February 7, 2016

Police to host Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics on May 31

The Gardner Police Department will partner with the local Special Olympics team, Gardner Gold, in a mini, law-enforcement torch run. The first annual Gardner Community Torch Run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Moonlight on May 31. Gardner Gold Olympians will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and then Continue Reading

Officers participate in Tip-A-Cop fundraiser

MISSION – Save the date for great BBQ and being “served” by local law enforcement officers. On Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. officers will join “forces” with K & M BBQ employees to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas. Officers will trade in handcuffs and badges for aprons and order pads for Continue Reading

Special Olympics provides Motor Skills Program

MISSION — Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is encouraging young children ages 3-7, with intellectual disabilities to participate in their Motor Skills Program on Oct. 4. The Workshop will be held at Shawnee Mission Instruction Center, 9700 W 96th St., Overland Park. The program focuses on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development: physical activities Continue Reading

Madeline Iona Herman

Madeline Iona Herman, age 8 years, 10 months and 14 days, of Gardner, died May 31, 2011 at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Madeline was born July 17, 2002 in Merriam, Kan. She was the youngest of three children born to Carl Max “Sonny” Herman III and Shera Jean (Smith) Herman. Maddie Continue Reading