May 28, 2015

Memorial Day abroad

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gaylen Taylor, Gardner, celebrated Memorial Day by attending ceremonies in Margarten Netherlands. Taylor is a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW 11234 . He is in Europe visiting his daughter and family and …

Pool time

Photos courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photos courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Lines formed for the season-opener on May 25 of the Gardner Aquatic Center following months of facility rehabilitation and enhancements costing $545,000. Early morning showers dissipated on cue with crowd-pleasing afternoon temperatures reaching near 80-degrees.…

Remembering

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A pair of buglers stand ready to play “Taps” during a Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park on May 25. Approximately a dozen people attended the ceremony, which recognized fallen members …

GEHS grads honored following Shawnee fire

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

The Shawnee Mayor recognized Brandon and Katie (Leckner) Humble after the pair helped save people during a fatal house fire. They graduated from GEHS in 2000. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Shawnee formally recognized two Gardner Edgerton …

Gardner Police Department makes area crime map available to public

The City of Gardner Police Department recently implemented an online crime map for public use.
The crime map allows citizens to see if criminal activity has occurred in their neighborhood. It also reveals the type of criminal activity and the …

Park Clean Up

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jeff Stewart (right), city parks director, and a volunteer prep Winwood Park before the clean-up session began. Volunteers were served a lunch following the park and trail sprucing event.…

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …

Civil War veteran laid to rest on land homesteaded near Edgerton

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

City to hold civic engagemet meeting

On Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Gardner will hold a civic engagement meeting at city hall council chambers to discuss the rewrite of its land development code.
A land development code serves as a blueprint for …