April 19, 2014

Biz owners, residents voice intersection expansion concerns

Danedri Thompson
Reluctantly, Shirley Bruce VanArsdale will move forward with plans to expand Bruce’s Funeral Home and add more parking.
“I’m going to expand and hope you don’t eat us in another 15 years,” she told city and state …

City preps for sewer expansion

Danedri Thompson
City officials haven’t really started examining how they’ll fund sewer and water upgrades and new roads related to the recently passed USD 231 bond issue, but it will likely include sewer rate increases and a mill levy …

Zoning appeals board considers gas stations’ requests

Danedri Thompson
Gas station representatives plead their cases for variances from city code during a Gardner Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday night.
The March 6 meeting was the first gathering of the group since October 2010.
Three members …

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Rendering of proposed QuikTrip courtesy of city of Gardner

Danedri Thompson


Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a

QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night.

The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store …

Coffee shops spice up downtown Main

Danedri Thompson
Customers don’t have to worry about dejá brew in Gardner.
Although the community boasts three new shops that specialize in coffee, the java stops – all within a few blocks of one another – each offer their …

Grand opening

caseys grand opening

Casey’s General Store celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 17. A costumed sandwich and costumed pizza slice waved from the corner enticing customers inside. The new store at 183rd Street and Gardner Road is the second Casey’s convenience store in …

Gardner City Council Meeting – Video

Here are the videos of the Gardner City Council meetings from 2/6/12

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Part 2

Part 3


Business update

J.W. Games, 135 E. Main Street, Gardner, will celebrate its Grand Opening from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 2.
Owner Patrick Everett has a large selection of DVDs and video games at competitive prices.
The store is open …


Charles Doster

Boeing will close Wichita plant

Boeing Company will close its defense, space and security facility in Wichita, company officials announced today.

The company, which currently employs more than 2,160 in Wichita, will shutter its Wichita facility by the end of 2013.  Researchers at Wichita State …