November 29, 2015

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

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

Trailridge basketball teams lost

Battling till the end, the Trailridge girls seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams lost to Baldwin last week. In eighth grade varsity competition, TMS dropped a 28-22 decision despite thirteen points from Kailani Donham. Other scorers were Sadie Watkins, four points, Payton Outler, two points. Scoring one point apiece were Violet Rude-Chapman, Madie Steed, Continue Reading

KDOT crews preparing for winter weather

When winter weather knocks on Kansas’ door, crews for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be ready. This year KDOT is adding two new snow fighting machines to its arsenal: the tow plow. These tow plows, which are 26-feet-long and attached to a dump truck, will be housed in Colby and Olathe. “KDOT will assess Continue Reading

First Option Bank wins Outstanding Commitment award

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce awards Chad Lewis of First Option Bank with an award for Outstanding Commitment. Lewis received the award from Missy Brown, chamber chairman of the board, during the Chamber’s 24th annual dinner.