June 30, 2015

Remembering the fallen

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A man places crosses and U.S. flags on graves at the Gardner Cemetery. The American Legion and affiliated groups assist in decorating the graves of more than 400 veterans in Gardner and St. Columba Cemeteries. …

10-year-old recognized for life-saving 911 call

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) recognized a Spring Hill Elementary student on May 20. MARC’s Public Safety and Communications Program and the Johnson County Communications Center honored Eli Kehl, 10, for demonstrating the proper use of 9-1-1 during an emergency.…

HOMETOWN HERO – Dr. Marion Callahan

WW2 veteran and longtime Gardner resident Dr. Marion Callahan . Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WW2 veteran and longtime Gardner resident Dr. Marion Callahan . Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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In 1976, Dr. Marion Callahan bought a historic Gardner home that was built in …

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
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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 …