October 21, 2014

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

Summer Vault

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Photo courtesy of Thane Nonamaker

Tim Visos Ely cleared 12-feet, 6 inches at the annual summer pole vault event Aug. 2 in Gardner.…

Celebration planned for captain’s retirement

Capt. James Moore

Capt. James Moore

The city of Gardner will host a retirement ceremony for Police Captain James Moore on Aug. 28.
Moore has served as a Gardner police officer for more than 30 years. The event will start at 3 p.m. …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …

Local scouts take to the river

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Members of Boy Scout Troop 88 of Gardner, attended a canoeing campout in Lebanon, Mo., Aug. 8-10. The 23 boys enjoyed a 14-mile float on the Niangua River, stopping for a sack lunch and some …