July 24, 2014

Lucky Clover 4-H members work hard

Maddie Anderson
Club reporter
Lucky Clover 4-H is in Shawnee. The group is an active club with 21 members involved in community service and various 4-H activities.  Community service activities have included Christmas caroling at a nursing home, donating food …

Four candidates to compete for 4-H titles

Natalie McCracken
Natalie McCracken

Natalie McCracken

Four girls and one boy are in the running for Mr. and Miss Johnson County 4-H 2014. All applicants are outstanding 4-H’ers who have demonstrated contributions to Johnson County 4-H in the areas of leadership, citizenship and participation. …

Family-friendly fun dots county event

Jesse Gunkel
Club reporter
The Johnson County Fair is taking place July 27 through Aug. 3, a week earlier than usual this year, and no one should miss out on it.
There is nothing more family-focused than the county fair. …

Great Plains 4-H Club prepares for annual fair

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Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Abby Gunkel watches conference judging of her ceramics project during last year’s county fair. The event runs from July 27 to Aug. 2 this year. Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
Several members of the Great Plains 4-H Club are …

Youth ball club finishes summer season with 13-3 record

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo
The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers 9-under baseball team recently won first place in the Prairie league with a 13-3 record. Submitted photo

The Blazers nine-and-under baseball team recently wrapped up first place honors in the Prairie league standings with a 13-3 record.
The …

JoCo Fair to arrive one week early

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo
CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme -- ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

CAPTION A float in last yearís Johnson County Fair Parade displayed the 2013 theme — ìItís a Wild Ride.î This yearís fair and parade will be a week earlier. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The fur and feathers of the …

Gardner Thunder making noise

The Gardner Thunder 8-under team has an 8-2 record so far in the Gardner Olathe Parks and Recreation league. The team roster includes Nick Kilonzo, Nick Woolington, Connor Plantz, Harm Waterborg, Gunnar Kyle, Ethan Bunce, Brady Winslow, Austin Elley, Chase Karlin, and Preston Garber. Submitted photo
The Gardner Thunder 8-under team has an 8-2 record so far in the Gardner Olathe Parks and Recreation league. The team roster includes Nick Kilonzo, Nick Woolington, Connor Plantz, Harm Waterborg, Gunnar Kyle, Ethan Bunce, Brady Winslow, Austin Elley, Chase Karlin, and Preston Garber. Submitted photo

The Gardner Thunder 8-under team has an 8-2 record so far in the Gardner Olathe Parks and Recreation league. The team roster includes Nick Kilonzo, Nick Woolington, Connor Plantz, Harm Waterborg, Gunnar Kyle, Ethan Bunce, Brady Winslow, Austin Elley, Chase

Memory Care Facility Approved for Olathe Medical Park

Memory Care Facility Approved for Olathe Medical Park
OLATHE, KAN. (July 2, 2014) – A new option for families dealing with memory care
needs will be available in the near future. The Cedar Lake Village Board of Directors
and the …

August primary voters to choose party candidates in several races

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Democrats, Republicans and unafilliated voters will have choices on the Aug. 5 primary ballot. The deadline for candidates to file for federal, state and county offices closed on June 2, and now it’s up to voters to …

Yoder to host job fair and resource expo

Congressman Kevin Yoder will host a Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo on Aug. 14 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66061.
The purpose of the fair will be to help …