April 24, 2014

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 …

Commemorative Air Force to host Warbird Open House

An old war plane is on display at New Century AirCenter. Staff photo by Mica Marriott

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 …

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

Gardner resident Eileen Hertzler’s wedding dress is one of several on display at the Gardner Historical Museum’s second annual bridal exhibit this month. Hertzler and her husband, Neil, were married Aug. 12, 1961. Staff photo by Mica Marriott

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 …

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, …