November 27, 2015

4 arrested following vandalism spree

Mark Taylor Three juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested Dec. 28 following a rash of vandalism in the previous evening in Gardner. The vandalism included damage to Christmas decorations and mailboxes. Six incidents of vandalism to Christmas decorations were reported in an area bordered by Spruce, Oak, 183rd and 184th streets in southern Gardner. Continue Reading

Morrow calls on Drovetta, Pugh to resign

Mark Taylor Councilman Chris Morrow is calling on Mayor Dave Drovetta and Councilman Dennis Pugh to resign following an argument that started during Monday night’s council meeting and escalated into an altercation in front of Councilman Larry Fotovich’s house. Pugh allegedly followed Fotovich home after the meeting and accosted him. “Considering the ongoing intimidation Continue Reading

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 car- tractor- truck, use your imagination. Businesses, clubs, or individuals are welcome and encouraged to Continue Reading

Johnson County Libraries offer summer activities

Spring Hill Book Group July 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the Spring Hill Library for its monthly discussion.  The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Spring Hill Library. Everyone is welcome. Discussion on July 14 is about “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.  For more information call Continue Reading

Bell named state finalist for Miss Kansas Pageant

Montana Jo Bell, 11, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant to be held July 15-17 in Wichita.  The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions.  Montana will be participating in the pre-teen age division, along with other outstanding Continue Reading

Junior Blazers making mark in Gardner competitive league

As the season nears completion, Jeff Stewart’s young Blazer baseball team is making its mark in the Gardner competitive 10-under league. Stewart and his assistants have guided a very talented group to a 5-6 record and look forward to the stretch drive of the season. “For a young team we are progressing and competing very Continue Reading

Gardner First Baptist Church to host study

Gardner First Baptist Church is hosting a special study for parents of kids who want to do the best for their children. The study will teach you how to bring out the best in your kids by doing what is best for them.  This study is titled “Making Children Mind without Losing Yours” by Dr. Continue Reading

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 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

Take Charge Challenge

June 29, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 13, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Join the City of Gardner for a class at the new Home Energy Efficiency Demonstration & Learning Center (Take Charge Challenge HQ). Come learn about the following topics: •Tips on how to weather proof your home • What a home energy Continue Reading