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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

  • FR Co 4-H Council Meeting - 1/27/20

4-H Council Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Celebration Hall.  Council members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting.

FR Co 4-H Donation to Wreaths Across FR Co

🍀 Janae McNally, Frontier District 4-H Agent, presented a check from the Franklin County 4-H Council to Kathy Lee with Wreaths Across Franklin County. This organization places wreaths on veteran's headstones across Franklin County. Thanks to this generous donation, more wreaths can be distributed this holiday season. 🍀

Adopt an Angel

Adopt an Angel

The KVC Health System's Adopt an Angel program is a great away for clubs and groups to help children in the foster care systems.  Give back this holiday season by providing gifts for children and teens in foster care! A wish list will be provided and purchased gifts or cash donations must be returned to the Ottawa KVC office at 416 South Main Street by December 9.  The Ottawa office serves patrons from the entire Frontier District area.  If your club or group is interested, please contact Jackie at jharwig@kvc.org or 913-956-5319 or visit www.kansas.kvc.org.

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:

BB/Air Rifle/Air Pistol

December 22

January 5, 19

February 2, 16

March 1, 15

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

April 18

May 2, 16, 30

June 13, 27

July 11, 25

August 8, 22, 29

September 5, 12, 19

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. 


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