February 11, 2016

Big Bull Creek meeting set; public invited

Big Bull Creek Park, almost 2000 acres generally southeast of Edgerton, may finally be developed, at least according to a master plan developed by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The land was originally purchased more than a decade ago. In the late 1990’s county officials prioritized undeveloped property for parks while it was Continue Reading

Gardner city council to discuss RV, boat storage

Gardner will host a town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 16 to discuss the outdoor storage of recreational vehicles, boats, campers and trailers in neighborhoods. The overall goal of the meeting is to gather input from residents about the best approach to storing these types of vehicles while balancing property owners’ rights and maintaining Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.

Citizens invited to attend upcoming budget forum

Residents will be provided an opportunity to learn about priority based budgeting at the Citizens Budget Forum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the city hall council chambers. The city holds the forum annually to provide residents an opportunity to offer input on budget initiatives and priorities for the subsequent year. Gardner employs priority-based Continue Reading

Citizens invited to attend upcoming budget forum

Residents will be provided an opportunity to learn about priority based budgeting at the Citizens Budget Forum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the city hall council chambers. The city holds the forum annually to provide residents an opportunity to offer input on budget initiatives and priorities for the subsequent year. Gardner employs priority-based Continue Reading

Kansas Museum of History celebrates food

Let’s face it. We all love food. Now there’s an exhibit that explores what America eats. Beginning Jan. 28, the Kansas Museum of History presents the special exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?: The Government’s Effect on the American Diet. The exhibit runs through May 1. This very special exhibit follows food from the farm to Continue Reading

‘Love Illuminates Life’ event honors MLK

Although there are no planned events in the Gardner, Edgerton or Spring Hill communities, area residents need go no farther than Olathe to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s at the “Love Illuminates Life” event. The public is invited to join the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Continue Reading

Spring Hill Library hosts Story Time, book club

Wednesdays, Jan. 20-April 27 (except March 16 & 23) 9:30-10:00am Spring Hill Book Club Thursdays, Jan.7; Feb. 4; March 3; April 7 – 6:30-7:30pm At K&M Bar-B-Q, 603 N. Webster January:   Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf February: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins March:  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Continue Reading

Athena Club

The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2015, at the Perkins Restaurant in Gardner, Kansas. Members answered roll call with a fact about Charles Dickens. Some surprising particulars about Dickens include that in 1865, Dickens was involved in the famed Staplehurst rail crash in which seven train carriages toppled off a Continue Reading

Public invited to legislative meeting

The public is invited to attend a legislative gathering Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at Gardner Perkins restaurant, 2000 E Santa Fe, Gardner, according to Sen. Julia Lynn’s newsletter. “Please join your legislators for coffee and conversation,” the flyer says. Present will be Lynn, Rep. Bill Sutton, and Sen. Molly Baumgardner.