October 31, 2014

Prairie Moon installation of new officers

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015 Submitted photo

Pictured are the Prairie Moon Officers for 2014-2015. Submitted photo

Alexis Fiedler
Club reporter
Prairie Moon 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on October 13th at the Morning Grange Hall in Spring Hill. The 50+ member 4-H club meets the …

City council seeks public input on capital improvement program

Danedri Thompson
City council members tabled until Nov. 17 the adoption of a capital improvement program (CIP) to allow time for members of the community to comment.
The CIP is a five-year plan developed to “guide the city in …

Athena Club

Margaret Ohmes
On September 17, 2014, the GFWC Athena Club hosted author and inspirational speaker, Bambi Nancy Shen, who spoke about her book, “The Uncrushable Rose”, a memoir of her life and imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during …

Paving the way

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Crews prepare their machinery Friday morning to apply the finish layer of asphalt to complete the Main and Center Streets intersection project in downtown Gardner. City officials say paving was scheduled to start on Friday …

Chamber announces new executive director

In a press release, the board of directors of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce announces they have hired a new executive director, Jason Camis.
Camis comes to Gardner from the Paola Chamber of Commerce, where he’s held the same …

Fresh paint

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Newly repainted CH-47 Chinook helicopters sit outside the Army Reserve hangar complex and airport control tower at New Century AirCenter located adjacent to Gardner. The helicopters’ parking ramp is now enclosed by a chain link …

8 vie for Fotovich seat on Gardner council

Danedri Thompson
There are eight applicants to replace city council member Larry Fotovich.
Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow said when the deadline passed on Oct. 20, he had eight contenders for the vacant seat. They include Clinton Barney, Shawn Carlisle, …

Sheriff’s office seeks assistance in Airstream theft

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance to solve a recent crime.

On Oct. 17, a silver 1974 Airstream travel was stolen from 19920 Gardner Road. At approximately 3 p.m., witnesses and neighbors observed a female and possibly …

Debate over concrete, asphalt plant continues

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
“Building the future of tomorrow, one road at a time,”  was the message Bettis Asphalt and Construction used as a greeting to those who attended an Oct. 15 neighborhood pubic meeting in Edgerton. …

Royal fever

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

Photo courtesy of Jerry L Kellogg Sr.

A 15-foot long Japanese hornet adorned with a Kansas City Royals crown sits in front Union Station this morning (Oct. 21) as part of the Extreme Bugs exhibit currently on display at the …