May 4, 2015

Civil air patrol train at New Century AirCenter

Members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Kansas Wing took part in an evaluated search and rescue exercise at New Century last weekend. The training event lasted through April 26.
Personnel assembled late on April 24 at the U.S. Army Reserve …

Gardner Senior Citizen Community Center to hold open house

Open house for Gardner Senior Citizen Community Center set for April 30
The City of Gardner is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss proposed improvements to the Gardner Senior Citizen …

Lanesfield to host May Day celebration

The public is invited to take a trip out to the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road in Edgerton, for the annual May Day celebration.

Event details:

Date:               Saturday May 2, 2015

Time:              1 p.m. to  4 p.m.


FAA, sheriff’s office investigate emergency landing west of Gardner

This morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing just west of the Gardner Municipal Airport.

A 1994 Long EZ aircraft took off from New Century Airport and shortly after take-off, …

City to hold civic engagemet meeting

On Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Gardner will hold a civic engagement meeting at city hall council chambers to discuss the rewrite of its land development code.
A land development code serves as a blueprint for …

New Life grows, serves community

Danedri Thompson
The church services at New Life Community Church, 17935 Moonlight Road, aren’t designed for the people who attend.
“We design our services for the people who aren’t here and might show up,” New Life Pastor Rick George …

Looking Back: Former GHS students reunite

Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the Oct. 18, 1945 edition of The Gardner News. The 81st annual Gardner Edgerton High School all-school reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 17 at GEHS.

About 65 former students of …

Police chief steps into top role in department

Danedri Thompson
The Gardner Police Department will be utilizing some new forms of transportation come June 1. Jim Pruetting, new Police Chief, said he plans to have officers patrolling Gardner’s streets on bicycle by early summer.
“It’s a great …

City to host land development workshop

The city of Gardner will host a civic engagement meeting to discuss revisions to the city’s land development code. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at city hall.
A land development code serves as a blueprint …

Sheriff’s office to host sobriety checkpoint

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County the weekend of April 24, 2015.

Drivers suspected of being impaired will be given a brief sobriety test.  If the …