July 2, 2015

Morrow to chair northeast KS mayor’s association

Mayor Chris Morrow was recently elected to serve as the Northeast Regional Chair of the Kansas Mayors Association (KMA).  KMA is an affiliate of the League of Kansas Municipalities.
Voted in by his peers at the Annual Kansas Mayors Conference, …

Local girl named to USA gymnastics team

Kynsee Roby, a former Gardner resident and the daughter of Joe and Kyetta Currier, has been named to the 2015-2016 U.S. Gymnastics Junior National Team.
Roby earned a spot on the squad by finishing in the top four in all-around …

Church plant remains more than 100 years

Mica Marriott-Ward
Special to The Gardner News
The northeast corner of Oak and Park streets hasn’t changed much in almost 100 years. The Church of Christ and its congregation have called the corner home ever since the church was constructed …

Gardner Police officers to utilize bike patrols

Gardner Police officers will begin to deploy on bicycles. Four officers will ride at a time patrolling city streets and neighborhoods. Law enformcent officials hope the new means of transportation will help develop better communication between officers and residents. Submitted photo

Gardner Police officers will begin to deploy on bicycles. Four officers will ride at a time patrolling city streets and neighborhoods. Law enforcement officials hope the new means of transportation will help develop better communication between officers and residents. Submitted

Museum to celebrate festival with events

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a series of events in conjunction with The Festival on the Trails.
The festivities at the museum, 204 W. Main Street, kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, when the museum opens. …

Local teachers play The Star Spangled Banner at Royals game

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Photo courtesy of Ernie Biggs

Two USD 231 music teachers played “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Royals game on June 6. Here, Gardner Edgerton High School Music Director, appears on the jumbo tron. Trailridge Middle School music teacher also …

GEHS student wins Starlight Theatre scholarship

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, was awarded a Rising Star Scholarship during the 2015 Blue Star Awards. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blue Star …

High water

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg Sr.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg Sr.

The city of Ottawa closed its flood gates last week as the Marais des Cygnes River crested. There were only four days without rain last month.…

Get served

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Kyra Wedding, Gardner, gets a little help serving breakfast during the American Legion Auxilary Unit 19’s Memorial Day breakfast.
The annual breakfast raises money for veteran causes and local scholarships.

Local funeral director to lead association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …