April 16, 2014

Borth plays on national youth football team

Football University East Kansas All Star team captain Garrett Borth. Submitted photo

Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grader Garrett Borth  turned in an impressive performance as a member of the Football University East Kansas All-Star team.
Borth played middle linebacker and served as team captain for a Kansas team that advanced to …

Training will teach locals how to assist in emergencies

Danedri Thompson
When a massive tornado demolished Greensburg, Kan., in 2006, citizen volunteers conducted search and rescue efforts that recovered two survivors.
The citizens were trained through a Homeland Security program called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The …

KSU Olathe, Aerotek partner to offer workforce series

Kansas State University Olathe and Aerotek Scientific have developed a workforce development series for individuals interested in careers in the animal health and food industries. The series will be offered from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 8, 2014, …

Vegetable gardening workshop offered Jan. 25

Vegetable gardening is as popular as ever whether in your backyard or in one of the many community garden locations around the area. In order to help all area vegetable gardeners learn more and to be successful in the garden, …

Apply now for Kansas Master Naturalist Program

OLATHE — Those who have an interest in natural resources and enjoy working with others may enjoy an opportunity with the Kansas Naturalist program.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Kansas Master Naturalist training program.
The deadline for …

Red Cross to host multiple drives in January

The American Red Cross will host several blood drives in Johnson County in January. The month marks National Blood Donor Month. Donors are critical to ensuring a stable blood supply for patients in need.
The nearest Red Cross Blood Drive …

KC Pumpkin Patch earns hard-fought permit


Danedri Thompson
The KC Pumpkin Patch is moving, but the pumpkin cannon won’t be making the trip across town.
That’s the decision members of the board of county commissioners reached after hours of debate about whether to allow KC …

Lady Blazers beat Olathe North High

Abby Kessler, Abby Buie and Cassidy Androff scored nine points apiece leading the Lady Blazer varsity girls basketball squad to a 52-43 win at Olathe North, Dec. 17.
Gardner Edgerton High School jumped to a 12-8, first- quarter lead, but …

Blazers basketball team lose to Olathe North

The Gardner Edgerton High School  boys varsity basketball team fell behind 17-9 in the first quarter and never recovered losing at Olathe North 71-53, Dec. 17.
“Olathe North provided some very tough matchups for us with their athleticism and length,” …

Johnson County 4-H Council

Members of area 4-H clubs attended an Achievement Celebration Banquet last month.  Submitted photo

Jessica Gunkel
Club reporter
In November, 4-H clubs from the Johnson County area had an achievement celebration banquet. The 4-H clubs celebrated all the hard work and achievements members did this past year. One of the achievements is winning a …