October 30, 2014

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 …

Make It Count

Shyan Locke, President of Johnson County Dog Club, volunteered her  time to direct traffic to The Make It County’s special 5K run  Submitted photo

Shyan Locke, President of Johnson County Dog Club, volunteered her time to direct traffic to The Make It County’s special 5K run Submitted photo

A special 5K run was held Aug. 2 at New Century Airport. The Make It Count …

Dog Days of Summer

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Channel 9 news was at the Johnson County Fair to interview dog club leaders, Tammy Locke and Wendy Karr. Students Ali Duarte and J.R. Newton were featured in the live interview with Bryan Busby.…

Citizen’s Police Academy

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the third Gardner Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy began on Aug. 21. The class will meet on Thursday evenings for nine weeks. Lenexa Police officers from the canine unit teach participants about canine operations.…

Virtual community takes ice bucket challenge

Approximately 40 Gardner residents gathered at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill last week to take the ice bucket challenge together. The viral social media campaign raises awareness and funds for amoyotrphic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Photo courtesy of Ryan Beasley

Approximately 40 Gardner residents gathered at Tumbleweed Bar and Grill last week to take the ice bucket challenge together. The viral social media campaign raises awareness and funds for amoyotrphic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Photo courtesy