February 8, 2016

Marine from Edgerton crawls, walks, runs to excel

  Timothy Childers Special to The Gardner News Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Hikes, often called, “humps,” are known throughout the ranks of the Marine Corps as long, gruesome and physically demanding endeavors and a necessary hardship all Marines prepare to conduct. An Edgerton man, along with his battalion is taking a tried and proven approach Continue Reading

Police armed with candy

Debbie Hickman Special to The Gardner News On Halloween night, watch out for Gardner Police Officers walking neighborhoods. They may be armed – with candy. No costumes though, they will be wearing the real thing – the new official GPD uniforms. Chief Gerald Cullumber and Captain Jim Moore will be taking to the streets as Continue Reading

Gardner issues water watch

The Kansas Water Office has issued a drought watch for Hillsdale Lake and its watershed, which includes Gardner.  The counties or areas served by the Hillsdale watershed are included in this watch and should implement Stage 1 of their Conservation Plan. In response to the Kansas Water Office direction, Gardner has invoked a “Water Watch”. Continue Reading

Trash truck accident causes power outage

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Approximately 500 Gardner Energy electric customers lost power shortly after noon on March 22. Power has been restored to a majority of those customers, but a handful of customers will have to wait several hours before they have electricity. Bill Krawczyk, Gardner Energy director, said a trash truck took out a power Continue Reading

Skull not first remains discovered south of Gardner

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A human skull found south of Gardner last week isn’t the first human remains to be found south of town. At least three other bodies have been found within a few miles of the skull’s location in the past 20-plus years. Those cases have never been solved. The bodies of Candice L. Continue Reading

Northbound I-35 between Edgerton and Gardner to close

A road closure of northbound Interstate 35 between Edgerton and Gardner set for this weekend has been postponed. Workers will instead close northbound I-35 between Kansas 33 Highway and 175th Street at 9 p.m. on March 18. It will re-open at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 weather permitting. The road will be closed as Continue Reading

Traffic stalled, tow trucks off the streets as storm blows through

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Schools are shuttered, the airport is closed, and most major roadways are throttled. Unfortunately for drivers, however, traffic isn’t moving on many thoroughfares around Gardner and Edgerton. The non-stop snow, which started early on the morning of Feb. 21 is creating challenges for first responders, tow truck drivers and snow plows. Marriott’s Continue Reading

Candidate forum cancelled due to weather

Due to bad weather, the Gardner Edgerton Republican Group has cancelled the candidate forum scheduled for tonight, Feb. 21 at New Century Fieldhouse. The event will be rescheduled and a date announced once determined.  

Gardner candidate forum set for Feb. 21

More than a dozen candidates for Gardner City Council, mayoral and USD 231 school board races will participate in a forum next week. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about the candidates. The event will start at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the multi-purpose room at New Century Fieldhouse. Continue Reading

Drovetta to seek second term

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Mayor Dave Drovetta will seek a second term. He announced his intention to seek the position in a Jan. 6 press release. He has served as Gardner’s mayor since 2007, and served on the council for 15 years. He will face council vice president Chris Morrow in the race. To date no Continue Reading