September 4, 2015

County service centers to host drive for hygiene products

Johnson County Human Services will host a “Nut” Your Average Food Drive through the month of September collecting personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for Johnson County residents in need. It’s an effort to help clients “store up” those items …

Hometown Heroes – Sandy & John Husted

A picture of the old Antioch Store

A picture of the old Antioch Store

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
Sandy & John Husted recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They’ve spent all of that time, and more, living in the Antioch community, …

Nike Middle School has interesting history

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com
According to Greek Mythology, Nike was the winged goddess of victory.
In 1944, the United States Army thought Nike was the perfect name for their redesigned version of the German Wasserfall Missile, which was the world’s first …

Military update

Air Force Airman Adela T. Nichols graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
She is a 2015 graduate of Spring Hill High School.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in …

Military update

Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan V. Spiegel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Spiegel is a 2015 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, …

Sen. Moran appoints Gardner man to board

Ernie Honas, Gardner, has been named to Sen. Jerry Moran’s 2015 Kansas Service Academy Selection Board. The 20-member board reviews applications and interviews candidates applying for admission to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval …

Johnson County seeks input for new flag

Johnson County is asking for public input on its new flag. An online survey is available at www.jocogov.org/flag, and participants can vote for one of four designs. Thousands of votes have come in and due to popular demand we …

Grant winners

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Kim Brooks, Johnson County Livestock Association president; Emily Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Allyson Rietcheck, Mallory Meek, Ben Burling, Abigail Dawson, Brenden Meek, and Evan Zimmerman, Johnson County Farm Bureau, pose for a photo after the livestock association offered grants …

Pictures from the fair

 Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Earl Allen Jr. prepares a sheep for sheering. 4-Hers show all kinds of livestock during the Johnson County Fair each year.…

Fair parade 2015

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Gardner Police Department Lieutenant James “Jay” Belcher celebrated is his 18th year participating in the Johnson County Parade. When asked why he is so happy to participate each year, this is what he had to say: “The Johnson …