September 1, 2015

Initiative trains county residents in CPR, AED usage

More than 28,000 Johnson County residents have received hands-only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training in the last year. With 28,212 residents trained in 12 months, Johnson County MED-ACT, one of the partners in the Johnson County Heart Safe …

Sigma Phi Epsilon at Baker University Hosts Event


Sigma Phi Epsilon at Baker University Hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation Head-Shaving Event to Raise Funds for

Childhood Cancer Research

With a Goal to Raise $2,000, 10 Volunteers Are Expected to Brave the Shave


What:               Sigma Phi Epsilon at Baker …

Locals perform Entertainment through the Ages



To showcase local talent while raising funds to support area families, Performing with a Purpose, in conjunction with the GEHS Repertory Theatre, will present a family-friendly variety show entitled Entertainment through the Ages on Saturday, March 29.  The show …

Business update

Quality Structures, Inc., QSI, a manufacturer of post frame buildings, is opening
new branches in the communities of Ingalls, KS and St. Paul, NE to meet the
demands of their post frame customers.
Quality Structures, Inc., QSI, specializing in complete

Deputies to enforce teen seat belt usage

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting several days of increased enforcement of seat belt laws, with special attention given to teen drivers and passengers.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office joins law enforcement agencies in a statewide campaign to enforce …

Eastern Kansas Grazing School Sept. 11 – 12

OLATHE, Kan. — Rotational grazing is one way in which cattle producers can use rangeland and forages as efficiently as possible. That’s one of the topics that will be discussed at the third annual Eastern Kansas Grazing School planned for …

Cramer Products merges with Ohio company

Cramer Products last week announced it had been acquired by new company. Cramer, a more than 90-year-old company headquartered in Gardner, will merge with Performance Health, the manufacturer of brands such as Thera-Band and Biofreeze. Performance Health is based in …

City hires new public works director

The city of Gardner welcomed a new public works director on July 9.
Brian D. Faust previously served as the assistant director of public works and engineering in Raymore, Mo.
Faust has also served as a board member for the …

Libraries to serve as cooling centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be …

Extension office offers Social Security, Medicare classes

OLATHE —Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering two classes to help demystify the complexities of Medicare and Social Security.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Medicare is Wednesday, June 26 from 1 p.m.  to 2 p.m.  The class is for …