August 28, 2015

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 …

Pioneer Club 4-H’ers ready to shine at fair

Emily Kresin
Club Reporter
The Pioneer 4-H Club has enjoyed the Johnson County Fair for more than 70 years. Members are looking forward to showcasing their talents in 2015.
First-year Pioneer members Emily and Josh Stove are looking forward to …

Gardner postman hangs up letter carrier’s bag after nearly 18 years

Danny O’Connor, Gardner,  relaxes after retiring from the U.S. Post Office. The letter carrier delivered mail in Gardner and grew up in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danny O’Connor, Gardner, relaxes after retiring from the U.S. Post Office. The letter carrier delivered mail in Gardner and grew up in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In rain, sleet, hail or snow, the mail has …

Record crowd joins city Fourth celebration

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

Photo courtesy of Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo

The city of Gardner’s annual Fourth of July event at Celebration Park drew approximately 8,000 attendees, a record crowd. This was 1,000 more people than the previous year.
The celebration featured two concert performances, food …

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

An Aug. 1  race honors thesacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

An Aug. 1 race honors the sacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century …