July 23, 2014

Chamber president announces resignation

Danedri Thompson


Steve Devore, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, will resign from his post effective March 28.

Devore served as chamber president for five years.

“…My tenure with the Chamber of Commerce has been nothing short of …

Chamber changes its name

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is changing its name. In the future, the chamber will be called the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Johnson County.
Members of the chamber board of directors announced the change during the organization’s annual …

Johnson County Fair Parade

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your …

Gardner council candidates meet at forum

Gardner City Council candidates (from left) Jared Taylor, Larry Fotovich, Dustin Martin, Chris Morrow, Dennis Pugh, Tory Roberts, Bill Sutton and Jeff Barber await their turn at the microphone during a city council candidate forum Saturday morning. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Editor’s Note: Candidate speeches were videotaped during the event and will be viewable on The Gardner News website soon as as they’re available.

Danedri Thompson

Candidates for Gardner City Council formally introduced themselves to members of the public


Gardner City Council candidate forum scheduled

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum so voters can get acquainted with the candidates who will appear on the April 5 ballot for Gardner City Council. The forum will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. …

Gardner chamber hosts “Hacking in the Heat”

Golf tournament carts

Corbin H. Crable

Clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s greeted golfers for the Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever ‘Hacking in the Heat’ Golf Tournament on Aug. 25.

The tournament, which took place all day at the …

Letter to Editor: Chamber president offers reason for early fireworks display

Steve Devore President                                                                                                                                      Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce

My name is Steve Devore, and I am the President of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce was responsible for planning, coordinating and sponsoring the 4th of July …

Community celebrates Fourth of July

A member of the Shawnee Civic Band warms her saxophone before playing a pre-fireworks concert at Gardner Edgerton High School on the Fourth of July. The band is under the direction of Will Biggs, GEHS instrumental music teacher. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson

Soggy weather didn’t dampen a fireworks display in Gardner on the Fourth of July, although the threat of inclement weather did have the pyrotechnics bursting in air earlier than organizers anticipated.

A member of the Shawnee Civic