October 6, 2015

Sen. Moran to present fair tax forum Aug. 17

Sen. Jerry Moran will host a forum on U.S. tax reform in Olathe next week. Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. Moran is a sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2015, legislation that would overhaul and simplify the Continue Reading

Pool to open only on weekends

The Gardner Aquatic Center will revert to weekend-only hours beginning Aug. 13. The schedule change coincides with the start of school. Wednesday, Aug. 12 will be the last full weekday with extended hours at the aquatic center. Beginning Aug. 13, the aquatic center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays Continue Reading

GEHS Project Grad to host car show, Aug. 8

The Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2016 Project Grad will host a car show this weekend. The rain-or-shine event will be at GEHS on Saturday, Aug. 8. It will start at 7 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. The first annual event raises funds for Project Graduation.

Lions Club breakfast set

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1. Proceeds of the event benefit local projects including Lions Club scholarships. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 at the Gardner Senior Citizens Building, 128 Continue Reading

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July 31 at the Livestock Pavilion on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event will pair 15 Continue Reading

License bureau institutes 10-day grace period

Kansas vehicle customers will be able to renew their tags online on the last day of the month without worry of a ticket for expired car registration. Starting July 1, 2015 drivers who have renewed online at KSWebTags.org will have a 10 day grace period from the day their tags expire to receive the new Continue Reading

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 system turn 18, they are faced with many career choices and the obstacles that come Continue Reading

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century AirCenter in Gardner. This event, which begins at 7:30 a.m., will start and finish just north of the U.S. Army Reserve hangar, 221 Gardner Dr. Army Specialist Spencer C. Duncan, who was from Olathe, was one Continue Reading

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, the city of Gardner has had to join most other law enforcement agencies nationwide in Continue Reading


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 Johnson County Library, 137 E. Shawnee St. The workshop will provide information on how to Continue Reading