March 5, 2015

Chamber director outlines plans to build organization, set long-term goals

Jason Camis
Gardner Chamber Director
Progress, by its very definition, implies a forward path toward a goal or destination. In our personal lives we live examples of this daily. Faith. Family. Finances. Education. Weight loss.
In my experience we often …

Mouse Races at the American Legion

A mouse runs on the roulette wheel at American Legion Post 19 Mouse Races. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

A mouse runs on the roulette wheel at American Legion Post 19 Mouse Races. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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A big crowd turned out Saturday night, February 21, as …

Goodbye fuel tanks

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry L. Kellogg

Underground fuel storage tank was removed February 13, 2015 from the old Gardner Casey’s General Store no. 1 at 632 E Main Street. The fuel pumps and canopy were removed a few days earlier. …

Theater group cancels summer production

Gardner Community Theatre will not produce a summer musical this year. President Jim Hurd made the announcement in a Feb. 16 email to members.
“We are disappointed by this situation and are hopeful to produce a Christmas show in 2015,” …

Wally’s Valentines Day surprise

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe  pictured outside of Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe pictured outside Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

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Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe had barbershop quartets out delivering singing valentines to …

Gardner Edgerton School District announces 2015 teachers of the year

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

The Gardner Edgerton School District is proud to announce the selection of the 2015 Teachers …

Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors

Photo courtesy of Zach Nason

Photo courtesy of Zach Nason

The newly elected Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors recently met for their first meeting. Ambassadors promote the 4-H program to groups and individuals through media and personal appearances, by organizing promotional events and activities, and supporting …

Club’s largest fundraising event approaches

 In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18. The Rotary Club will notify 11 grand prize finalists on April 10. Raffle tickets are now available through local Rotary Club members. File photo

In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18.

Winter doesn’t slow community garden’s growth

A young volunteer helps tend to the Gardner Community Garden one weekend in January. Now in its third year, the garden boasts more than 100 plot owners. Submitted photo

A young volunteer helps tend to the Gardner Community Garden one weekend in January. Now in its third year, the garden boasts more than 100 plot owners. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Spring and the primary planting and growing season …

City to host budgeting forum

The city of Gardner will host a citizen 2016 budget forum. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at city hall.
The goal of the event will be to facilitate a deeper understanding of …