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Jo Ann Massengale

Jo Ann Massengale, age 78 of Wellsville, Kan passed away November 17, 2016 at the Wellsville Retirement Community. Jo Ann Massengale was born July 17, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas the daughter of Gene E. and Hilda Anna Wilhelmina (Knoche) Evans. She grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High in 1956. On June 12, 1964 she married Randy Massengale at the Wellsville Methodist Church. He preceded her in death in 2014. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with her Bachelors in Education, but had started teaching at the age 19 in an old one-room country schoolhouse in Warden, Kansas. After graduation she taught elementary school in Gardner, Kansas for 38 years. She had been in Wellsville since 1963. After retirement, Jo Ann worked with the local schools and library, loved woodcrafts that she sold with her husband and was a beloved member of the Red Hat Ladies. Jo Ann is survived by her daughter, Penny Lea Kuntzsch of Ottawa; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Doug Klamm of Wellsville; brother, Phil Evans of Baldwin City, Kan; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her parents, husband and a brother, Richey Evans. Cremation. Graveside services will be 10AM, Wedensday, November 23, 2016 at the Walnut Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7PM, Tuesday evening at Wilsons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Memorial contributions may...

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Jerrine “Jerry” Patricia Reed

Jerrine “Jerry” Patricia Reed, 92, of Gardner, Kan passed away Nov. 18, at Olathe Medical Center Jerry was born July 6, 1924 in Snoqualmie, Wash to William Wallace and Alta Azile (Overly) Renton. She grew up in Washington state where she graduated from Issaquah High School. Jerry earned her BS in Home Economics from the Univ. of Washington in Seattle. She married Daniel “Dan” Reed on July 19, 1946 in Manhattan, Kan. They lived in Manhattan and moved to Gardner Lake in 1949. Jerry was a homemaker and active member of First Presbyterian Church of Gardner where she was a Deacon, taught Sunday School and worked in the nursery. She was a life member of the Gardner Eastern Star and Athena Club. Jerry loved to quilt and was a good seamstress. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dan, in 2013 and son-in-law David Miller in 2015. Jerry is survived by children: Mary Ann Miller, Manhattan, Kan, Barbara J. Brown, Stillwater, Okla, Thomas B. and Ying Ying Reed, Shanghai, China, Daniel W. Reed, Gardner, Kan and William G. and Judith Reed, McKinney, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and brother, William Renton, East Wenatchee, Wash. Funeral service 11:00 am Nov. 22, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee, Gardner, Kan. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 am...

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NIKE ELEMENTARY TO HOST 2016 HOLIDAY MART

Gardner, KS – Nike Elementary School will have something for everyone on Saturday, Dec. 3 when it hosts its annual Holiday Mart shopping extravaganza at the school. Events get underway at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast with Santa. For $6 a person, families can enjoy pancake breakfast and a photo with Santa. Breakfast is served until 10 a.m. At 9 a.m. more than 30 vendors will open their booths for holiday shopping until 3 p.m. Many vendors will be offering specials that day. At 10 a.m., shoppers will be treated to a festive performance by the Nike Elementary Singing Missiles group. Nike Elementary School is located at 19500 S. Gardner Rd. From the Olathe area, take I-35 south to exit 207 and turn left. For questions about Holiday Mart, please contact the PTO at...

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Turkey’s for the needy

Antioch Community Baptist Church will team up with Gardner and Spring Hill Price Choppers to provide 100 free frozen Thanksgiving turkeys for the needy. Come to the Price Chopper parking lot closest to the store at Gardner or Spring Hill on Monday Nov 21 at 10 a.m. First come first served.Antioch Community Baptist Church will team up with Gardner and Spring Hill Price Choppers to provide 100 free frozen Thanksgiving turkeys for the needy. Come to the Price Chopper parking lot closest to the store at Gardner or Spring Hill on Monday Nov 21 at 10 a.m. First come first...

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Joseph “Joe” Allen Poage

Joseph “Joe” Allen Poage, 33, of Gardner, Kan passed away Nov. 8 at KU Med Center. Joe was born June 1, 1983 in Olathe, Kan to Kevin Leon and Susan Marie (Zeek) Poage. He grew up in the Gardner area and attended Gardner Edgerton High School. Joe was a general laborer. He enjoyed radio control cars, mechanics, going to the shooting range and spending time with his God kids. He will be missed by family and friends. Joe is survived by his parents, Kevin and Susan Poage, Gardner, KS; his God kids: Ozzie, Kadence and Otto and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation 4:00 to 6:00 pm November 14 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Celebration of Life following the visitation at the Gardner Senior Center, 128 E Park St, Gardner. Inurnment at Edgerton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report 11-11-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 11/04/2016 through 11/10/2016 11/04/2016 08:06:08 INFO 200 BLOCK OF E WESTHOFF PL 11/04/2016 08:09:18 TRAFFIC STOP W HAWTHORN ST/S MEADOWBROOK ST 11/04/2016 08:14:48 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 11/04/2016 08:29:53 TRAFFIC STOP N CENTER ST/E WASHINGTON ST 11/04/2016 08:39:31 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 08:42:31 ABAND 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 11/04/2016 08:47:00 911 DISCON 300 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 08:55:31 MEDICAL NONLIFE 32600 BLOCK OF W 174TH TER 11/04/2016 09:56:36 INFO 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 10:10:02 TRAFFIC STOP I35 NB TO GARDNER RAMP/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 10:19:35 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 10:40:21 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 10:44:43 TRAFFIC STOP 400 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:14:36 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:22:06 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 11:31:34 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 11/04/2016 11:43:08 MEDICAL NONLIFE 200 BLOCK OF N PECAN ST 11/04/2016 11:44:47 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:51:00 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 11/04/2016 11:55:29 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 11/04/2016 11:57:04 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 11/04/2016 12:01:59 ANIMAL TELEPHONE 700 BLOCK OF S CYPRESS ST 11/04/2016 12:28:21 TRAFFIC STOP US56 HWY/N CEDAR NILES RD 11/04/2016 12:49:58 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST...

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Police Reports 11-4-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/28/2016 through 11/04/2016 10/28/2016 08:03:23 ALARM RESIDENT 500 BLOCK OF E BLUEBIRD ST 10/28/2016 08:22:58 SCHOOL 16200 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 10/28/2016 08:24:09 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 10/28/2016 09:11:11 SUSPICI ACTIVITY 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/28/2016 09:23:46 TRAFFIC STOP W SANTA FE ST/N PEAR ST 10/28/2016 09:42:46 SPECIAL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 10/28/2016 10:26:23 SUICIDE THREAT 900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 10/28/2016 11:27:39 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 10/28/2016 11:50:37 SUSPICI ACTIVITY 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 10/28/2016 12:19:39 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N CENTER ST/E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 12:21:06 TRAFFIC PARK 200 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 12:30:40 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 10/28/2016 13:02:36 FOLLOW 17100 BLOCK OF JESSICA ST 10/28/2016 13:10:33 SUSPICI PERSON 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/28/2016 13:46:23 FOLLOW 700 BLOCK OF S MEADOWBROOK ST 10/28/2016 14:13:54 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 10/28/2016 14:25:00 TRAFFIC STOP W 185TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/28/2016 14:27:03 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 10/28/2016 14:27:14 SELF BUSINESS 17500 BLOCK OF WAVERLY RD 10/28/2016 14:31:42 FOLLOW 500 BLOCK OF E PARMA WAY 10/28/2016 14:53:06 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 10/28/2016 14:54:07 ANIMAL LOOSE 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 10/28/2016 15:00:22 TRAFFIC STOP E SANTA FE ST/ROSEHILL DR 10/28/2016 15:00:39 TRAFFIC STOP...

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USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands

USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands through Conservation Reserve Program More than Half a Million Americans Involved with Protecting 24 Million Acres WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), will allow producers to protect almost 24 million acres of wetlands, grasslands and wildlife habitat in 2016. CRP provides financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who remove environmentally sensitive land from production to be planted with certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and increase wildlife habitat. In return for enrolling in CRP, USDA, through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. “We have seen record demand to participate in this important program,” said Vilsack. “Despite the current enrollment limit of 24 million acres, USDA is committed to continuing our important partnerships with farmers, ranchers, state and local governments and sportsmen to maintain the environmental benefits provided by the Conservation Reserve Program.” More than 1.3 million acres were newly enrolled in CRP in fiscal year 2016 using the continuous enrollment authority, double the pace...

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Police Reports 10-28-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 10/21/2016 through 10/28/2016 10/21/2016 08:26:35 ANIMAL LOOSE E MADISON ST/N CENTER ST 10/21/2016 08:58:36 ACCIDENT HR 200 BLOCK OF W COLLEEN CT 10/21/2016 09:12:43 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 09:21:37 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON RD 10/21/2016 09:27:46 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 09:36:52 TRAFFIC STOP W 188TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 09:48:49 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 10/21/2016 10:05:55 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 10:06:48 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 100 BLOCK OF E LANESFIELD ST 10/21/2016 10:15:33 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 10:32:58 CIVSERV 1000 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 10/21/2016 10:46:06 CIVSERV 900 BLOCK OF E STONE CREEK CIR 10/21/2016 10:54:21 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 10/21/2016 10:59:06 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 10/21/2016 11:01:20 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTOG 10/21/2016 11:18:39 CIVSERV 18400 BLOCK OF CHERRY ST 10/21/2016 11:26:14 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:27:34 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/GARDNER RD 10/21/2016 11:34:05 CIVSERV 28900 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 10/21/2016 11:42:25 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:48:00 WARRANT ATTEMPT 600 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 10/21/2016 11:49:33 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 10/21/2016 11:51:06 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 10/21/2016 11:58:34 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 10/21/2016 11:58:34 TRAFFIC...

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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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