April 17, 2014

Local Chamber of Commerce may lose its tax-exempt status

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce may no longer be a non-profit organization.
Chamber officials have not filed the form used by the Internal Revenue Service to designate tax-exempt organizations since 2009.
It’s been a year …

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.”…

Johnson County ranked healthiest in Kansas for second year in a row

Graphic coutresy of KHI

Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.…