October 2, 2014

Poker run to benefit traumatic brain injury set

Reece Good

Reece Good

Bikers, riders, hot and rat rodders are invited to the fourth annual Riding with Reece Poker Run on Oct. 4. The event raises funds for traumatic brain injury victims at the University of Kansas Medical Hopsital. Former Gardner-resident …

Third graders attend bike rodeo at Grand Star

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Volunteers fit Gardner Edgerton School District third graders with new bike helmets on Sept. 16. Each student received a free helmet during the district’s annual bike rodeo. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

USD 231 third graders gathered at Grand Star …

Cold snap may have nipped Kansas sorghum, soybeans more than corn

Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research &Extension
From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough …

Volunteers plant seeds of success in garden

Tom King, a community garden organizer and volunteer, helps a gardener set stakes to encourage squash vines to grow up instead of out. Gardner’s community garden was created in 2013 and is located behind the Catholic Church on the west side of town. File Photo

Tom King, a community garden organizer and volunteer, helps a gardener set stakes to encourage squash vines to grow up instead of out. Gardner’s community garden was created in 2013 and is located behind the Catholic Church on the west

Council outlines vision in development plans

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner City Council members approved two documents that will be used to shape the future of the community last week.
During a Sept. 15 meeting, the council adopted a comprehensive plan and an economic development strategy.
The …

Local Boy Scouts learn horesmanship at Hillsdale

Photos courtesy of Jason Klaassen

Photo courtesy of Jason Klaassen

A group of local Boy Scouts and leaders from BSA Troop 88 camped at S&S Stables near Hillsdale Lake Sept. 12-14. On Saturday, the scouts were given instruction on horsemanship, and were able to ride …

Fotovich resigns from Gardner council

Larry Fotovich

Larry Fotovich

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Larry Fotovich has tendered his resignation from the Gardner City Council, effective today, Sept. 26.
“Due to the sale of my home, I am no longer able to meet the residency
requirements necessary to continue …

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services.
DaVita …

Traffic enforcement nets 38 citations

The Gardner Police Department recently wrapped up its participation in the 2014 “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. GPD officers provided 72 hours of extra traffic enforcement between Aug. 14 and Sept. …

Gardner Grange

Linda Rothwell
The September meeting of the Gardner Grange was held Sept. 8 at the Grange building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The potluck dinner was great as usual, with Ed and Patsy Bruns as hosts. Approximately 12 members and …