February 14, 2016

Gardner Police bowl for Special Olympics

On Sunday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gardner Police Department in partnership with the Olathe Police Department will sponsor a bowling fundraiser to raise money for the Kansas Special Olympics. Interested players will need to form a team of four bowlers. Each bowling team will have the privilege of having a Continue Reading

Let there be lights

Edgerton residents gathered Friday, Dec. 4, for the city’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Mayor Don Roberts (center) welcomed visitors to the event.

Program provides Santa letters

Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department. To arrange a letter from Santa for that special person (all ages), call the Overland Park 50 Plus office at (913) 642-6410 by December 17. A short form will be completed to help Continue Reading

Residents appointed to advisory committees

Area residents were appointed to the economic development and police advisory committees during the Nov. 23 Gardner City Council meeting. Despite debate and discussion at previous meetings, committee appointments were unanimously approved from the consent agenda. The following members to the Economic Development Advisory Committee were appointed with their terms expiring as indicated: Steve McNeer Continue Reading

A tradition was born

Rhonda Humble Publisher The King’s Ringers huddled in city hall for warmth; Santa came on the fire truck; and volunteers hauled vats of water for hot chocolate for the first Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony about 1988. “I recall it was pretty cool that night. That helped us sell a lot of hot chocolate and  Continue Reading

Athena

The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2015 at the home of Ruth Hermon. Members answered roll call with their favorite line from the Collect. The November program, presented by member Linda Loyd, centered on the origin and meaning of the club Collect which is recited at the beginning of each meeting. The Continue Reading

Giving back

Sunflower Elementary students recently dropped off 1000+ items and a $600 check was donated by the PTO for those in need during the holiday season.

Local officers recognized

On Nov. 20 four Gardner officers were among those recognized at the annual Metropolitian Chiefs and Sheriffs Association awards ceremony. Sergeant Kurt Hollingshead and Detective Todd Pembleton received the Bronze award for Valor from an incident where less lethal tactics were used to avoid a possible deadly force situation. Lieutenant Lee Krout and Officer Joseph Continue Reading

Rollover accident

There was a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Center and Madison Streets about 10:45 a.m. November 22. A van flipped on its top after apparently being struck broadside by another automobile. There were no injuries, according to the Gardner Police Department.

Athena

The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2015 at the home of Ruth Hermon. Members answered roll call with their favorite line from the Collect. The November program, presented by member Linda Loyd, centered on the origin and meaning of the club Collect which is recited at the beginning of each meeting. The Continue Reading