April 25, 2014

Historic Edgerton gas station gets facelift

A vintage automobile and a fresh paint job make Ray’s Service Station seem like a time capsule. Members of the Braun family spent last week sprucing up the historic station. Photo by Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Ray’s Service Station in Edgerton has recently received a facelift. Members of Ray Braun’s family have spent the last few days sprucing up and painting the three buildings that comprise Ray’s Service.
Ray …

HOMETOWN HEROS: Dorothy Brecheisen, Born in a house fire

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Special to The Gardner News
March 14, 2014 – Dorothy Brecheisen was born in 1922, in a rural Edgerton Kansas house on fire. That’s right. 1922.
I visited with Dorothy and her daughter Judi Rochte …

Performing with a Purpose donates a big check to Christmas Tree Fund

Submitted photo

On March 29, a new service organization at Gardner Edgerton High School, “Performing with a Purpose” founded by GEHS junior Cooper McGuire, put on a family friendly variety show “Entertainment Through the Ages” at the GEHS Auditorium. The profits from …

Edgerton city financials look good

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
City financials are in a good place, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn told the council during a brief meeting on April 10.
Linn presented council members with a  presentation regarding the financial report …

Athena Club

Juanita Rothaus
Club reporter
The GFWC Athena Club met March 19 at the Johnson County Library with hostesses Laura McCarthy and Flo Biehl. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Peggy Deaton due to Mary Pritchard’s absence. The …

Weather awareness

Photo courtesy of Walter Hermreck

The Johnson County CERT team sponsored a Severe Weather Awareness Seminar at King of Kings Lutheran Church on April 10. Meteorologist Bill Gery of the National Weather Service Central Region Headquaters presented an 80-minute class that ended with a question-and-answer …

Morning Glory 4-H

AJ Myers
Club reporter
The March meeting of the Morning Glory 4-H started of with an educational tour of the Chinook Helicopter base in Gardner. The club members got to look through, explore, and ask questions about these cool helicopters. …

Chicken Foot

Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

A group including Virginia Means, Phyllis Harris, Donna Bratton, and Linda and Virgil Florence, plays a dominoes game called, “Chicken Foot,” during a lunch and fun senior program last week. As part of the program, senior citizens are invited to …

Hopping into spring


TOP: The Easter Bunny visited with local kids in several places on April 12. Here the bunny waves after visiting with kids in Edgerton. The Easter Bunny stopped in during an egg hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts and Edgerton …

VIDEO: Lynn, Sutton provide legislative update

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Special to The Gardner News
April 12, 2014 – The city of Gardner hosted a public forum for a review of accomplishments of the 2014 Kansas legislative session,  followed by a question-and-answer session.

Sen. Julia …