April 20, 2014

Gardner man named to magazine’s Power 100

Roy Jensen, Gardner, was recently named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100. The regional magazine selected public officials and business leaders who have “the biggest say in shaping development or business policy, or who are important to getting …

Locals perform Entertainment through the Ages


To showcase local talent while raising funds to support area families, Performing with a Purpose, in conjunction with the GEHS Repertory Theatre, will present a family-friendly variety show entitled Entertainment through the Ages on Saturday, March 29.  The show will …


Rotary District 5710 Governor Gary Duggan, Sandy Reiger, Randy Tedford, Mandy Sheldon, Marlin and Betty Chanay, of the Gardner Rotary Club recently attended the Rotary District 5710 Assembly/Accelerate in Lawrence.
This annual training event was held for the benefit of …

Morning Glory 4-H

AJ Myers
Club reporter
The February meeting of the Morning Glory 4-H club kicked of with their annual box supper dinner. Families were encouraged to have a theme dinner, table and costumes. There were several really great ones with prizes …

Edgerton parks, rec plans many activities for kids

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton Parks and Recreation Coordinator Tegan Meadors recently announced details of a parks and recreation activity guide for the city’s residents.
During spring break, the week of March 17-21, there will be free …

Edgerton considers snow removal enforcement

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Council members approved two items dealing with land for a cargo container storage facility at 191st and Homestead Lane near the Intermodal facility.
The city council also approved a contract with BG Consultants, …

HOME TOWN HEROS: McCarthy family farm – 150 years old

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
March 3, 2014 – In June of 2014 , the McCarthy family farm in Edgerton will be 150 years old.  John McCarthy (1812-1887) immigrated from Ireland in 1857 and …

Teacher nominated as lifechanger

Brittney Rinehart

Danedri Thompson
Brittney Rinehart isn’t just a teacher. She’s a life changer. That fact may translate into a cash prize next spring.
The Gardner Elementary School third grade teacher recently learned she’d been nominated as a 2013-2014 Life Changer …

Police department to host 2nd citizens academy

The Gardner Police Department will host a second citizens academy beginning in March. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Gardner officers while learning about the department.
The academy will consist of nine, Thursday evening sessions. The …

Former city prosecutor leaves lasting legacy

Former state Rep. John Ballou, left, gives Chuck Lay, right, a plaque in recognition of Lay’s service to the American Legion during the Memorial Day breakfast in 2010. Lay died last week. File photo

Danedri Thompson
Long-time Gardner city prosecutor Chuck Lay died last week. He practiced law in Gardner for more than 45 years.
Chuck started his law career in the U.S. Navy. He first moved to Gardner in 1958 at the …