August 1, 2014

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. …

Board reconsiders Edgerton asphalt plant

The Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board will reconsider the conditional use permit for a proposed asphalt and concrete plant at 20125 Sunflower Road, Edgerton at 7 p.m. July 23 in the Senior Citizens’ Community Center, 128 E Park, Gardner.
Applicant is …

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. …

Summer Vaulting

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, GEHS freshman, prepares for a practice pole vault on the runway last week. Specht is one of several Blazers participating in area vault Invitationals this summer.…

Sherrif’s office seeks livestock owner

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found livestock in the rural part of the county that has been separated from their owner.
The animals will be cared for until the owner is identified and they can be returned. If the rightful …

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 …

Youth ball club finishes summer season with 13-3 record

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers nine-and-under baseball team recently wrapped up first place honors in the Prairie league standings with a 13-3 record.
The …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …