July 29, 2015

Lucky Clover Club meets Tuesdays in Shawnee

Maddie Anderson
Club Reporter
The Lucky Clover 4-H Club meets at Gracepoint Church in Shawnee on the secondTuesday of every month.
The active club has 27 members and is involved in community service and various 4-H activities. Lucky Clover’s community …

Members of Johnson County Livestock Club look forward to fair week

Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Jack McCracken
Club Reporter
The Johnson County Livestock Club has had another incredible year. Members enjoyed many fun events including a lock-in, a hayride and bonfire, …

Johnson County Horse Club

Madison Brown
Club Reporter
The Johnson County Horse Club members are excited that next week is the Johnson County Fair.  Several of our members will be not only showing their horses, but also their calves, steers or heifers, goats, sheep …

Pioneer Club 4-H’ers ready to shine at fair

Emily Kresin
Club Reporter
The Pioneer 4-H Club has enjoyed the Johnson County Fair for more than 70 years. Members are looking forward to showcasing their talents in 2015.
First-year Pioneer members Emily and Josh Stove are looking forward to …

Local youths place at 4-H Shooting Sports Nationals

Ethan Eccles, Gardner, Olivia Rogers, Gardner, and Bryce Zimmerman, De Soto, pose for a photo during 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb., in June. Submitted photo

Ethan Eccles, Gardner, Olivia Rogers, Gardner, and Bryce Zimmerman, De Soto, pose for a photo during 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Neb., in June. Submitted photo

Three Johnson County 4-H youth competed at the 4-H Shooting Sports …

Race to remember fallen service member set for Aug. 1

An Aug. 1  race honors thesacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

An Aug. 1 race honors the sacrifice of Spencer Duncan, pictured, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2001. File photo

The 4th Annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at the New Century …

DAR

An informational workshop, free and open to the public and sponsored by the National Society and Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July18 at the Gardner branch of the …

Daughters of American Revolution dedicate Oregon Trail marker in 1930

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as a young girl. She celebrated her 99th birthday in July 1957. Submitted photo

Mary Patch, named Gardner’s Centennial Belle in 1957, was 99-years-old when she posed with the Oregon Trail marker in Gardner. Patch, known as “Aunt Mary Patch” by locals, was a pioneer of the Oregon Trail, who settled in Gardner as

Sheriff’s office to host handgun safety for kids

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Kids Handgun Safety and Awareness Seminar Saturday, June 6 for children ages 5-12.
There will be two classes offered this Saturday one from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from noon …

Remembering the fallen

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A man places crosses and U.S. flags on graves at the Gardner Cemetery. The American Legion and affiliated groups assist in decorating the graves of more than 400 veterans in Gardner and St. Columba Cemeteries. …