February 5, 2016

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 dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 dthompson@gardnernews.com 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

Agritourism hot for Kansas farms, ranches

What’s hot among those looking for nearby adventure? Agritourism. Every weekend, local explorers visit Kansas farms and ranches to learn about regional agriculture production, sample great products and step into another life for a day (or even longer). Some great places to start: • Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow in Eskridge raises alpacas and produces yarn Continue Reading

Annual GE sporting clay tournament date set

Spend a day networking and having fun with your co-workers on the range at Powder Creek Shooting Park in the third annual event. Register as a team of four or as individual. Bring the gun and ammo; and rest will be provided. Ammo also available for purchase on site. There will be games on the Continue Reading