July 6, 2015

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety for kids

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Kids Handgun Safety and Awareness Seminar Saturday, June 6 for children ages 5-12.
There will be two classes offered this Saturday one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from noon …

Remembering the fallen

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A man places crosses and U.S. flags on graves at the Gardner Cemetery. The American Legion and affiliated groups assist in decorating the graves of more than 400 veterans in Gardner and St. Columba Cemeteries. …

HOMETOWN HERO – Dr. Marion Callahan

WW2 veteran and longtime Gardner resident Dr. Marion Callahan . Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WW2 veteran and longtime Gardner resident Dr. Marion Callahan . Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Special to The Gardner News
In 1976, Dr. Marion Callahan bought a historic Gardner home that was built in …

Lady Blazer softball team wins Regional, headed to state tournament

The Lady Blazers won the 6A  regional last week and advanced to the state tournament. The Blazers will play Olathe North in first round state action in Lawrence May 28. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

The Lady Blazers won the 6A regional last week and advanced to the state tournament. The Blazers will play Olathe North in first round state action in Lawrence May 28. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

With wins against Shawnee Mission …

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

Quantrill claimed Gardner land

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Peter Brechesein, one of Gardner area’s original settlers, stumbled upon the Quantrill’s famous raid while traveling to Lawrence to sell a wagon load of produce and dairy. Photo courtesy of Tressa Stone

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Although his August 1863 raid …

Buie leads Blazers with first place finishes at Olathe Invitational meet

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Abby Buie took first place with a personal best pole vault of 10-feet 3- inches at the Olathe Invitational last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Edgerton High School’s Abby Buie took first place with a personal best pole vault of 10-feet 3- inches at the Olathe Invitational last week. Submitted photo

Abby Buie won the javelin and pole vault leading the lady Blazer track …

Evidence suggests woman did not follow officer instructions, spokesman says

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
An investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of Deanne Choate, Gardner, continues. According to a press release from Olathe Police Sgt. Bryan Hill, however, evidence suggests that Choate failed to follow officers’ verbal commands about a handgun …

State fire marshal dog teaches safety via blog

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Kansas State Fire Marshall is helping to teach fire safety with a Paws for Prevention blog. Submitted photo

Blaze, the fire dog mascot for the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has much …