There’s a new face on the Edgerton City Council.
The group approved the appointment of Charlie Troutner to a seat left vacant by Heidi Wiseman’s departure. Wiseman announced her resignation, which was effective July 25, in late June.
Troutner thanked the council for the opportunity to serve. He is a life-long Edgerton resident. He said he recalls the very first Frontier Days celebration in 1971.
“It was a Boy Scout fundraiser. I was a Boy Scout in 1971, and 43 years later, we still have a Frontier Days,” he said.
Mayor Don Roberts recommended the appointment of Troutner. Roberts noted that Troutner has run for council a few times.
“He’s run twice, but he’s picked times when he’s had lots of opponents,” Roberts said.
Troutner will serve out the remainder of Wiseman’s second term, which is set to expire in 2017.
Wiseman moved resigned from the council, because she is moving to Kansas City, Kan. The move will allow Wiseman and her husband to be closer to their jobs.
Troutner has done some freelance writing for The Gardner News. He currently serves as the president of the Edgerton Historical Society.