April 24, 2014

Public forums scheduled for county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

Performing with a Purpose donates a big check to Christmas Tree Fund

Submitted photo

On March 29, a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show “Entertainment Through the Ages” at the GEHS Auditorium. The profits from …

Police officers to collect prescription medications

The Gardner Police Department wants your drugs.
Police officers will join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies in the eighth National Prescription Take Back Event.
Old or expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to …

Free children’s Easter events set for this weekend

The Easter Bunny greets guests during the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt. Several local groups will sponsor egg hunts this weekend. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several local entities will host Easter Egg hunts this weekend. The Easter holiday itself is April 20.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Grace Baptist Church and Edgerton Girl Scouts will host free Easter Egg hunts on April 12.…

Johnson County 4-H now offering SPIN clubs

Jessica Gunkel
Special to The Gardner News
Every participating 4-H club member is eager to tell others of their enjoyment and experience of 4-H. But sometimes it’s hard for people to understand how 4-H clubs operate. Johnson county 4-H has …

Rotary Club assists with opening day fundraiser

On opening day of the baseball season, the city’s daily newspaper, the Royals, Interact students and Rotarian volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s …

Variety show set for this weekend

Performing with a Purpose, a service project by a Gardner Edgerton High School student, will showcase local talent in order to raise funds to support area families.
The high school students will perform in a family-friendly variety show, “Entertainment through …

“Willy Wonka” auditions take place April 4-6

Gardner Community Theatre is hosting auditions for its summer show, “Willy Wonka,” on April 4-6.
Performances will be June 26, 27, 28, and 29.
Auditions will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 4 and from 10 a.m. …

High school students can apply for cadet law

High school students interested in law enforcement will once again have the opportunity this summer to see what law enforcement training and careers are like through the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy. The Cadet Law Enforcement Academy program is hosted by …

50th wedding announcement

Larry and Deanna Byers

An open house reception honoring Larry and Deanna Byers of Gardner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held Sunday, March 30, in Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Byers are former residents of Osawatomie and Herington. They have lived …