October 9, 2015

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

Newspaper office to close for Independence Day

The Gardner News office will close at 12:30 p.m. on July 3, in recognition of Independence Day. The office will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday, July 6.

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General. Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state and territorial attorneys general. He was nominated by the attorneys general representing states in the Continue Reading

Secretary of Commerce to step down

Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011. Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George’s service to the state. “Through his leadership, the department of commerce has evolved into a world-class organization serving the needs of our existing businesses Continue Reading

Fireworks stands to open in Edgerton, SH

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The cities of Spring Hill and Edgerton are two of only a few places in Johnson County where residents can purchase and shoot fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. As of Monday afternoon, fire officials were inspecting retail stands located in Edgerton. Spring Hill council members approved ordinances allowing the sale and Continue Reading