May 26, 2015

New Life grows, serves community

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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 …

Council adopts incentives policy

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members adopted an economic development incentive policy during an April 20 meeting. The policy will serve as a tool kit of sorts, providing developers with a list of 13 potential incentives and city officials with …

Earth, Arbor Day volunteer opportunity set

The city of Gardner will host its annual community clean-up in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day this weekend. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 25
Volunteers will meet at the Gardner Greenway …

GEHS’ DeathTrap opens tonight

The Gardner Edgerton High School Theatre Department will present “Deathtrap” beginning Wednesday, April 22.
Written by Ira Levin, the play holds the record for longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. The five character, one-set play also won a Tony Award.
The curtain …

Earth, Arbor Day volunteer opportunity set

Volunteers help plant trees and clean-up city parks during last year’s Gardner clean-up event. The annual volunteer opportunity is scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day. File photo

Volunteers help plant trees and clean-up city parks during last year’s Gardner clean-up event. The annual volunteer opportunity is scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day. File photo

The city of Gardner will host its annual community clean-up …

Blazers lose to St. Thomas Aquinas High

Conner Boyt

Gardner Edgerton High School sophomore Conner Boyt stroked a single against St. Thomas Aquinas last week. The Blazers dropped a 4-0 decision to the Saints. Submitted photo

Battling until the end, the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer varsity baseball team …