October 25, 2014

Riders on epic journey fuel in Gardner



Danedri Thompson
Loud rumbling engines, near frigid temperatures with the wind flying through their hair, may not seem like a romantic 25th anniversary escape, but for Cris Simmons, it’s just the anniversary she wanted.
She and her husband …

Air show will feature vintage WWII planes

The Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing will host an Air Expo at New Century this weekend. The event will feature a variety of vintage war aircraft including a B-17, a B-25, and a P-51.
The air show will …

Riding with Reece event set for Oct. 4

The fourth annual Ridin’ with Reece Poker run is set for Oct. 4.
The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury patients in need at the University of Kansas Hospital.
In August 2006, Reece Good, formerly of Gardner, was returning …

Military Muster

File photo

File photo

Members of the KC Bettys pose during a military tribute at the Gardner Historical Museum in 2012. The museum will host a military muster on Sept. 27. The museum will feature a military exhibit from now through Veterans …

Chamber hosts event

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Shooting Clay Tournament this Friday.
Participants can register as individuals or as four-person teams. Individuals will be placed on a team. In addition to the tournament, the event will …

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting

Edgerton citizens hope to host a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed asphalt plant steps from city limits.
A tentative date for the meeting is Sept. 17, but planners are awaiting confirmation that representatives from Bettis Asphalt will attend …


The American Legion will host a 95th birthday celebration for Morris Eastland, a past commander of Post 19. The celebration will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the legion, 315 S. Meadowbrook Circle. Members of …

Around Town

QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on …

Cities across Kansas participate in Bucks for Buckles

Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend.  Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year begins.  Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department …

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …