February 6, 2016

Jobs fair scheduled for Sept. 27

Congressman Kevin Yoder will host a job fair on Sept. 27. Registration is free for employers in need of employees. The hiring event, to be held at the Holiday Inn Overland Park West, will be the Congressman’s second jobs fair. More than 1,200 job seekers attended a Yoder-hosted event last April in Olathe. “With the Continue Reading

Annual ‘Wings and Swing Hangar Dance’ scheduled

The Heart of America Wing of the Commemorative Air Force invites you to attend the Wings and Swing Hangar Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sept. 15. Dance under the stars to the music of the Moonlight Serenade orchestra, view the ‘Get your Hands on History’ exhibit, tour the museum, see the fully-restored WWII Continue Reading

Childbirth preparation classes now offered

Blessed Beginnings Childbirth preparation classes will be offered on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 20 -Oct. 18, in downtown Gardner. The five-week class is for first time parents or those wanting to refresh their skills. The class will cover nutrition, comfort measures, birth plans, labor practice, and infant care and more. Continue Reading

Local Cub Scout packs to hold information nights

Gardner based Cub Scout packs are holding information nights for parents of boys interested in joining Cub Scouts. Upcoming activities include campouts and the Pinewood Derby. Designed for boys in grades 1 through 5, Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics in a fun and exciting program designed to help teach ideals such as honesty, Continue Reading

Steam powered trains return to the Midland Rails

Steam power will reign again at the Midland Railway’s Labor Day Weekend Railfest. After an absence of 60 years, a 1931 coal-fired steam locomotive, “Sadie”, will power trains all three days of the holiday weekend at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The steam special is in celebration of Midland’s 25th anniversary of the operation Continue Reading

City seeks volunteers for Prairie Punisher

Gardner Parks and Recreation staff members are looking for volunteers to help out with the 11th annual Prairie Punisher Duathlon and 5K on July 21. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, soft cooler, cinnamon rolls and coffee provided by A Cup Above. Volunteers are needed  between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Celebration Park. If interested, Continue Reading

Parks and Recreation seeking artists for show

Johnson County Park and Recreation District is seeking artists for an art show at Ernie Miller Nature Center this fall. The show is open exclusively to Johnson County artists who are 21 years of age or older. The deadline for entries is Aug. 2. The annual art exhibit, now in its eighth year, will be Continue Reading

Prairie Star 4-H members meet on fairgrounds

Members of the Prairie Star 4-H club made posters for judging school and shared them with their club members. Submitted photo The monthly meeting of Prairie Star 4-H was held on, May 14 , 2012, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The meeting was preceded by a potluck. The meeting was called to order by President Continue Reading

Gardner police participate in traffic enforcement program

The Gardner Police Department will participate in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign runs  through Sunday, June 3. Gardner Police Department will have extra enforcement during this time period and will be concentrating primarily on adult, teen and child safety restraints.  Gardner Continue Reading