July 26, 2014

Edstrom signs letter of intent

Connor Edstrom, Gardner has signed a letter of intent to play men’s soccer for first year head coach Shane Taylor and Bethany College in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Edstrom played his high school ball at Gardner Edgerton High School. He …

Season comes to a close for Gardner Blazer baseball team

Another successful season has come to a close for Coach Jeff Stewart and his twelve and under AA Gardner Blazers competitive baseball team.
The Blazers participated in nine competitive tournaments over the spring and summer with a final record of …

Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report For: 07/02/2014
07/01/2014 08:00:54 TRAFFIC STOP W MAIN ST/N OAK ST
07/01/2014 08:14:20 ABAND 500 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST
07/01/2014 09:20:06 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST
07/01/2014 09:50:57 ALARM INTRUSIO 600 BLOCK …

Organizers add music, vendors to fireworks

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be more to Gardner’s annual Fourth of July celebration than explosions in the sky. This year, organizers are adding entertainment at ground level, too.
“We’re doing a couple of different things actually,” said parks and …

USD 231 receives $20K check from Governor

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo
USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

USD 231 interim-Superintendent Pam Stranathan poses with a giant check worth $20,000. Gov. Sam Brownback presented the check to district officials on June 19. Submitted photo

Gov. Sam Brownback presented a $20,000 check to Gardner Edgerton School District interim superintendent …

SH, Gardner rank high for homeownership, affordability

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Spring Hill rank among the top give cities in Kansas for home ownership, according to Nerd Wallet, a consumer advocacy website.
Spring Hill ranked number two in the state, behind only Andover, Kan., While Gardner …

Tree trimmer loses life in Gardner accident

A tree trimmer died in Gardner on June 20. The accident occurred on north Maple Street shortly before noon, according to a press release from the Gardner Police Department.
Larry Webb, 47 of Olathe, was pronounced dead at the scene. …

Frontier Days Parade

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson
Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Lily Fleming,  Abdallah Shrine Miss Congeniality 2013, rides through Edgerton during the annual parade. She was one of several horse riders in the Frontier Days Parade line-up.

Vintage Aircraft Fly-in

Every year on the 4th weekend in June, VAA Chapter 16 holds the annual Vintage Aircraft Fly-in at Gardner Municipal Airport (K34), “The Best Little Airport in Kansas.” Started in 2002, this event has become the largest vintage and antique …

Curtain to rise on community theater production of Willy Wonka

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, portrays the Candy Man in Gardner Community Theatre’s production of Willy Wonka. The show features a cast of more than 65 people. Based on Ronald Dahl’s classic book of the same title, the show opens this weekend at Wheatridge Middle School. Submitted photo
Cooper McGuire, Gardner, portrays the Candy Man in Gardner Community Theatre’s production of Willy Wonka. The show features a cast of more than 65 people. Based on Ronald Dahl’s classic book of the same title, the show opens this weekend at Wheatridge Middle School. Submitted photo

Cooper McGuire, Gardner, portrays the Candy Man in Gardner Community Theatre’s production of Willy Wonka. The show features a cast of more than 65 people. Based on Ronald Dahl’s classic book of the same title, the show opens this weekend