July 1, 2015

Adaptive runner speaks to girls’ running club

Above: Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Participants of the program pose for a photo before a practice 5K at Celebration Park on April 30. The local group includes 21 girls in grades 3-5 and five coaches. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For a …

Civil War veteran laid to rest on land homesteaded near Edgerton

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

The gravesite of William Chilton, a Civil War veteran, and his wife, Nancy sits near a tree they planted while still living. The grave is still maintained today.. It is located near 223rd Street and Spoon Creek Road. Submitted photo

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

City to hold civic engagemet meeting

On Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Gardner will hold a civic engagement meeting at city hall council chambers to discuss the rewrite of its land development code.
A land development code serves as a blueprint for …

Earth, Arbor Day volunteer opportunity set

Volunteers help plant trees and clean-up city parks during last year’s Gardner clean-up event. The annual volunteer opportunity is scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day. File photo

Volunteers help plant trees and clean-up city parks during last year’s Gardner clean-up event. The annual volunteer opportunity is scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day. File photo

The city of Gardner will host its annual community clean-up …

Bushwhackers raid Gardner for first time Oct. 22, 1861

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely taken to their beds …

New Century unit maintains Army vehicles

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used to move heavy equipment like Bradley tanks.  Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff Sgt. Darrell Grafton loves his work as a maintenance coordinator. A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Grafton is based at New Century. Here he poses with a 133-ton truck, the M1070A1. With trailer attached, the vehicle is used

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Although his August 1863 raid …

Serving Abroad

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/U.S. Navy

Airman Aubrie Scobey, Gardner, observes flight deck operations aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard in the Sea of Japan. U.S. Sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme …

State fire marshal dog teaches safety via blog

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has much …