April 18, 2015

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 …

Sheriff’s vehicles to unveil new decal in Gardner

One of the Sheriff’s vehicles will display new decals in support of our community impacted by Autism and Alzheimer’s. These decals hope to bring about more community awareness of the Sheriff’s Take Me Home Program launched in 2011.
The car …

Engagement

Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

Once-thriving Mt. Pleasant dwindled, died in southwest Johnson County

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
Several townships and communities that dotted the southwest Johnson County landscape 130 years ago are no longer in existence.
Mount Pleasant, which was better known by its nickname, “Four Corners,” was located near …

Overtime loss in sub-state game ends Blazer boys basketball season

Gardner Edgerton High School jumped to a 17-12 first quarter lead in 6A sub-state play against Olathe Northwest High School last week. The Blazer team was unable to hold on to the lead, however, and the loss ended GEHS’ boys …

County hosts severe weather awareness week

The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed March 2-6 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in order to increase community members’ awareness of severe weather risks and the actions we all can take to protect our families, workplaces, and community. The …

Wally’s Valentines Day surprise

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe  pictured outside of Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe pictured outside Blazers Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, Kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Trails West Barbershop Chorus of Olathe had barbershop quartets out delivering singing valentines to …