October 10, 2015

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com They came from as far as Riley County and as near as Gardner with one goal – to form a network in support of military service members and veterans. Joining Community Forces, a loosely-affiliated group of organizations and service providers, met in Gardner on July 21. Approximately 30 representing dozens of organizations Continue Reading

Local Cub Scoutmaster builds medieval sling

Walter Hermreck Special to The Gardner News T.J. Dale recently hurled a cantaloupe more than 500 feet using a medieval device. A Cub Scout Master, Dale and Cub Scout Pack 3888 of Gardner participated in the district’s annual Cub Scout Day Camp at Olathe Lake. In addition to the usual activities of leather working, archery Continue Reading

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 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 at the Gardner Senior Citizens Building, 128 Continue Reading

Come Ye to the Fair

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 sit at certain spots, walk in a circle, walk slowly from one point to the next and face in different Continue Reading

Softball team finishes season with double win

The Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team completed its Blue Valley League play with a doubleheader sweep last week. In game one, Gardner beat the Fuel 13-1 behind an excellent pitching effort of Chelsie Gilner. “Chelsie pitched a great game, and we hit the ball well,” said Coach Steve Adamson. In game two, Gardner beat the Continue Reading

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 competing in a livestock event, the excitement of a carnival ride of the taste of Continue Reading

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, who were active members of the Gardner community. Growing up in Gardner, Bill was active in Continue Reading

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 Rodeo Queens, Mr. & Miss 4-H and Key Award winners and is also the home Continue Reading

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, our members hosted many project meetings along with sharing “top tips” on our projects at Continue Reading

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. The fair takes place at the county fairgrounds from July 27-Aug 1. Local Johnson County Continue Reading