July 31, 2015

Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life set for July 10-11; raises funds to fight cancer

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the event. File photo

Cancer survivors take a lap on the Wheatridge Middle School track during a previous Santa Fe Trail Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser returns to Wheatridge this weekend. Organizers hope to raise more than $75,000 for cancer reaseach during the

Gardner Lake 4th of July Boat Parade

Katie Perry sighting at Gardner Lake. Photo courtesy of Rick Potppitz, kcvideo.com

A Katie Perry sighting was made during Gardner Lake’s 4th of July Boat Parade. Photo courtesy of Rick Potppitz, kcvideo.com

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Tornado sirens blare as wall cloud hangs near town

A wall cloud hangs in the northern sky. Tornado sirens blared off and on for a half hour on July 6. These photos were taken west of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. on July 6. Despite the threat of severe weather, there was limited damage in Gardner. Officials report one power line was down near Gardner Lake. Photo courtesy of Brian Cordell

A wall cloud hangs in the northern sky. Tornado sirens blared off and on for a half hour on July 6. This photo was taken west of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. on July 6. Photo courtesy of

Successful season for Blazers 10 and under

Pictured are members of the Gardner Blazers 10 and under AA baseball team coached by Robert Davis.The team recently completed a very successful season in the Blue Valley Gold Glove league. Submitted photo

Pictured are members of the Gardner Blazers 10 and under AA baseball team coached by Robert Davis.The team recently completed a very successful season in the Blue Valley Gold Glove league. Submitted photo

It’s been quite a season for Coach …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Bible School

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Students and a helper take some class time outside during the Prebyterian Church’s Vacation Bible School. The school was June 22 – June 25.…

Congressman Yoder visits Blazers Restaurant

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

U.S. Congressman Kevin Yoder toured New Century AirCenter on June 22. Yoder, left, poses with members of his staff Molly Haase, left, and Ethan Patterson, center, during a lunch break at Blazers Restaurant.…

March remembers victim of officer-involved shooting

Approximately 30 friends and family of Deanne Choate marched through Gardner on June 28 seeking justice. Choate was killed in an officer-involved shooting on March 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Approximately 30 friends and family of Deanne Choate marched through Gardner on June 28 seeking justice. Choate was killed in an officer-involved shooting on March 26. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

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Deanne Choate’s family wants to see …

Local teen recruited to train with U.S. Skeleton, Bob Sledding team

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the Gardner Lions Club pose with Marrisa Gray, Gardner. The Lions Club donated money to the 17-year-old to assist in her training costs. Gray has been recruited to train with the developmental U.S. Skeleton and Bob …