December 2, 2015

Moonlight, Lincoln traffic light installation begins

Starting Monday Nov. 16, the City of Gardner will begin installation of traffic signal lights at the intersection of Lincoln Lane and Moonlight Road. In addition to crews installing traffic signal lights, the project also includes upgrading sidewalk ramps and pavement markings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Motorists can expect temporary lane Continue Reading

City of Gardner to host 2016 Citizens Academy 

Gardner will host its second Citizens Academy, Gardner You! beginning Jan. 28. Gardner You! is a seven-week interactive civic and public information program that focuses on educating residents and business owners about the City of Gardner’s governmental process.  Department directors and other city staff will lead unique and informative sessions designed to give citizens hands-on Continue Reading

GEHS Highlights

Quarterback Griffin Johns (14) passed for over 300 yards this season and scored a touchdown in the 12-9 season finale win against Olathe South.

Sidewalk committee discusses priorities

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News The newly created Streets, Sidewalks and Storm water Advisory Committee met November 3 at the Gardner Senior Center to prioritize sidewalk and road improvements in the city. The infrastructure improvements to the streets and trails will be funded through the half cent city sales tax renewal Gardner residents Continue Reading

Gardner, Ks featured on Sunflower Journeys

SJ 2809- Premieres 7PM, November 12, 2015 on KTWU We head to Ottawa to see the Plaza Theater, which is considered the oldest, continuously-operating movie theater in the nation and possibly the world; then, we visit Gardner, KS, a small town with historic connections to the many trails that cross Kansas, and through historic films, compare Continue Reading

Email exchanges read by former mayor

Danedri Thompson Former Mayor Dave Drovetta reminded members of the governing body they represent every Gardner citizen, “whether you like them or don’t like them.” Drovetta addressed the council during a Nov. 2 meeting due to a series of emails between his wife, Margaret Drovetta, and council member, Lee Moore, that were made public Continue Reading

Public invited to donate to toy, food drive

The Gardner Police Department invites the public to participate in the annual Public Safety Toy and Food Drive on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gardner Walmart, located at 1725 E. Santa Fe St. The Gardner Police Department along with public safety employees from Continue Reading

VFW honor Veterans

Veterans were honored during a ceremony at Veterans Park, Gardner, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11; members of the VFW conducted the ceremony.

Banner creates stir on social media

All is not as it sometimes appears on the internet and social media. That’s apparently the case with a photograph of a recent banner sign announcing a gentleman’s club was coming to a location in the 600 block of Main which was posted to a local social media site last week. “No sign permit has Continue Reading

WMS Lady Mustangs win opener

Scoring fifteen first half points, the WMS Lady Mustang eighth grade basketball team defeated Ottawa in its season opener last week. Leading the way were Alyx Van Rheen, Anaya Hansell and Edie Knoblock with five points apiece. Kenna Dehn and Abbey Phillips scored two points each. It was the same winning story for the eighth Continue Reading