August 2, 2015

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates  Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community Forces meeting in Gardner last week. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community

Local Cub Scoutmaster builds medieval sling

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

T.J. Dale puts the finishes touches on his trebuchet. The medieval weapon can launch a cantaloupe more than 600 feet. It takes Dale more than five hours to set up and prepare for a launch. Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

Dog days

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H member shows off her dog’s obedience skills on July 27. The dog obedience judging was one of the first events at the Johnson County Fair. The fair continues throughout the week with a …

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 …

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July …

Come Ye to the Fair

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

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 …

GEHS alumni compete in area street vault events

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track star, Casey Bowen vaults in a competition at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track star, Casey Bowen vaults in a competition at William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout Casey Bowen continues to excel in area pole vault competitions. The …

Softball team finishes season with double win

Catcher Bethany Schultz of the Gardner Ice gets set for a pitch in 18-and-under league action at Blue Valley last week. Submitted photo

Catcher Bethany Schultz of the Gardner Ice gets set for a pitch in 18-and-under league action at Blue Valley last week. Submitted photo

The Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team completed its Blue Valley League play with a doubleheader sweep last …

Johnson County fair rich in historic tradition

Terry Swadler, then 17 of Gardner, had the champion Palomino horse in the halter class in the 4-H horse show at the Kansas State Fair in 1973. He was then a member of the Morning Glory 4-H Club. File photo

Terry Swadler, then 17 of Gardner, had the champion Palomino horse in the halter class in the 4-H horse show at the Kansas State Fair in 1973. He was then a member of the Morning Glory 4-H Club. File photo

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 …