April 28, 2015

Once-thriving Mt. Pleasant dwindled, died in southwest Johnson County

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
Several townships and communities that dotted the southwest Johnson County landscape 130 years ago are no longer in existence.
Mount Pleasant, which was better known by its nickname, “Four Corners,” was located near …

Mayor Chris Morrow’s 2015 State of the City address

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 State of the City address delivered by Mayor Chris Morrow who will give a visionary speech on the future of Gardner.
Thursday, March 12th
8:30 a.m.
Council Chambers
Gardner City Hall
120 …

Votes needed for photo contest

Get your votes in for the 2015 Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest. Gardner’s aquatic photo has made it to the second round along with 30 other cities, so we need your votes to win! The winning city photo will be …

City schedules economic development symposium, March 11

The city of Gardner has enlisted a group of prominent business leaders to serve on its “Growth by Choice or Chance” Economic Development Symposium panel scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Gardner Edgerton High …

County hosts severe weather awareness week

The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed March 2-6 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in order to increase community members’ awareness of severe weather risks and the actions we all can take to protect our families, workplaces, and community. The …

Theater group cancels summer production

Gardner Community Theatre will not produce a summer musical this year. President Jim Hurd made the announcement in a Feb. 16 email to members.
“We are disappointed by this situation and are hopeful to produce a Christmas show in 2015,” …

GEHS to host information meeting

Gardner Edgerton High School will host an information night for parents of current eighth grade students. The session will be at 7 p.m.on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the high school auditorium.
The high school administration team will cover topics including …

Gardner officials to host forum on 2016 budget

The city of Gardner is inviting citizens to a forum to gather input about the city’s 2016 budget. The citizen forum will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in council chambers at city hall.
Beginning with …

County to host forum on electronic cigarettes

Johnson County will host a panel of experts to discuss electronic cigarettes. The city of Olathe recently banned the sale and use of the cigarettes.
Where do kids get e-cigarettes? Are they dangerous? Questions like these will be addressed by …

Kindergarten ’round-up’ scheduled

To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the upcoming school year, all elementary schools host the annual Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarten students. Kindergarten Round Up this year will be held at …