November 27, 2015

USD 231 board discusses league change

Lynne Hermansen Special to The Gardner News Gardner-Edgerton High School has been invited by the State of Kansas to join the Sunflower League. “It’s a move that’s very flattering and worth considering,” Mark Meyer, Gardner-Edgerton High School Principal, said at the USD 231 school board meeting on Monday, November 9. Meyer gave a presentation to Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Nov. 6, Spring Hill Chamber members gathered to welcome new business, The Creative Place, LLC to Historic Main Street. Owners Kelly Ashton and Jeff Sieb.  The Creative Place, located at 118 South Main Street,  is a retreat center for artists with sleeping space for up to 15.  An open house was held Nov. 6-7 Continue Reading

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

SHHS theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

The theatre and music Departments are very excited to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peanuts cartoon by presenting the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, Nov. 12-14. Come and see this fast-paced, light-hearted show about a day in the life of everyone’s favorite Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.  He is surrounded by some classic 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