October 6, 2015

KC Pumpkin Patch now in new location

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com Special to The Gardner News Kirk & Julie Berggren have been owners of the KC Pumpkin Patch for 11 years. After losing their lease at the former Gardner location, they have now relocated to 13875 S. Gardner Road in Olathe. The new location is just 1.6 miles north of Gardner Continue Reading

5 week biz workshop set to begin Oct. 22

On Oct. 22, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network in partnership with Miami County Economic Development, and the Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, and Spring Hill Chambers of Commerce will kick off the Kansas SBDC GrowSmart™ Workshop Series in Paola, Kan. GrowSmart is a five day intensive bootcamp delivered each Thursday for five consecutive Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting for Design 4 Sports. Pictured (Jayme Morris, owner, Marilyn Delks and Christy Cisneros, employees) along with Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members. Design 4 Sports was founded in 2004 in Paola, KS. Owned by Jayme and Tommy Morris and specializes in custom printing and promotional products. Their Gardner location is located at 137 E Continue Reading

Chamber to celebrate 40th year

The Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend. Incorporated on Sept. 15, 1975, the Chamber has invited past Chamber leaders and members and the general public to help celebrate its 40-year milestone. The informal celebration will include free hot dogs and hamburgers, anniversary cake, children’s activities and wine tasting. “If Continue Reading

Digging progress

A crew digs a large hole on the northwest corner of Main and Center Streets. The crew is unearthing a fuel tank to appease the Environmental Protection Agency. At one time, the site was a gas station, and underground fuel tanks were removed in the 1990s. However, no records showed the tank currently being removed. Continue Reading

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 council vote was unanimous, several Gardner residents objected to the store as it will displace Continue Reading

Host of dignitaries commemorate Kubota warehouse’s grand opening

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gov. Sam Brownback toured the intermodal by helicopter after speaking at a grand opening event for a Kubota Tractor Corporation distribution center in Edgerton on Aug. 11. Also in attendance at the event were Masato Yoshikawa, the president and CEO of Kubota and Carl Ice, the CEO of BNSF. The new, 765,000 Continue Reading

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 new worksite will include warehousing and distribution space and eventually manufacture an existing product line. Continue Reading

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 Center streets intersection for a proposed CVS Pharmacy. The proposal would require eliminating a vacant Continue Reading

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 questions about logistics training at a one-stop job shop. Flexsteel is hosting a community career Continue Reading