February 11, 2016

GEHS laptop program overview scheduled

Gardner Edgerton High School students are set to receive Chromebooks as part of the district’s 1-to-1 technology program. However, before students can receive their laptop, at least one parent or guardian must attend a program overview meeting. Meetints are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and at 4 p.m., Continue Reading

Actors recreate Gardner history in cemetery walk

The Gardner Historical Museum hosted its annual cemetery walk last weekend. The event raised funds from the museum, 204 W. Dan Thompson, left, poses with Kurt Hollingshead. Thompson portrayed Isam Smith and Hollingshead portrayed Benjamin Francis.

Logistics park to host open house at LCC

The Learning & Career Center (LCC) at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) will host an open house for the new learning center on Oct. 29. Attendees will learn about the facility and meet local employers and partners in the creation of the educational endeavor. The LCC is a collaborative efforve between private industry, educational institutions, Continue Reading

Libraries to host Viva la Fiesta celebrations

Gardner and Edgerton branches of the Johnson County Library will host Viva la Fiesta celebrations on Oct. 10. In Edgerton, the event will feature Spanish bilingual storytime from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It is recommended for ages 3 and up. Viva la Fiesta will kick off at the Gardner library at noon with a Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. It was the first meeting after a brief summer hiatus. The focus of the meeting was an opportunity for club members to invite other women in the community to learn about membership in GFWC. Three Continue Reading

5 week biz workshop set to begin Oct. 22

On Oct. 22, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network in partnership with Miami County Economic Development, and the Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, and Spring Hill Chambers of Commerce will kick off the Kansas SBDC GrowSmart™ Workshop Series in Paola, Kan. GrowSmart is a five day intensive bootcamp delivered each Thursday for five consecutive Continue Reading

Science program set for New Century Fieldhouse

Students in the Gardner School District are invited to attend three Mad Science programs offered during non-school days in October at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway. The Mad Science sessions, offered through the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department, are a fall break camp for students between the ages of seven and 13. Continue Reading

Historical museum’s annual Cemetery Walk set to bring history to life

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Isam Smith’s grave marker in the Gardner Cemetery is incorrect, but re-enactors from the Gardner Historical Museum will set the record straight during a Talking Tombstones Cemetery Walk this weekend. The annual event raises funds for museum. Smith, a freed slave who lived on the current site of New Century AirCenter, died 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

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