May 27, 2015

Bushwhackers raid Gardner for first time Oct. 22, 1861

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely taken to their beds …

New Century unit maintains Army vehicles

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used to move heavy equipment like Bradley tanks.  Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Although his August 1863 raid …

Serving Abroad

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Airman Aubrie Scobey, Gardner, observes flight deck operations aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard in the Sea of Japan. U.S. Sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme …

State fire marshal dog teaches safety via blog

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has much …

Johnson County 4-H Dog Club

Alison Duarte handles a dog during Dog Club’s first dog trainging class. Submitted photo

Alison Duarte handles a dog during Dog Club’s first dog training class. Submitted photo

Alison Duarte
Club reporter
Johnson county 4-H Dog club held its first dog training class the evening of Feb. 19 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Dog …

Military update

Air Force Airman Cameron A. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, …

Morning Glory 4-H

Miranda Herzog serves her Night at the Improve-themed box supper to Morning Glory 4-H Community Leader Arn Eccles. Submitted photo

Miranda Herzog serves her Night at the Improve-themed box supper to Morning Glory 4-H Community Leader Arn Eccles. Submitted photo

Ben Rogers
Club reporter
Before the monthly meeting, the Morning Glory 4-H Club held a Box Supper competition. This is …

Engagement

Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

Once-thriving Mt. Pleasant dwindled, died in southwest Johnson County

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
Several townships and communities that dotted the southwest Johnson County landscape 130 years ago are no longer in existence.
Mount Pleasant, which was better known by its nickname, “Four Corners,” was located near …