February 8, 2016

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter The Comet Tech 4-H Club toured the Bichelmeyer’s Meat Market in Kansas City. The tour, was led by a club member parent, Mr. Bichelmeyer gave members a look at how meat is processed, packaged, smoked and displayed for sale to the public. Fifteen Comet Tech members attended the tour with their Continue Reading

Jumpin Jive, Man Alive, We’re the Class of ’65

Members of the class of 1965 celebrated their 50 year reunion in May. The group joined the All-School Reunion luncheon. They were also recognized during the 2015 Gardner Edgerton High School graduation ceremony. BACK ROW: Lynn Anderson, Dennis Lawrence, “Skip” Paul Herbert, Charley Griffin, David McIntire, Charles Brite, Kim Bryan, Sharon Cloud Payne, Tom Payne, Continue Reading

Auction celebrates 45 years in community

Mica Marriott Special to The Gardner News It’s been 45 years, and Gardner residents can still once per month on Monday nights at Stricker’s Auction. A staple in the community, Stricker’s Auction first opened its doors on  April 5, 1970.  Forty-five years later, and auctiongoers can still hear “six dollar, now seven,” chanted over the Continue Reading

Military Muster hosted by Gardner Historical Museum

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News The Gardner Historical Museum hosted an afternoon of conversation and socializing for veterans of area bases. The museum had memorabilia from NAS Olathe, Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and Nike missile base on display. Veterans in attendance represented the US Army, Navy & Air Force. In Continue Reading

Throw back to class of ‘82

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 on some of those pictured. Those pictured include Russ Reevey, Daniel Davidson, Wendi Weekly, Keith Day, Marc Continue Reading

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 ranked fifth. Derby, Kan., in third and Bel Aire, Kan., at fourth rounded out the Continue Reading

2014 Chat Fest

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Chat Fest is held annually in conjunction with Gardner’s “Festival on the Trails”. This event is for “Distinguished Citizens” of Gardner, Edgerton, Gardner/McCamish Townships and USD #231. Distinguished Citizens are folks who are at least 70 years of age and have lived in the Gardner Continue Reading

Historic Edgerton gas station gets facelift

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News Ray’s Service Station in Edgerton has recently received a facelift. Members of Ray Braun’s family have spent the last few days sprucing up and painting the three buildings that comprise Ray’s Service. Ray Braun owned and operated Ray’s Service Station for more than 60 years. His station was, Continue Reading

Notorious Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Rhonda Humble Publisher Although his August 1863 raid on Lawrence made William Quantrill’s mark on history, he was also notorious for raiding Olathe and the Battle of  Blackjack. It was during this time of border skirmishes that free state Kansas earned the nickname “Bleeding Kansas.” Qunatrill was no stranger to the Gardner area. In fact, Continue Reading

Looking Back

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