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Clarence “Paul” Thomas

Clarence “Paul” Thomas, 85, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 9 at Olathe Medical Center. Paul was born July 26, 1930 in Bloomfield, Mo to William Harvey and Ruby (Elmore) Thomas. He grew up in Argentine, Kan where his family farmed, then Paul moved to Kansas City, Kan where he spent most of his life and later followed family to Gardner. Paul married Joanne L. Hammons on Aug 21, 1952 in Arkansas. He was a retired painter and maintenance worker at Providence St. Margaret’s Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Paul was a member of the Painter’s District Council #3. He was a member of Stony Point Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan, Masonic Lodge, Kansas City, Kan, and Optimist Club, Kingman, Kan. He loved playing cards, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Paul will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne, in 2008; daughter, Kathy Lyn Woodson in 2003; siblings: Lucille, Charles, John, Lester, William, Estel, Barb and Anna Faye. Paul is survived by son, Keith and wife Rebecca Thomas, Gardner, Kan; six grandchildren: Jason, Laurie, Abigail, Gracie, Hanna and Riley; four great-grandchildren: Christian, Peyton, Haviland and Benjamin; brother-in-laws, Bob Shirley and Roscoe Davis; sister-in-laws: Carol Thomas and Mary Thomas and son-in-law, Tom Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Sat., June 25, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner,...

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Stolen Property

The Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office (just south of KC) is currently investigating the theft from several construction vehicles at 7492 W. 191st Street, Stilwell, Kansas. Stolen from a vehicle at that location was a Central Electrofusion Processor, Serial Number 20136, valued at $3,000.00 This machine is used to fuse pipes together. Also stolen at the time was a DeWalt Air Compressor, Drill, and Hammer Drill (all DeWalt), a Milwaukee Sawsall and several other misc. items. The machine is kept in a small case about the size of a suitcase. Detective Brett Wilson #171 Property Crimes Unit Investigations Division Johnson County, KS. Sheriff’s Office Olathe, Kansas...

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Larry and Nancy Gretencord (Smith) will celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary on June 11, 2016. They were married at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. The couple have three sons: Darin and Stephanie Gretencord, Derek Gretencord and Ryan and Kelly Gretencord. They are blessed with five grandchildren. They have lived in Wellsville for 47 years. They will celebrate with family and...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 06/04/2016 – 6/10/16 06/03/2016 08:38:17 ANIMAL DOGBITE 600 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 06/03/2016 08:48:28 TRAFFIC STOP 2000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 09:01:15 LOCKOUT OTHER 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 09:26:48 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 06/03/2016 09:40:14 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF S I35 HWY 06/03/2016 09:53:26 TRAFFIC SELECT W PARK ST/S OAK ST 06/03/2016 10:00:07 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 06/03/2016 10:36:01 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 06/03/2016 10:42:44 WELFARE 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 10:53:15 ANIMAL PICKUP 31200 BLOCK OF W 172ND TER 06/03/2016 11:02:34 ANIMAL DEAD 300 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 06/03/2016 11:04:15 ANIMAL DOGBITE 600 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 06/03/2016 11:06:37 MEDICAL NONLIFE 300 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 06/03/2016 11:20:46 SELF BUILDING 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 06/03/2016 11:28:53 TRAFFIC STOP E WARREN ST/S MOONLIGHT RD 06/03/2016 11:39:27 PROPERTY VANDAL 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:06:38 CIVIL 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:14:53 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 06/03/2016 12:28:55 TRAFFIC STOP 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:51:46 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 13:19:05 ANIMAL PICKUP 500 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 06/03/2016 13:22:44 PHONE 31300 BLOCK OF W 174TH ST 06/03/2016 14:44:33 PHONE 31300 BLOCK OF W 174TH...

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Leroy A Chaney

Leroy A. Chaney, 47, of Kansas City, KS passed Sun. June 12, 2016. Visitation will be 3PM Fri. June 17 with funeral to follow at 4PM at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel. To view his obituary please visit...

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Ruth Pauline Osborn

Ruth Pauline Osborn 88, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away May 26 at Olathe Hospice House. Ruth was born Dec. 17, 1927 in Gardner, Kan to Joshua and Edna (Harding) Kingsley. She was a life-long area resident. Ruth graduated from Gardner High School in 1945. She married Robert James Osborn Oct. 6, 1951 at the First Methodist Church, Olathe, Kan. Ruth was employed as a secretary for Johnson County Title and Trust, the Gardner Presbyterian Church and Cramer Chemical. Her most recent job was as a medical transcriptionist at Olathe Hospital. Ruth enjoyed writing poems, attending the book club at Gardner Library. She liked cooking, baking pies and raising flowers. She was a “cat” person and a “doctor” to the injured little animals her boys would bring home. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert, April 22, 2016 and siblings: Ralph, Wayne, Ella, David, William, Elvin, and Edward. Ruth is survived by her sons: Robert and wife Sandy Lawless, Loveland, Colo and William and wife Paulette Osborn, Spring Hill, Kan; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be in state from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tues., May 31, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan(913) 856-7111. Graveside service and inurnment 1:00 pm Wed., June 1, 2016 Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 05/14/2016 thru 05/20/2016 05/13/2016 08:35:28 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:27:47 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:27:57 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:36:50 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 05/13/2016 09:42:12 DISTURB PENDING 500 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 05/13/2016 10:21:00 ANIMAL LOOSE 32000 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 05/13/2016 11:43:45 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF ASPEN LN 05/13/2016 11:53:35 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 05/13/2016 12:07:11 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 05/13/2016 12:10:16 TRAFFIC STOP E PAWNEE LN/S CENTER ST 05/13/2016 12:49:30 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 05/13/2016 12:52:24 BATTERY 31800 BLOCK OF W 171ST ST 05/13/2016 12:52:32 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E 167TH CT 05/13/2016 12:59:12 ASSIST 500 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 05/13/2016 13:02:19 ABAND 500 BLOCK OF E LAKOTA ST 05/13/2016 13:06:36 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 05/13/2016 13:14:37 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 05/13/2016 13:24:06 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 05/13/2016 13:31:28 TRAFFIC PARK W SKYLARK CIR/N POPLAR ST 05/13/2016 13:38:47 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 13:40:14 CIVSERV 30100 BLOCK OF W 187TH ST 05/13/2016 13:56:07 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 05/13/2016 14:05:19 MEDICAL LIFE 32500 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 05/13/2016 14:17:54 TRAFFIC STOP US56 HWY/N...

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GFWC Athena Club of Gardner Fundraiser

Beginning May 23, and ending July 7, 2016, the GFWC Athena Club of Gardner is partnering with a local food delivery company,to raise funds for their sponsorship of a multitude of community activities. GFWC Athena of Gardner is a proud supporter of GEHS scholarships, GEHS Project Graduation, Safe Home for women and children, Ronald McDonald House, the Gardner Historical and Edgerton Community Museums, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, community improvement programs, veterans and military, as well as GEHS student involvement in citizenship, crafts, arts, and music talents. These are but a few of the benefits GFWC Athena brings to the community and you can help, too! How to Participate: Use CAMPAIGN # 27042 when you order 1. Call 1-855-870-7208 and place your order by phone, or 2. Visit Schwans-Cares.com and place your order on-line. Shipping is FREE for orders over $50. Orders $49.99 and less have a $1.75 shipping...

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Jessie Jane Breitenstein

Jessie Jane Breitenstein, 96, of Wellsville, Kan, formerly of Gardner, passed away May 19 at Wellsville Retirement Community Jessie was born June 23, 1919 in Oklahoma City, Okla to Russell and Ethel (Herrod) Utz. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan and Topeka and then graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City. Jessie married Alfred L. Breitenstein December 30, 1939 in Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Gardner Lake in 1978. She worked as a bookkeeper in Kansas City, Kan with her sister. Jessie did a lot of hand work, such as knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish and Friday Friends in Gardner. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfred in 1977 and siblings: Pauline Saxon, Naomi Signago and Emma Jean Shindler. She is survived by her children: Alfred Jr. and Sheila Breitenstein of Gardner, Kan, Nancy and Bill Sirridge of Basehor, Kan, Russell and Doris Breitenstein of Bentonville, Ark, Jane and Bob Wyckoff of Gardner, Kan and Francie and Bill Locke of Gardner, Kan; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, Kan 66030. Burial 2:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation 9:30 am before the service...

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History of a Family in Bits and Pieces

BY Joan Dorsey Last week was the city wide garage sale. Depending on your age, it means different things to different folks. Under 30 is usually, drag it out of the garage or bedroom and throw it on the drive way. Buy sell or trade. 40-50 you get rid of your children’s stuff as they are leaving home (hopefully). 60 and up is a different crowd. You are trying to downsize, determine which is a family item or just an item or trash. I watched my father-in –law and my sister-in-law plow through lots of family items. Some were collectibles from the 70’s some were items needed by a family for everyday living. A number of them were hobby items for past times that had been popular here and there. While my mother could sew and create with cloth, my mother-in-law could do it all. Crochet, tole painting, ceramics, quilting, cake decorating and the list goes on. She has amazing talents. I would get so inspired by them I would head home and dig out one of my storage tubs to take stock of my saved stuff. Garage sale preps are usually filled with motion but the quiet moments occur. A box is opened to reveal letters written by a person now deceased. Birthday cards with handwriting that will never be signed by loved ones again. A heartfelt note...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report: 05/07/2016 thru 05/13/2016 05/06/2016 08:03:00 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 05/06/2016 08:06:10 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 05/06/2016 08:15:13 ACCIDENT HR 300 BLOCK OF N HICKORY ST 05/06/2016 08:26:59 TRAFFIC STOP 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 05/06/2016 08:48:41 THEFT INPROG 700 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 08:51:58 FOLLOW 600 BLOCK OF N OLIVE ST 05/06/2016 08:52:26 DRUGS 1000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 05/06/2016 09:19:34 SCHOOL 8900 BLOCK OF LOIRET BLVD 05/06/2016 09:20:05 SCHOOL 8900 BLOCK OF LOIRET BLVD 05/06/2016 09:21:00 SCHOOL 700 BLOCK OF N CENTER ST 05/06/2016 09:30:55 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 09:33:09 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 05/06/2016 09:55:42 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 05/06/2016 10:05:15 FOLLOW 100 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 05/06/2016 10:46:31 JUVENILE CINC 200 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN CT 05/06/2016 11:02:06 TRAFFIC PARK 100 BLOCK OF S MULBERRY ST 05/06/2016 11:18:16 TRAFFIC PARK 600 BLOCK OF E SHAWNEE ST 05/06/2016 11:48:39 TRAFFIC INSPECT W 191ST ST/WAVERLY RD 05/06/2016 12:10:13 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 12:50:02 TRAFFIC STOP 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 05/06/2016 13:02:53 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/MOONLIGHT RD 05/06/2016 13:11:57 WARRANT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 13:56:49 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 05/06/2016 14:26:40 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF...

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Drawing a Line in the Sand

The 60’s and even the 70’s were full of protest. Protesting for Civil Rights, protesting the rights of women, protesting a war that was extremely controversial. Young people in colleges were drawing their lines in the sand, along with young people and older people everywhere. In my opinion college is the time people learn to question what has been taught to them. They learn to voice their opinions and seek change. Some of those young people even died for their convictions. Don’t ever forget Kent State. Dr. Marin Luther King believed in peaceful protest. Sometimes the loudest words are spoken in whispers. Many good things came from the times and the cause’s people stood up for. Blacks were allowed to move from the segregated sections to wherever they wanted to be. Women could actually have any job they wanted. The pay thing is still a little off but it is a work in progress. Things change sometimes for the best. Peaceful protest is good.. Once people meander into their 30’s and on upward, those visits to the good old soapbox, get fewer and fewer. You are so interested in feeding your family, making a place in a job world and watching over aging parents, not much time is left. Soapbox visits for most of us are sort of limited to folks who drive with their heads in a place...

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CLARA LOUISE LIES

Clara Louise Lies, 72, formerly of Gardner, Kan, passed away May 8, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Clara was born February 20, 1944 in Reno, Nev to Virginia Louise (Wood) and Bernard W. Roets. She was a 1962 graduate of Wichita North High School. Clara married Melvin Arthur Lies on December 30, 1961 in Wichita. They lived in Gardner before moving to Texas in 2010 where they enjoyed travel in their RV. Clara was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Docey Dandies. She was a 4-H leader for Busy Bees and Sunnyside 4-H Clubs and served as a Den Mother. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Judy Ann Edwards and Bernadette Kay Lies, brother Billy Roets and sister Toni Kay Roets. Clara is survived by her husband Melvin, of the home; children David Lies and wife Beate of Waterboro, S.C.; Pamela Hermon and husband Glenn of Spring Hill, Kan, Donna Lansing and husband Mick of Leavenworth, Kan, and Donald Lies and wife Cheryl of Gardner; 11 grandchildren; brother Earl Roets of Stagecoach, Nev and sister Connie Prouse of Meade, Kan. . Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, Kan. Burial will follow at St. Columbine...

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MIKE SHAY

Mike Shay passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016. Born to Andy Richard and Eva Lena (McMahan) Shay of rural Edgerton, Kansas August 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Janice Enola Leah Baily on October 18, 1950 at Edgerton Catholic Church. They established a farm in rural Paola, Kansas where he continued his passion for farming and livestock while serving on many agricultural boards throughout his 70 year career. Mike valued faith and family above all. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Gardner, KS. He centered his life around his loving wife and eight children: Rick and Susie Shay; Ron and Joan Shay; Mary and Dave Green; Tom Shay, Paola, KS; Janie Montgomery and John Pollock, Rantoul, KS; Jo and Don Sherwood, Pleasant Hill, MO; Lisa and Jon Wilson, Osawatomie, KS; and Michelle and Bart Enyart, Olathe, KS, 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening. He was known for raising watermelon that he sold and donated to Ursuline Academy, Holy Trinity School, Sacred Heart School, Paola football teams, Wellsville School and football team, and the KU soccer team. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Retus Shay, JC Shay, and Don Shay, sister, Mary Ellen Shay Calvin, and grandson, Jason Grandon. Rosary prayed at 4:30 p.m. and visitation at 5 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Penwell –...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 04/29/2016 thru 05/06/2016 04/29/2016 08:41:52 DRUGS 300 BLOCK OF W MOCKINGBIRD ST 04/29/2016 10:19:40 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 600 BLOCK OF N SPRUCE ST 04/29/2016 10:34:13 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 04/29/2016 10:35:14 TRAFFIC INSPECT 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/29/2016 10:42:37 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 04/29/2016 10:44:45 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/S MAPLE ST 04/29/2016 10:50:51 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 04/29/2016 10:51:40 ACCIDENT HR 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:00:44 ASSIST 200 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 04/29/2016 11:00:54 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 04/29/2016 11:04:34 PROPERTY DESTRUCT 500 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 04/29/2016 11:11:39 ACCIDENT INJURY 200 BLOCK OF S I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:21:06 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 04/29/2016 11:22:16 TRAFFIC MOTORIST 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:28:20 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 04/29/2016 11:30:08 CIVSERV 31200 BLOCK OF W 172ND TER 04/29/2016 11:46:26 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF N OTT LN 04/29/2016 11:57:14 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF E WESTHOFF PL 04/29/2016 12:08:42 CIVSERV 700 BLOCK OF E VALERIE LN 04/29/2016 12:18:30 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E 167TH CT 04/29/2016 12:43:18 TRAFFIC STOP 29000 BLOCK OF W 183RD ST 04/29/2016 12:44:19 TRAFFIC INSPECT 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/29/2016 12:52:34 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF BEECH LN 04/29/2016 13:56:37 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN...

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