October 30, 2014

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 …

Johnson County Fair 2014

Photo courtesy of Jackson Farrell

Photo courtesy of Jackson Farrell

Kylie Rogers, member of Prairie Moon 4-H club, participated in wood working, arts and crafts, foods, goats and swine. Rogers favorite part of the fair is showing her goat and pig.…

HOMETOWN HEROES: Carolyn Hammon

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …

Spring Hill School District welcomes new teachers, other staff to school

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

FRONT ROW: Rebekah Young, Lynne Boyette, Madelyn McGowan, Carly Roberts, Lauren Merrill, Lisa Dooley, Jessica Newell. BACK ROW: Sierra Crask, Paul Carter, Ryan Baxter, Wes Book, Brandon Olney, Ben Gehring, Chelsey Mersbergen. Submitted photo

The Spring Hill School District welcomes …

Progress on the new Casey’s locaton

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Surveying and earth moving work underway August 13 at the southwest corner of Moonlight Road and Madison Street in Gardner.

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Fired up for school

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 students headed back to school on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, but staff headed back to class much sooner. The district hosted a Back to School Convocation Aug. 7 complete with Chiefs Cheerleaders. …

Relay for Life

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Participants in the Santa Fe Relay for Life event walk the track at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in July. The 2014 event was moved from Wheatridge Middle School, due to repairs at the WMS track.
Despite the move from …