July 29, 2014

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 …

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. …

Successful season for Blazers

It’s been quite a season for Coach Corey Schrack and his thirteen and under AAA boys baseball team.
The team participated in the Metro division league at 3&2 stadiums in Lenexa and in several area tourneys.
“The team accepted the …