November 27, 2015

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Danedri Thompson Three persons in Johnson County have been diagnosed with Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto. The illness, which is caused by a protozoan, causes diarrhea and is spread through contaminated water. The county health department is working with pool operators in Overland Park and Shawnee to treat or close those known swimming pools with which Continue Reading

Bronco volleyball prepares for opener

Following four weeks of practice, the lady Bronco volleyball team begins the season August 29th. Veteran Head Coach Alicia Von Stein is working with 34 players and has experienced a good attitude in preseason practices. Providing leadership for a young team will be senior Megan Curry, senior Madi Miller, senior Dani Townley, Amanda Dickie and Continue Reading

Broncos host Paola in season opener

New head coach Jason Feeback will lead his Spring Hill Broncos in the September 4th home opener versus rival Paola. Feeback comes to Spring Hill from Pawnee Heights where his team recorded 4-5, and 7-2 marks. He also had a stint at Chanute. He recorded an 8-5 and 4-5 mark during his time there. Feeback Continue Reading

County adopts budget with tax rate increase

Danedri Thompson A divided Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted a 2016 budget that includes 7 percent rate increase. The $928 million budget includes a 3.30 mill levy rate increase with more than $743 million in spending and $185 million in reserves. The rate increase will cost the owner of a $261,000 Johnson County Continue Reading

Bronco cross country team stacked for season

Coach Brent Smitheran welcomed a talented group to Spring Hill High School cross country practice Aug. 17 in preparation for a Sept. 3 Anderson County season opener. Makayla Kosberg, Andi Oursler and Taylor Mangels will lead the girls’ team. “We have a fairly young girls’ team this year, but we have excellent leaders in Makayla Continue Reading

SH boy competes in national competition

Danedri Thompson Mikey Sandidge starts kindergarten next week, but last month he was thinking about his career. The Spring Hill five-year-old competed in the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in Tennessee. His father, Mike Sandidge said if they qualify again next year, they’ll be going back. “We probably spend Continue Reading

Grant winners

Kim Brooks, Johnson County Livestock Association president; Emily Dowd, Kylie Rogers, Allyson Rietcheck, Mallory Meek, Ben Burling, Abigail Dawson, Brenden Meek, and Evan Zimmerman, Johnson County Farm Bureau, pose for a photo after the livestock association offered grants to the students pictured.

Spring Hill students learn history with help from laptops

Learning about the African-American Civil Rights Movement recently took on a new twist at Spring Hill Middle (SHMS) and High Schools (SHHS). Thanks to 1-to-1 laptops and 21st Century technology and skills, students at the high school became the teachers for younger students, as they explored civil rights from the Civil War to 1992 in Continue Reading

Pictures from the fair

Earl Allen Jr. prepares a sheep for sheering. 4-Hers show all kinds of livestock during the Johnson County Fair each year.

Fair parade 2015

Members of the Great Plains 4-H Club await the start of the Johnson County Fair Parade.