February 10, 2016

Location changes for July Fourth celebration

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A Gardner Fourth of July tradition will be changing this holiday as grass on the Gardner Edgerton High School football field, where the city’s annual firework event is hosted, is replaced with Astroturf. Jeff Stewart, city parks and recreation director, told council members that he was recently notified by school officials that Continue Reading

Cole-Smith Unit 350 hosting annual Poppy Day

Cole-Smith, Unit 350, Spring Hill will have their annual Poppy Day on May 19, 2012. Everyone is asked to wear a poppy in memory of our deceased veterans from all the wars. Poppies are made by the veterans and donations are used to assist veterans and their families.  Distributing poppies is a way to say Continue Reading

GFWC Athena Club celebrates 90 years of service

Juanita Rothaus Club President Congratulations and hats off to the GFWC Athena Club of Gardner for its 90 years of service to the Gardner and Edgerton communities. The GFWC Athena Club of Gardner was founded, on a cold December day in 1922 by Mrs. Maurice Harrington and Miss Ward (later Mrs. Carl Nys) with the Continue Reading

GEHS student accomplishments

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Michael Fibelkorn was selected as one of 40 singers to attend the Kansas State University 34th Summer Choral Institute in June. Michael was selected from among hundreds of national applicants. According to the Institute, this year was the most competitive year in its  history. GEHS Band, Choir and Orchestra students Continue Reading

Everything’s 50 Cents benefit sale Saturday

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host a massive garage sale, “Everything’s 50 Cents or Less” this weekend. The sale will feature thousands of donated garage sale items including furniture, baby items, children and adult clothing, maternity wear, books, movies, and even a boat motor. Everything is priced to sell at 50 cents or less. Continue Reading

Festival choir to host spring concert May 5

The Festival Choral Society is gearing up for its spring concert, “Dream.” The concert will feature the Festival Choir and Festival Ensemble, both under the direction of Eric Jones. Guest musician, Tim Hoggard, will also make an appearance. Local businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals sponsor the community choir and will be recognized in concert Continue Reading

Groundbreaking for Homestead interchange

The I-35 and Homestead Lane Southwest Johnson County Interchange Project began construction in early March 2012 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall 2013. The Interchange project includes the construction of a new Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-35 and Homestead Lane to provide access to planned development within the area, including the new BNSF Continue Reading

Athena Club

Juanita  Rothaus Club President The GFWC Athena Club of Gardner met on Feb.15 at the home of  Arlene Thompson.  She was assisted by Doris Smith as the co-hostess. There were two guests in attendance: Cooper and Robin McGuire. Cooper was there to share the music that he would present at the District 2 Art Festival Continue Reading

University update

Ryan Bosse, a Fort Hays University senior from Spring Hill, joined a dozen FHSU graphic designers at a juried exhibition and recognition ceremony in Denver last month. The show, sponsored by the Art Director’s Club of Denver, caters to university design students in the regional area including Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. FHSU students earned eight Continue Reading

Local merchants sponsor Honor Flight Breakfast

The American Legion Riders Post 19 and Blazer Burger are sponsoring the second annual Honor Flight Biscuit and gravy Benefit Breakfast.  The breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 4 at American Legion Post 19, 315 S. Meadowbrook Circle, Gardner. For a $6 donation you will receive an all you can Continue Reading