April 26, 2015

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 …

Around Town

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

Danedri Thompson


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

Rendering of proposed QuikTrip courtesy of city of Gardner

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

The store …

Coffee shops spice up downtown Main

Danedri Thompson
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 …

Around Town

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 …

Around Town

Question: When will we have results of the USD 231 bond issue?

Answer: In order to be counted, ballots must be in the election office no later than noon on Jan. 31. According to Johnson County Election Commissioner, Brian Newby, …

Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson


Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council.

Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a number of …