August 1, 2014

Representing Prairie Star 4-H

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Bradyn Russel’s Prairie Star 4-H banner sits on display in the Green Building at the 2014 Johnson County Fair.…

School board conducts start-of-school business

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The first Gardner Edgerton USD 231 Board of Education meeting of the 2014-2015 school year, held July 28, addressed all the usual new school year housekeeping items: appointments of individuals and agencies to …

Dog days of summer

A team discusses strategy during a water game that somewhat resembled dodge ball. Squads threw wet sponges at one another.

A team discusses strategy during a water game that somewhat resembled dodge ball. Squads threw wet sponges at one another. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Heartland Center Presbyterian Church in Parkville, Mo., hosts a summer camp in its community, but …

OUR VIEW: Fair arrives again thanks to tireless volunteer efforts

Fair volunteers have done it again.
While fair goers enjoyed the sights and sounds of the annual Johnson County Fair, volunteers work tirelessly year round to make it possible.
It’s a process so well-oiled, the fair almost seems to function …

Road Closure – 2014 Fair Parade

Gardner, Kansas will be hosting the 2014 Johnson County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 2 beginning at 10:30 AM.
To accommodate the parade route, the following streets will be closed from approximately 9:45 AM to Noon:

Street Closures
Sycamore – …

Zoning board recommends asphalt permit approval again

A photo of an asphalt plant given to members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board. Photo courtesy of Johnson County

A photo of an asphalt plant given to members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board. Photo courtesy of Johnson County

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Despite a request from Edgerton officials to table discussion of a proposed asphalt and concrete …

3 Blazers compete in national wrestling meet

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and Seth Pesek competed for Team Kansas in the 2014 ASICS-VAUGHN Junior Greco and Freestyle Nationals in the Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota July 21-26. Photo courtesy of Shonda Burger

T.J. Burger, Tyler Norton and …

Sheriff’s office reunites livestock with owner

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found livestock in the rural part of the county that had been separated from their owner.
A gray Quarter horse mare and her buckskin-colored foal were discovered near 207th last weekend. Two days later, a …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

Possible burglaries investigated

Gardner police and a crime scene unit investigate a possible break-in at Metcalf Bank on Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner police and a crime scene unit investigate a possible break-in at Metcalf Bank on Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Gardner police officers and a crime scene unit from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a string of …