February 11, 2016

Chamber president announces resignation

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Steve Devore, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, will resign from his post effective March 28. Devore served as chamber president for five years. “…My tenure with the Chamber of Commerce has been nothing short of pure excitement, enjoyment, growth and adventure,” Devore said in an email to members dated March Continue Reading

Biz owners, residents voice intersection expansion concerns

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Reluctantly, Shirley Bruce VanArsdale will move forward with plans to expand Bruce’s Funeral Home and add more parking. “I’m going to expand and hope you don’t eat us in another 15 years,” she told city and state officials while voicing her concerns about a U.S. 56 Highway and Center Street expansion. The Continue Reading

Gardner council candidates discuss issues at final debate

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com At the final forum before the election, seven of the eight candidates vying for three spots on the Gardner City Council had a chance to convince voters why they would be the right choice for the job.  Candidate Dustin Martin was unable to attend the forum due to a death in the Continue Reading

Gardner chamber hosts “Hacking in the Heat”

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s greeted golfers for the Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever ‘Hacking in the Heat’ Golf Tournament on Aug. 25. The tournament, which took place all day at the Gardner Golf Course, drew 52 golfers – or 13 teams of four players – to Continue Reading