July 29, 2015

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

An Aug. 1  race honors thesacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

An Aug. 1 race honors the sacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Fourth of July events set for Celebration Park

The city of Gardner is gearing up for one of its biggest Fourth of July celebrations ever at Celebration Park. Two country music acts will headline the event.
Returning local Kansas City band Big Time Grain Company will kick off …

Edgerton to host 43rd Frontier Days celebration

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Danedri Thompson

Museum to celebrate festival with events

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a series of events in conjunction with The Festival on the Trails.
The festivities at the museum, 204 W. Main Street, kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, when the museum opens. …

Downtown streets to close for annual fest

Several downtown Gardner streets will close Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 for Festival on the Trails.
Though the festival doesn’t officially kick-off until the early evening hours on June 12, Elm Street north of Main Street will close …

Festival on the Trails set for next weekend

A local band, The Family Bed, performs during the 2012 Festival on the Trails. The annual event is back for an eighth round the weekend of June 12-13. File photo

A local band, The Family Bed, performs during the 2012 Festival on the Trails. The annual event is back for an eighth round the weekend of June 12-13. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Music, food, fun and community pride will …

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety for kids

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Kids Handgun Safety and Awareness Seminar Saturday, June 6 for children ages 5-12.
There will be two classes offered this Saturday one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from noon …

City to host opening day celebration for newly rehabilitated aquatic center

On Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m., the City of Gardner will host an opening day celebration event to recognize the completion of its newly rehabilitated aquatic center.
The aquatic center, known as one of Gardner’s greatest summer attractions, underwent …

Gardner Senior Citizen Community Center to hold open house

Open house for Gardner Senior Citizen Community Center set for April 30
The City of Gardner is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss proposed improvements to the Gardner Senior Citizen …