A candidate forum will be held at 7 p.m. July 21 at the Gardner Grange building on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The forum is being sponsored by the VFW Post 11234.
According to the Johnson County Election website, a primary election will be held Aug. 1 for Gardner City Council candidates. Voters are asked to vote for two or fewer.

Candidates are:
Mark Baldwin; 31115 West 172nd Terrace, Gardner
Michael Blanchard; 360 West Madison Street, Gardner
Terrence J. Flowers; 607 North Poplar, Gardner
Randy Gregorcyk; 620 East Hawthorn Street, Gardner
Shirley Baker Harley; 29609 West 184th Street, Gardner
Jonathan T. Pelkey; 625 West Santa Fe Street, Gardner
Scott Smith; 813 South Cedar Street, Gardner
Winners of the primary will move forward to the November general election.