December 1, 2015

Agritourism hot for Kansas farms, ranches

What’s hot among those looking for nearby adventure? Agritourism. Every weekend, local explorers visit Kansas farms and ranches to learn about regional agriculture production, sample great products and step into another life for a day (or even longer). Some great places to start: • Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow in Eskridge raises alpacas and produces yarn Continue Reading

Annual GE sporting clay tournament date set

Spend a day networking and having fun with your co-workers on the range at Powder Creek Shooting Park in the third annual event. Register as a team of four or as individual. Bring the gun and ammo; and rest will be provided. Ammo also available for purchase on site. There will be games on the Continue Reading

Plenty of competition at the Kansas State Fair

Competitions add to the excitement at the Kansas State Fair for fairgoers of all ages. From clothing and textiles to foods and fine arts, there’s fun to be had and competitions to enter. This year’s Fair will run Sept. 11-20 in Hutchinson. Itching to be involved in a competition but have a day job? Don’t Continue Reading

Meeting to discuss sales tax question on Aug. 24

Gardner city officials will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 24. The meeting will allow residents to ask questions about a proposed special sales tax election. Gardner voters should begin receiving ballots in the mail on Aug. 26. The ballot will ask voters whether to approve a half-cent sales tax to be used Continue Reading

Extension office to offer upholstery class in Gardner

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension will offer a five-day, hands-on upholstery class at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in September. The five-day class will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Sept. 14-18. Participants must attend an orientation meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Johnson County K-State Extension office, 11811 S. Continue Reading

Sen. Moran to present fair tax forum Aug. 17

Sen. Jerry Moran will host a forum on U.S. tax reform in Olathe next week. Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. Moran is a sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2015, legislation that would overhaul and simplify the Continue Reading

Pool to open only on weekends

The Gardner Aquatic Center will revert to weekend-only hours beginning Aug. 13. The schedule change coincides with the start of school. Wednesday, Aug. 12 will be the last full weekday with extended hours at the aquatic center. Beginning Aug. 13, the aquatic center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays Continue Reading

GEHS Project Grad to host car show, Aug. 8

The Gardner Edgerton High School class of 2016 Project Grad will host a car show this weekend. The rain-or-shine event will be at GEHS on Saturday, Aug. 8. It will start at 7 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. The first annual event raises funds for Project Graduation.

Lions Club breakfast set

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1. Proceeds of the event benefit local projects including Lions Club scholarships. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 at the Gardner Senior Citizens Building, 128 Continue Reading

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July 31 at the Livestock Pavilion on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event will pair 15 Continue Reading