July 31, 2015

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 …

Come Ye to the Fair

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H competitor awaits her turn to show off her dog’s obedience skills. During the event, competitors walked their dogs through an obstacle course under the watchful eye of several judges. Dogs were required to …

Softball team finishes season with double win

Catcher Bethany Schultz of the Gardner Ice gets set for a pitch in 18-and-under league action at Blue Valley last week. Submitted photo

Catcher Bethany Schultz of the Gardner Ice gets set for a pitch in 18-and-under league action at Blue Valley last week. Submitted photo

The Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team completed its Blue Valley League play with a doubleheader sweep last …

County government welcomes fairgoers

Just like most of us remember a favorite childhood fairy tale, visitors to the Johnson County Fair make memories that last a lifetime. This year we celebrate those memories with the theme, “Fair E Tails.” Whether it’s the thrill of …

Local volunteers to lead parade as grand marshalls

The Johnson County Fair Association has named Bill and Patty Gay as Grand Marshalls of the Johnson County Fair Parade. The parade is set for 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 1.
Bill was raised in Gardner by Helen and Wilbur Gay, …

Active Prairie Moon Club boasts 70 members

Alex Fiedler
Club Reporter
With nearly 70 members, Prairie Moon has had an extremely active and fun-filled year. Prairie Moon members excel in several project areas. Many members have Grand Champion livestock at several spring shows. The group boasts past …

Buccaneers 4-H Club crafts fun, successful year

Elizabeth Lang
Club Reporter
The Stanley Buccaneers 4-H Club is made up of many active members and dedicated families.  One of our many strengths as a club is encouraging each other and promoting a team spirit.  In this past year, …

Hands of Hope

Lauren Katosh
Club Reporter
Are you looking for a fun family activity to do this summer? Are you looking forward to try something new? Please come and join us at the Johnson County Fairgrounds for family activities for all ages.…

Flu concerns eliminate live poultry events at fair

A 4-H member holds chickens during a previous fair. 4-H’ers will showcase poultry projects using posters and stuffed chickens this year. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen

A 4-H member holds chickens during a previous fair. 4-H’ers will showcase poultry projects using posters and stuffed chickens this year. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chicken and other poultry won’t be allowed at the Johnson County …

Lucky Clover Club meets Tuesdays in Shawnee

Maddie Anderson
Club Reporter
The Lucky Clover 4-H Club meets at Gracepoint Church in Shawnee on the secondTuesday of every month.
The active club has 27 members and is involved in community service and various 4-H activities. Lucky Clover’s community …