February 6, 2016

Big Bull Creek meeting set; public invited

Big Bull Creek Park, almost 2000 acres generally southeast of Edgerton, may finally be developed, at least according to a master plan developed by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The land was originally purchased more than a decade ago. In the late 1990’s county officials prioritized undeveloped property for parks while it was Continue Reading

Athena Club

Mary Pritchard Secretary The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2016 at the Gardner branch of the Johnson County Library. Members answered roll call with a favorite fad. Given that the group is made up of both young and old, it was fun to hear members reminisce about what used to Continue Reading

The Outsiders

Cast members of “The Outsiders” (left to right) Christian Herndon, Nicholas Todd, Hannah Sutton, Madison Copsey, Daniel Alatorre, Jacob Casey and Mason Brooks. Directed by student director Faith Garrie “The Outsiders” plays Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium.

Steel Magnolias

GEHS Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias” on Feb. 3, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the GEHS Auditorium. Rehearsing cast members (left to right) Emily Worth, Larissa Weidler, Faith Garrie, Lindy Maska, Olivia Schultz, and Ali Shappell.

Safety first

About 15 youth attended a gun safety course at Edgerton Elementary on Jan. 16. The class, sponsored by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and Edgerton Parks and Recreation, lasted about an hour. Participants watched videos regarding gun safety and toy guns were used in the demonstration.

Spring Hill nurse wins caregiver award 

Aaron Johnson has been named a Caregiver of the Year by Maxim Healthcare Services The licensed practical nurse and resident of Johnson County was recognized for providing eight years of experienced, home healthcare service and therapy to a non-verbal, homecare patient. Johnson first met his patient, Hannah, when she was 15 years old. At the Continue Reading

Comet Tech 4-H

Seth Gunkel Club reporter A short business meeting of the Comet Tech 4-H Club was help on Dec. 15, 2015 followed by a Christmas party. Due to a flu outbreak, the meeting was attended by only 10 club members. The junior members of the club, Amy and Emma Ulrich, Preston Simpson, Jessica and Seth Gunkel, Continue Reading

Applications accepted for Citizen’s Academy

The City of Gardner will host its second Citizens Academy, Gardner You!, beginning Jan. 28. From the 2015 class, at least one graduate, Lee Moore, is now an elected official, and at least four – Andy Stevens, Bruce Hughes, Julie Aldridge and Walter Hermreck – serve on advisory committees. “It’s a helpful experience for those Continue Reading

Athena Club

The Gardner Athena GFWC met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2015, at the Perkins Restaurant in Gardner, Kansas. Members answered roll call with a fact about Charles Dickens. Some surprising particulars about Dickens include that in 1865, Dickens was involved in the famed Staplehurst rail crash in which seven train carriages toppled off a Continue Reading

Snow Days

Cold snow was no hindrance to having a good time for Otto Poague, Edgerton, who enjoyed the taste of snow.