April 23, 2014

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QUESTION:  Why were the flags at half staff on Saturday, March 31?

ANSWER: Flags flew at half staff from sun-up to sun-down on Saturday in honor of a Topeka soldier.
Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe died in Topeka on March …

Severe weather warning test rescheduled

It’s atypical to hear the sounds of silence at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Johnson County.
But such was the case today as county emergency management officials canceled the monthly test of the warning siren …

Why will the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library be closed April 4-5?

Library staff will do inventory while the library is closed. In addition to taking stock of all library materials, the library staff will install a new checkout system, which includes anti-theft devices.
All other Johnson County libraries will be open …

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Question: When are auditions for “Seussical the Musical” and where can I find information regarding the show?

Answer: “Seussical the Musical” is Gardner Community Theatre’s summer show.  Auditions will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 19 and …

Breakfast to benefit Honor Flight this weekend

The American Legion Riders in Gardner will host a biscuit and gravy breakfast on March 4 to benefit Honor Flight.

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization offers free flights veterans to Washington, D.C.  to reflect at monuments dedicated to their …

SHMS students perform Spring Hill history

Spring Hill Middle School students will present Spring Hill History 7 p.m., March 5.  The presentation will be at the Spring Hill Middle School Auditorium, 301 E. South Street.  Students will discuss stories such as the stagecoach route, the old …

Benefit Dinner Dance

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., March 3, 2012
Join the Edgerton UMC Relay For Life team for a dinner/dance to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Santa Fe Trail.  This is an alcohol free, family friendly event.  …

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Rendering of proposed QuikTrip courtesy of city of Gardner

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a

QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night.

The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store …

Coffee shops spice up downtown Main

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Customers don’t have to worry about dejá brew in Gardner.
Although the community boasts three new shops that specialize in coffee, the java stops – all within a few blocks of one another – each offer their …

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Question: What is being done to the viaduct on Elm Street in downtown Gardner?

Answer: The wooden structure that was built sometime in 1917 is in the process of being torn down.  Demolition started on Jan. 13 and was to …