July 29, 2014

Main St. construction

Photos courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Construction continues at the corner of Main St. and Center, Gardner. An underground sewer junction box is being installed on the southeast corner of Main at Center prior to the creation of a right turn …

Blood drive

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Members of the Johnson County 4-H community came together to donate blood in honor of their beloved leader, Katy Gregory. For the last year, Gregory has been ill and has required numerous blood transfusions. Anna …

Fair week

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Jesse Gunkel discuss a piggy bank with a wood working judge. Fair organizers anticipate there will be more than 7,000 projects judged and displayed during the Johnson County Fair.…

Fair promises week’s worth of family fun

Chris Morrow
Mayor of Gardner
Welcome one and all to the 2014 Johnson County Fair in beautiful downtown Gardner. What awaits fair-goers this summer is a week’s worth of fun for all who visit our fair city and this venerable …

County fair displays old-fashioned, family fun, agricultural heritage

Ed Eilert
County Chair
Is there any better slice of Americana than a county fair? It’s small children giggling with their parents on the merry-go-round. It’s teenagers trying to walk straight after getting off the Tilt-a-Whirl.
It’s friendly competition in …

Active year keeps members of Prairie Moon club busy

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s  BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time.  Submitted photo

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time. Submitted photo

Elizabeth Fiedlet
Club reporter
With just over 50 members Prairie …

Sharon 4-H Club looks forward to successful fair week after busy year

Keen Knittel
Club reporter
The Sharon 4-H Club began the year by installing new officers for 2013 – 2014:  Mallory Meek as President, Michael Dowd as Vice-President, Brenden Meek as Secretary, and Emma Knappenberger as Treasurer.  At the next meeting, …

Lions Club to host breakfast before parade

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Aug. 2.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy and juice and milk. The breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on …

Prairie Star members look back at the past year

Pictured are members of Prairie Star 4-H club.  Submitted photo

Pictured are members of Prairie Star 4-H club. Submitted photo

Jesse Molenda
Club reporter
The Prairie Star 4-H Club contributed to the Mayor’s Christmas this year by adopting a family again. The club also collected coats, jackets, gloves, hats, and …

Johnson County 4-H Dog Club

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Members of the Johnson County 4-H Dog Club are pictured displaying their trophies and ribbons from graduation. Pictured are Anne Buddish, judge; members: Jamie Alden, John Alden, Alison Duarte, Kinsey McCormick, Anna Topliker, Shyan Locke, J R Newton …