October 20, 2014

Sacred Heart builds their new addition

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Work continues on an addition at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. The large addition, with a full basement, will be known as the Divine Parish Multipurpose Room addition. The basement walls were poured recently …

Cold snap may have nipped Kansas sorghum, soybeans more than corn

Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research &Extension
From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough …

Volunteers plant seeds of success in garden

Tom King, a community garden organizer and volunteer, helps a gardener set stakes to encourage squash vines to grow up instead of out. Gardner’s community garden was created in 2013 and is located behind the Catholic Church on the west side of town. File Photo

Tom King, a community garden organizer and volunteer, helps a gardener set stakes to encourage squash vines to grow up instead of out. Gardner’s community garden was created in 2013 and is located behind the Catholic Church on the west

Local Boy Scouts learn horesmanship at Hillsdale

Photos courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

A group of local Boy Scouts and leaders from BSA Troop 88 camped at S&S Stables near Hillsdale Lake Sept. 12-14. On Saturday, the scouts were given instruction on horsemanship, and were able to ride …

Gardner Grange

Linda Rothwell
The September meeting of the Gardner Grange was held Sept. 8 at the Grange building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The potluck dinner was great as usual, with Ed and Patsy Bruns as hosts. Approximately 12 members and …

Gardner officers earn award for valor

The Kansas City Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awarded two Gardner police officers with its “Bronze Award of Valor.”
The award recognizes police officers for their professionalism and their commitment above the normal call of service.
Sergeant Steve Benz and …

Ewe win

Photo courtesy of Legacy

Photo courtesy of Legacy

Grady Allen, 13 of Gardner, poses with livestock judge Brad Angus at the Kansas State Fair after winning Champion Commercial Ewe and Supreme Champion Commercial Ewe, beating out 188 other ewes. Allen won several awards for …

Don’t use gas chambers to euthanize dogs, cats

Shelley Homan
Olathe
The Humane Society of the US, and its Kansas director, have been diligently working to end the use of gas chambers in Kansas shelters by offering training and assistance for smaller cities to learn how to implement …

Military update

Army Pfc. Kaitlin Vaughan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Vaughn is a 2012 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and …

Scout earns Eagle honors with veteran project

Eagle Scout Nick Spiller

Eagle Scout Nick Spiller

Nick Spiller, member of Boy Scout Troop 888 and Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner, received his Eagle Scout award in a ceremony Aug. 20 at the church. Spiller’s project consisted of designing, planning, and overseeing the …