July 30, 2015

Lions Club breakfast set

The Gardner Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1. Proceeds of the event benefit local projects including Lions Club scholarships.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy. Breakfast will be served from …

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 …

All-state soccer team includes 3 lady Bronco players

Mikayla Smith led an impressive list of Spring Hill High School lady Broncos recently named to the Kansas State Girls All-State Soccer team.
Smith earned first team honors while Sydney Shoemaker and Abigail Mikesell took second team awards.
Smith led …

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 …

Active Prairie Moon Club boasts 70 members

Alex Fiedler
Club Reporter
With nearly 70 members, Prairie Moon has had an extremely active and fun-filled year. Prairie Moon members excel in several project areas. Many members have Grand Champion livestock at several spring shows. The group boasts past …