March 31, 2015

BNSF to upgrade track switching at intermodal, invest $103m in KS

BNSF Railway Company plans to improve switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) through a yard track expansion. The upgrades at Edgerton will be part of an estimated $103 million BNSF anticipates spending on rail maintenance and capacity …

Wellsville historical society to receive grant worth $90K

The Wellsville Historical Society has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the Kansas Historical Society’s Heritage Trust Fund to restore a historical Wellsville building for the society’s operations.
The society purchased the former Wellsville Bank building, 418 Main St., in …

Former admins sue school, board members

Former USD 231 Superintendent gives a presentation to members of the school board sometime last year. Gilhaus and other former administrators are suing the school district, superintendent Pam Stranathan and four board members for unlawful termination. File photo

Former USD 231 Superintendent gives a presentation to members of the school board sometime last year. Gilhaus and other former administrators are suing the school district, superintendent Pam Stranathan and four board members for unlawful termination. File photo

Danedri Thompson

Votes needed for photo contest

Get your votes in for the 2015 Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest. Gardner’s aquatic photo has made it to the second round along with 30 other cities, so we need your votes to win! The winning city photo will be …

City council considers building police station

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A new police department, or justice center, would cost the city of Gardner approximately $10.5 million. The figure doesn’t include the cost of land acquisition.
Andrew Pitts, a principal at Treanor Architects, told members of the city …

Police take boy, 12, in for knife on school bus

Police took a 12-year-old boy into custody after he brought a knife onto a Gardner-Edgerton school bus on Feb. 27.
The bus driver notified police about the knife, and the boy was taken into police custody before arriving at school.…

Gardner Edgerton School District earns financial upgrade

Students exit Gardner Elementary after school one day last year. Standard & Poor’s recently upgraded the district’s credit rating. File photo

Students exit Gardner Elementary after school one day last year. Standard & Poor’s recently upgraded the district’s credit rating. File photo

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services upgraded USD 231’s long-term bond rating from an “A+” to an “AA-” on March …

Kansas boasts record-setting number of new businesses

Gov. Sam Brownback last week commended the record-setting 15,780 new Kansas businesses established in 2014. The number of new domestic entities filed has increased every year since Brownback entered office. Figures were released Feb. 17 by the Secretary of State’s …

Former GEHS pole vault standouts medal at Big 12 indoor track meet

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track and field star Tommy Brady,  now at Kansas State University, took eighth place in pole vault in the Big 12  indoor track and field championship. Casey Bowen,another former GEHS pole vault standout, took first in the event, vaulting for the University of Kansas. Submitted photo

Former Gardner Edgerton High School track and field star Tommy Brady, now at Kansas State University, took eighth place in pole vault in the Big 12 indoor track and field championship. Casey Bowen,another former GEHS pole vault standout, took first

City schedules economic development symposium, March 11

The city of Gardner has enlisted a group of prominent business leaders to serve on its “Growth by Choice or Chance” Economic Development Symposium panel scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Gardner Edgerton High …