August 29, 2015

Crypto hits swimming pools in Johnson County

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Swimmers climb to the top of a slide at the Gardner Aquatic Center. A few pools in Johnson County are shock treating their waters in response to the diagnosis of three Johnson County residents with Cryptosporidiosis. File Photo

Danedri Thompson

County adopts budget with tax rate increase

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly  differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

A graph shows how much residents of varying home prices will pay with the county tax increase. Olathe residents will be taxed slightly differently as the city has its own library system. Graphic courtesy of Johnson County Government

Danedri Thompson

Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Masato Yoshikawa, center,  president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American Distribution Center in Edgerton. Officials anticipate the warehouse will eventually employ more than 100 in sales and distribution. Currently, approximately 40 people work at the facility. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Masato Yoshikawa, center, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American

Blazer volleyball team preps for season opener

Gardner Edgerton High School Volleyball Coach Erica Book welcomed a young, but very talented group to practice Aug. 17 in preparation for the season opener in September at home against Olathe Northwest High School.
“I’m very excited about this group,” …

Sen. Moran to present fair tax forum Aug. 17

Sen. Jerry Moran will host a forum on U.S. tax reform in Olathe next week. Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.
Moran is a …

Fair e Tail Farewell

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Gardner Community Garden volunteers line-up awaiting commencement of the Johnson County Fair Parade. The annual event takes place on the final Saturday of the Johnson County Fair. Garden volunteers costumed as vegetables took to the …

Locals win livestock showmanship

Gabe Hueser, Tonya Slyter and Logan Allen won their divisions in the livestock Round Robin Showmanship competition at the 2015 Johnson County Fair, held July 31. Submitted photo

Gabe Hueser, Tonya Slyter and Logan Allen won their divisions in the livestock Round Robin Showmanship competition at the 2015 Johnson County Fair, held July 31. Submitted photo

4-H members from Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill won their divisions in …

Organizations network with goal to help veterans

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates  Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community Forces meeting in Gardner last week. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Debbie Austin, center, talks about the Kansas Remembering the Fallen exhibit. Debbie’s son, Shane Austin, was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. The exhibit commemorates Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was on display during the Joining Community

Special livestock show scheduled for July 31

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several area special needs youth will be chasing memories during a special event at the Johnson County Fair. Fifteen 12-18 year-olds are set to compete in the first “Chasing Memories” Livestock Show at 5 p.m. on July …

Come Ye to the Fair

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A 4-H competitor awaits her turn to show off her dog’s obedience skills. During the event, competitors walked their dogs through an obstacle course under the watchful eye of several judges. Dogs were required to …