August 30, 2015

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 …

Buccaneers 4-H Club crafts fun, successful year

Elizabeth Lang
Club Reporter
The Stanley Buccaneers 4-H Club is made up of many active members and dedicated families.  One of our many strengths as a club is encouraging each other and promoting a team spirit.  In this past year, …

Flu concerns eliminate live poultry events at fair

A 4-H member holds chickens during a previous fair. 4-H’ers will showcase poultry projects using posters and stuffed chickens this year. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen

A 4-H member holds chickens during a previous fair. 4-H’ers will showcase poultry projects using posters and stuffed chickens this year. Photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Chicken and other poultry won’t be allowed at the Johnson County …

Lucky Clover Club meets Tuesdays in Shawnee

Maddie Anderson
Club Reporter
The Lucky Clover 4-H Club meets at Gracepoint Church in Shawnee on the secondTuesday of every month.
The active club has 27 members and is involved in community service and various 4-H activities. Lucky Clover’s community …

Members of Johnson County Livestock Club look forward to fair week

Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Jack McCracken
Club Reporter
The Johnson County Livestock Club has had another incredible year. Members enjoyed many fun events including a lock-in, a hayride and bonfire, …