July 6, 2015

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 …

Edgerton Fun Run scheduled

April 30
Guests are invited to walk, run or cheer at a free event in which the Cyclone Sprinters show off their hard work and dedication after eight weeks of practice. Attendees will receive giveaways provided by the city of …

JOY Closet sets new hours

JOY Closet, 504 E. Main Street, is announcing new hours. The community clothing store is now open four days a week. The shop is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to …

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it?
ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not …

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QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

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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. …

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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 …

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QUESTION: When will the stoplight project at the 183rd Street and Center Street intersection be completed?

ANSWER: Work on the project began earlier this week, and city officials anticipate the project will be complete by mid-August.
As part of the …

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QUESTION: There appear to be cameras on the traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. 56 Highway, also known as Main Street and 175th Street, and Cedar Niles Road. Why are they there?

ANSWER: The white cameras are mounted on …

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QUESTION: Several police motorcycles rode through town in formation on Wednesday, May 7. What was that about?

ANSWER: According to Gardner Police Chief Gerry Cullumber, it was a training event. Gardner does not have motorcycle officers, however such officers from …