July 28, 2014

Police Department to Host Gardner Community Torch Run

The Gardner Police Department will partner with Gardner Gold to conduct a “Mini” Law Enforcement Torch Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 31. The First Annual Gardner Community Torch Run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. with one of our …

Veteran organizations set Memorial Day events

An American Legion Auxiliary Unit 350 member places a wreath on a grave at the Spring Hill Cemetery during a previous Memorial Day ceremony. Gardner and Spring Hill veteran organizations will host memorials at three cemeteries and at Veteran’s Park in Gardner on May 26. File photo

An American Legion Auxiliary Unit 350 member places a wreath on a grave at the Spring Hill Cemetery during a previous Memorial Day ceremony. Gardner and Spring Hill veteran organizations will host memorials at three cemeteries and at Veteran’s Park

Photography contest for Kansas students launched

Gov. Sam Brownback launched the “Happy Birthday, Kansas!” student photography contest during the History and Environmental Fair at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
Brownback spoke to a group of fourth graders encouraging them to join with students across the …

Blazer baseball camps set

Corey Schrack, Gardner Edgerton High School’s head baseball coach, recently announced dates for upcoming summer baseball camps.
For players entering second through fourth grade,baseball came will be from from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 9-11 at the varsity field. There …

SH education foundation golf tourney set for May 5

The 18th Annual Spring Hill Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course on May 5.  The annual event supports scholarships for Spring Hill High School seniors.
Since its inception in 1998 the foundation has given …

Railroad, schools exhibit featured at museum

The Gardner Historical Museum is currently hosting the Raillroads, featuring the Gardner Depot.  The exhibit features Jim Vohs, the Gardner Depot Agent from 1958-1974.  Due to the success of the exhibit it has been extended thru May.  Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

The Gardner Historical Museum is currently hosting the Raillroads, featuring the Gardner Depot. The exhibit features Jim Vohs, the Gardner Depot Agent from 1958-1974. Due to the success of the exhibit it has been extended thru May. Photo courtesy of

Local BBQ enthusiasts to appear on reality show

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, center, are videotaped  for the reality television show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” The Gardner men will appear on the show on April 26. Submitted photo

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, center, are videotaped for the reality television show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” The Gardner men will appear on the show on April 26. Submitted photo

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, Gardner, will put their barbecue skills to …

Kid’s self-defense class scheduled for May 3

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton resident Darla Mabrey, a wife and mother, wanted to do something after the tragic kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens, of Springfield, Mo.
Owens was walking a block from her home …

Public forums scheduled for county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

Performing with a Purpose donates a big check to Christmas Tree Fund

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

On March 29, a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show “Entertainment Through the Ages” at the GEHS Auditorium. The …