September 4, 2015

CVS Pharmacy earns go-ahead for local store

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be a CVS Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Main Street and Center Street.
Council members approved the rezoning and final plat to make way for the store during an Aug. 17 meeting. Though the …

Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Masato Yoshikawa, center,  president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American Distribution Center in Edgerton. Officials anticipate the warehouse will eventually employ more than 100 in sales and distribution. Currently, approximately 40 people work at the facility. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Masato Yoshikawa, center, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, is flanked by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and other dignitaries as he cuts a red ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Kubota’s North American

Excel Industries to set up warehouse 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, Kan., plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC. The company’s …

CVS pharmacy proposal receives commission OK

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There may be a new pharmacy in town soon.
The Gardner Planning Commission is recommending that city council members approve the rezoning and final plat and development of 1.5 acres on the northwest corner of Main and …

Edgerton, Flexsteel Industries to host community career open house June 4

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Since the intermodal opened for business, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said people have been asking: where are the jobs?
They’ve been there all along, Roberts said, but now residents will have an opportunity to apply and ask …

Local funeral director to lead association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

City council to seek approval for half cent sales tax increase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The city of Gardner will seek to reinstate a half cent sales tax before the end of the year.
During a May 18 work session, council members appeared to reach a consensus to seek a sales tax …

Local barber hangs up straight edge razor; owned shop for 18 years

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Jack Messer plans to ride his motorcycle in retirement. A long-time barber in Gardner, he is retiring after more than 18 years in town. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Jack Messer is hanging up his straight edge.…

Council reaches consensus to move forward on sales tax initiative

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members agreed to move forward with a proposal that would ask voters to approve a half-cent or larger sales tax initiative to fund street upgrades and maintenance. Council members appeared to reach a consensus during …

Annual Chamber dinner draws hearty crowd

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and at KU, last December. Beaty will be tasked with rebuilding the faltering Jayhawk football program. Last year, the Jayhawks lost all but one game.

The University of Kansas Head Football Coach David Beaty speaks to the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner on March 4. Beaty shared insights on rebuilding KU’s football program. KU announced the hiring of Beaty, a former