August 4, 2015

Canine flu not diagnosed in Kansas

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Dr. Tom Buckley isn’t recommending that local dogs receive the canine flu vaccination, but that could change if the outbreak that recently hit Chicago were to reach Johnson County. To date, there have been no reported cases …

Survey finds residents satisfied with county services

Johnson County’s 2015 Community Survey reveals increases in overall satisfaction with quality of services, value of county taxes and effectiveness in communicating with residents.
“We value the feedback we receive from our residents through this survey,” said Ed Eilert, Chairman …

Chickens, fowl banned from fair over Avian flu concerns

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chicken and other poultry won’t be allowed at the Johnson County Fair this year.
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClasky issued a stop movement order last week, canceling all poultry related shows and events in Kansas

4-H youth Tessa Dawson, member of the Spring Hill Rustlers 4-H Club, waits to show her poultry at the Johnson County Fair in 2014. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen/Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office

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Pumpkin patch grows grapes, makes wine

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, and when life gives you grapes, you make wine. That’s the conclusion the Berggren family drew when they bought a property with seven acres of grape vines.
The family …

Pocket Pets

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

An exhibitor at Festival on the Trails shows off Pocket Pets. Also known as Sugar Bears or Petaurus Breviceps, the animals are a small species of tree dwelling marsupials. As pets, the tiny creatures are …

10-and-under Blazer baseball team making strides in Blue Valley league

BOTTOM ROW:  Austin Buie, Brayden Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Bru Haas, Conner Elder, Eli Blazic SECOND ROW: Cody Davis, Eli Jensen, Ozzy Poage, Kendall Crowell, Elson Blanding BACKROW COACHES: Derik Fouts, Ryan Gretencord, Brock Haas, Robert Davis Submitted photo

BOTTOM ROW: Austin Buie, Brayden Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Bru Haas, Conner Elder, Eli Blazic SECOND ROW: Cody Davis, Eli Jensen, Ozzy Poage, Kendall Crowell, Elson Blanding BACKROW COACHES: Derik Fouts, Ryan Gretencord, Brock Haas, Robert Davis Submitted photo

Facing strong …

Blazer vaulters reaching new heights at area summer competitions

Tom Fabing placed second in the boys 15-16 year-old division with a jump of 9 feet, 6 inches at the KC Invitational at Washington  high school last weekend.Submitted photo

Tom Fabing placed second in the boys 15-16 year-old division with a jump of 9 feet, 6 inches at the KC Invitational at Washington high school last weekend. Submitted photo

Several Gardner Edgerton High School vaulters continue to post top …

Gardner Ice softball squad competing in Blue Valley League

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra  Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Gardner Ice 18-and-under catcher Kendra Rogers gets set for a pitch in Blue Valley league action last week. Submitted photo

Coached by Steve Adamson, the Gardner Ice 18-and-under softball team remains competitive in the Blue Valley League this summer.
On …

Edgerton to host 43rd Frontier Days celebration

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Members of the Gardner Edgerton High School Marching Band parade through the streets of Edgerton during last year’s Frontier Days Parade. The annual celebration, not in its 43rd year, returns to the community on June 19-20. File photo

Danedri Thompson

GEHS students to receive personal devices in 2016

Gardner Edgerton High School students will be receiving portable devices in 2016. That’s the word from USD 231 Superintendent Pam Stranathan.
District officials have been researching strategies for using digital platforms to deliver curriculum and having one device per student.…