August 2, 2014

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. …

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. …

Sherrif’s office seeks livestock owner

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found livestock in the rural part of the county that has been separated from their owner.
The animals will be cared for until the owner is identified and they can be returned. If the rightful …

Great Plains 4-H Club prepares for annual fair

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
Several members of the Great Plains 4-H Club are …

Youth ball club finishes summer season with 13-3 record

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers nine-and-under baseball team recently wrapped up first place honors in the Prairie league standings with a 13-3 record.
The …

Local percussionists attend master class

Five local students participated in Washburn University’s Total Percussion Camp.
During a master class offered on July 16 of the camp, noted percussionist Jeff Hamilton taught a captive audience of more than 40 including Gardner Edgerton High School students Allison …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

SH boys basketball camp to begin

New Spring Hill High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Wes Book will be holding a camp July 21-23 at Spring Hill High School.
Sessions are first through fourth grade, 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; and fifth through eighth grade, 3 …

SH chamber hosts county chair candidates

ounty chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

County chair Ed Eilert, left , commissioner Ed Peterson, and Patricia Lightner, speaking, visited the Spring Hill Chamber meeting on July 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County chair candidates visited with the Spring Hill Chamber of …

Banquet celebrates 4-H members accomplishments

Zach Nason, Jessica Gunkel, Anna Hester, Evan Eschliman and Carley Eschliman were Johnson County 4-H winners at the Emerald Circle Banquet that was recently held in Manhattan.  Submitted photo

Zach Nason, Jessica Gunkel, Anna Hester, Evan Eschliman and Carley Eschliman were Johnson County 4-H winners at the Emerald Circle Banquet that was recently held in Manhattan. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
On June 4th, the Kansas 4-H Youth …