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Merle Irene Winters

Merle Irene Winters, 94, of Gardner, passed away October 16, 2016 at Wellsville Retirement Community. Merle was born July 20, 1922 in Gardner to George M. and Ethel M. (Moore) Rankin. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1940 and was a life-long Gardner resident. Merle married Henry Carl Winters on July 20, 1940 in Topeka, KS. She worked for Cramer Products as the Mailing Dept. Supervisor, then at North Supply doing clerical and accounting work and later she was the Gardner Assistant City Clerk. Merle was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was awarded the “Lady of the Year” by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Merle helped organize the Cub Scouts in Gardner. Merle and Carl were avid campers, serving as camp hosts at Pomona Lake and Melvern Lake. After retirement, they were snowbirds for many years in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was always smiling, a very special friend to many, loved children and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Merle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl in 1989; infant brother, George; sisters, Dorothy “Deanie” Kelleher, Velma Hughes and Marcy Lawrence; brothers, Howard and Harold (Bunny) Rankin; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons: Carl D. (Vicki) Winters of Gardner, Gary L. (Veronica) Winters of...

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Police Report 10-14-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/07/2016 through 10/14/2016 10/07/2016 08:05:14 PRISONER 800 BLOCK OF N COTTONWOOD ST 10/07/2016 08:13:39 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/07/2016 08:21:11 FIRE 100 BLOCK OF W BRITTANY CT 10/07/2016 09:51:29 SPECIAL / 10/07/2016 10:47:14 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 10:50:50 FOLLOW 800 BLOCK OF E WARREN ST 10/07/2016 10:53:15 PEDCHECK 26200 BLOCK OF W 174TH ST 10/07/2016 11:13:38 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 11:34:33 CIVSERV 32000 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 10/07/2016 11:41:05 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 11:46:10 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 10/07/2016 11:52:44 WARRANT 200 BLOCK OF E WARREN ST 10/07/2016 12:09:58 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 13:39:07 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 13:48:45 FOLLOW 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/07/2016 13:52:05 ANIMAL WILD 600 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 10/07/2016 14:12:17 PEDCHECK 100 BLOCK OF E SHAWNEE ST 10/07/2016 14:41:24 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/07/2016 15:13:28 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 15:15:50 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 10/07/2016 15:15:40 MEDICAL INFO 200 BLOCK OF S BEDFORD ST 10/07/2016 15:19:02 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 188TH ST 10/07/2016 15:24:30 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN E MAIN ST/N ELM ST 10/07/2016 15:25:23 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/07/2016 15:29:19 TRAFFIC STOP 500 BLOCK...

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Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis

Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis, 107, of Gardner, Kan passed away October 10, 2016 at Vintage Park of Gardner, where she had been a resident since 2001. Erma was born January 17, 1909 in Apeldoorn, Holland to Arnold Egbert and Johanna (Bunte) Loois. She grew up in Holland. At age 15, she immigrated to the United States on the ship “Rotterdam”. The family first settled in Hospers, Iowa but soon moved to Hollandale, Minn where they farmed potatoes. She graduated from Hollandale High School. Erma met and married John Grotenhuis on January 12, 1927 in Hollandale. Both families moved to Independence, Kan. With the help of their family farm, and the food they grew, they weathered the Great Depression. She ran a dairy with her husband and delivered the milk to customers including the local hospital and grocery stores. The farm was sold in 1970. They later moved to Gardner. Erma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner. She volunteered for Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan, and did taxes for the elderly. She was a member of the 58 Grange Sewing Circle. Erma was an avid reader. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Erma was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 1983 and daughter Iris Jean Riggs. She is survived by her children: Arnold E. and Joyce Grotenhuis of Independence, Mo, Joan...

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Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis

Hermine “Erma” Grotenhuis, 107, of Gardner, Kan passed away October 10, 2016 at Vintage Park of Gardner. Graveside Services at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner are pending. Arrangements by: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, Kan 66030. Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report Oct 7, 2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 09/30/2016 through 10/07/2016 09/30/2016 08:02:24 TRAFFIC STOP N CENTER ST/W 167TH ST 09/30/2016 08:12:13 TRAFFIC STOP 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 08:13:03 TRAFFIC STOP W MADISON ST/N BUCKEYE ST 09/30/2016 08:16:24 TRAFFIC INSPECT E MAIN ST/N SYCAMORE ST 09/30/2016 08:19:43 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 08:46:30 DISTURB VERBAL 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/30/2016 09:17:04 CIVSERV 900 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 09/30/2016 09:51:08 TRAFFIC STOP OLD 56 HWY/MERCURY ST 09/30/2016 10:02:39 ACCIDENT NON 29900 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/30/2016 10:22:09 ANIMAL PICKUP 600 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 09/30/2016 10:32:07 JUVENILE CINC 200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 10:52:28 ANIMAL LOOSE 1000 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 09/30/2016 11:00:06 TRAFFIC PARK 28800 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 09/30/2016 11:30:43 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 13:33:03 ASSISTOA 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 13:47:42 PROPERTY DESTRUCT 100 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 09/30/2016 13:47:59 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 09/30/2016 14:05:33 WELFARE 18400 BLOCK OF SPRUCE ST 09/30/2016 14:24:52 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/30/2016 14:32:30 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 186TH ST 09/30/2016 14:35:28 TRAFFIC STOP S I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 09/30/2016 14:41:59 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 188TH ST 09/30/2016 15:11:24 FOLLOW 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 09/30/2016 15:26:36 TRAFFIC STOP S MOONLIGHT RD/E WILDCAT RUN ST 09/30/2016...

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News Release AFIDA

NEWS RELEASE Foreign Buyers Notification The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers this program for USDA. All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to FSA with 90 days of the closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA-153) could result in civil penalties of up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, Realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements. To report or if you have questions, please contact the Farm Service Agency at...

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Johnnie Ray Neal

Johnnie Ray Neal, 64, of Edgerton passed away October 4, 2016 at the KU Medical Center surrounded by his family. Johnnie was born July 21, 1952 in Yakima, Wash to Samuel Ray and Thelma Pauline (Kytle) Neal. He grew up in Olathe and graduated from Olathe High School in 1970. Johnnie then joined the United States Air Force and was in the Air National Guard. He married Joetta Lynn Schafer Nelson on August 10, 1974 in Denver, Colo. They moved to Edgerton in 1978. Johnnie worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Sysco Foods in Olathe for 19 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting and camping. Johnnie was a barbeque specialist and a craftsman. Above all, his family was most important to him. He will be missed by family and friends. Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife of the home; children: Karen A. and Michael Crews of Gardner, Cindy J and Tyler Reimer of Edgerton and Steven Ray and Stefanie Neal of Dubuque, Iowa; siblings: Raymond Neal of Lawrence, Kan Bobbie Neal of Versailles, Mo, Charlie Ann Clay of Sidney, Ark, Thelma Pirtle of Platte City, Mo, David Neal of Olathe and Mary Bailey of Evening Shade, Ark; five grandchildren: Chelsea, Crystal, Ashlea, Mathieu and Adelyn; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will...

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Kolean Riedel

Kolean Riedel, 79, of Gardner passed away on October 2, at Wellsville Retirement Community. Kolean was born on September 29, 1937 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kan to Charles Kenneth and Edna Mae (Gish) Kean. Kolean graduated from Colby High School in 1955. She married Richard Leroy Riedel on April 8, 1956 in Colby. Her first few years after high school were spent working for the telephone company in Colby. She then went on to work for Cramers, Inc. in Gardner as a data processing clerk for 26 years before retirement. Kolean loved genealogy and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Methodist Church in Colby. She was an avid sports fan. Kolean was a special wife, mother and friend and will be missed dearly. Kolean was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna and brother-in-law, Ron Riedel. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Wellsville; sons: Kevin Michael Riedel (Ann Klausing) of Southlake, Tex and Kraig Alan Riedel of Lenexa; former daughter-in-laws: Cindy Riedel and Debbie Walker; grandchildren: Ryan Michael Riedel, Joshua Alan Riedel, Nathan Sikes Riedel, Abigail Hope Riedel, Alexis Elaine Riedel and Madeline Kean Riedel; sisters: Barbara Jean Kean Faurot, Joy Ann Kean Kimsey (Forest), Cheryl Kay Kean Wells; sister-in-law’s: Kaylene Sue Crabb (Johnnie) and Kathleen Riedel and many nieces and nephews. Private Graveside Inurnment will be 10:30 am...

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David Wayne Howell

David Wayne Howell, 53, of Gardner, passed away Sept. 30, at Olathe Hospice House. David was born May 28, 1963 in Lawrence, Kan to Marion Thomas and Sophia Joyce (Whitson) Howell. He grew up in Lawrence where he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1981. David married Sharon “Sherry” Christine Parrish on March 17, 1983 in Lawrence. After marriage they moved to Lenexa and then to Gardner in the 1990’s. David was a supervisor for Lenexa Parks and Recreation for 25 years. He enjoyed working, spending time with family and his special cat Snowball. He will be missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen R. Howell and sister, Jaime J. Howell. David is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; sons, David Howell, II and wife Faith, Germany; Michael Howell and girl friend Christina Kochanowski, Olathe, Kan; brothers, Thomas Howell and Andrew Howell and sister, Rebecca Howell all of Lawrence, Kan and grandchildren, Hayden and Breck. A Visitation was held Oct 4, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be left at...

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ROBERT JAMES SHIPPEE SR.

Robert James Shippee Sr., 95, of Gardner, Kan, passed away peacefully Friday, September 23, 2016 at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Gardner, Kan. Bob was born August 13, 1921 in North Kansas City, Mo. His family lived at Winwood Lake, Mo for a few years and later moved to a farm in Holt, Mo, where he graduated from Holt High School. Mr. Shippee entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 to receive flight training. Upon graduating from flight training, Lieutenant Shippee and his squadron, the 414th Fighter Group, were assigned to duty on Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Philippines, Tinian. While serving in the Pacific Theatre, Lieutenant Shippee flew P-51’s and P-47 fighter aircraft. Bob joined the Air Force Reserve in 1956 and was stationed at Olathe Naval Air Station and later Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, Missouri. At Richards Gebaur, Captain Shippee was a member of the 442nd Troop Carrier Wing, 304 Troop Carrier Squadron. Captain Shippee was a Command Pilot and flew frequent missions to the Azores, Germany, Japan, South America, Spain, and Vietnam, as well as humanitarian missions within the United States. Before his retirement from the Air Force in 1975, Bob achieve the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Shippee married Corporal JoAnn Wood on April 7, 1945, in Cherry Point, N.C. After his service, Bob and Jo returned to Holt, Mo. In...

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Police Report 9-29-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 09/23/2016 through 09/30/2016 09/23/2016 08:18:50 TRAFFIC STOP MONTROSE ST/W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 09:26:55 CIVIL 30100 BLOCK OF W 187TH ST 09/23/2016 09:33:20 TRAFFIC STOP W 174TH ST/OSAGE ST 09/23/2016 09:39:09 JUVENILE CINC 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 09/23/2016 10:27:44 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 10:57:27 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 09/23/2016 10:59:59 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 11:29:19 WELFARE 700 BLOCK OF E LINCOLN LN 09/23/2016 11:40:01 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 09/23/2016 11:47:01 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 09/23/2016 12:12:45 MEDICAL NONLIFE 200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 09/23/2016 12:24:37 TRAFFIC MOTORIST E SANTA FE ST/CONESTOGA ST 09/23/2016 12:25:27 ALARM RESIDENT 400 BLOCK OF E PAWNEE LN 09/23/2016 12:27:45 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 09/23/2016 12:49:36 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 12:58:16 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 13:07:37 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 13:14:29 TRAFFIC STOP 18700 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:03:10 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 14:19:44 TRAFFIC STOP 18700 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:26:15 SPECIAL 100 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 09/23/2016 14:36:00 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:44:46 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 15:07:44 TRAFFIC STOP E COTTAGE CREEK DR/MOONLIGHT RD 09/23/2016 15:16:52 TRAFFIC STOP...

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Talking Tombstones This Weekend

Gardner Historical Museum is presenting “Historical Talking Tombstones” at the Gardner cemetery on Saturday, October 1st, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will continue about every 30 minutes until 8:30. This offers a way of learning history of Gardner as re-enactors portray persons from Gardner’s past. AS a fund raiser, tickets are $5.00 at the...

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Nickolas “Nick” Michael Brey

Nickolas “Nick” Michael Brey, 22, of Gardner, Kan passed away September 23, 2016 in Olathe. Nick was born November 4, 1993 in Kansas City, Kan to Vicky Lynn Stroud and Michael Barrett Brey. He attended Gardner Edgerton schools and enjoyed playing baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Nickolas had a large collection of ball caps. He worked as a crew member at the Gardner McDonalds. He will be missed by family and friends. Nick is survived by his father Michael Brey; mother and step-father, Vicky and Rodney James Pace of Gardner; siblings: Ashley Heartsill (Thomas Wood) of Lenexa, Brandon Pace of Greeley, Kan, Destiny Pace and Dana Pace both of Gardner; maternal grandfather LeRoy Stroud of Louisburg, Mo; maternal great grandfather John Paul Jones of Buffalo, Mo and step-grandma Ruby Freeze of Salisbury, Mo. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244, with burial following at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6–8:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016 also at the funeral home in Spring Hill. Condolences may be left at...

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