July 24, 2014

Athena Club

Juanita  Rothaus
Club Reporter
The GFWC Athena Club met on Wednesday, April 16 at the Johnson County Library with hostesses Roberta Gay and Linda Loyd.  The meeting was called to order by Vice President Peggy Deaton due to President Mary …

HOMETOWN HEROES: Ramon Ayala, WW2 Veteran

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This month’s Hometown Hero is WW2 veteran Ramon Ayala. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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With the exception of the time spent in the US Navy in WW2, Ramon Ayala …

Bar hosts ride for Edgerton pantry

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The Boxcar Bar & Grill, in Edgerton, recently held their third annual Food Run and Charity Ride to benefit the Edgerton Food Pantry.
The event was held April 26, and began at the …

Military update

Hunter J. Hicks
Hunter J. Hicks

Hunter J. Hicks

Air Force Airman Hunter J. Hicks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core …

Local 4-H kids earn shooting state titles

A Johnson County 4-H squad of BB gun shooters captured a state shooting title earlier this month. They include Chase Eccles, Olivia Rogers, Ryan Savage, Kyleigh Haun and Ethan Wheeler. The squad competed at the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports State Match on April 12 in Alma, Kan. Submitted photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen
A Johnson County 4-H squad of BB gun shooters captured a state shooting title earlier this month. They include Chase Eccles, Olivia Rogers, Ryan Savage, Kyleigh Haun and Ethan Wheeler. The squad competed at the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports State Match on April 12 in Alma, Kan. Submitted photo courtesy of Adele Wilcoxen

A Johnson County 4-H squad of BB gun shooters captured a state shooting title earlier this month. They include Chase Eccles, Olivia Rogers, Ryan Savage, Kyleigh Haun and Ethan Wheeler. The squad competed at the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports State

Prairie Star 4-H

Sienna Muellner
Club reporter
The Prairie Star 4-H monthly meeting was held on April 14, 2014 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by Lauren Molenda in the absence of President Anthony Deters.
Pledges were led …

Railroad, schools exhibit featured at museum

The Gardner Historical Museum is currently hosting the Raillroads, featuring the Gardner Depot.  The exhibit features Jim Vohs, the Gardner Depot Agent from 1958-1974.  Due to the success of the exhibit it has been extended thru May.  Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner
The Gardner Historical Museum is currently hosting the Raillroads, featuring the Gardner Depot.  The exhibit features Jim Vohs, the Gardner Depot Agent from 1958-1974.  Due to the success of the exhibit it has been extended thru May.  Photo courtesy of Charlie Troutner

The Gardner Historical Museum is currently hosting the Raillroads, featuring the Gardner Depot. The exhibit features Jim Vohs, the Gardner Depot Agent from 1958-1974. Due to the success of the exhibit it has been extended thru May. Photo courtesy of

Local BBQ enthusiasts to appear on reality show

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, center, are videotaped  for the reality television show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” The Gardner men will appear on the show on April 26. Submitted photo
Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, center, are videotaped  for the reality television show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” The Gardner men will appear on the show on April 26. Submitted photo

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, center, are videotaped for the reality television show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” The Gardner men will appear on the show on April 26. Submitted photo

Jeremy Williams and Richard Fergola, Gardner, will put their barbecue skills to …

Kid’s self-defense class scheduled for May 3

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton resident Darla Mabrey, a wife and mother, wanted to do something after the tragic kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens, of Springfield, Mo.
Owens was walking a block from her home …

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
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

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