April 1, 2015

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

David Beaty,  head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber  president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

David Beaty, head football coach, University of Kansas and Jason Camis, Gardner-Edgerton chamber president. Photo courtesy of Frozen in Time Photography

About 115 attended the annual dinner chamber dinner at Mildale Farms March 4. The guest speaker was David Beaty, …

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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 …

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 …

Chamber director outlines plans to build organization, set long-term goals

Jason Camis
Gardner Chamber Director
Progress, by its very definition, implies a forward path toward a goal or destination. In our personal lives we live examples of this daily. Faith. Family. Finances. Education. Weight loss.
In my experience we often …

Committee seeks locale for transload facility

An advisory committee has begun the process of developing criteria to be used in evaluating potential Kansas sites for a transload shipping center.
The Transload Facility Site Analysis Advisory Committee had its initial meeting last week with national consultant HDR …

New businesses open doors in Edgerton over last few years

In his state of the city address, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts highlighted a number of new businesses that have opened their doors in the community in the last few years.
They include:
• ACA Catering/A Cup Above
312 E. Nelson…

City officials anticipate more building permits

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The number of building permits issued in the city of Gardner has steadily increased since 2011, and city planning technician Travis Hulse anticipates the growth to continue this year.
In 2004, Gardner issued 443 single family home …

City to partner with JCCC for logistics education center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center, the Kansas City Business Journal reported on Feb. 12.
Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County …