August 1, 2015

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 …

McCamish, Lanesfield join to create Edgerton

Editor’s Note: As Kansas prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday this year, The Gardner News will periodically run stories commemorating the people and communities formed before Kansas recieved statehood.

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

The  Santa Fe Trail crossed Bull Creek …

Historical museum purchases slice of American suburban history

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

The Gardner Historical Museum is excited to share its newest acquisition with the community, the museum recently purchased what they call, “The Bray House,” which is located directly to the north of their current facility.

After the …

Bushwhackers raid Gardner for first time Oct. 22, 1861

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely taken to their beds …

Things to do: Gardner Historical Museum Cemetery Walk Sept. 16 & 18

Gardner Historical  Museum Cemetery Walk
September 16 and 18
St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery
The Gardner Historical Museum will host cemetery walks at three different times on two different nights. The fourth annual event will be in the St. Columbia Catholic …

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

An actor protrays former-Gardner Dr. A.S. Reece during a cemetery walk last year. During his lifetime, Reece opened a hospital in Gardner. He died in 1986. This year, Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk will take place

Looking Back: 1973

The Trailblazer Marching Band from Gardner High School represented Gardner in the 1973 Old Settlers day Parade in Olathe. File photo

Making good use of the climber recently purchased by the Gardner Jaycee Jaynes are these two young ladies from

Looking Back: Population figures for 1973 released

Johnson County is the second largest in the state according to figures released this week by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

The county population for 1973 is 236,766, following only Sedgwick County with 355,564.

The state population was set at …