September 19, 2014

Throw back to class of ‘82

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of Mrs. Gieringer’s 1978-1979 second grade class pose for a class picture. They graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School in 1989, and will re-unite during their 25th class reunion this weekend. An ornery second grader drew beards …

SH, Gardner rank high for homeownership, affordability

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top give cities in Kansas for home ownership, according to Nerd Wallet, a consumer advocacy website.
Spring Hill ranked number two in the state, behind only Andover, Kan., While Gardner …

2014 Chat Fest

Bettie Turner attends Chat Fest 2014.  Photo courtesy  of  Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com - See more at: http://gardnernews.com/video_ads/2014-chat-fest/#sthash.S2ljEVcI.dpuf

Bettie Turner attends Chat Fest 2014. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Chat Fest is held annually in conjunction with Gardner’s “Festival on the Trails”. This event is for “Distinguished …

Historic Edgerton gas station gets facelift

A vintage automobile and a fresh paint job make Ray’s Service Station seem like a time capsule. Members of the Braun family spent last week sprucing up the historic station. Photo by Charlie Troutner

A vintage automobile and a fresh paint job make Ray’s Service Station seem like a time capsule. Members of the Braun family spent last week sprucing up the historic station. Photo by Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner

Notorious 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 …

Looking Back

Photo courtesy of Kay Jones

Photo courtesy of Kay Jones

Gardner students pose for a photo in this photo dated 1948-1949.…

Year 2011 in review

By late January of 2011, Gardner snow totals were six inches above average. Gardner was at 26 inches accumulation by the end of January. A major snowstorm shuttered much of the community. File photo

Edgerton’s city admin David Dillner resigns

Man who died in Edgerton memorialized on monument

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

George W. Greenstreet made a life on the rails. And on the rails, he lost his life.

But thanks to a law enforcement memorial in Topeka, the former Santa Fe Railroad Special Officer who died in the …

Many argue Civil War started at Black Jack five years before first shots in South Carolina

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

Officially, the first battle of the American Civil War was the Battle of Fort Sumter just outside of Charleston, SC, 150 years ago this week on April 12-13 in 1861. But many argue the true first battle …

Drive-in steak house served Gardner residents in the 1950s

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

Restaurants come and go in Gardner, and sometimes the memories of good food, outlast the aroma and taste. One of these restaurants was The Ranch Inn.

Built in 1953 by Glen and Evelyn Hinderliter, this drive-in/steak house …