July 30, 2015

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 …

Street vaulting event set to launch on Aug. 1

The Gardner Track Club in conjunction with the Johnson County Fair, the city of Gardner and USD 231 present the annual Street Pole Vault. Vaulting will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 1 on the north side of Gardner Elementary …

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 …

County fair culminates with annual town parade

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Horses, politicians and the Gardner Edgerton High School marching band will help make the Johnson County Fair parade a fair e tail on Saturday morning. The annual parade starts at 10:30 a.m., but traffic will be disrupted …

Local volunteers to lead parade as grand marshalls

The Johnson County Fair Association has named Bill and Patty Gay as Grand Marshalls of the Johnson County Fair Parade. The parade is set for 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 1.
Bill was raised in Gardner by Helen and Wilbur Gay, …

County fair blows into town July 27

A young fairgoer poses in front of farm equipment on display at the 2014 Johnson County Fair. File photo

A young fairgoer poses in front of farm equipment on display at the 2014 Johnson County Fair. File photo

It’s not a fairy tale, but it typically has a pretty happy ending.
The Johnson County Fair kicks off July 27 …