October 24, 2014

You gotta wear shades

 Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Lucky Clover’s 4-H banner entry had some viewers humming “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” the Timbuk3 song made famous from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”…

2014 Johnson County Fair Parade

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Special to The Gardner News
August 2, 2014 – Crowds of spectators lined the main street of Gardner on Saturday to enjoy the 2014 Johnson County Fair Parade. The parade began …

Chainsaw whittling

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Keith Gregory of Grizzly Mountain Saw Works lets the chips fall as he carves an Eagle out of a stump of wood. Catch him while you can at the Johnson County Fair.…

Fair-a-doodle-doo

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

Staff photo by Brandon Humble

This rooster on display at this years Johnson County Fair belongs to Spring Hill Rustlers 4-H member Justin Hoffman.…

Ribbon cutting

Staff photo courtesy of Michelle Whitaker

Staff photo courtesy of Michelle Whitaker

Employees of Millard Lumber gather around after the ribbon cutting ceremony Aug.1. Millard first began their operation in Nebraska in 1948 and have continued to expand. Their Spring Hill location opened in December of …

Blood drive

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Photo Courtesy of Anna Hester

Members of the Johnson County 4-H community came together to donate blood in honor of their beloved leader, Katy Gregory. For the last year, Gregory has been ill and has required numerous blood transfusions. Anna …

Fair week

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Jesse Gunkel discuss a piggy bank with a wood working judge. Fair organizers anticipate there will be more than 7,000 projects judged and displayed during the Johnson County Fair.…

County fair displays old-fashioned, family fun, agricultural heritage

Ed Eilert
County Chair
Is there any better slice of Americana than a county fair? It’s small children giggling with their parents on the merry-go-round. It’s teenagers trying to walk straight after getting off the Tilt-a-Whirl.
It’s friendly competition in …

Active year keeps members of Prairie Moon club busy

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s  BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time.  Submitted photo

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time. Submitted photo

Elizabeth Fiedlet
Club reporter
With just over 50 members Prairie …

Sharon 4-H Club looks forward to successful fair week after busy year

Keen Knittel
Club reporter
The Sharon 4-H Club began the year by installing new officers for 2013 – 2014:  Mallory Meek as President, Michael Dowd as Vice-President, Brenden Meek as Secretary, and Emma Knappenberger as Treasurer.  At the next meeting, …