August 20, 2014

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 …

Outdoor pole vault competition set for August 2 in Gardner

Devlin Specht, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, cleared a personal best 11-feet in competition at the St. Theresa Invitational last weekend.  Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, cleared a personal best 11-feet in competition at the St. Theresa Invitational last weekend. Submitted photo

The Gardner track club in conjunction with the Johnson County Fair, the city of Gardner and …

Main St. construction

Photos courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Construction continues at the corner of Main St. and Center, Gardner. An underground sewer junction box is being installed on the southeast corner of Main at Center prior to the creation of a right turn …

Blood drive

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Members of the Johnson County 4-H community came together to donate blood in honor of their beloved leader, Katy Gregory. For the last year, Gregory has been ill and has required numerous blood transfusions. Anna …

Fair week

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Jesse Gunkel discuss a piggy bank with a wood working judge. Fair organizers anticipate there will be more than 7,000 projects judged and displayed during the Johnson County Fair.…

Fair promises week’s worth of family fun

Chris Morrow
Mayor of Gardner
Welcome one and all to the 2014 Johnson County Fair in beautiful downtown Gardner. What awaits fair-goers this summer is a week’s worth of fun for all who visit our fair city and this venerable …

County fair displays old-fashioned, family fun, agricultural heritage

Ed Eilert
County Chair
Is there any better slice of Americana than a county fair? It’s small children giggling with their parents on the merry-go-round. It’s teenagers trying to walk straight after getting off the Tilt-a-Whirl.
It’s friendly competition in …

Active year keeps members of Prairie Moon club busy

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s  BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time.  Submitted photo

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time. Submitted photo

Elizabeth Fiedlet
Club reporter
With just over 50 members Prairie …

Sharon 4-H Club looks forward to successful fair week after busy year

Keen Knittel
Club reporter
The Sharon 4-H Club began the year by installing new officers for 2013 – 2014:  Mallory Meek as President, Michael Dowd as Vice-President, Brenden Meek as Secretary, and Emma Knappenberger as Treasurer.  At the next meeting, …

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 …