November 22, 2014

Blazer fall sports practices underway

Fall sports practices officially got underway at GEHS Aug. 18 as several teams prepare for their season openers.
On the volleyball courts, Coach Erica Book is preparing a young, but very talented team for the Aug. 30 Metro Slam tournament …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

Jail cell death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an Overland Park man.
Matthew C. Worsham was found unresponsive in his Johnson County jail cell on Aug. 3.
Johnson County MedAct responded and initiated life-saving measures. They were able to revive the 30-year-old …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

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.”…

Gardner Edgerton Crushers win Olathe league softball title

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole, Katie Thompson, Makenna Trout, Sophia Summers, Lauren Salpas, Rylie Atterbury, Kyleigh Bobki, Coach Cliff Cole. NOT PICTURED: Pearl Savasten. Submitted photo

The Gardner Edgerton Crusher softball team recently took first place in the Olathe Girls softball Asssociation 10 and under B league. FRONT ROW: Abbi Everman, Erin Michael, Madison Cole, Lilly Kepler, Macy Crooks, Ellie Supple. BACK ROW: Coach Colleen Cole,

2014 Johnson County Fair Parade

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
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.…

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 …