August 30, 2014

Cities across Kansas participate in Bucks for Buckles

Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend.  Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year begins.  Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department …

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …

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QUESTION: Why were flags being flown at half-staff on Aug. 20?

ANSWER: Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that flags be flown at half-staff last Wednesday in honor of the passing of state Rep. Joe Edwards. Edwards, of Haysville, died late Aug. …

Celebration planned for captain’s retirement

Capt. James Moore

Capt. James Moore

The city of Gardner will host a retirement ceremony for Police Captain James Moore on Aug. 28.
Moore has served as a Gardner police officer for more than 30 years. The event will start at 3 p.m. …

Annual fishing derby scheduled at Gardner Lake

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Pint-sized anglers pose with their medals during last year’s Gardner Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby. This year’s event is set for Sept. 6. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kids can drop a line and compete for prizes at Gardner Parks …

Lions Club to host breakfast before parade

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Aug. 2.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy and juice and milk. The breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

Edgerton hosts community movie nights

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton resident Mike Phillips, in conjunction with the Edgerton Parks and Recreation Department, is presenting a series of free movies to residents this summer.
“Edgerton’s Saturday Night at the Movies,” is held one …

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QUESTION: When can I put political signs in my yard in Gardner?

ANSWER: Gardner code allows political signs in yards 90 days before an election. So signs for the Aug. 5 primary election, could go in yards as early as …

Prairie Punisher set for July 12 at local park

Prairie Punisher athletes race off the starting line during the 2012 event. The 2013 event was rained out. Submitted photo

Prairie Punisher athletes race off the starting line during the 2012 event. The 2013 event was rained out. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Dozens of athletes will go the distance in Gardner on July 12. For the 13th year, the …