April 17, 2014

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

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 in the St. Columbia Cemetery. Submitted photo

Corbin H. Crable

Although they’ll be strolling through a cemetery, those who attend next weekend’s Cemetery Walk will get to see history come alive.

The fourth annual walk, sponsored by the Gardner Museum and Historical Society, 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

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 …

Looking Back: 1973 GHS football team

ABOVE: Gardner Edgerton High School football players pose for a 1973 team photo. Much like today, fans enjoyed watching the ‘Blazer football team in action  on the field each Friday night at the high school during football season. File photo

Looking Back: 1973 Vacation Bible School

FRONT: Cora Call, Corky Hulbert, Mark Freund, Donna Moore, Rodney Kurtz and Steve Winters. BACK: Michael Voights, Kathy Hertzler, Michael Patrick, Charles Hood, Ruth Ann Eply. File photo

Pictured are the first grade vacation Bible school students from the First Presbyterian Church who brought a psalm they wrote to the Gardner News. The psalm, written by Michael Voights read, “Praise the Lord for He is good; Love and …

Looking Back: 1973 New school year approaches

To the delight of many mothers after a long loud summer, school begins in Gardner Monday. To the estimated 1,375 students who will be attending here, it may be somewhat less delightful, but necessary all the same.

Eight-two teachers including …

1975 Letter: GHS basketball team deserves notice

From: Shawn Stevens, Lynne Shreve, Wes Stacy, Becky Shreve, David Fleming, Ken Nellor, Mike Kessler, Kevin Pyle

As spirited fans of Gardner High School, we feel our basketball team is being neglected. Our basketball team has an 11-2 record, but …

Citizen group opposes expansion project

The Olathe Naval Air Center, pictured above and currently New Century AirCenter, was an issue of much discussion in 1975.  File Photo

This article first appeared Jan. 29, 1975 edition of The Gardner News

A series of meetings between city officials and representatives of a citizens opposition group to expansion of Executive Airport is being planned in Gardner, De Soto and Spring …

1975 Archives: Chamber, city debate Chamber’s merits

Gardner Jaycees and Jaynes handled telephone calls at city hall in February 1975 for a leukemia radiothon.. Last year's Kansas City's drive was the fifthe largest in the nation and hopes are high for another successful year in 1975. An advantage this year will be for those in the Gardner area to call locally. Here, Jaycees Claude Steed, left, and Monte McDonald get a few tips on how it's done from Gardner Mayor Cline Hart and Paul Steed. File photo

This first appeared in the Feb. 12, 1975 edition of The Gardner News
By Ellen Jordan

The Gardner Chamber of Commerce is not dead, according to a response by Mayor Cline Hart to an earlier statement from Chamber president Kenneth …

Edgerton library celebrates 10 years

Rita Moore and a variety of volunteers helped build the Bank of Knowledge that serves as the Edgerton Library. File photo

Corbin H. Crable


It was a long, difficult road to travel, but Edgerton residents for years spoke loud and clear through both their words and their actions: We want a library, and we will build it ourselves if we …