February 10, 2016

Locals fondly recall 1985 World Series

Mica Marriott-Ward Special to The Gardner News The Kansas City Royals brought home the World Series trophy for the first time in 30 years. The breathless, extra-inning game in New York City last week created long-lasted memories, just like the 1985 World Series win. Several local people have special memories of the excitement during the Continue Reading

WMS Mustangs open wrestling season well

Using balanced scoring, the Wheatridge Middle School Mustang wrestlers posted a 31-21 record in a season opening triangular against Ottawa and Spring Hill middle schools last week. “It was an impressive effort considering a majority of our team had never wrestled a match,” said WMS Coach Brian Essex. Leading the team with undefeated records were Continue Reading

JoCo election commissioner hired to U.S. election commission

The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced the hiring of a new executive director and general counsel for the agency earlier this week. Brian D. Newby is the agency’s new executive director. Newby served as the Election Commissioner in Johnson County, Kan., for the last 11 years. “It’s difficult to leave a job I’ve Continue Reading

Celebrating the crown

2 dead following fatality wreck on I-35

A 25-year-old Wellsville woman and her 6-year-old passenger were killed in an accident on Interstate 35 south of Edgerton on Oct. 7. Ashley Nicole Towner, 25 of Wellsville, was driving southbound on I-35 near the Homestead Road exit when her 2003 Impala went into the median. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Towner overcorrected and Continue Reading

School board to seek $29.7 million GEHS expansion

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com School officials will seek voter approval for a $29.7 million bond issue. Board members approved a bond application for submission during a Oct. 5 meeting. If approved, the bond issue would add 18 classrooms and a separate career and technical education building to Gardner Edgerton High School. Jeremy McFadden, director of business Continue Reading

Denning, Edgerton to host public safety townhall

Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning will answer questions and address public safety concerns at a forum in Edgerton next week. The city of Edgerton is hosting a townhall meeting with the sheriff on Sept. 15. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at Edgerton Elementary School.

U.S. Congress makes strides during productive year

Congressman Kevin Yoder, R-KS Special to The Gardner News Thanks to the will of the American people, last November the Republican Party was entrusted with the majority in the United States Senate to go along with our majority in the United States House of Representatives held since 2010. Altogether, we have responded by being the Continue Reading

Kubota Tractor hosts Edgerton grand opening

Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts welcomed Kubota Tractor Corporation executives from around the globe for the official grand opening of the company’s 765,000 square-foot North American Distribution Center in Edgerton. Officials anticipate that the facility will eventually house 100,000 pieces of Kubota equipment for distribution and employ 200 people.

Western KS company to set up shop in Edgerton

Excel Industries Inc. has announced that it will open a facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. The turf care product manufacturer, which is headquartered in Hesston, Kansas, plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC. The company’s new worksite will include warehousing and distribution space and eventually manufacture an existing product line. Continue Reading