April 23, 2014

Around Town

Question: How successful was the recent school supply collection for Joplin and Reading tornado victims?

Answer: As of August 11 the city of Gardner had donated 91 according to Margaret Drovetta the school supply collection that was held in Gardner …

Around Town

Question: The Price Chopper on Main St. had a broken window recently. What happened?

Answer:     According to Scott Schmidt, manager at Cosentino’s Price Chopper, a car was driving through the parking lot and hit a rock.  That rock was propelled …

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Question: Does the Gardner Aquatic Center offer reduced cost or free admission days due to the extreme heat?

Answer: No.  At this time the aquatic center does not offer any reduced rate or free days.  Adriana Holopirek, at Gardner Parks …

Johnson County Fair Parade

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your …

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Question: As part of their budget did Gardner Energy increase their franchise fees in order to give all city employees a raise?

Answer: Gardner Energy Director Bill Krawczyk said that proposal, made earlier in the year, was no longer a …

Johnson County Libraries offer summer activities

Spring Hill Book Group
July 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join the Spring Hill Library for its monthly discussion.  The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Spring Hill Library. Everyone is welcome. Discussion on …

Moonlight project continues

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

The at-grade railroad crossing at the intersection of Moonlight Road and Main Street has improved, city engineer Celia Duran told council members during a work session on June 13.

“It’s better than it was, but it’s still …

Edgerton to host 39th annual Frontier Days celebration

A young girl makes a new friend at last year’s Festival on the Trails event in downtown Edgerton. The annual community celebration will take place June 17 and June 18 this year. File photo

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

The 39th annual Edgerton Frontier Days celebration will run for two days, June 17 and 18 in downtown Edgerton.

The theme for this year’s event, “Returning to our Routes,” is a play on words organizers hope will …

Jared Taylor Blog – Opinion – Pool mess up…

So who’s fired up about the “new pool” mess up? By the conversations I’ve had and overheard at baseball games, Fantastic Sams and neighborhood gatherings a good majority of paying pool members are upset over the apparent paint fiasco. If …

Hot air balloon festival this weekend

A hot air balloon gasses up for flight during last year’s Kansas City Hot Air Balloon Invitational at Celebration Park. The event kicks off at 7 p.m.. on Friday night.  File photo

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Thirty hot air balloons from around the region will ascend over Gardner at the 2011 Kansas City Hot Air Balloon Invitational set to launch over Celebration Park from May 27 through 30.

According to one of the …