February 13, 2016

Festival on the Trails set for weekend

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, will feature the combined efforts of community volunteers from local businesses. It’s the culmination of Continue Reading

Festival beer sales given the go-ahead

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 feet of a school, church and library during the Festival on the Trails. “I do Continue Reading

Night Ranger to play at Gardner festival

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 get a band of their caliber,” festival committee chair Todd Winters said. While the band Continue Reading

Festival on the Trails returns to town next weekend

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com 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 the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, will feature the combined efforts of community volunteers from local businesses. Continue Reading

Artist gets creative with clothing

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 at the festival to display and sell her sister’s creations, primarily hand-painted clothing. It all Continue Reading

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 three-way tie for first place, with first-time CASI cook Chris Fox of Gardner winning the Continue Reading

More photos from Festival on the Trails

Festival on the Trails photos

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

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 Historic Downtown Walking Tour as part of the Festival on the Trails. The tour, sponsored by Continue Reading

Little River Band to headline Festival

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 the band isn’t really hard rock, but it’s not soft rock either. “They’re kind of Continue Reading