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Rural meets city at the county fair

Jason Camis Gardner Edgerton Chamber It’s time for the Johnson County Fair. For years, kids from Prairie Village to Edgerton and Leawood to De Soto have been showcasing the finest animals, produce, crafts and culinary treasures...

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Johnson County rodeo princess

Ava Mills is 13 years old and attends Manhattan Virtual Academy. She has been riding since she was five years old. Mills has an active role in the training of her horses. She competes all across the Midwest and Southern States....

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Sharon 4-H

 Photo courtesy of Kairi Quinn & Lainy Angelo Kairi Quinn & Lainy Angelo Club reporters...

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Dam on-again, off-again project may be a go

The proposed on-again, off-again repair of the Gardner Lake dam and spillway may be on again. “We do have a CIP project in the budget for dam and spillway improvements,” said Michael Kramer, public works director. “Staff intends...

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Fairground consideration requested

Aubrey Hamilton Johnson County Fair exhibitor Hello everyone! My name is Aubrey Hamilton, and I am an exhibitor for the fair. This will be my 10th year showing livestock. As many of you know the Johnson County Fair is fastly...

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Country Hearts 4-H

Karl Burg Club reporter The Country Hearts 4-H Club is a community club with members of all ages, from cloverbuds to 18-year olds. The members develop practical skill sets through a myriad of projects, including Arts and Crafts,...

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Fair provides tradition, entertainment

Cheryl Harrison-Lee Gardner city administrator Welcome to the Johnson County Fair! Gardner is excited to once again serve as the host city and extend its hospitality to thousands of guests from all over the county and state....

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JCBCC names new county manager

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the contract to appoint Penny Postoak Ferguson as County Manager for Johnson County. The contract is effective July 15, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2019,...

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The things that make you go hmmmmmmm?

Joan Dorsey Contributing columnist Long hot summer days usually lead me to one of two things. Either reading/ napping or wondering about things that make the world go round. You can, as a rule, only nap so much. Over-napping...

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