October 7, 2015

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 at 8 a.m. Friday so organizers can begin setting up staging for the event. It Continue Reading

Festival on the Trails set for next weekend

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Music, food, fun and community pride will be on display when the eighth annual Festival on the Trails rides into Gardner on June 12-13. The event, first organized in 2007 for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, features the combined efforts of community volunteers and local businesses. For the last few years, the festival Continue Reading

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 to 2 p.m. Parents interested in registering their child can contact Jackie Smith at (913)715-5598. Registrations Continue Reading

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 a $545,000 makeover in a seven-month timeframe to conduct gutter replacements, apply fresh paint to Continue Reading

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 Community Center. The city plans to acquire funds through a Community Development Block Grant for Continue Reading

City to hold civic engagemet meeting

On Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Gardner will hold a civic engagement meeting at city hall council chambers to discuss the rewrite of its land development code. A land development code serves as a blueprint for residential and business developers, providing rules and regulations for development in a particular city. Gardner Continue Reading

(CLICK HERE) April 22, 2015 Classifieds

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Earth, Arbor Day volunteer opportunity set

The city of Gardner will host its annual community clean-up in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day this weekend. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 25 Volunteers will meet at the Gardner Greenway Corridor, located off of Madison St. between north Center St. and Moonlight Road, to remove Continue Reading

Enrollment for USD 231 enrichment program open

USD 231 will offer a variety of enrichment programs over the summer months. Sessions will be offered June 1-4, June 8-11, June 15-18, July 6-9, and July 13-16. Enrollment for the seven sessions will run through May 15. Already, 54 students are enrolled in the classes. Minimum enrollment for each class is seven, and the Continue Reading

Summer concert series at Cornerstone scheduled

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A concert series is coming to Cornerstone Park this summer. Gardner Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Stewart said the city has booked three acts for a series of outdoor concerts. “We’re excited about it,” Stewart said. “A lot of them are local bands – local to the Kansas City area – that Continue Reading