October 8, 2015

Hannah Apperson Run scheduled

Runners, walkers and friends and family are invited to register for the Hannah Apperson Memorial Run. The run will celebrate the life of Hannah Apperson. Apperson, a 13-year-old Wheatridge Middle School student, died in a car accident in 2010. A 5K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Run will be on April 6 at Celebration Park Continue Reading

Johnson County launches “Brrrring on Winter” webpage

Johnson County has launched a new webpage dealing with Old Man Winter. The “Brrrring on Winter” webpage, which began Thursday, December 13, offers a wide range of information and advice from city, county, state, federal, and school resources about how to prepare and cope with winter weather and its aftermath, including: · Details and links Continue Reading


The Johnson County Extension Office is offering a class on curb appeal Jan.  22, 2013 at the Extension office.  The extension office is located at 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe, KS 66061. With this class participants will learn how the summer of 2012 was brutal on the landscape as many evergreens and even some standby Continue Reading

Military update

Navy Seaman Melquisedec Jimenez, son of Santos D. Jimenez of Gardner, Kan. and Luis A. Jimenez, of Capitol Heights, Md., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Jimenez received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training Continue Reading

Annual Blazer baseball hitting league set to begin

The second Annual Blazer baseball hitting league for grades 5-8  will begin competition Dec. 15 in the Gardner Edegerton High School  multipurpose room.  A practice session for all players will take place Dec. 8. All players must be enrolled in a school from USD 231 and will participate in their own grade level.  No out Continue Reading

Press Release – Gardner Police Deptartment

The Gardner Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation over the Thanksgiving Holiday. A grant from KDOT will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement especially targeted at impaired drivers, with a secondary focus on seatbelt usage. Those persons Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or other Continue Reading

Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week October 7-13

Oct.7-13 is National 4-H Week, and Johnson County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. During National 4-H Week the 3 Johnson County 4-H clubs in Spring Hill, Prairie Moon 4-H Club, Sharon 4-H Club and Continue Reading

Senior luncheon set for Oct. 24

The Gardner Edgerton School District will host its annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Luncheon Oct. 24. During the event, seniors will have the opportunity to visit with district officials and watch performances from the high school music department.The menu will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans with almonds, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Lunch will be Continue Reading

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Our fine troupe of players will be performing for the great Kingdom of Kansas in ye Village of Gardner! The Tallgrass Theatre Company will be hosting a dinner theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Gardner Grange Hall Building. Dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, sides, a drink and assorted desserts. Continue Reading

Food, cash being collected to serve 1 million meals

Arvest Bank, including the Gardner branch, is partnering with Harvesters over the next few months to provide one million meals or more to people in need. Community members can support the effort by dropping off monetary donations or non-perishable food items at any of the 18 Arvest Bank branches in the Greater Kansas City metro Continue Reading