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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Franklin County Events & Information

Mark your calendars

  • Club & Group Financial Reviews due to Ext Office - 11/1/19
  • FR Co 4-H Achievement Night - 11/2/19
  • FR Co 4-H Council & Leader Meeting - 11/25/19

2019 FR Co Food Drive

County-Wide Food Drive

Franklin County 4-H Council is participating in a county-wide food drive.  The food will be donated to CONNECT Mobile Food Pantry which serves all of Franklin County. The requested food items are listed below.  CONNECT will deliver a bag of ingredients for two recipes to specific drop off spots in Princeton, Pomona, Richmond, Wellsville, Williamsburg, and Ottawa.  All food MUST BE at the Ottawa Extension office by October 31.

Each club is challenged to donate food items from the list below.  The club with the most pounds of food will win a pizza party! 



**Mixed Vegetables

**Black Beans




**White Beans

**Chicken Broth

**Diced Tomatoes

Tortilla Chips



Dried Light Kidney Beans

Dried Pink Beans

Dried 15 Bean Soup

Elbow or Spiral Noodles

Ground Beef (in original packaging)

Ground Sausage (in original packaging)




For those desiring a bag of food, please call 785-222-0848 by the Friday before to get on the list.

FR Co Achievement Night Banner

Come celebrate the achievements from the 2018-19 4-H year!  Franklin County 4-H Achievement Night will be November 2 at Wellsville High School Each 4-H club is asked to bring three dozen cookies. 

Clubs are also encouraged to set up a table displaying their club's, individuals or project achievements.  The building will be open by 6:00 p.m. and the displays should be set up by 7:00 p.m.  Invite your friends, family and sponsors to enjoy this night of celebrating all that our 4-H members have accomplished this year!

Franklin County Horse Club

4-H Horse

The Franklin County Horse Club meetings are open to any Frontier District 4-H members.  Ride nights are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 220 W. 17th in Ottawa. Direct all questions to Kathy at kathy.hinderliter@gmail.com.  Information can be found on the Franklin County 4-H Horse Club Facebook page.


Franklin County Shooting Sports

The Franklin County Shooting Sports program offers the following disciplines* during the designated months:

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

Shotgun: Open to members ages 12-18.  Practice will be at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Hill Gun Club, 918 E 1650 Rd, Baldwin City or Hillsdale Range, 26719 Toe Rd, Paola. 

Small Bore Rifle: Open to members ages 10-18 AND one-year prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Practice will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Sheriff's Range, 3323 Osborne Terr., Ottawa (next driveway east of the FR Co Transfer Station).

Archery: Open to members ages 8-18 and can start competing at age 9. Practice will be at the south end of the Franklin County Fairgrounds at 3:00 p.m.

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports will provide safety glasses, ammo, targets, stands, arrows, finger tabs, arm protection and bows.  You must provide your own shotgun and small-bore rifle with a scope.

Safety instruction must be completed before participation.  Meeting reminders, announcements and other information is posted on the Facebook Group page "Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports".

All Franklin County Shooting Sports members are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $25 per member/$75 per family when the member's season begins. The fees are used to help purchase needed supplies and equipment.  This minimizes the need for fundraising activities.  Direct all questions to Amy at livingstonamyr@gmail.com.

The age requirements for BB Gun/Air Rifle/Air Pistol are as follows:  BB Gun: Open to members age 8-18, compete starting at age 9. Air Rifle: Open to members age 11-18.  Air Pistol: Open to members age 10-18 AND have had one year of prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports program. 

Contact Information

Amy Livingston, Coordinator - 913-915-8157

Tom Craft, Archery Leader - 913-515-7161

Jacob Fultz, Rifle Leader - 785-893-4308

Jim Kice, Shotgun Leader - 785-835-6380

Tim Kunard, Shotgun & Archer Leader - 816-564-3282

* Muzzleloading and Hunting Skills are not offered.  Youth may still enroll in the projects; however, with no certified leader, there will be no meetings/practices held nor will youth be eligible to participate in competitions. 

4-H Council & Leaders Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Celebration Hall.  There will be a meeting for club leaders at 6:00 p.m. before the Council meeting.  Council members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting.


Richmond Fair - July 11-13

Franklin County Fair - July 16-20

2019 Franklin County 4-H & Open Class Fair Book

2019 4-H SpaceTech

Lane Fair - August 1-3