February 7, 2016

Local family hopes to find a cure for Psoriasis

                    Hannah Falkner and her parents, Carrie and Steven Falkner, participated in last weekends Carnival for a Cure that was held at Veterans Park.  All the proceeds from Carnival for a Cure are being donated to Walk to Cure Psoriasis. Hannah is the youth ambassador this Continue Reading

More than 60 applications received for vacant administrator job

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The search for Gardner’s next city administrator is moving forward. Mayor Dave Drovetta said he, the city’s human resource manager and a contracted recruiter are about to begin sifting through a stack of resumes and submitting a list of potential candidates to the city council. Interviews are expected to get underway within Continue Reading

Council fails to reach consensus on 3 new police hires

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Gardner City Council members debated hiring three additional police officers in 2012. The extra manpower would add $198,900 to the city’s bottom line and increase property taxes 1.5 mills, according to a city staff proposed budget. Council members failed to reach a consensus on the issue during a budget work session on Continue Reading

Local volunteers go ‘Shoppin’ for Joplin’

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Just over a month ago the city of Joplin, Mo. was ravaged by the deadliest and one of the most destructive single tornadoes in United States’ history. In the town of just over 50,000 residents, little was left untouched by the storm – trees and cars were twisted together, homes were destroyed Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast a success

                  Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Gardner Community Theatre’s first-ever youth production Beauty and the Beast, Jr. drew an audience of over 1,500 to five performances at the Auditorium at Gardner Edgerton High School this weekend. Actors and actresses ranging in age from 8 to 18 thrilled theater-goers with Continue Reading

Take Charge! Challenge Gardner celebrates AEA grand opening

OLATHE, (Johnson County Square) – Gardner is ready to take charge of its energy conservation efforts in the hopes of winning an energy efficiency or renewable energy community project worth up to $100,000. On Thursday, June 23, the city is celebrating the opening of the American Energy Auditors (AEA) facility, 29550 West 191stStreet, which will Continue Reading

CenturyLink helps seniors, disabled keep cool with help of donation

GARDNER – CenturyLink is helping seniors stay cool this summer by donating $2,000 to the City of Gardner for their “Free Fan for Those in Need” project.    Money was raised by the CenturyLink Gardner Data Center employees through and their innovative, recycling program. From the donation, the City of Gardner has purchased 160 fans to Continue Reading

Laying the groundwork…

Cramer Products pruchases Hayes – based Stromgren Athletics

                    Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Gardner based Cramer Products, Inc., announced last week that it has acquired Stromgren Athletics of Hays, Kan. “We are extremely pleased and honored to make this announcement,” said Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products.  “We have always Continue Reading

Schultz receives Lifetime Achievement Award for student transportation

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Nancy Schulz, Gardner, has been in the student transportation business since 1967. She started her career as a school bus driver in the Gardner area when she was asked to fill in for another driver. Schulz said she got the job because she knew how to drive farm trucks and because she Continue Reading