April 18, 2014

Local mom, daughter to compete in cooking contest

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
After years of searching, one Gardner resident and her daughter have finally found a recipe that really cooks — and the pair will unveil it a competition at the Kansas State Fair this weekend.
Stephanie Skeem …

OPINION: 4-H builds character for those kids involved

Around this same time last year, I was writing a column about how, as a self-proclaimed “city boy,” I knew very little about what goes into the work of 4-H’ers and their experiences in raising and showing livestock and other …

Gardner man launches Internet radio station

Reno, Nev.-based model Abby Whitney speaks at a press conference for the launch of WUCA Radio on Friday at the library in Gardner. The online radio station was founded by Gardner resident Charlie Wyatt. Staff photo by Corbin H. Crable

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

One Gardner man’s dream of a radio station that would cater to a variety of musical tastes became a reality on Friday morning with the launch of WUCA Radio.

Charlie Wyatt started the radio station, which …

Council considers 4.5 mill rate increase

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

Gardner City Council members will mull a lower mill increase for 2011 but would still have to face yet another increase for 2012.

Council members, at a July 26 special work session, discussed the possibility of …

City discusses effects of potential utility rate hikes

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
Gardner City Council members got a glimpse this week of how potential water and sewer rate increases would affect local residents.
Up for discussion is the possibility of Gardner residents seeing a 5-percent rate increase for …

County fair will be ‘wild ‘n’ wooly’ time this year

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
Last year, it was cows. Now, sheep are taking center stage at the 2010 Johnson County Fair, Aug. 2-7 in Gardner.
This year’s theme is “Wild ‘N’ Wooly,” and, like last year, the Fair Board has …

Drive-in theater keeps memories alive

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
It’s been called one of the best-kept secrets in the area, but on some busy Friday or Saturday nights, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the crowds.
The Midway Drive-In Theatre is a member of …

City outlines effect of potential mill increase on specific properties

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council, at a July 19 work session, received a glimpse of how the proposed 6.5 mill increase for 2011 would impact specific local homeowners.
City Administrator Stewart Fairburn gave council members a handout …

New principal gets ready for upcoming school year

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
Although USD 231 students may not be ready to go back to school just yet, there’s at least one person who’s ready and waiting for their return – the new principal at Edgerton Elementary.
Principal Nancy …

Edgerton mulls subsidizing city’s trash services

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

If the Edgerton City Council has its way, Edgerton residents may be paying less for trash services next year.
The council, at its July 15 work session, discussed subsidizing the city’s trash services in 2011, from …