February 6, 2016

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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 other organizations including the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office train all over the Kansas City metropolitan Continue Reading

50th wedding announcement

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 in Gardner three years. The open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

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 old or who have completed the eighth grade. Members must be younger than 21. The Continue Reading

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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 of the United States). The rising sun represents the East; the river and steamboat are Continue Reading

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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 few doors east at 328 E. Main. Bank officials were unwilling to offer much information Continue Reading

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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 the building, formerly a Whiskey River Restaurant, progresses. With a 6,000-square-foot floor plan, the new Continue Reading

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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 with a disability. Each plan is uniquely developed by a team including a student’s parents, Continue Reading

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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, Mayor Chris Morrow told The Gardner News. He did not know when the restaurant would Continue Reading

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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, already has a location near Target on 119th Street in Olathe. Gardner City Council members Continue Reading

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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 open weekends only through Monday, Sept. 2. Weekend hours at the pool are also reduced Continue Reading