April 20, 2014

Police officers to collect prescription medications

The Gardner Police Department wants your drugs.
Police officers will join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies in the eighth National Prescription Take Back Event.
Old or expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to …

Free children’s Easter events set for this weekend

The Easter Bunny greets guests during the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt. Several local groups will sponsor egg hunts this weekend. File photo

Danedri Thompson
Several local entities will host Easter Egg hunts this weekend. The Easter holiday itself is April 20.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Grace Baptist Church and Edgerton Girl Scouts will host free Easter Egg hunts on April 12.…

Johnson County 4-H now offering SPIN clubs

Jessica Gunkel
Special to The Gardner News
Every participating 4-H club member is eager to tell others of their enjoyment and experience of 4-H. But sometimes it’s hard for people to understand how 4-H clubs operate. Johnson county 4-H has …

Rotary Club assists with opening day fundraiser

On opening day of the baseball season, the city’s daily newspaper, the Royals, Interact students and Rotarian volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s …

Variety show set for this weekend

Performing with a Purpose, a service project by a Gardner Edgerton High School student, will showcase local talent in order to raise funds to support area families.
The high school students will perform in a family-friendly variety show, “Entertainment through …

“Willy Wonka” auditions take place April 4-6

Gardner Community Theatre is hosting auditions for its summer show, “Willy Wonka,” on April 4-6.
Performances will be June 26, 27, 28, and 29.
Auditions will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 4 and from 10 a.m. …

High school students can apply for cadet law

High school students interested in law enforcement will once again have the opportunity this summer to see what law enforcement training and careers are like through the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy. The Cadet Law Enforcement Academy program is hosted by …

50th wedding announcement

Larry and Deanna Byers

An open house reception honoring Larry and Deanna Byers of Gardner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held Sunday, March 30, in Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Byers are former residents of Osawatomie and Herington. They have lived …

Gardening Hotline is now open for business

Spring is just around the corner and one sure sign of its arrival is the opening of the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener Hotline.
Phone and Walk-ins Hotline
• Now through Oct.31
• 9 a.m. to 4 …

Locals perform Entertainment through the Ages


To showcase local talent while raising funds to support area families, Performing with a Purpose, in conjunction with the GEHS Repertory Theatre, will present a family-friendly variety show entitled Entertainment through the Ages on Saturday, March 29.  The show will …