February 8, 2016

Medlin wins award

Ellen Moreland, Loveta Medlin, and Helen Hecke, members of Ladies Auxiliary Cole-Smith Unit 350 of Spring Hill attended the Paola Rally. Medlin was presented the National Woman of the Year Award for Kansas. Medlin has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 58 years. She has not only been a member but has Continue Reading

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students. A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Nov. 6, Spring Hill Chamber members gathered to welcome new business, The Creative Place, LLC to Historic Main Street. Owners Kelly Ashton and Jeff Sieb.  The Creative Place, located at 118 South Main Street,  is a retreat center for artists with sleeping space for up to 15.  An open house was held Nov. 6-7 Continue Reading

City of Gardner to host 2016 Citizens Academy 

Gardner will host its second Citizens Academy, Gardner You! beginning Jan. 28. Gardner You! is a seven-week interactive civic and public information program that focuses on educating residents and business owners about the City of Gardner’s governmental process.  Department directors and other city staff will lead unique and informative sessions designed to give citizens hands-on Continue Reading

Public invited to donate to toy, food drive

The Gardner Police Department invites the public to participate in the annual Public Safety Toy and Food Drive on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gardner Walmart, located at 1725 E. Santa Fe St. The Gardner Police Department along with public safety employees from Continue Reading

VFW honor Veterans

Veterans were honored during a ceremony at Veterans Park, Gardner, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11; members of the VFW conducted the ceremony.

KDOT crews preparing for winter weather

When winter weather knocks on Kansas’ door, crews for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be ready. This year KDOT is adding two new snow fighting machines to its arsenal: the tow plow. These tow plows, which are 26-feet-long and attached to a dump truck, will be housed in Colby and Olathe. “KDOT will assess Continue Reading


The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 pm on October 21 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. The October program, presented by member Ruth Hermon, showcased some of the first projects undertaken by GFWC which was federated in 1922. Those projects included the organization of a local PTA, introduction of a hot school lunch program, Continue Reading

SH Chamber of Commerce hands out awards

TOP: Joe and Kim Woods, owners of J & K Detailing, won the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Service Business of the Year Award. The Woods are joined by Missy Brown, Chamber chairman of the board, and Kim Thompson of Prudential Financial, the 2014 winner. BOTTOM: Millard Lumber was named Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Continue Reading

World Series victory parade