April 18, 2014

Festival on the Trails set for weekend

File photo

Music, food, fun and community pride will all be on display when the fourth annual Festival on the Trails takes place in downtown Gardner on Saturday, June 9.
The daylong event, first organized in 2007 for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, …

Festival beer sales given the go-ahead

Danedri Thompson
Council member Larry Fotovich doesn’t want to be a wet blanket, but a letter city council members received from Nancy Faulkner, Gardner, had some good points about granting a waiver of distance to sell beer within 200 …

Night Ranger to play at Gardner festival

Danedri Thompson

Plans are coming together for this year’s Festival on the Trail. The committee announced this week that 1980s rock band Night Ranger will perform in Gardner during the Festival on June 9.

“We felt very fortunate to …

Festival on the Trails returns to town next weekend

Corbin H. Crable

Music, food, fun and community pride will all be on display when the fourth annual Festival on the Trails takes place in downtown Gardner on Saturday, June 11.
The daylong event, first organized in 2007 for …

Artist gets creative with clothing

Karla McIntosh displays her sister’s clothing creations June 12 at the Festival on the Trails. Staff photo by Veronica Mullin

Veronica Mullin
Special to The Gardner News
Many artists displayed their works at the June 12 Festival on the Trails, but perhaps the most unique of these were the designs of Tina Bush. Her sister, Karla McIntosh, was on hand …

Festival on the Trails Chili Cookoff winners

Press release by Peggy Velasquez

The Festival on the Trails celebrates the unique history of Gardner, Kan., where the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails met and then separated to the Old West. In a true “shootout,” there was a …

More photos from Festival on the Trails

An arts and crafts tent sponsored by Central National Bank at Saturday’s Festival on the Trails featured a station where kids could make friendship bracelets. Bank employees were on hand to help kids make their own creations. Staff photo by Corbin H. Crable

Festival on the Trails photos

Kids were able to make their own arts and crafts -- including friendship bracelets -- in a crafts tent at Saturday's Festival on the Trails. Central National Bank sponsored the tent. Staff photo by Corbin H. Crable

See Wednesday’s edition of The Gardner News for more photos from the third annual Festival on the Trails, which took place Saturday in downtown Gardner.…

Walking tour takes off during Festival

Festival and Gardner Historial Museum volunteers man a table on the corner of Elm and Main streets as a walking tour is conducted during the 2007 Festival on the Trails. File photo

Veronica Mullin
Special to the Gardner News

Gardner’s past is rich with historical events that many residents aren’t aware of, according to Mica Marriott. Marriott, who also works for The Gardner News, was in charge of planning the Gardner …

Little River Band to headline Festival

Members of Little River Band rock the stage at a live event in 2009. The Australian music group will headline this year’s Festival on the Trails. They take the stage in Gardner at 9 p.m. on June 12. Courtesy photo

Danedri Thompson

One of Australia’s most significant bands will rock the Gardner stage this Saturday. Little River Band will headline the Festival on the Trails event this weekend.

Todd Winters, one of the festival’s organizers, said last winter that …