December 1, 2015

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 2,301,623, an increase in 23,718 over the 1972 figure. The count, as of Jan. 1, Continue Reading

Looking Back: 1973 GHS football team

Looking Back: 1973 Vacation Bible School

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 obey Him forever and ever. Trust Him because He helps you. Let us sing to Continue Reading

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 12 new ones to the Gardner system, reported to the school this week for orientation. Continue Reading

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 no one would even know it if they didn’t attend the games or read the Continue Reading

Citizen group opposes expansion project

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 Hill. The citizens group of about 200 people is headed by Robert L. Hinkle. The Continue Reading

1975 Archives: Chamber, city debate Chamber’s merits

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 Moll, Jr. Moll stated that though he has not officially resigned from his pos, which Continue Reading

Edgerton library celebrates 10 years

“This project was much more than brick and mortar. It is about Edgerton’s future,” then-Edgerton Mayor Frances Cross said at the library’s opening ceremonies. “The return on the investment we have made will continue for many generations. … We have benefited from the amazing generosity of people who have asked to remain anonymous and from the good heartedness of people who may not be considered wealthy by Johnson County standards, but who we consider to be rich in spirit.”

The Origins of Evil

But despite Edgerton’s attempts to look the other way when Dick Hickock committed small crimes, the rest of the country would eventually come to know him as one of the men at the center of the most well-known murder in Kansas history.