July 29, 2015

Record crowd joins city Fourth celebration

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

The city of Gardner’s annual Fourth of July event at Celebration Park drew approximately 8,000 attendees, a record crowd. This was 1,000 more people than the previous year.
The celebration featured two concert performances, food …

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

An Aug. 1  race honors thesacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

An Aug. 1 race honors the sacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century …

Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life set for July 10-11; raises funds to fight cancer

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the event. File photo

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the

Prairie Moon 4-H members launch rocket

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Jackson Farrell
Club Reporter
On July 5 at 8 p.m., Jackson Farrell and Ryan Harra shot off their self designed crossbow rocket at a family member’s house off of 223rd Street in Spring Hill. Jackson and Ryan designed, built …

Gardner Lake 4th of July Boat Parade

Katie Perry sighting at Gardner Lake. Photo courtesy of Rick Potppitz, kcvideo.com

A Katie Perry sighting was made during Gardner Lake’s 4th of July Boat Parade. Photo courtesy of Rick Potppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
The 12th Annual Gardner Lake 4th of July Boat Parade …

Tornado sirens blare as wall cloud hangs near town

A wall cloud hangs in the northern sky. Tornado sirens blared off and on for a half hour on July 6. These photos were taken west of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. on July 6. Despite the threat of severe weather, there was limited damage in Gardner. Officials report one power line was down near Gardner Lake. Photo courtesy of Brian Cordell

A wall cloud hangs in the northern sky. Tornado sirens blared off and on for a half hour on July 6. This photo was taken west of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. on July 6. Photo courtesy of

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

March remembers victim of officer-involved shooting

Approximately 30 friends and family of Deanne Choate marched through Gardner on June 28 seeking justice. Choate was killed in an officer-involved shooting on March 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Approximately 30 friends and family of Deanne Choate marched through Gardner on June 28 seeking justice. Choate was killed in an officer-involved shooting on March 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Deanne Choate’s family wants to see …

Local teen recruited to train with U.S. Skeleton, Bob Sledding team

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the Gardner Lions Club pose with Marrisa Gray, Gardner. The Lions Club donated money to the 17-year-old to assist in her training costs. Gray has been recruited to train with the developmental U.S. Skeleton and Bob …