March 30, 2015

Theater group cancels summer production

Gardner Community Theatre will not produce a summer musical this year. President Jim Hurd made the announcement in a Feb. 16 email to members.
“We are disappointed by this situation and are hopeful to produce a Christmas show in 2015,” …

Wally’s Valentines Day surprise

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe  pictured outside of Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe pictured outside Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

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Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe had barbershop quartets out delivering singing valentines to …

Gardner Edgerton School District announces 2015 teachers of the year

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

Gardner Edgerton 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Todd Burd, poses with USD 231 Superintedent Pam Stranathan and Gardner Edgerton High School Principal Mark Meyer.

The Gardner Edgerton School District is proud to announce the selection of the 2015 Teachers …

Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors

Photo courtesy of Zach Nason

Photo courtesy of Zach Nason

The newly elected Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors recently met for their first meeting. Ambassadors promote the 4-H program to groups and individuals through media and personal appearances, by organizing promotional events and activities, and supporting …

Club’s largest fundraising event approaches

 In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18. The Rotary Club will notify 11 grand prize finalists on April 10. Raffle tickets are now available through local Rotary Club members. File photo

In its inaugural grocery grab event in 2011, the Gardner Multi-Service Center took the top prize. Runners up typically receive gifts as well, including Price Chopper gift tickets. This year’s grocery grab will be at 8 a.m. on April 18.

Winter doesn’t slow community garden’s growth

A young volunteer helps tend to the Gardner Community Garden one weekend in January. Now in its third year, the garden boasts more than 100 plot owners. Submitted photo

A young volunteer helps tend to the Gardner Community Garden one weekend in January. Now in its third year, the garden boasts more than 100 plot owners. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Spring and the primary planting and growing season …

City to host budgeting forum

The city of Gardner will host a citizen 2016 budget forum. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at city hall.
The goal of the event will be to facilitate a deeper understanding of …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Bob & Phyllis Thomen

Bob & Phyllis Thomen Photo of courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Bob & Phyllis Thomen Photo of courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Bob & Phyllis Thomen are longtime residents of Gardner who have raised a family here and contributed greatly to …

Edgerton man displays 100s of inflatables

By day, Kenny Pritchard’s yard is filled with flat inflatables and life-size characters. By night, the inflatables come to life for people to enjoy. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

By day, Kenny Pritchard’s yard is filled with flat inflatables and life-size characters. By night, the inflatables come to life for people to enjoy. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kenny Pritchard doesn’t take Brenda MacLachlan out to …

State hosts gift collection for kids in foster care

Christmas can be a difficult time for foster children and the young adults who have aged out of the State’s care. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is working with its foster care contractors, KVC and Saint Francis …