August 23, 2014

Council examines final draft of comp plan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernewscom
Gardner’s future isn’t determined, but city council members got a first glance of a proposed comprehensive plan that lays out a road map for the community’s future.
Over the course of a year, consultant Dan Gardner and …

Divided council denies conditional oil permit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A request to drill oil on 160 acres near Kill Creek Road and 159th Street failed, despite an equally divided Gardner City Council. Three members of the governing body voted to overturn a planning commission recommendation to …

4-H gardening program a big success this year

Tara Markley
4-H Youth Development agent
The first Johnson County 4-H Gardening SPIN (special interest program) just finished. With support from the Darden Foundation and in partnerships between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Grace Community …

Television crew spends day filming in town

Television host Todd Hansen and a production crew stopped UPS driver Rick. Rick spun a board game-type wheel sending the crew south and west to find a story to tell.Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Television host Todd Hansen and a production crew stopped UPS driver Rick. Rick spun a board game-type wheel sending the crew south and west to find a story to tell. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Every person …

Local scouts take to the river

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Members of Boy Scout Troop 88 of Gardner, attended a canoeing campout in Lebanon, Mo., Aug. 8-10. The 23 boys enjoyed a 14-mile float on the Niangua River, stopping for a sack lunch and some …

Local daycare center closes due to mold

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner parents are scrambling this week after learning that Little People’s Place Child Development Center closed its doors on Aug. 20.
Dave Miller, managing owner, said that a construction defect in the building caused mold to …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Carolyn Hammon

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Carolyn Hammon Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Carolyn Hammon sat down on the front porch of the Edgerton Historical Museum to share some of her memories as a …

Borth earns All American Invitational

Garrett Borth

Garrett Borth

The honors just keep coming in for Gardner Edgerton High School freshman football player Garrett Borth.
Last week Borth earned an All American invitation to play in the Diamond Sports/ Maxx All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S. C. …

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …