September 18, 2014

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 …

Stanley Buccaneers 4-H had busy year

Alyssa Marksz
Club reporter
The Stanley Buccaneers 4-H club is busy every year, learning new skills and helping out in their community. This year they participated in many different activities that taught them new life skills, and benefited others in …

Pioneer 4-H Club celebrates 70 years

Emily Kresin
Club reporter
This year the Pioneer 4-H Club of De Soto celebrated 70 years of fun.
The group has grown in the past seven decades and, in fact, membership has doubled over the past three years.
Throughout the …

Pastor to serve as grand marshal, retire after 35 years

Rev. Ken Porter poses with his wife, Sylvia. Porter has served as a minister at First Baptist Church in Gardner since Aug. 2, 1979. He will gives his last sermon as the church’s lead pastor on Aug. 3. Photo courtesy of Ken Porter

Rev. Ken Porter poses with his wife, Sylvia. Porter has served as a minister at First Baptist Church in Gardner since Aug. 2, 1979. He will gives his last sermon as the church’s lead pastor on Aug. 3. Photo courtesy

Lucky Clover 4-H members work hard

Maddie Anderson
Club reporter
Lucky Clover 4-H is in Shawnee. The group is an active club with 21 members involved in community service and various 4-H activities.  Community service activities have included Christmas caroling at a nursing home, donating food …

Four candidates to compete for 4-H titles

Natalie McCracken

Natalie McCracken

Four girls and one boy are in the running for Mr. and Miss Johnson County 4-H 2014. All applicants are outstanding 4-H’ers who have demonstrated contributions to Johnson County 4-H in the areas of leadership, citizenship and participation. …

Family-friendly fun dots county event

Jesse Gunkel
Club reporter
The Johnson County Fair is taking place July 27 through Aug. 3, a week earlier than usual this year, and no one should miss out on it.
There is nothing more family-focused than the county fair. …

Great Plains 4-H Club prepares for annual fair

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
Several members of the Great Plains 4-H Club are …