August 20, 2014

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 …

Johnson County Fair marches into town

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School marching band march down Main Street during the 2013 Johnson County Fair Parade. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School marching band march down Main Street during the 2013 Johnson County Fair Parade. File photo

It takes the efforts of hundreds of volunteers to make the Johnson County Fair work. With carnival rides, …

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 …

Zoning board recommends asphalt plant approval

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will be asked to reconsider a a conditional use permit for an asphalt and concrete plant near Edgerton.

For a second time, members of the Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board …

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. …

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 …