August 30, 2015

Johnson County Horse Club

Madison Brown
Club Reporter
The Johnson County Horse Club members are excited that next week is the Johnson County Fair.  Several of our members will be not only showing their horses, but also their calves, steers or heifers, goats, sheep …

Pioneer Club 4-H’ers ready to shine at fair

Emily Kresin
Club Reporter
The Pioneer 4-H Club has enjoyed the Johnson County Fair for more than 70 years. Members are looking forward to showcasing their talents in 2015.
First-year Pioneer members Emily and Josh Stove are looking forward to …

Local youths place at 4-H Shooting Sports Nationals

Ethan Eccles, Gardner, Olivia Rogers, Gardner, and Bryce Zimmerman, De Soto, pose for a photo during 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb., in June. Submitted photo

Ethan Eccles, Gardner, Olivia Rogers, Gardner, and Bryce Zimmerman, De Soto, pose for a photo during 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb., in June. Submitted photo

Three Johnson County 4-H youth competed at the 4-H Shooting Sports …

Investigators seek resolution in murder mystery now 30 years cold

Beverly Douthit

Beverly Douthit

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In 1985, 31-year-old Beverly Douthit would walk to neighborhood watering holes to enjoy a drink and company.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, 1985, she visited Brother in Law’s Bar on Independence Avenue in Kansas City. She …

Military update

Air Force Airman Matthew R. Hadel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hadel is a 2010 graduate of Spring Hill High School.
Hadel completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military …

Smith medals at Sunflower State games

Jack Smith continues to excel on the senior track and field circuit.
Smith, 57 of Spring Hill, brought back silver medals in the shot put and 400 meters from the Sunflower State games in Topeka last weekend. He tossed the …

Prairie Moon 4-H members launch rocket

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Jackson Farrell
Club Reporter
On July 5 at 8 p.m., Jackson Farrell and Ryan Harra shot off their self designed crossbow rocket at a family member’s house off of 223rd Street in Spring Hill. Jackson and Ryan designed, built …

Grann guides three SH recreation teams

It’s been a busy summer for Coach Michael Grann and his Spring Hill Recreation teams.
Grann guided a 12-and-under boys baseball team, a 5-6 year old co-ed pitch team, and a 7-8 year-old girls softball team in the league.
Grann’s …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Brenneman, Hanson earn Tri-Co track honors

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman, pictured, earned Tri-County honors for his success in track and field. Jonathan Hanson also earned Tri-County honors. File photo

Spring Hill High School’s Dylan Brenneman, pictured, earned Tri-County honors for his success in track and field. Jonathan Hanson also earned Tri-County honors. File photo

Spring Hill’s Dylan Brenneman and Jonathan Hanson recently earned Tri County track Spotlight honors.
Brenneman …