April 16, 2014

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Gardner Sons of American Legion members are sponsoring the annual mouse races on Feb.8 to raise money for its scholarship funds and the Judy Hart Foundation.
The festivities will kick-off at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the American Legion, …

Around Town

Question: What does Kansas mean?

Answer: Kansas comes from the Sioux Indian word for “south wind people.”
The symbols on the official state seal of Kansas were specified by the first Kansas legislature in 1861 (the year Kansas became one …

Sunset Drive VITA site offers free tax preparation

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is partnering with Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash) and El Centro to host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in …

Athena Club

The journey continues as club members visit the Man Made Wonders of the World at the monthly GFWC Athena club on Jan. 15, 2014.  The Pledge of Allegiance, and Collect were recited by members after the meeting was called to …

SH to host community visioning workshops

Spring Hill officials will host a series of community visioning sessions to aid the city in identifying  projects that will meet the needs of citizens.  Last October , the city received the results of a community survey. The survey results …

Athena Club

The journey continues as club members visit the Man Made Wonders of the World at the monthly GFWC Athena club on Jan. 15, 2014.  The Pledge of Allegiance, and Collect were recited by members after the meeting was called to …

Three local youth to perform in “Hairspray”

Three Gardner Edgerton High School students spent holiday break rehearsing. Sophomores Abbie Lane and Trevor Thoelke and junior Cooper McGuire auditioned last fall with youth from all over the Kansas City Metro area for roles in Music Theater for Young …

KSU Olathe, Aerotek partner to offer workforce series

Kansas State University Olathe and Aerotek Scientific have developed a workforce development series for individuals interested in careers in the animal health and food industries. The series will be offered from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 8, 2014, …

Vegetable gardening workshop offered Jan. 25

Vegetable gardening is as popular as ever whether in your backyard or in one of the many community garden locations around the area. In order to help all area vegetable gardeners learn more and to be successful in the garden, …

Historical museum to host book signing

The Man in the Fedora

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a book reading and signing by the author

of “The Man in the Fedora.” Written by Katharine Reece Curry, the book was written using notes from Dr. A.S. Reece.  Dr. Reece opened the first …