November 26, 2015

Marguerite Frances Marriott

Marguerite Frances Marriott, 91, of Gardner, KS, passed away Mar. 25, 2011, at Royal Terrace Nursing Center, Olathe, KS. Marguerite was born Aug. 26, 1919 in Kansas City, KS to Charles “Karl” and Frances (Marlowitch) Toplikar. They moved to the family farm north of Gardner Lake in 1932. Marguerite married George Andrew Marriott, II on Continue Reading

Commemorative Air Force to host Warbird Open House

Mica Marriott Airplane enthusiasts will have the chance to fly high when the Commemorative Air Force, KC Ghost Squadron’s Heart of America Wing open house and air show takes place July 17 and 18. The KC Ghost Squadron’s Heart of America Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is located on the northeast side of Continue Reading

Dresses on display at historical museum’s second annual bridal exhibit this month

Mica Marriott More than any other month of the year, June has always been the most popular month to get married. In true fashion, the Gardner Historical Museum has chosen this month to display its bridal exhibit. The exhibit consists of wedding dresses donated for display by local residents. The oldest dress dates back Continue Reading

Festival tour will include Wilson’s account of Bushwackers’ raid on local general store

Mica Marriott Stephen Wilson slept upstairs above Gardner’s first General Store, located at 103 S. Elm where the Masonic Lodge and Rustic Connection are today. He worked seven days a week. His roommate was an old Mexican War veteran, Wesley Iliff, who was employed by J.W. Sponable also. The roommates and owner would eventually Continue Reading