April 20, 2014

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 …

New Venture Scout group forms in Gardner

The Southwest Johnson County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will charter Boy Scout Venture Crew unit in Gardner.
The Venture Crew is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for men and women who are 14 years …

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Question: What does Kansas mean?

Answer: Kansas comes from the Sioux Indian word for “south wind people.”
The symbols on the official state seal of Kansas were specified by the first Kansas legislature in 1861 (the year Kansas became one …

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QUESTION: When will Arvest Bank open at its new location in Gardner?

ANSWER: Tentatively, the bank is scheduled to open its doors at the new building on 306 E. Main Street on Jan. 27. The bank is currently located a …

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QUESTION: When is the Perkins Restaurant scheduled to open?

ANSWER: Jim Rahfaldt, franchisee, said the restaurant will open in mid-February. Specifically, officials are aiming for a Feb. 10 opening. That could change depending on how quickly a full remodel of …

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QUESTION: What is an IEP and how many students in the Gardner Edgerton School District have one?

ANSWER: An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. By law, the individualized plan is designed to ensure a quality education for a child …

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QUESTION: It looks like crews are working on the building that used to house Whiskey Creek restaurant. Is a new business going in there?

ANSWER: I have been told that it is going to be a Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, …

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QUESTION: What is going into the former Daddy’s Diner location at 405 E. Main Street in Gardner?

ANSWER: A Celebrity’s Sidewalk Café is set to open in the space soon. The shop, known for its philly cheesesteak sandwiches and hamburgers, …

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Question:  When does the Gardner Aquatic Center close for the season?

Answer: The pool remains open, but with reduced hours now that school is in session. Now that the opening bell has run for the school year, the pool is …

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QUESTION: What is being built on the northeast corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street in downtown Gardner?

ANSWER: When completed, it will be a bank. Arvest Bank, which is currently located at 328 E. Main Street, is in the …