April 20, 2014

Apartment complex proposal draws crowd

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Approximately 20 residents attended an informational meeting on April 3 at Edgerton City Hall, regarding the a proposed Pheasant Ridge affordable housing apartment complex in Edgerton.
The proposal is in a very early …

Gardner museum seeks donations, photos

Gardner resident Eileen Hertzler’s wedding dress was on display at the Gardner Historical Museum in 2010. The museum is seeking donated items that preserve and local history and stories. File photo

One man’s junk may be Gardner Historical Museum’s treasure. Museum volunteers are asking local people to consider donating items to the museum collections. Items that may be considered junk or not worth anything could have historical significance to Gardner, Edgerton …

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.”…

Freight advisory committee meets for first time

A BNSF crane picks up freight from an incoming train. A new statewide freight advisory committee is tasked with proposing ways to move freight more easily through Kansas. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
No one from the city of Edgerton earned an appointment to Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King’s recently-formed Freight Advisory Committee.
However, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts attended the first meeting …

Free children’s Easter events set for this weekend

The Easter Bunny greets guests during the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt. Several local groups will sponsor egg hunts this weekend. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Several local entities will host Easter Egg hunts this weekend. The Easter holiday itself is April 20.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Grace Baptist Church and Edgerton Girl Scouts will host free Easter Egg hunts on April 12.…

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 …

State legislators approve school funding plan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas legislators approved a budget that increases base state aid per pupil and adds an additional $129 million to public schools to equalize disparities between wealthier and poorer school districts.
Finance officials at Gardner-Edgerton School District and …

Complaint against former GE attorney dismissed

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator dismissed a complaint against former Gardner Edgerton School District attorney, Joseph Hatley.
Rep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, requested that the administrator, which reviews complaints of misconduct against lawyers, examine Hatley’s conduct during a USD 231 board of …

Tovkach leads Blazer golf charge

Freshman Trystan Tovkach shot an 87 to lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazer golf effort at Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park, last week.
Tovkach finished just eight strokes off first place. He shot a 45 on the front …

Lady Blazers earn gold at Shawnee Mission South Invitational

Taylor Claybon, senior, explodes out of the starting blocks in the girls 100-meter race at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational. Submitted photo

It was a good start to the season for Coach Larry Ward and his Lady Blazers at the Shawnee Mission South Relays on April 5.
Gold medal performances came from Lauren Strick in the shot put, Abby Buie in the …