Community

Robert Cook Car, Bike Show returns

The 3rd annual car and bike show will be held Sept 24, 2022 The location is the GEHS located at 425 N Waverly road. Time Noon to 3pm. Rain date Sept 25th Robert Cook was a local business person. He ran his auto repair business R & J Automotive for over 20 years here in Gardner. Robert was a graduate of the 1972 class of Gardner High School. He built and drove racecars, motorcycles and enjoyed working on almost anything with an engine. After his passing in 2019, A group of his friends decided the best way to honor his memory was to start a scholarship in his name. The Robert Cook Vo-Tech scholarship fund was formed. It gives the opportunity to students every year who choose careers outside of a traditional college. In the past three years awards of scholarships have been given to eight students who went on to attend welding academy, auto technician school, diesel technician school, etc. This year scholarship awards include two females.
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Junque Drawer in Olathe celebrates expansion with saloon

Lhermansen@cherryroad.com A modern, general type store resides in an unsuspecting three story older home on the edge of downtown Olathe in the historic residential part of town surrounded by century old homes. The structure is normally bustling with customers looking for unique gifts for special occasions, local school apparel, shopping for the holidays or participating in an unique art or craft class.
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Prairie Moon 4H

Recently the Prairie Moon 4H Club from Spring Hill combined forces with the Gardner-based Prairie Star 4H Club for the betterment of Southern Johnson County. They held their monthly meetings in tandem while strategizing about how they could collaborate on an “in town” gardening project based on the Johnson County Fair Grounds. Both clubs also presented project talks in preparation for the Johnson County Fair. The fair was held at the Johnson County Fair Grounds in Gardner from July 31 through August 6, 2022. Members from both the Prairie Moon and the Prairie Star 4H Clubs sharing our projects with you there.
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Groundhouse Coffee Tuesday

Grace Baptist Church gave out free drinks to 110 teachers at Groundhouse Coffee Tuesday, August 16 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Brandon Champagne, impact pastor, said they wanted to give back to teachers. “We wanted to show that we appreciate all that they do and their hard work,”he said. “They do so much.” Photo courtesy of Brandon Champagne
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National Champion

Our president Payton Williams came out on top at the Youth Equestrian DevelopmentAssociation catch ride competition. .
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