Johnson County 4-H members were recognized for their accomplishments at the annual Johnson County 4-H Achievement Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3. The semi-formal dinner and ceremony were held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds and attracted more than 150 4-H members and their families. Seven veteran 4-H members were given the coveted 4-H Key Award. Makaela Willis, Prairie Moon, was among the recipients. The Kansas 4-H Key Award is a program of distinction. Since 1952 this award has been presented to only the finest 4-H members in recognition of outstanding achievement. It is reserved for approximately the top one percent of the total 4-H membership in Kansas.
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Gardner voters approved a sales tax inititive last Tuesday. Proceeds from the half-cent sales tax will be used to fund infrastructure improvements to streets and trails. It will sunset in 10 years. The tax replaces a 10-year tax, which funded the debt on Celebration Park and the Gardner Aquatic Center. It sunsets at the end of 2015. The next tax will be formally implemented in January 2016. Gardner Mayor Chris Morrow was pleased voters approved the sales tax question. “The condition of Gardner’s infrastructure, especially our streets and sidewalks, impacts the quality of life of our residents,” he said. “Better streets, sidewalks, and well maintained infrastructure position the city for a brighter future.” In the mail-in ballot special election, 62 percent of voters approved the initiative. Of the 9,527 ballots mailed to registerd voters, only 2,489, or 26 percent, were returned to the election office to be counted. Morrow said the whole city will benefit from the improvements. “I want to thank every Gardner citizen who took the time to vote, whether you voted for or against the tax renewal,” he said.
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