April 24, 2014

Ray’s Service gets a new coat of paint

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Ray’s Service station on U.S. 56 Highway is getting a new paint job. The shop, which was owned by Ray Braun, was closed after his death. The station was featured in the film, “In Cold Blood.”…

Pet Clinic

Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

Janeice Rawles, right, helps Edgerton residents register their pets during a city-sponsored clinic. Edgerton residents lined up so their pets could receive rabies shots. City staff sold city tags at the event. The city will host a spay and neuter …

Johnson County 4-H now offering SPIN clubs

Jessica Gunkel
Special to The Gardner News
Every participating 4-H club member is eager to tell others of their enjoyment and experience of 4-H. But sometimes it’s hard for people to understand how 4-H clubs operate. Johnson county 4-H has …

New lake entrance at Martin Creek Park

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

Work has begun on the railroad tracks at Nelson and 6th St. in downtown Edgerton. The quiet zone should be finished later this spring.…

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Elementary dedicates memorial recess carts

Edgerton Elementary Principal Nancy Woolery presents indoor recess carts during an all-school assembly last week. The recess carts were dedicated to former elementary school staff member Joyce Higginbotham, who died earlier this year. Joyce’s family attended the dedication assembly. Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
An assembly was held at Edgerton Elementary School, March 28, to dedicate two new indoor recess carts, in memory of long-time teacher’s aide and recess supervisor, Joyce Higginbotham, who passed away on Feb. …

Construction underway at New Century

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellog Sr.

Penny’s Concrete, based in Lenexa, KS, has contracted Rose Design Build, Inc. to construct their new ready-mix concrete batch plant at 16500 Conestoga Drive, New Century AirCenter. The new plant will include a state of the art dry mix facility, …

Edgerton City Council annexes land into town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which …

Rotary Club assists with opening day fundraiser

On opening day of the baseball season, the city’s daily newspaper, the Royals, Interact students and Rotarian volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s …

Reminiscing with Charlie Troutner

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
March 3, 2014 – Charlie Troutner is a born and raised Edgerton native who is now the President of the Edgerton Historical Society, which opened their museum in 2013. When