July 30, 2015

Former Gardner resident earns slot on U.S. Gymnastics Junior National Team

Kynsee Roby, a former Gardner resident and the daughter of Joe and Kyetta Currier, has been named to the 2015-2016 U.S. Gymnastics Junior National Team.
Roby earned a spot on the squad by finishing in the top four in all-around …

Local funeral director installed as head of association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

SH volleyball player named to USA Youth National Training Team

Regan Pittman, Spring Hill, is a member of the 20-player USA Volleyball Girls’ Youth National Training Team. The athletes will compete in youth world volleyball championships in Lima, Peru.
The GYNT is the highest level of programming for players born …

Survey finds residents satisfied with county services

Johnson County’s 2015 Community Survey reveals increases in overall satisfaction with quality of services, value of county taxes and effectiveness in communicating with residents.
“We value the feedback we receive from our residents through this survey,” said Ed Eilert, Chairman …

Council approves election for sales tax question

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be an election Sept. 15.
City council members unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing a special sales tax mail-in election.
The ballot question will ask voters whether to add a half-cent sales tax to fund the …

Chickens, fowl banned from fair over Avian flu concerns

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chicken and other poultry won’t be allowed at the Johnson County Fair this year.
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClasky issued a stop movement order last week, canceling all poultry related shows and events in Kansas

4-H youth Tessa Dawson, member of the Spring Hill Rustlers 4-H Club, waits to show her poultry at the Johnson County Fair in 2014. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen/Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office

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Pumpkin patch grows grapes, makes wine

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and when life gives you grapes, you make wine. That’s the conclusion the Berggren family drew when they bought a property with seven acres of grape vines.
The family …

Magnetics to rock Cornerstone Park June 20

The Magnetics, pictured above, have performed on side stages with such acts as Coldplay, Ben Harper and Dave Matthews Band. They’ll be the mainstage action during the second summer concert at Cornerstone Park  on June 20. Submitted photo

The Magnetics, pictured above, have performed on side stages with such acts as Coldplay, Ben Harper and Dave Matthews Band. They’ll be the mainstage action during the second summer concert at Cornerstone Park on June 20. Submitted photo

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Gardner nurse arrested on charges from JC

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A Gardner man is in jail again. This time, Dennis Clark, 47, faces aggravated sodomy charges in Johnson County.

The Gardner man was arrested by Wyandotte County authorities in October

Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark

2014 and charged with three …

Pool opening postponed due to weather

The opening day celebration for the Gardner Aquatic Center originally set for  Saturday, May 23, has been postponed due to the forecast of  rain and cool temperatures.  The opening day celebration will now take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May …