May 22, 2015

Starling moves up in Royals organization

Bubba Starling is moving up.
The KC Royals announced last week that the former Gardner Edgerton High School baseball standout and 2011 first round draft pick has been promoted from High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks to the Class AA Northwest Arkansas …

Auction celebrates 45 years in community

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
It’s been 45 years, and Gardner residents can still once per month on Monday nights at Stricker’s Auction. A staple in the community, Stricker’s Auction first opened its doors on  April 5, 1970.  …

Family still seeks answers in 11-year-old death

Danedri Thompson
It’s an unpleasant anniversary for Angela Cox. On May 1, it had been 11 years since the body of her nephew, Alonzo Brooks, was found lying in a creek in

Alonzo Brooks

Alonzo Brooks

rural Linn County.
The 23-year-old …

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 …