November 25, 2015

KDOT crews preparing for winter weather

When winter weather knocks on Kansas’ door, crews for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be ready. This year KDOT is adding two new snow fighting machines to its arsenal: the tow plow. These tow plows, which are 26-feet-long and attached to a dump truck, will be housed in Colby and Olathe. “KDOT will assess Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on October 21 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. The October program, presented by member Ruth Hermon, showcased some of the first projects undertaken by GFWC which was federated in 1922. Those projects included the organization of a local PTA, introduction of a hot school lunch program, Continue Reading

SH Chamber of Commerce hands out awards

TOP: Joe and Kim Woods, owners of J & K Detailing, won the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Service Business of the Year Award. The Woods are joined by Missy Brown, Chamber chairman of the board, and Kim Thompson of Prudential Financial, the 2014 winner. BOTTOM: Millard Lumber was named Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Continue Reading

World Series victory parade

Locals fondly recall 1985 World Series

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News The Kansas City Royals brought home the World Series trophy for the first time in 30 years. The breathless, extra-inning game in New York City last week created long-lasted memories, just like the 1985 World Series win. Several local people have special memories of the excitement during the Continue Reading

Nothing but blue skies

Literally nothing but blue skies today as Royals fans climbed anything and everything to get a peek at their beloved Royals. Wheatridge Middle School student John Davis enjoys his day off school watching the Kansas City Royals’ World Series victory parade.

Fall Fest at Mildale Farm

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, Special to The Gardner News Johnson County Parks and Recreation hosted its annual Fall Fest at Mildale Farm on Halloween, Oct. 31. Mildale Farm is near Edgerton, just north of 199th Street. A number of fall-related activities were offered at the Fall Fest, all free to the public. Children could Continue Reading

Fire chief’s Mayo Clinic heart surgery cancelled

Mayo Clinic surgeons canceled Rob Kirk’s scheduled cardiac ablation last week. Kirk, Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 1 Chief, has Sarcoidosis. He was scheduled to undergo a heart surgery last week. According to a Facebook page dedicated to Kirk’s Sacoidosis fight, surgeons determined that the surgery risks outweighed the benefits of the surgery. Kirk Continue Reading

Hometown Hero

Sgt. Kevin Harmon receives a Chiefs football and a standing ovation at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs recognized Harmon as a hometown hero during a home game against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 11. Harmon, a 2008 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, joined the U.S. Marines after graduating from GEHS. He was stationed in Continue Reading

Roberts named to leadership series class

Tory Roberts, Gardner, has been named to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series class of 2016. Roberts will join 26 women from across the state. The Eisenhower Series seeks to expand the number of Kansas Republican women who serve in elected office, on boards and commissions and hold key positions on campaign, Continue Reading