February 10, 2016

Great Backyard Birdcount

  Participants Needed for Great Backyard Bird Count PRATT – In lieu of conducting the Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Friday, Feb. 12 – Monday, Feb. 15. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that Continue Reading

Gardner Edgerton to cancel school on November 3

Due to impending World Series celebrations scheduled tomorrow, there have been discussions among other Johnson County schools on how to handle the possibility of increased student absences and staffing challenges. It would be difficult to maintain a normal school day due to the possibility of a high number of USD 231 families and employees planning Continue Reading

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 community initiative has surpassed a coalition goal of training 25,000 county residents within a year. Continue Reading

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 University in Baldwin City, Kan., will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving Continue Reading

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 will be held in the GEHS Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Entertainment through the Ages will feature Continue Reading

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 post frame buildings, is excited to announce the opening of its new branch offices on Continue Reading

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 seat belt use among Kansas teens.  Through March 7 the sheriff’s office will have extra Continue Reading

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 Sept. 11 – 12 in Ottawa, Kan. The event, hosted by K-State Research and Extension, Continue Reading

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 Akron, Ohio. “Bringing our two companies together makes sense on multiple levels, and it should Continue Reading

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 Marais Des Cygnes Public Utility Authority and has held positions as the engineer and city Continue Reading