April 18, 2015

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

Mica Marriott

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

The  Santa Fe Trail crossed Bull Creek …

Historical museum purchases slice of American suburban history

Mica Marriott

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

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

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 …

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 …