August 29, 2015

Tech grant offers access to foster kids in Kansas

Thanks to a grant-funded program and training from the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), youth in foster care are being equipped to operate in the high-tech marketplace they will enter in adulthood.
As youth in the foster care …

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

An Aug. 1  race honors thesacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

An Aug. 1 race honors the sacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century …

Police halt drug return program due to federal cutbacks

The city of Gardner has had to discontinue accepting expired and unwanted medications through the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.
The program, led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ended late last year.  Due to federal funding cutbacks and regulation changes, …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Fourth of July events set for Celebration Park

The city of Gardner is gearing up for one of its biggest Fourth of July celebrations ever at Celebration Park. Two country music acts will headline the event.
Returning local Kansas City band Big Time Grain Company will kick off …

University Updates

University of Minnesota Crookston

Patrick Gardner, Gardner, has completed a bachelor of science degree in marketing at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
The University of Minnesota Crookston enrolls approximately 1,800 full-time students and is accredited by the North Central Association …

Pumpkin patch grows grapes, makes wine

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and when life gives you grapes, you make wine. That’s the conclusion the Berggren family drew when they bought a property with seven acres of grape vines.
The family …

Edgerton to host 43rd Frontier Days celebration

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Danedri Thompson

Museum to celebrate festival with events

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a series of events in conjunction with The Festival on the Trails.
The festivities at the museum, 204 W. Main Street, kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, when the museum opens. …

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 …