has competed in three conventions taking top honors in each competition. Gourd has been playing and singing since he was five when his father Wayne Gourd  started teaching him in Harrison, Ark. Gourd encourages any musician from Gardner to come to the monthly performance for the KOFPS the second Sunday of each month at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in downtown Gardner from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the Santa Fe Trail chapter is to preserve old time country music and enjoy new country music.  Gourd also encourages people to come out and...

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Birth announcement

John and Carla (Hale) Martin of Lenexa, Kan., are the proud parents of Halen Peter Martin. He was born Jan. 17, 2011 at St. Luke’s South Medical Center. He arrived at 5:30 p.m. and was 7 pounds, 15.3 ounces and 19 inches long. Halen’s grandparents are Keith & Cheri Hale of Gardner and Pete and Gwen Martin of Yates Center, Kan. His maternal great-grandmother is Carrol Watson of Savannah,...

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Prairie Star 4-H

The monthly meeting of the Prairie Star 4-H club was held March 7, 2011 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by president, Dewey Molenda. Pledges were lead by Jesse Molenda and Kaden Loring. Roll call was “What are your spring break plans?” There were 16 members present. There were two new guests present, Kara McCormick and Madelyn Hill. Second-time guest was Allie Boutte. A motion was made by Anthony Deters for her to join the club. It was seconded by Lauren Molenda and the motion passed. Allie was welcomed into the club. The minutes from the December meeting were read by Michele Deters and they stand approved as read. Haylee Burk gave the treasurer report and the club has $674.08. Leisa Burk gave the community leaders report. She told members the theme for the fair this year is “Kick-up Your Heels for Kansas’ 150th Birthday.” She also reminded members to read Clover Clips because the camp information for this summer is in there. Also, she reminded members that May 1st is the deadline to sign-up for projects and the Broiler Derby deadline is March 15th. Leisa also informed the club that anyone interested in Hunter Safety classes should contact Bass Pro Shop as they will be providing the class now. A round of applause was given to Lauren Molenda and Sierra Muellner for participating...

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Stand off ends; man in custody

By Mark Taylor Gardner Police arrested a white male in his 20s on April 7 following a stand-off that lasted nearly seven hours in Gardner.   The man’s name was not released pending charges of assault and obstruction.   Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, said the standoff began about 1:30 p.m. in a duplex in the 100 block of N. Cedar Street following a domestic disturbance call.   A woman was transported from the residence by ambulance with minor injuries stemming from an assault. Police evacuated the area surrounding the duplex and tried for...

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Breaking News: Domestic disturbance leads to police standoff

By Mark Taylor Gardner Police are on the scene of a stand-off at a home in the 100 block of N. Cedar Street. The standoff followed a domestic disturbance call at the address. A man is believed to be barricaded inside the home. He is not believed to be armed. A woman was taken from the scene by ambulance with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The SWAT team from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is also on the scene. The Gardner Police Department said more information will be available this...

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Dwight Richard Sherron

Dwight Richard Sherron, 67, of Gardner, passed away at his residence March 28, 2011. Graveside service 12:30 pm Monday, April 4, 2011 with military honors at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Masonic Lodge.    Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Dwight was born March 2, 1944 in Wellington, KS to John Edward and Doris Virginia MacClasky Sherron. He grew up in Mulvane, graduating from Mulvane High School. Dwight served his country for 41 years with 20 years active duty in the US Army Signal Corp., retiring in 2004. He moved frequently while in the military, settling in  Kansas City and then Gardner 35 years ago. Dwight loved to fish and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Gardner Masonic Lodge #65. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter Tina Jones and her fiancé Jay Luper, Wichita, KS; granddaughters Allie and Hannah; and sister Lila (Charles) Johnson, Udall,...

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Harold Francis Zinnel, 80, of Gardner

Harold Francis Zinnel, 80, of Gardner, KS, passed away March 24, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111.  Cremation will follow with inurnment in Gardner Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the funeral home.   Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Harold was born May 8, 1930 in Cylinder, IA to Walter William and Margaret Agnes (Everhard) Zinnel.  He grew up in West Bend, IA.  Harold married Clarice Ann McClure on July 15, 1952 in Lohrville, IA.  They lived in Ft. Dodge, IA and moved to Kansas in 2006.  He was a meat cutter for Hormel in Ft. Dodge, retiring in 1982 after 36 years.  Harold enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and taking pictures.  He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Ft. Dodge.  His family was very important to him.  He will be dearly missed.   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clarice in 2007, and brothers Melvin and Joseph.  Harold is survived by his daughters Patricia Ann Redfearn and Karen Marie Tillman of Gardner; son David Francis Zinnel of Honolulu, HI; siblings Leo Zinnel of Estherville, IA, Hazel Mahoney and Mary Ann Davis of Des Moines, IA, and Gene Zinnel of Manson, IA; seven grandchildren and 12 great...

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Marguerite Frances Marriott, 91, of Gardner

Marguerite Frances Marriott, 91, of Gardner, KS, passed away March 25, 2011, at Royal Terrace Nursing Center, Olathe, KS.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, KS.   Burial will follow at Saint Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service.  A Rosary will be said 5:00 pm Monday, March 28, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Marguerite was born August 26, 1919 in Kansas City, KS to Charles “Karl” and Frances (Marlowitch) Toplikar.  They moved to the family farm north of Gardner Lake in 1932. Marguerite married George Andrew Marriott, II on June 21, 1947 in Kansas City, KS.  They moved to Gardner in 1950.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society.  She provided daycare for children, including her grandchildren, in her home for more than 45 years, treating them all as her own. She was a caregiver her whole life, caring for her mother and brother Frank when they became ill.  Marguerite was a landscape artist.  She was a wonderful cook, known for her fried chicken, baked breads and povitica.  She was a member of the Docey Dandies and the American Legion Auxiliary...

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GENEVIEVE MYRTLE MARTINIE

GENEVIEVE MYRTLE MARTINIE Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother and homemaker Genevieve Myrtle Martinie went to heaven to join her Lord and husband Samuel on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, KS.  She went peacefully and surrounded by family.  Genevieve was a person of devout faith and taught her children and many adults the tenants of her sincere belief in God and the promise of eternal life through the grace of Jesus Christ.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 49 years.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS.  Burial will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.  Arrangements:  Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Heartland International Ministries, PO Box 23, Shawnee, KS 66201 or Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66215.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Genevieve was born June 13, 1920 near Eureka, KS, the fourth of seven children, to parents Homer and Rosa Belle Shaw.  She was a member of the Piedmont High School class of 1938 where she was valedictorian.  Genevieve married her soul mate, Samuel A. Martinie on June 1, 1941.  She was married to him for 66 years. ...

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Legal Notice, USD 231 BIDS

BID SOLICITATION Gardner Edgerton USD No. 231 is accepting sealed bids for select fiber optic cabling work until 2:00 PM local time, April 6, 2011, at USD No. 231 Administration Building, 231 East Madison, Gardner KS 66030.  At that time, bids will be opened and read aloud.  A 5% bid security is required.  A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 PM local time on March 30, 2011, at USD No. 231 Administration Building, 231 East Madison, Gardner KS 66030. After March 23, 2011, plans and specifications will be available at area plan rooms for viewing.  Complete sets of bid documents may be obtained from Drexel Technologies 913-371-4430 upon receipt of a $25 refundable check made payable to Gardner Edgerton USD No. 231.  Alternatively, bidders may receive one non-reproducible CD of the bid documents from Drexel Technologies at no charge. DLR Group 7290 West 133rd Street Overland Park, Kansas 66213 Attn: Kathy Walbert Phone: 913/897-7811 Fax:...

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Legal Publication March 9 and March 16, 2011

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, KANSAS CHILD IN NEED OF CARE PROCEEDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 38 OF K.S.A. In the Interest of: LUCAS A SYENS, dob 2010    Case No. 2010-JC-000008 THOMAS J FARLEY, yob 2001    Case No. 2010-JC-000009 ISABELLA L SYENS, dob 2008    Case No. 2010-JC-000010 ADRIANNE E SYENS, dob 2004    Case No. 2010-JC-000011 DAISY M SYENS, dob 2002    Case No. 2010-JC-000012 NOTICE OF HEARING TO: The Parents, Grandparents and all other persons who are or may be concerned: Motions for Finding of Unfitness and Termination of Parental Rights to LUCAS A SYENS, dob 2010; THOMAS J FARLEY, yob 2001; ISABELLA L SYENS, dob 2008; ADRIANNE E SYENS, dob 2004 and DAISY M SYENS, dob 2002 have been filed in this Court requesting the Court terminate the parental rights of Jennifer Farley, mother of the minor children, and Andrew Syens, father of the minor children. You are required to appear before this Court on May 03, 2011, at 09:15 AM, at the Miami County Courthouse, Paola, Kansas or prior to that time file your written response to the pleading with the clerk of this Court.  If, after a child has been adjudged to be a child in need of care, the Court finds a parent or parents to be unfit, the Court may make an order permanently terminating the parent’s or parents parental rights. RICHARD M FISHER JR,...

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Legal Notice March 16, 2011

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS Notice of Public Hearing Restriction on Location The City of Gardner will hold a public hearing at the City Council meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, Gardner City Hall, 120 East Main Street.  This hearing is for the purpose of receiving public comments relating to a request for a Waiver of the Distance Limitation to allow for the sale of cereal malt beverages within 200 feet of a school, church or library during the Festival on the Trails to be held on June 11, 2011 on Shawnee Street, just east of Elm.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend.  Written comments are invited.  Doreen K. Pesek, City...

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Legal Notice 3-16-11

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS Notice of Public Hearing Restriction on Location The City of Gardner will hold a public hearing at the City Council meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, Gardner City Hall, 120 East Main Street.  This hearing is for the purpose of receiving public comments relating to a request for a Waiver of the Distance Limitation to allow for the sale of cereal malt beverages within 200 feet of a school during The Kansas City Hot Air Balloon Invitational to be held May 27 through 30, 2011 at Celebration Park.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend.  Written comments are invited.  Doreen K. Pesek, City...

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Beulah Mae Rawie

Beulah Mae Rawie, 91, of Olathe, KS, and a resident since 1955, passed away March 11, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center.  Graveside Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, KS.  Arrangements:  Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111.  Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Beulah was born March 29, 1919 in Morse, KS to Freeling Mills and Mary Emma (Feltenberger) Murray.  She attended schools in Kansas and Missouri, and graduated from Paseo High School in KCMO.  Beulah married Charles Ernest Rawie on August 8, 1955 in Stanley, KS.  They moved to Olathe.  Beulah worked as a credit manager for Fitts Dry Goods Co. in Kansas City until her retirement.  She was an active volunteer at Olathe Senior Center and was recognized with a “Volunteer of the year” award.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Olathe. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, sister and two half-brothers, husband Charles and his three children.  Beulah is survived by her daughter-in-law Judy Rawie of Mooresville, MO; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; nieces Ruth Stone, Nadine and Lillie Murray and Joanna Huston;  nephews Paul and Wayne Murray and Charles L. Johnson and cousin Willis W. Harris. Beulah was a warm and giving person who touched the hearts of all who knew...

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Janice Marie Leeper

Janice Marie Leeper 42, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away March 7, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center. Cremation. Janice was born in Lincoln, NE to Judy L (Schafer) and William Buchmeier. She grew up in Lincoln and then lived in Appalachian, NY and Lockport, IL before moving to Spring Hill in 1998. She was a former school bus driver for the Spring Hill School District. Janice enjoyed riding motorcycles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Hamilton. Janice is survived by her husband Michael Leeper; sons William Z. Shears and Robert L. Shears; daughter Sky Lynn Marie Shoulders; her father William Buchmeier. Lincoln, NE; brother Leonard Buchmeier; two half- sisters Jeniffer Gridley and Renee Smith and her step father Randolph C. Hamilton, Spring Hill. Cremation. Memorial service 1:00 pm Fri., March 11, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244.Condolences may be sent to...

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Margaret G Stephens, 81, of Edgerton, KS

passed away March 8, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. Margaret was born Oct. 29, 1929 in Kansas City, KS to Edward and Ida (Schoenhofer) Madl. She was the eighth of 12 children. Margaret married Billy W Stephens June 30, 1948. The couple had four children. They lived in Kansas City, KS until 1958 when they moved to a farm north of Edgerton. Although raised a city girl, Margaret loved to garden and the quiet of the country. Margaret worked with and taught ceramics for almost 40 years. She expressed her artistic talents through ceramics and painting. She also loved to dance and was still jitterbugging until recently. Margaret loved people, especially small children. For several years she was a teacher’s aide at Edgerton Elementary. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton. At one time she served on the church council as president and secretary. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her husband Billy of the home; children: Linda (Gregory) Endsley, Oregon, WI, Michael (Jeanne) Stephens, Edgerton, KS, John D (Lori) Stephens, Andover, KS and Patricia A (Wade) Leitner, Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and brother J.D. Madl, Merriam, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Sat., March...

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John Charles Senne , Edgerton Kansas

John Charles Senne John Charles Senne , Edgerton Kansas, age 55, passed away Friday March 4, 2011 at his home from natural causes. Born, September 21, 1955, John was a graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph MO, and attended Missouri Western State College. He worked for Specialty Industries of St Joseph before moving to Branson in 1984 where he worked many years with Tan-Tone Industries. He eventually moved to Saylorsburg PA where he successfully started his own residential and commercial painting business, Senne Painting. John loved the outdoors, great music and books, and most of all his two children, Valerie and Matthew. He was a sensitive, generous soul who will be missed by family and friends. John is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert C. Senne and Evelyn B. Senne. John is survived by his two children, daughter Valerie Waller and her husband Matt Waller of San Francisco CA, and his son Matthew Senne of Hutchinson KS. Two grandchilderen, Anthony Senne and Ella Waller. Two sisters, Patricia Bransky and her husband Brad Bransky of Lawrence KS, and Carol Mulcahy and her husband Mike Mulcahy of Lenexa KS. One brother, James Senne and his wife Julia Senne of West Chester OH. A private memorial will be held in Branson, MO on Sunday March 20th. For inquiries, please contact Mike Mulcahy at...

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Jack T. Moore, 81, of Gardner

Jack T. Moore, 81, of Gardner, passed away March 6, 2011 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home, Shawnee, KS. He previously resided at Vintage Park in Gardner. Jack was born October. 18, 1929 in Princeton, WV to John Thomas and Cleva Higgenbotham Moore. He was a decorated high school athlete and a member of the 1947 Princeton High School Basketball State Championship Team. Jack married Joyce Morris in 1949. A daughter Rebecca was born in 1950. In 1951 Jack joined the US Air Force. He served his country honorably until his discharge in 1955. Jack married Joan R. Riggle on December 13, 1955 in Paola, KS. Three sons were born to the union, Thomas J., Michael R., and William J. Following his discharge from the military, Jack began his career in the trucking industry, working as a manager for several national trucking firms. Jack retired in 1990. Jack’s second career involved golf, his passion. Jack obtained his Professional Teaching Certification and began working at the Mission Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, KS. Following his move to Gardner in 2000, Jack began teaching at the Gardner Golf Club. Numerous persons were introduced to the game through Jack’s lessons. He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife Joyce and his wife Joan in 2000. Jack is survived by his daughter Rebecca and husband Bob Skillin of Dunkirk, MD; sons...

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Jack T. Moore

Jack T. Moore, 81, of Gardner, passed away March 6, 2011 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home, Shawnee, KS. He previously resided at Vintage Park in Gardner. Jack was born October. 18, 1929 in Princeton, WV to John Thomas and Cleva Higgenbotham Moore. He was a decorated high school athlete and a member of the 1947 Princeton High School Basketball State Championship Team. Jack married Joyce Morris in 1949. A daughter Rebecca was born in 1950. In 1951 Jack joined the US Air Force. He served his country honorably until his discharge in 1955. Jack married Joan R. Riggle on December 13, 1955 in Paola, KS. Three sons were born to the union, Thomas J., Michael R., and William J. Following his discharge from the military, Jack began his career in the trucking industry, working as a manager for several national trucking firms. Jack retired in 1990. Jack’s second career involved golf, his passion. Jack obtained his Professional Teaching Certification and began working at the Mission Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, KS. Following his move to Gardner in 2000, Jack began teaching at the Gardner Golf Club. Numerous persons were introduced to the game through Jack’s lessons. He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife Joyce and his wife Joan in 2000. Jack is survived by his daughter Rebecca and husband Bob Skillin of Dunkirk, MD; sons...

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Blazers lose Sub State final

Blazers lose Sub State final Bubba Starling scored 30 points but it wasn’t enough as the Blazers dropped a 70-52 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas in the 5A Sub State final March 5 in Pittsburg. St. Thomas built a 26-22 halftime lead and then exploded for 44 second half points to secure a spot in the state tournament. Gardner-Edgerton,which entered the tourney as the number one seed,finished 14-8 on the season.With the victory,the number 5 seeded Saints advance to the state tournament in Topeka beginning March...

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