November 26, 2015

Christmas in the Park: A 25 Year Tradition in Gardner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The 25th Annual “Christmas in the Park” holiday event kicks off with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Park.  Seasonal music will be performed by area school children.  The event will include a Christmastime message from Mayor Continue Reading

City of Gardner to host 2016 Citizens Academy 

Gardner will host its second Citizens Academy, Gardner You! beginning Jan. 28. Gardner You! is a seven-week interactive civic and public information program that focuses on educating residents and business owners about the City of Gardner’s governmental process.  Department directors and other city staff will lead unique and informative sessions designed to give citizens hands-on Continue Reading

SHHS theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

The theatre and music Departments are very excited to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peanuts cartoon by presenting the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, Nov. 12-14. Come and see this fast-paced, light-hearted show about a day in the life of everyone’s favorite Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.  He is surrounded by some classic Continue Reading

Public invited to donate to toy, food drive

The Gardner Police Department invites the public to participate in the annual Public Safety Toy and Food Drive on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gardner Walmart, located at 1725 E. Santa Fe St. The Gardner Police Department along with public safety employees from Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on October 21 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. The October program, presented by member Ruth Hermon, showcased some of the first projects undertaken by GFWC which was federated in 1922. Those projects included the organization of a local PTA, introduction of a hot school lunch program, Continue Reading

Celebration to recognize local veterans set for Nov. 7

All citizens young and old are cordially invited to join our veterans, Cole- Smith American Legion Post no. 350 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit no.350, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders chapters. The Spring Hill Historical Society, our school children, local dignitaries, a special military guest speaker from Ft. Leavenworth and the entire Continue Reading

Variety of fall events to entertain at Halloween

Danedri Thompson There’s plenty to be spooked about in the rural areas surrounding southwest Johnson County this fall. From hayrack rides to pumpkin patches and wineries, agriculture tourism has found a fall home nearby. There are also several events and parties planned for the Halloween season. Peckham’s Pumpkin Patch 4567 Marshall Rd Rantoul, KS Continue Reading

Applications for Christmas program available

Applications for the 2015 Christmas for Children Program are now available at the following locations: Gardner City Hall; Johnson County Multi Service Center and Gardner Public Library. Applicants will need to attend one of the interview sessions with completed application form. These sessions will be held at the Gardner Library Large Meeting room: 10 a.m. Continue Reading

Blue Valley North spoils GEHS Blazer Homecoming in lopsided win

Building a 14-0 first quarter lead the Blue Valley North High School Mustangs turned back the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer football team, 42-7, on homecoming night. North, 5-1, now stands alone atop the Eastern Kansas League. BVN quarterback Joey Dolan lead the charge against the Blazer team. Dolan tossed two, first quarter touchdown passes, Continue Reading

Fall Fest at Mildale Farm set for Oct. 31

Johnson County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fall Fest at Mildale Farm from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Halloween, Oct. 31. The popular, free event includes a variety of activities including hayrides, a pumpkin patch for kids, fishing, storytelling and opportunities to explore the site. The 158-acre Mildale Farm in southwest Johnson County Continue Reading