February 11, 2016

USD 231 hires construction manager

Lynne Hermansen Contributing writer McCown-Gordon Construction was hired as the construction manager for At-Risk Services for the Gardner Edgerton School District at the Jan. 11 school board meeting. Bruce Kracl, director of operations, said that this would be a little different delivery method than in the past. “We hold different contracts with different trades management Continue Reading

Council approves administrator’s contract

A four year contract with a base salary of about $161,000 for Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, was published with the agenda for the council’s Jan. 19 meeting, and was approved. The Gardner city council’s Jan. 18 meeting was rescheduled to Jan. 19 due to the Martin Luther King holiday. The contract was approved 4-0; Continue Reading

Orscheln begins construction in Gardner

Construction began in December on a new Orscheln Farm and Home store on the south side of Gardner. The new store will be located on 19 acres on the northwest corner of 188th St. and S. Gardner Road with a spring 2016 opening planned. Orscheln is a midwestern retailer with more than 150 locations. It specializes in Continue Reading

Public invited to legislative meeting

The public is invited to attend a legislative gathering Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at Gardner Perkins restaurant, 2000 E Santa Fe, Gardner, according to Sen. Julia Lynn’s newsletter. “Please join your legislators for coffee and conversation,” the flyer says. Present will be Lynn, Rep. Bill Sutton, and Sen. Molly Baumgardner.

Airport board, City of Gardner prepare for management transition

Dan Hoyt Special to The Gardner News Airport Board members and city officials ironed out a host of issues relating to the management transition between the two during the Dec. 14 airport board meeting. On Jan. 1 the City of Gardner officially takes over managing the Gardner Municipal Airport and the Airport Board will transition Continue Reading

City wants control of airport administration

What began in 1935 as an emergency airfield used by mail pilots when conditions for continued flight were unfavorable, continues to evolve as plans move forward for Gardner Municipal Airport to come under city management. In September, the Gardner council voted to terminate the current form of airport administration and give 90 days notice on Continue Reading

City of Gardner unveils new logo

Dan Hoyt Special to Gardner News After months of work and delays, the city of Gardner administration was finally able to unveil their new city logo called “The Power G” during Monday’s meeting. Cheryl Harrison-Lee, city administrator, and several council members were proudly sporting polo shirts emblazoned with the logo as they discussed the importance Continue Reading

Money spent locally has large impact

As a small business, it’s tough to compete with Black Friday deals. That’s why the Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce this year encouraged local shopping on Nov. 28, Small Business Saturday. “It’s the first time I know that anybody has encouraged this here in town,” said Jason Camis, chamber president. Sponsored by American Express, this Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Nov. 6, Spring Hill Chamber members gathered to welcome new business, The Creative Place, LLC to Historic Main Street. Owners Kelly Ashton and Jeff Sieb.  The Creative Place, located at 118 South Main Street,  is a retreat center for artists with sleeping space for up to 15.  An open house was held Nov. 6-7 Continue Reading

First Option Bank wins Outstanding Commitment award

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce awards Chad Lewis of First Option Bank with an award for Outstanding Commitment. Lewis received the award from Missy Brown, chamber chairman of the board, during the Chamber’s 24th annual dinner.