November 26, 2015

Vintage war planes take flight at New Century

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Heart of America Wing will showcase war birds in flight during an air show at New Century this weekend. The event, which runs Sept. 25-27 will feature the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, Fifi. Fifi was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944. Acquired by the CAF Continue Reading

Lights on After School event set for Oct. 13

Moonlight Elementary School will host a Lights on After School event from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event is part of a nationwide series of celebrations in support of after school programs. More than 8,000 events are expected to take place this year across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Continue Reading

Walk, read event set at Celebration Park

Gardner Parks and Recreation Department and the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library will host a Walk and Read event at Celebration Park this weekend. Two stories will be posted around the lake at Celebration Park for children to enjoy on Sept. 26. Walkers can read the stories, “Pete the Cat: I Love my Continue Reading

Rodeo clown to shine at American Royal

There is one good reason Cody Sosebee has been nominated five times as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Clown of the Year. He’s funny. “I’ve always said that it doesn’t matter what you’re selling, if people don’t buy into you, they’re not going to buy what you’re selling,” said Andy Stewart, a ProRodeo announcer who Continue Reading

Kade Meyer memorial run set for Sept. 19

Danedri Thompson For Stormy Meyer and her family, the annual Kade Meyer Memorial 5K is joyous, but hard. The race raises funds for scholarships given in memory of Kade, the seven-year-old son of Stormy and Mark Meyer. He was killed in a car accident outside of Madison Elementary School Sept. 2, 2010. “We as Continue Reading

Final showing of movie in the park on Saturday

The city of Gardner will show the film Despicable Me 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Cornerstone Park, 215 N. Center St. This viewing is the final movie of the city’s 2015 Summer Movie Series. This animated sequel is a fan favorite. In Despicable Me 2 Gru has retired from his life of Continue Reading

Golden passes to GEHS events available to seniors

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 welcomes area seniors to home sporting events. Golden Passes for seniors are available at no charge to any district resident who is age 65 or older. The pass grants seniors full admission to all home activities at all USD 231 schools, with the exception of KSHSAA State Tournament events. To obtain a Golden Pass, please Continue Reading

Shooting event raises money for local causes

Danedri Thompson It’s kind of like golfing with a gun. That’s how Mike Gardner describes the annual Adopt the Children Charity Clay Shoot. Gardner, of Gardner, has been organizing the annual event for the past 14 years. At that time, Gardner worked for Johnson County and enjoyed participating in the county government’s annual Feed Continue Reading

Local police to dispose of unwanted medications

The city of Gardner has announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be restoring its National Drug Take-Back Program for one day only —Sept. 26.  Under the guidance of the Gardner Police Department and with the partnership of Cosentino’s Price Chopper, the Take-Back Program will allow residents to dispose of unwanted medications at Continue Reading

County service centers to host drive for hygiene products

Johnson County Human Services will host a “Nut” Your Average Food Drive through the month of September collecting personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for Johnson County residents in need. It’s an effort to help clients “store up” those items that can’t be purchased with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (formerly known as food stamps). Continue Reading