September 1, 2014

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QUESTION: Who won Gardner’s Take Charge Challenge?

ANSWER: According to the city’s website there were 10 households selected from a list of 40 that participated in the home energy audit during the Take Charge Challenge.  Those winners received a $1,000 …

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Question: When is the election for the school bond issue?

Answer: Voters will have their say on the USD 231 bond issue in January 2012.  They won’t, however, be asked to head to the polls. Instead, registered voters will receive …

On The Road with Albert Rukwaro

Just off I-10 in Texas,  Woman Hollering Creek is a near-dry stream richer in legend than water.
Passing Woman Hollering Creek in the early morning hours hauling a load of paper from South Carolina to San Antonio, the name broke …

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Question: People were collecting money for veterans on Sept. 3 at the Gardner Walmart.  Are they local from VFW post 11234?

Answer: According to Mike Hutton, member of Gardner VFW post 11234, the local VFW was not collecting funds at …

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QUESTION: What are the new Gardner Aquatic Center hours now that school has started?

ANSWER: Due to the fact that school is back in session and most of the aquatic center’s staff is high school students the facility  is now …

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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 …

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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 …